March 19, 2010


Another memorable BLUES ON THE RIDEAU night at THE COVE INN

Jonh Campbelljohn and his band made the 17 hour drive from Nova Scotia to Westport to play a special St. Patrick’s Day Show March 19th at The Cove and the crowd attending was really glad they did. We were treated to some of the best slide guitar blues this side of the Mississippi. Campbelljohn – named Best Guitarist Of The Year several times by Real Blues Magazine – on slide, dobro and pedal steel backed by his small but powerful band -

Neil Robertson on drums and Andrew Lambert on bass - plays great rockin’ blues (interspersed with a little reggae and some Celtic overtones) as good as it gets. He is also a prolific songwriter who performs mainly original songs - and they are all good! Sadly, “Autobahn John” is better know in Europe where he tours regularly than in his own country. We were lucky to have him here - he doesn’t get to Upper Canada that often.
You can also visit the Youtube webiste and find the video click here

Here's a great YOU TUBE video of one of the songs from that night - Gives you an idea of what you missed!

"Great show (as always!) and the dancing is so much fun" Louise Cassidy, Godfrey (has attended over 12 BOTR nights)

"This is the BEST place to listen to LIVE blues up close and personal that I have found. 10 out of 10 for everything"
Don Arkell, Kingston (has attended 16 BOTR nights)

"The service and friendly village atmosphere at The Cove is wonderful" Katherine Cordeau, Belleville (has attended 6 BOTR nights)

$278 was raised for the Westport Lions Club Mobility Van and
$567 for our Compassion Canada child Brenda Asiimwe in Uganda

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