January 16/17, 2009



What a GREAT two nights we were all treated to last weekend from the ROXANNE POTVIN BLUES BAND at BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT. Both nights Sold Out.

Roxanne was superb on guitar and vocals exuding talent and confidence beyond her years. She was backed by an extremely talented trio from Toronto (none of whom was over age 30) that are best known as Jazz musicans but boy did they lay down some great Blues together. Brandi Disterheft on standup bass (she just won the 2008 Juno for Best Classical Jazz Album of the Year), Sly Juhas on drums and Chris Gayle on sax.
Although Roxanne has ventured into other genres on her most recent CD "No Love For The Poisonous" (which is getting rave reviews and lots of air play) she delivered straight up Blues for this gig. Freddie King, Jimmy Reed, Big Mama Thornton, Joe Tex, Dinah Washington tunes and more. Double encores both nights.

was raised for the Westport Food Bank on Friday and $638 for the Lions Club Mobility Van on Saturday for a total of $1,262. That brings the total raised from 3 weekends of BOTR at the Cove this year to $2,890

"Roxanne Potvin is a must see/hear! Keep bringing great Canadian blues to The Cove!" 10 out of 10 for everything. The Mumford's - Kingston & Toronto

"What a beautiful feel and groove Roxanne and her band had when they were playing those old blues tunes - I've seen bands twice their age that weren't half as good!"
Bob Peyman, Lanark

"This place is absolutely awesome and has been every time I have come"
Shelley Munro, Clayton (4th visit) "Incroyable! Une soiree inoubliable" 10 out of 10 for everything. Roxanne Dewing, Uxbridge


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