February 20 & 21, 2015

Cove crowd pigs out on the Hogtown Allstars

THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS - 6 of Canada’s best Blues artists - Chuck Jackson, Michael Fonfara, Pat Carey, Gary Kendall & Mike Fitzpatrick from Downchild plus guitarist Teddy Leonard - returned to BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN. It was the third year in a row this band has played the Series and anyone who has attended their shows knows why. Entertaining, fun and superb musicianship. Collectively The Hogtown Allstars represent almost 300 years of Blues playing experience and it shows.

Led by singer/harmonica player/comedian Chuck Jackson these guys entertain right from the get go mixing it up with their renditions of some of the old Blues classics along with their own original songs. They received a standing ovation both nights and a double encore demanded!

The Cove once again served up a delicious buffet receiving 9’s and 10’s out of 10 for the food on the Comment Cards and many compliments throughout the night.
$400 was raised each night for the Rideau Vista and St. Edward’s Elementary Schools bringing this year’s BOTR fundraising total to over $2,700 for local Westport charities.

Comments from Comment Cards (note the frequent use of the word “awesome!”):

“AWESOME PARTAY! 10 out of 10 for everything” Renee Capello, Perth (4th visit to BOTR)

“Awesome evening. Thank you. 10 out of 10 for everything, 15 for the band! :-)” Louise Ellison, Ottawa (First timer)

“Love the food, venue, service, sound, band and people her. Please keep it up! 10 out of 10 for everything - 12+ for the band!”
Suzanne Mahoney, Ottawa (Has attended over 10 shows over the years)
$400 was raised each night for the Rideau Vista and St. Edward’s Elementary Schools

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