Rainbow’s Anniversary Party – Fall Blues Series

This fall, the Rainbow proudly celebrates its 33rd year of bringing to Ottawa LIVE MUSIC every night of the week (plus 5 afternoons/week).

In order to celebrate, we’ve put together a fine roster of some of Canada’s best Blues acts, with a special pre-anniversary feature in October: The one and only James Armstrong (from California)- We’re one of his only Canadian stops on his Album Release tour!!!

Tickets for shows are available at ticketweb.ca: https://www.ticketweb.ca/web-client/main/org/205443/event/list.tw

Saturday Oct 21- James Armstrong Band (Los Angeles)

James Armstrong

Come see James Armstrong perform in concert! Seen live, Armstrong has a confident stage presence that combines grace with mischief. Few blues artists know how to play the crowd as James can, shifting dynamics from a whisper to a growl.

James Armstrong – Hard Hard Blues

James Armstrong Sleeping with a Stranger “Hard Hard Blues”

Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/james-armstrong-canadian-album-rainbow-bistro-tickets/7699365

James Armstrong (musician) – Wikipedia

James Armstrong (born April 22, 1957, Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American soul blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He released three albums on HighTone Records and is signed with Catfood Records. His songs have been used in the soundtracks of three films; Speechless , Hear No Evil , and The Florentine .

Friday Nov 3- The Mud Boys & Dimestore Playboys

The Mud Boys

Now in their 20th year, the very first gig The Mud Boys played was in August of 1997. Having worked hard on material that was not the usual standard repertoire, The Mud Boys quickly made their mark on the Ontario and Quebec Blues Scene.

The Mud Boys on Daytime Ottawa Sep 18 2012

The Mud Boys performing “Running Away From You”, the first track on their new CD “Workin’ for the Man”, at Rogers TV Studio in Ottawa … way too early in the morning for most musicians !

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Rockabilly Boogie

Our version of a classic, a la Robert Gordon.

Saturday Nov 4- River City Junction

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River City Junction – Voodoo Woman

River City Junction live performance of Voodoo Woman by Koko Taylor.

Friday Nov 10- 2017 Blues JUNO Nominee JW Jones


© 2014 JW JONES / www.jw-jones.com site designed by: Bucky Media Group

JW-Jones – Same Mistakes (official video)

‘High Temperature’ was released October 28, 2016 * Available on iTunes and Amazon. “Same Mistakes” (Jones, Cooper), JW-Jones, Solid Blues (SOCAN), Richard Cooper, Dog Tired Music (SOCAN) Video by Rogers Television Ottawa Produced by Alain Ouellette Cast: – Stephanie Moran – Bradley Hamilton – Allain Baldo * JW is playing his Gibson goldtop Les Paul, using Fender Amps, D’Addario strings, and wearing Indochino.

Wednesday Nov 15- Jesse Roper


Jesse Roper has recorded and released an acoustic album for download at $6.17 with all proceeds going towards sponsoring a full day of meals at Our Place Society.

Jesse Roper “Shiny Round Nickel” Live at Alix Goolden Hall

Jesse Roper performing “Shiny Round Nickel” live at Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria, BC on April 30th, 2016. www.jesseroper.ca

Jesse Roper (BC)- Live at the Rainbow Wed. Nov 15

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Friday Nov 17- Blues JUNO Winners MonkeyJunk

MonkeyJunk ::: Swamp Roots Rock

We are about to embark on another busy summer touring season! The festival season is upon us and we’ll be hitting the road hard this summer and fall to bring our music to you, the MonkeyJunkies! Please head over to the tour page and see when we’ll be coming to your town.

MonkeyJunk – Time To Roll [official music video]

“Time To Roll” is taken from Time To Roll, MonkeyJunk’s fifth album released 4 November 2016. The Ottawa-based trio are Canada’s most acclaimed blues/roots music band whose touring schedule regularly includes dates in Europe and major festivals across North America. They are favourites of Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd), receiving great support from the syndicated radio program The BluesMobile.

Saturday Nov 18- Blues JUNO winner- Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer Blues Rock + Soul

Nov 2 8:30 London Music Club, London, ON tickets Nov 4 Fish Bar Collingwood, ON Nov 9.

Jack de Keyzer Blues Guitarist Official Web Site

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Jack de Keyzer “Engine Trouble”

Jack de Keyzer performing “Engine Trouble” at the Harbourfront Festival in Toronto. Video produced by Talkin’ Blues.

Jack de Keyzer-King of the Blues

Wine glass is my scepter, bar stool is my throne. Since you left me I am the….King of the Blues!

Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/jack-de-keyzer-rainbow-bistro-tickets/7470995

Friday Nov 24- 2017 Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year- David Gogo

Blues Guitarist – David Gogo – Cordova Bay Artist

Whatever you think the ‘blues’ is–get ready to hear it at its flat out best by this world leading blues guitarist.

David Gogo – ‘She’s Alright’ – dedicated to Jeff Healey! @RAREARTH 2010 [HD]

David Gogo – ‘She’s Alright’ – RAREARTH 2010 David Gogo (born March 18, 1969), is a Canadian blues guitarist who is currently signed to the Cordova Bay label. Gogo was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and received his first guitar at the age of five.

David Gogo – Things Are About To Change – Live at Blues Summit 7

Toronto Blues Society – Blues Summit 7 at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, January 17, 2015. Julian St. Martin keyboard(s), Stephen F. Wood bass and Andrew Lamarche drums. http://www.davidgogo.org/ (Note: If you enjoy this video please subscribe to my channel, it will keep you informed of newly posted ones.

Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/david-gogo-hosts-the-rainbows-rainbow-bistro-tickets/7699885

Start Date:

October 21, 2017 12:00 am

End Date:

November 24, 2017 12:00 am


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