It was another memorable BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN night last Friday. HARRISON KENNEDY came up from “The Hammer” with a full band and proceeded to blow the house away with a wonderful mix of tunes from Mississippi blues to Motown R&B - and just about everything in between.

Best known for his superb acoustic, roots blues we got a taste of his former career as lead singer for the famous Detroit R&B band “Chairmen Of The Board” back in the ‘70’s when he sang some hits from that era as well. He started the night with a couple of solo tunes from his new CD “One Dog Barkin’” (nominated for a Maple Blues Award this year) that captivated the audience as they digested their delicious Cove meal – then kicked in with the full band bringing everyone up on the dance floor. A sweaty, enjoyable, wonderful time was had by all!
In between songs he treated us to some great stories. The crowd got an added treat when once again the talented Innkeeper twins, Seamus and Jeff Cowan (drums and bass) put down their waiters’ trays and got up on stage for a couple of songs, stepping in like regulars – to loud applause from all.
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!

“What an utterly amazing evening – whoa! Everyone at our table agreed – this was our best night ever at The Cove – and that’s saying something. A warm, fantastic performer – class act all the way!Brenda & Russell Sprung (frequent BOTR @ The Cove regulars), Portland

“You’ve had some great acts over the past few years but none better”
Luc Bujold, Westport (another BOTR regular) “No words to describe – just awesome!” Carole Kleber, Lanark

$544 was raised for the Westport Library.


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