February 15, 2008



The Sold Out crowd at Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove got a great Valentine gift as JACK DE KEYZER and his hot band (David Colter on drums, Al Duffy on bass and Chris Murphy on sax) came in and blew the doors off the place last Friday the 15th.  The 2007 Maple Blues Award winner for Guitarist of the Year showed why he is the King as he made his Fender rock, cry, slide, talk, blast, tip toe and run. Chris on sax (2007 Maple Blues Horn Player of the Year nominee) bounced in and out beautifully all night long as did Al and David laying down a solid, driving back beat. Blues, jump, funk, R&B, rock – they played it all.  The Cove crowd showed their appreciation immediately hitting the dance floor with the first tune and packing it all night long. Even after two long sets they still demanded a double encore before letting the band off the stage. Sale of his CD’s – especially the brand new one “Blues Thing” - nominated for the 2008 Juno Award for Best Blues CD of the Year – were brisk all night.



! “ Great food, great band, great evening. Jack de Keyzer is Juno level all the way! We enjoy all the nights. You have a great thing going. Keep it up!”  John Quigley & Wynn Turner, Perth

“”This is the seventh time we have seen Jack de Keyzer and he ALWAYS puts on a fabulous Show. No wonder he is a Maple Blues Award winner. Thanks for bringing such high caliber talent to Westport. We love it!” Tom & Lorna Rae, Harrowsmith

“We will definitely come again –and bring friends! Great music”. 9’s and 10’s out of 10  Donna & Robert Osterhoot, Ottawa

$595 was raised for the Friends of Foley Mountain bringing the total raised for Westport charities so far this season to $4,360. Thanks to all the sellouts Blues On the Rideau @ The Cove should raise over $6,500 this year

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