January 18, 2013



Young singer/songwriter/guitar phenom CONOR GAINS and his band from Cambridge ON put on a powerful and captivating show at BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN, Westport last Friday.

The 2012 Maple Blues Award nominee for Best New Artist Of The Year didn't disappoint. It's hard to believe that an artist so young has achieved such a high level of guitar mastery, writes such great songs and sings the Blues so well. It's like an old Blues soul inside a young body. The crowd loved the Show particularly when he did a walkabout around the room during one of the songs. The audience was a little smaller than normal which is a real shame. Come on people - you're missing some of the best Blues artists in Canada performing LIVE every month at this Series and it takes place in a comfortable, friendly, cozy room - where Blues is best heard.

You would have to drive to Toronto or Montreal to see bands this good. That plus a delicious buffet dinner, fabulous LIVE music, dancing and proceeds from every show going to support good causes - all for only $60! That's a deal. Use it or lose it friends. We can't afford to keep bringing in talent of this caliber without full houses or close to it. We need your support! Treat yourself to a great night out by reserving now for one of the remaining Shows this season and please spread the word

"Love, love the Conor Gains Band! 10 out of 10 for everything - 12 for the band! The Christmas lights on the ceiling give the place such a great party atmosphere
" Sue Stein, Maberly (Has been to 3 previous BOTR nights at The Cove)

"A great player and a very nice young man. Good band! 10 out of 10 for venue, food, service and sound, 10++ for the band!" Lindy Baxter, Godfrey (Has been to about 50 BOTR shows :-)

"We found your Series on the Internet looking for a good place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Couldn't have asked for a better spot! What a fantastic night of Blues and fun. We've already booked our tickets for the May Robin Bank$ Show" Astrid Hoffmann & Ron Kawecki, Orleans (First-timers)
$366 was raised for the Rideau Waterway Land Trust www.rwlt.org



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