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Wed, July 13, 6:00 PM > 6:45 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Pierre Kwenders

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Pierre Kwenders, spokesman of modern Africa, humbly shares his rich cultural heritage through his music. With his progressive music, coloured with Congolese rumba and Afro-electro beats, the singer explores an innovative path, adding a new flavour (reminiscent of the works of Kwabs and Buruka Som Sistema) to his repertoire. Chosen as one of Radio-Canada’s 2014-2015 Révélations in the world music category, the Montrealer of Congolese origin puts together all kinds of sounds and rhythms.

Wed, July 13, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

Kelly Prescott

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Kelly Prescott hails from two musically renowned family lines, spanning three generations. She has naturally inherited the foundation to follow her musical heart, drawing inspiration from her great Canadian roots. Imbued with experiences gleaned from growing up in an award-winning studio, she has hit the ground running in pursuit of her own musical expression. She has released four albums under the names Prescott, Kelly Prescott & The Claytones, and is set to release her 5th (‘Hillbilly Jewels’) this year.

Wed, July 13, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Jack Broadbent

Jack Broadbent is a talented singer/songwriter who started his career as a busker. He has since been leaving audiences spellbound with his live shows and unique style of slide guitar. Raised in rural England and with a musician father, Jack was brought up on a diet of music that could later be described as his main influences, including acts such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. In a modern day context, Jack draws inspiration from these blues legends but also adds a more current songwriting sensibility with a sound that sits comfortably amongst such acts as The Derek Trucks Band and Government Mule.

Wed, July 13, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Danielle Allard

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Danielle Allard is an award-winning vocalist from Ottawa, Canada. A graduate of the Canterbury music program with a specialization in vocal performance, Danielle has been singing publicly since the age of nine. She began playing guitar and piano and writing her own music and lyrics at the age of 14. She recently completed her Masters in Communication and teaches at Algonquin College. Her debut album CHAMELEON was released on May 9, 2015.

Wed, July 13, 7:00 PM > 8:00 PM

City Stage

Alessia Cara

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Canadian pop-R&B singer and songwriter Alessia Cara (full last name: Caracciolo) made her recorded debut in 2015, though she started racking up YouTube views — with acoustic covers of popular songs across several genres — four years earlier. Upon graduating from high school in her native Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Cara opted to devote a year to music rather than go straight to college. She continued to upload YouTube clips regularly and landed a major-label recording contract with Def Jam. Matched up with Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Warren “Oak” Felder, and Coleridge Tillman, a trio of songwriters and producers with dozens of R&B and pop hits between them, Cara co-wrote and recorded the distinctive wallflower anthem “Here” and had the song released as a single in May 2015. Featuring a sample of Isaac Hayes’ “Ike’s Rap II,” previously utilized by Portishead for “Glory Box” and by Tricky for “Hell Is Round the Corner,” its streams numbered in the millions prior to the premiere of its official video. A five-track EP, ‘Four Pink Walls’, arrived that August, and the full-length ‘Know It All’ followed three months later.

Wed, July 13, 7:00 PM > 8:00 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Carlo

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Carlo is a dynamic instrumental surf band based in Toronto/Ottawa. The group consists of four members: Kelsey McNulty (keyboards), James Taylor (guitar), Scott McCannell (bass), and Michel Delage (Drums). The band is influenced by classic surf groups like the Ventures and the Shadows, as well as Canadian cohorts such the Empericals and Shawdowy Men on a Shawdowy Planet. Carlo have become known for presenting high energy shows that feature catchy melodies and strong rhythmic grooves.

Wed, July 13, 7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

“The first thing that hits you is the voice. Samantha Martin’s is a force of nature, one of those voices that grabs you by the throat while causing the hairs on the back of your neck to tingle. The likes of her friend Serena Ryder [and Janis Joplin] come to mind as reference points.” – Kerry Doole, Exclaim!

Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other-worldly voice. Cigarette-ravaged and whiskey-soaked in the extreme, Martin’s pipes are capable of conveying an infinite range of emotions, from tears in one instance to uplifting one’s soul in the next. As a vocalist her roots lie squarely within the wellspring of powerful women’s voices, embodied by such forbears as Mavis Staples, Etta James, Tina Turner, Bettye LaVette, and Lucinda Williams, among others. As a songwriter, she draws on gospel and southern soul with a hint of roots country and sixties pop, while her lyrics suggest an old soul with wisdom beyond her years. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s highly acclaimed album ‘Send The Nightingale’ was released February, 2015.

Wed, July 13, 7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Her Harbour

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Montreal-born singer-songwriter Gabrielle Giguere builds her songs like intimate rooms, filled with themes and thoughtful details you can live in for a while. Her rich, liquid voice and spare fingerpicking spill her vulnerabilities in precise measurements, making them your own.

Recently, Giguere has been composing music for television and film, including TV5’s series 2h14. Her Harbour is currently working on her second full-length album, set for release in the spring of 2016.

Wed, July 13, 8:00 PM > 9:15 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

The Decemberists

“In some ways, this album — ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’ — was four years in the making,” says Colin Meloy, front-man and primary songwriter of the Decemberists. “We were on hiatus, so we had all the time we could want, no schedule or tour, no expectations.” With the ability to work at their own pace, the resulting record is the band’s most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally.

The Decemberists — Meloy, Chris Funk (guitars), Jenny Conlee (keyboards), Nate Query (bass), and John Moen (drums) — had announced that they would be taking a break when their touring cycle finished following the release of 2011’s ‘The King is Dead’. To be sure, they had reached a new peak in their career: They had the honour of appearing in animated form on ‘The Simpsons’, and performed on the season six finale of ‘Parks and Recreation’. “King” entered the Billboard album charts at Number One, and the track “Down by the Water” was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Rock Song” category. Even during the hiatus, the group remained visible: they released an EP of outtakes from the album titled “Long Live the King”; contributed the song “One Engine” to the “Hunger Games” soundtrack; and put out ‘We All Raise Our Voices to the Air’, a live album documenting their ferocious intensity on stage — an intensity you do not want to miss at this year’s RBC Bluesfest.

Wed, July 13, 8:00 PM > 11:00 PM

Casino du Lac-Leamy

DJ LTP

“DJ LTP Chris Lunardi has been one of Ottawa’s premier DJs for the last 15 years. He has been the house DJ for many of the famous clubs in Ottawa such as Whiskey Bar, Whiskey Bar West, Velvet Room, Grace O’Mally’s and most recently The Crazyhorse, which has been his home for the last seven years. As the city’s best known country DJ, he has played alongside and opened up for the likes of Anthony Orio and the Goodfeller’s (number 1 band in Nashville four years running), Tim Hicks, Chad Brownlee, Jason Blaine and Dallas Smith. He has also opened for rapper Classified and rocker Sass Jordan.

Wed, July 13, 8:15 PM > 9:15 PM

Black Sheep Stage

XXYYXX

xxyyxx is the name of Orlando, Florida’s 17-year-old producer, Marcel Everett. Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and still sadness. His full-length releases are available for digital download on Relief in Abstract Records.

Wed, July 13, 9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Craig Cardiff

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Songwriter and troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy and left leaning, one song breaks your heart, and the next one puts it back together.

Wed, July 13, 9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Ian Siegal

Ian Siegal is a multiple British Blues Awards winner and hot tip of everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock. He’s the songwriter whose recent CD releases sound like career peaks, but are only the start of more great music to come’. Siegal is known as a bluesman, but it’s just one shade in the palette of an artist who slips between continents, eras and expectations. Recent years have seen the songwriter catch fire, with British Blues Awards raining down and consecutive nominations in 2012 and 2013 for Contemporary Album of The Year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN — in effect, the Grammys of the Blues.

Wed, July 13, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

City Stage

Brad Paisley

Arguably the preeminent male country artist to emerge in the 2000s, Brad Paisley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2001 at the age of 28; he was the youngest musician ever given the honour. His aptly named second album, ‘Part II’, came out May 29, 2001 and confirmed his status as a rising country star. Debuting at the top of the Billboard Country Album charts, ‘Part II’ spawned four top-10 singles — “Two People Fell in Love,” “Wrapped Around,” “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” and “I Wish You’d Stay” — with “I’m Gonna Miss Her” reaching number one.

Wed, July 13, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Half Moon Run

Emotional, expansive, and ethereal, Montreal-based indie rockers Half Moon Run blend the icy alt-pop atmospherics of bands like Radiohead and Alt-J with the richly detailed, harmony-laden modern folk of Fleet Foxes. Formed in 2010 around the talents of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, Dylan Phillips, and Isaac Symonds, the Canadian quartet released their debut, the Indica Records-issued long player ‘Dark Eyes’ in 2012. Propelled by the hit single “Full Circle,” the album was released internationally the following year, and peaked at number 19 on the Canadian rock/alternative chart. ‘Sun Leads Me On’, the band’s sophomore studio LP, followed in 2015 to vast critical acclaim and features the hit single “Trust”.

Wed, July 13, 11:30 PM > 12:30 AM

Casino du Lac-Leamy

Madeline Merlo

BC-based Madeline Merlo has always had an eclectic taste in music, but her sound and style are grounded in the music she grew up on, the classic country of artists like Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, R&B greats Etta James and Billy Holiday and modern superstars such as Miranda Lambert. But although you can hear shades of those artists in her voice, she has a style all her own — chops, spirit and soul to spare. Come and hear for yourself, when RBC Bluesfest presents Madeline Merlo LIVE at Casino Lac Leamy, as part of the ‘Casino After Party Series’.
July 13 2016

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Date: July 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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