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Ottawa Bluesfest: That’s a wrap!

I hit Bluesfest again last Tuesday among the sea of people flooding the grounds.  Winding my way through the line, I kept passing a guy in a sort of psychedelic t-shirt.  What did it say?  “When the power of love overcomes the ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest: The first weekend!

It was room temperature Friday night at Ottawa’s living room full of blues, but it was about to heat up. Three picture-perfect days of music were on deck – including a wealth of Ottawa talent:  Tara Shannon, Alanna Sterling, Cody Coyote, ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest takes flight tonight after bird drama

Setup for this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest kicked off with a bit of feather-ruffling drama:  a killdeer nested centre stage on what would soon be transformed into the main festival grounds. That prompted an inquiry by Bluesfest organizers to Environment Canada regarding potential ...
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City profile: a songwriter’s view of Ottawa

It’s January and a Tuesday night in Ottawa.  What could possibly be going on in this sleepy government town? On a secluded side street in the West End suburbs, Shannon Murray welcomes us to Raven Street Studio’s signature room, and it is ...