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RBC Bluesfest

Sat, July 9, 12:00 PM > 1:00 PM

CF Rideau Centre

Kelsey Hayes

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Writing from a position of strength and independence, Kelsey Hayes is an Ottawa based singer-songwriter who takes the listener on a journey of love, longing, and betrayal. Drawing on her own lived experience, she combines heartbreak with her own unique style of jazz-pop, creating a genuine and soulful sound. Beginning as a vocalist, Kelsey branched out early on into writing her own material. She released her debut EP to a sold-out crowd at Ottawa’s own Mercury Lounge this past fall and is set to record her first full length album with Physik Records in 2016. When she is not performing, Kelsey is a prominent member of the student body that comprises Carleton University’s singer-songwriter program, through which she was honoured as the 2015 winner of the Musik Ottawa competition.

Sat, July 9, 1:00 PM > 2:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

Chris Page

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Chris Page is a folk-punk troubadour who writes stripped-down pop songs that are both wistful and explosive. He is also known for fronting garage rock bands Camp Radio and The Stand GT, and he has released records the world over, from Germany to the U.S. to Australia.

Chris’s fourth solo record, ‘Volume Vs. Voice’, was released in 2015. The collection of lyrically-striking, folk-punk gems landed on several ‘best-of’ lists last year, including #8 on CKCU’s Top 50.”

Sat, July 9, 1:00 PM > 2:15 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Youth Ottawa Showcase

 

Sat, July 9, 3:00 PM > 4:00 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Mehdi Cayenne

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Mehdi Cayenne Club is a bilingual couscous punk. Kaleidoscopic songwriter fare with a strange, raw edge. Generally it’s a trio, otherwise it’s just Mehdi’s multiple personalities. Intensity, contrast and enthusiasm have become hallmarks. Having released the albums “Luminata” in 2011 and “NA NA BOO BOO” in 2013, he’s back in 2016 with “AUBE”.

Sat, July 9, 3:15 PM > 7:00 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

She’s The One

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

“SHE’S THE ONE” is a cross-Canada talent search for the best in emerging Canadian female music talent. With the help of Corus Entertainment and Universal Music Canada, RBC Bluesfest organizers seek to discover promising young female singers. The competition gives young ladies from across Canada a chance to shine. The overall objective is to find that one special young artist with an incredible voice backed up by a moving live performance.

This year’s finalists will soon be announced, once selected by our esteemed panel of judges . . .

Sat, July 9, 3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Treasure Dub Quartet

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The Treasure Dub Quartet is a live dub band. Skanks, bubbles, steppers, freak outs, and one drops. The Band is: Alex Moxon – Guitar (Hilotrons, Chocholate Hot Pockets),
Phil Charboneau – Bass/live effects (Her Harbour, Scattered Clouds), Adam Saikaley – Keys (The Acorn), and Michel Delage – Drums (Riishi Von Rex, Old Stereo).

Sat, July 9, 3:30 PM > 4:00 PM

City Stage

The Flava Factory

The Flava Factory is the only dance studio in Ottawa dedicated to teaching and promoting the urban dance styles of Popping, Breaking, House, Locking, Hip Hop, Vogue, Waacking, and Dancehall. Keep an eye out for them on-site at this year’s ‘fest July 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17.
http://www.flavafactory.ca/

Sat, July 9, 4:00 PM > 5:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

The London Souls

The London Souls’ unique re-interpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formulae recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future. The band’s celebrated sound and spirit draw significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin, to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket, among many more. Tash and Chris have been nothing short of a best-kept-secret among New York City concertgoers since the band’s formation in 2008, building a fervent and dynamic fan base leveraged by their ever-substantiated reputation for consistently well-rehearsed, impassioned and explosive live performances.

Sat, July 9, 4:30 PM > 5:30 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Archer

In 2015, Archer is a true rarity. His weathered blues are his stories—harvested from the raw distance that passes under his heels. Archer’s songs follow the seams of Australia’s valleys and mountain ranges—songs driven by a restless and pure geography; his craft honed under the open sky—from Murray River to the remote northern reaches of the Australian continent.

Since signing to underground Melbourne record label Pound Records in 2014, Archer’s tremulous, honeyed baritone is no longer a treasure that remains buried. His crowds swell as he drifts into town to haunt the stages of festivals and national airwaves. But growing popularity hasn’t changed Archer’s brand of vagabond folk; it remains streaked in rust, recognizable in the same way that a gum tree’s ragged shade is recognizable—instantly memorable and indifferent to the passage of time.

Sat, July 9, 5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

City Stage

Yusso

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Yusso is a rapidly rising star in Ottawa’s music scene. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Yusso moved with his family, living in Montreal for a short period before making the move to Ottawa.

Yusso’s music articulates real life experiences, emotion, and thought-provoking lyrics. With a keen ear for professional level production, Yusso has set himself apart from other emcee’s, in not only his city but also in the entire region.

Sat, July 9, 5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

Black Sheep Stage

John Campbelljohn

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Sat, July 9, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

Tor Miller

Tor Miller is a 20-year old singer/songwriter/pianist from New York City. Tor’s distinct voice has landed him gigs as far from home as London, where his iPhone recorded song “Hold The Phone” received a much-coveted play as the “Next Hype” on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Support from Radio 1 is just the beginning of Tor’s international exposure; the much respected John Kennedy of London’s XFM has also begun putting Tor Miller records into rotation. Vman Magazine recently premiered the live video for the EP’s title track, “Headlights”. Tor’s debut EP was written and recorded in London, Nashville, and New York City.

Sat, July 9, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Silver Creek

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Ottawa’s own roots-rockers Silver Creek are a distinctly Canadian “Northern-Fried” rock and roll band. Known for their energetic and powerful live show, their evasive sound has been described as: “…strongly reminiscent of The Band, The Allman Brothers, and Neil Young, but never coming even close to sounding like an imitation.” They are sometimes soulful, twangy, driving and loud, but never stray far from what they truly are; just a good old rock and roll band.

Sat, July 9, 6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Kirby Sewell Band

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Kirby Sewell was born to sing. The big Blues shouter, who stands 6′ 6″, belts out his tunes like the great gospel-soul singers of the past. Kirby—known to break a sweat performing—commands the stage, sharing nuances of his own life in unforgettable vocal performances, leaving audiences little doubt that the Blues has spent some time with him. Sewell is backed by an incredible five-piece ensemble that dynamically underpins Sewell’s deeply textured, Soul filled, R&B/Rock voice. They tell melodic heart-pulling stories that come from the depths of an old soul, while breathing new musical life into the genre. Their arrangements are amped up and invigorating, and play against the grain.

Sat, July 9, 7:00 PM > 8:00 PM

City Stage

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt is a Los Angeles-based rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) crew. Following in the footsteps of Eminem, Natas, and Esham, his languid style is a blend of highly personal alt-rap. In 2010, he released his ‘Earl’ mixtape to critical acclaim before going on hiatus later that year. He returned to L.A. at age 18, determined to build on the success of ‘Earl’, and he ultimately signed a deal with Columbia Records, enabling him to issue material on the major label through his own Tan Cressida imprint.

Sat, July 9, 7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Jill Zmud

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Since Jill Zmud’s 2014 appearance on the Ottawa Folk Festival (now CityFolk) stage, she has received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, performed at legendary Club Passim in Boston, and opened for Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster at the Calgary Folk Club. People continue to be drawn into the story behind Jill’s album: a discovery of a 40-year-old dusty reel-to-reel tape in her parents’ basement that held the songs of her songwriter uncle . . . and led Jill to explore themes of loss, hope and unbreakable bonds of family. Expect a great set from Jill at this year’s RBC Bluesfest.

Sat, July 9, 7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Amanda Rheaume

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Amanda Rheaume is an award-winning artist with a powerful, slightly gritty and instantly accessible roots-pop Americana sound. She has delivered her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks internationally at festivals, theatres and clubs in Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, and the UK. In 2014 Amanda received a Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter and a Juno Nomination for Aboriginal Album. Her next album, produced by Jim Bryson, is set to be released May ’16

Sat, July 9, 7:30 PM > 7:45 PM

Black Sheep Stage

BSOMA Amateur Comedy Night – Winner

Since the start of 2016, dozens of amateur comedians from the Ottawa area have gathered at the Bluesfest School of Music and Art to compete for this year’s top prize; a 5-minute introduction spot for world famous comedian Jeff Ross, who will be performing at the ‘fest on July 9. The top comedians from each night have been invited to compete on June 21 in the final showdown at YukYuks on Elgin Street. On that night, the celebrity judges will select the top comedian of the night, who will win their way to the Black Sheep Stage, on-site at the RBC Bluesfest. Thanks to the Bluesfest School of Music and Art and Yuk Yuks, and all the great amateur comedians for being a part of this inaugural season of the BSOMA Amateur Comedy Night.

Sat, July 9, 8:00 PM > 9:15 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

The Cult

When The Cult were preparing to hit the stage at Coachella in 2014, few were expecting the fury that the band delivered. As festival goers milled about, packing in the field in front of the stage, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy were building up to a crescendo of which, when the smoke cleared, Rolling Stone would hail as “the Messianic moment of Coachella”.

Sat, July 9, 8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Jeff Ross

Jeff Ross is an actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian originally from Newark, New Jersey. His latest special “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live From Brazos County Jail” premiers on Comedy Central June 13.  It’s perhaps his most dangerous roast yet. In fact, he has earned the title of The Roastmaster General skewering the likes of Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, Pam Anderson, and Donald Trump, on Comedy Central’s wildly popular ‘Roast’ franchise. He was recently seen on the big screen in Jeremy Garrelick’s “The Wedding Ringer” with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and will soon be seen in “Flock of Dudes” with Chris D’Elia, which will premiere at the LA Film Festival.

Sat, July 9, 9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

All-Star Blues Revue Hosted By The Split with Special Guests – July 9

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The Split will be hosting a much-anticipated Blues Revue — with a touch of soul — during the first Friday and Saturday of the ‘fest.

For many of us, soul music is a fondness we just can’t shake, and finding “new” soul music often means digging deep into the crates for something fresh. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, might we prescribe checking out The Split. For brothers Curtis and Matt Chaffey and their ensemble, new life is breathed into that soulful sound you’ve been yearning for. The band’s break-out project ‘Can’t Get Enough’ is energetically infused with guitar parts, horns and bass reminiscent of ’60s soul rock and ’70s soul funk.

Sat, July 9, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Brandi Carlile

“Everyone needs to risk something,” says Seattle-based singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile. She’s talking about the M.O. behind ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’, her stunning new release and her first for artist-friendly indie label ATO. The 12-song collection marks a triumphant return after a three-year recording hiatus, and represents her strongest, most rock & roll album to date.

Sat, July 9, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Preoccupations

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The band formerly known as Viet Cong have today announced their new name, moving forward they will be called ‘Preoccupations’.

In a statement released April 21, they said “After finishing our latest record and taking some time off, we are excited to announce that we will be performing and recording as “Preoccupations” going forward. We will be previewing new material from a forthcoming record in a series of festivals and shows in North America and Europe in the coming months. We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent. We are artists and not politicians, we understand that the name reflected pain to some individuals and we are happy to change it and move on and focus on our music. Thanks to all our friends and fans. See you all soon.”

Sat, July 9, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

City Stage

The Lumineers

It took four years for The Lumineers to follow up their platinum-plus, multi-Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut—which spent 46 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #2—but ‘Cleopatra’ is well worth the wait. After exploding onto the scene with their monster single, “Ho Hey” (which spent a staggering 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3) and its follow-up, “Stubborn Love” (recently featured on President Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist), The Lumineers spent a solid three years touring six of the seven continents. During that time, The Lumineers earned a pair of Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Americana Album), contributed two songs to ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise (including the hit Jennifer Lawrence/James Newton Howard collaboration, “The Hanging Tree”) and sold an impressive 1.7 million albums in the U.S., and 3-million worldwide.
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Date: July 9, 2016
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