RAKESTAR ARKESTRA
SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 20237:30PM

RAKESTAR is an exciting, adventurous and entertaining 8-piece ensemble inspired by the creative genius of the great bandleader Sun Ra and playing favourite compositions from his endless songbook, from Ellingtonian ballads to swinging stompers to cosmic explorations.

Don Cummings – Hammond Organ, Tiger synth
Mike Essoudry – drums, clarinet
Scott Warren – drums, percussion, gadgets and toys
Rory McGill – keyboards
Linsey Wellman – baritone sax
David Broscoe – alto sax
Rob Frayne – tenor sax
John Sobol – tenor sax

“Canadians who look and sound like they came from Saturn”
Village Voice

“Consistently entertaining sounds”
Cadence

MIA KELLY / BASSETT
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 7:30PM

Blue Moon brings you a captivating double bill of talented young singer/songwriters.

Mia Kelly is a singer-songwriter from Gatineau, Quebec who writes and performs in both French and English. Mia enthralls listeners with a distinctive blend of Folk, Rock, and Blues and is making her mark in the Canadian folk music scene. Swiftly gaining recognition as a poetic lyricist with a powerful and versatile voice, Mia is an imaginative storyteller who channels her raw and vulnerable emotions through her expertly crafted songs.

Toronto-based folk duo, Basset, are full of timeless heart. Acoustic songwriters Sam Clark and Yasmine Shelton will take you through city streets in the hours before the world has woken, or to a corrugated steel home north of the treeline. With comparisons to The Milk Carton Kids, Hozier, and Bon Iver, their inventiveness shines on fiddle and intricate harmonies, with Shelton and Clark’s voices wrapping around each other like twin flames in a warm fire.


ALL SHOWS

Where
Burritts Rapids Community Hall
23 Grenville St. Burritts Rapids, ON
Map

When
All shows: 7:30pm

Tickets
$20

Contact: info@bluemoonlive.ca

PAST SHOWS

SO LONG SEVEN
SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 8PM

So Long Seven are a terrific quartet from Toronto that ranges all across the global musical map with virtuosity and passion.

Tim Posgate – banjo
Neil Hendry – guitar/mandolin
Ravi Naimpally – tabla
William Lamoureux – violin

ALAN GERBER
+ TWO

JULY 30, 2022

Bluesman Alan Gerber has been thrilling Canadian audiences since he relocated to the Laurentians in the 1980s and began releasing a string of terrific solo albums featuring his original songs. Prior to that the Chicago-born multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, vocals, fiddle) toured with BB King, jammed with Jimi Hendrix, joined Bob Dylan on his legendary Rolling Thunder Revue, and was Lou Reed’s musical director, among many other musical adventures.

“Seeing Alan Gerber perform live is a joyous experience. You can tell he loves to be in front of an audience and truly whips them into a frenzy. He’s amazing!” – Holger Peterson

Opening for Alan Gerber will be TWO, the collaborative pairing of well-known local musicians Kevin Garnett and Wayne Lyrette.

JUNE 4, 2022

MEGAN JEROME & THE TOGETHER ENSEMBLE

One of Ottawa’s most original and delightful singer/songwriters brings her terrific band to Burritts Rapids for one night only.

“Beguiling homemade songs, intimate, quirky, and fearlessly beautiful.”
Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen

Megan Jerome: Piano & Vocals
Fred Guignion: Guitars
Don Cummings: Hammond Organ
Mike Essoudry: Drums


May 14, 2022

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Our brand new monthly concert series kicks off on May 14 with an exciting and funky 8 piece band featuring many of Ottawa’s top jazz musicians in a cool new unit.

Mike Essoudry & Michel Delage: Drums
Don Cummings: Hammond Organ
Pierre Chrétien: Clavinet / Rhodes Piano
Zakari Frantz: Alto Sax / Flute
Petr Cancura: Tenor Sax / Flute
John Sobol: Tenor / Baritone Sax
Mike Schultz: Trombone