Concerts seen in the Ottawa Region ...

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- by Ted Wills

       ... by Laurie-Ann and/or Tony Copple To: Christian concerts seen
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  • Bluesfest 2015 - Richard Thompson**** and many others - see pics - on 12 Jul 2015
  • The Kruger Brothers**** at First Unitarian Church, s/g Lynne Hanson 7 Mar 2015
  • Kris and Dee at Raw Sugar Cafe 20 Sept 2014
  • Bare Naked Ladies**** at Investors Group Apex, Quebec
  • The National****, at Ottawa Folk Fest 12 Sept
  • Lorde****, at Ottawa Folk Fest 11 Sept
  • Jesse Stewart - Sounds from Space - the Voyager Golden Record Remix Project (Chamberfest). If it weren't for Carl Sagan ...
  • AWOLNation at Bluesfest, 12 July 2014
  • The Sheepdogs at Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 20 June 2014
  • Jacob Moon & band CD release for 'Fascination' 8 Mar 2014 at The Bridge.
  • Tony Turner at Gaia Java with Missy Burgess and Sharon Reeve, 28 Feb 2014
  • Jonesey & the Grey Tones + Brian Cooper, and The Dead Flowers (Terry Tufts) playing rolling Stones at Greenfields Pub, 20 Feb 2014
  • Jonesey & the Grey Tones at Maxwell's Bistro, 30 Jan 2014. Video
  • Ernie Cox with The London Trio + at Jazz Vespers, All Saints' Anglican Church 2 June 2013
  • Rob Lutes & The Bravest Birds + Terry Tufts & Rob MacDonald at Irene's Pub, 1 June 2013
  • Kanata Choral Society with The Cantiamo Girls Choir at St. Paul's Church, Kanata, 11 May 2013

  • Jacob Moon at The Bridge 8 Mar 2014
  • Ryan McNally and Declan O'Donovan, The Rainbow Bistro, 4 May 2013
  • Billy Bragg, Bronson Centre, 4 May 2013. See also
  • Chopper McKinnon Tribute, Southminster United Church, 4 May 2013
  • Laila Biali Trio****, NAC 4th Stage 16 Mar 2013
  • Kongero, private performance at the Swedish Embassy, 13 Mar 2013
  • Missa Cubana: Coro Vivo Ottawa**** 9 Feb 2013, Knox Presbyterian Church
  • Don Ross and Brooke Miller, Irving Greenberg Theatre, 27 Jan 2013
  • Back Home for Christmas: Coro Vivo Ottawa**** 7 Dec 2012, Orleans United Church
  • The Songs of Nick Drake****First Baptist Church, 9 Nov 2012   See also

  • Billy Bragg at the Bronson Centre
  • Ottawa BluesFest: Lucas Haneman, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and Norah Jones
       The Balconies, Young Empires, K'naan****, and Metric, 8 and 15 July 2012
  • Ottawa Jazz Festival, opening night****, Phil Dwyer band with Laila Biali, John Mayall and Robert Cray, 21 June 2012
  • The Beatles - Love**** by Cirque du Soleil, at The Mirage Resort, Las Vegas
  • 1st Ottawa Grassroots Festival, at 330 Kent St. Legion, with Rick Fines, Katherine Wheatley, & Missy Burgess, Keith Glass, organizer Bob Nesbitt, 28 April 2012
  • Lyle Dillabough & the Ottawa Valley Review - The songs of Hank Williams Snr.
       4 Mar 2012, Carleton Place
  • Steel Moon, with warm-up Andrea Simms-Karp, - NAC Fourth Stage, 21 Jan 2012
  • 9th Annual Christmas Goose concert - NAC Fourth Stage, Fri 9 Dec 2012
  • Doug MacLeod, Alcorn Studios, Ottawa, 5 Nov 2011. Made recordings.
  • Natalia and Montuno, Dows Lake Pavilion, 4 Oct 2011
  • Hal Bruce, Greyhawk Golf Club, 29 Oct 2011
  • The Big Chill, Elmdale House Tavern, 25 Aug 2011. Jim Hurcomb is their drummer.
  • Ottawa Jazz Fest. George Kolar and Larnel Lewis, without Laila Biali, stuck on the tarmac at the airport.
  • Laila Biali Trio****, National Gallery, 10 Feb 2011. I organized this private concert as an appreciation event for my clients.
  • Ernie Cox - Christmas Gospel Celebration at the NAC, 17 Dec 2010

  • Lyle Dillabough being Hank Williams
  • Comfortably Numb, Canada's Pink Floyd show, at the Museum of Civilization, 26 Feb 2010
  • Harmonic Generation, and Quintessence, at St. Thomas the Apostle church, 13 Dec 2009. A Capella rules!
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra at NAC, 10 Dec 2009 Philip Glass 2nd Violin concerto****, premiered the previous night in Toronto.
  • Classic Albums Live presented A Very Lennon Christmas at Centerpointe Theatre 9 Dec 2009.
  • Ian Tamblyn in his only Ottawa appearance in 2009 on 4 December, at a house concert at Dean Verger's. Promoted Gyre, but even played two Neil Young songs, Sugar Montain and Hey Hey My My. A charming Canadian treasure.
  • Dar Williams****, at The Blacksheet Inn, 27 Feb 2009. L-A and I arrived about 3 hours early to secure front row seats, so had a chance to chat 1-on-1 with Dar. Photo: far right.

  • Jen Grant, at The Blacksheet Inn, 14 Feb 2009. Tony only. Had read of her a week before in the Citizen, got "Echoes," loved the concert, got autograph. Photo: near right.
  • Canadian Songbook, Centrepointe Theatre, 28 Dec 08, with Murray McLaughlan, Stephen Fearing, Catherine MacLellan, Lynn Miles
  • Lincoln Center, NYC, 2 July 2008, New York Philharmonic, Romancing the Riviera
  • Emory Lester Set, Willie P Bennett and Crescent and Frost, host Charlie Sohmer at Library and Archives, 25 Jan 08. **** for the concert as a whole, part of the Still Escaping Concert series, promoted by Nutshell Music. Willy P was dead within a month.
  • Kris Kristofferson, at Ottawa Folk festival 07, plus Oh Susanna, The Arrogant Worms**** and Eliza Gilkyson****

  • Bob Dylan, at Bluesfest 07   Lynn Saxburg's video blog, Trevor Finlay band, Amos the Transparent****, Chorale de la Prophetie, Soul Influence, Toronto Mass Choir, Geoff Moore (All presented by Compassion Canada), DJ Champion & his G-Strings, Stephen Fearing, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

  • The Golden Dogs at Westfest, 9 June 07
  • Delirious**** at Change '07, Scotiabank Place, 23 May 07.
    First time in Ottawa for one of the best rock bands in the world.
  • Eppiphane at Capital Music Hall, 24 Nov 06. This was 3 weeks after the sudden death of their keyboardist Craig Cameron, 18. Excellent performance by surviving members.

  • Jesus Christ Superstar, at Earl of March School, Kanata, 17 November 2006

  • OCFF Conference, 2006, at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Both Laurie-Ann and Tony attended as members, and met many personalities, and saw a bunch or wonderful new artists perform, including Mike Evin, Janine Stall, Kate Rogers, Alex Puentes - Alex Cuba Band, Hayes Carll, David Celia, Treasa Levasseur, Kelly Lee Evans, Phil Lafreniere, Ana Miura.

  • Ottawa Folk Festival 06    August 18 - 20: included James Hill, Dawn Tyler Watson, Ian Tamblyn, Steve Earle

  • Ian Tamblyn & friends at Folk Fest 06
  • Stewart Park Festival, Perth, Ember Swift, Stephen Fearing, Martyn Joseph, 22 July
  • Ottawa BluesFest 06 - 16 July: Danny Michel, Kelley Hunt,
    David Maxwell, Roseanne Cash, Wilco****, Anberlin, and
    Gospel Day performers including T-Bone, Kay Morris, Sherwin Gardner.
  • Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Freedon of Speech '06, Scotiabank Pl, 8 July
  • Joshua Morin, The Thirsty Scholar, Ottawa, 24 June
  • Shawn Phillips****, Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield, 14 May 06
  • Ember Swift and Meredith Luce, Blacksheep Inn, 22 Apr 06

  • Martyn Joseph at Stewart Park festival 06
  • Strings of St John's and the Church of St. John the Evangelist Choir: John Rutter's Requiem, St. Paul's church, Kantana, 9 Apr 2006****
  • Heather Dale, Rasputin's, 7 Apr 2006
  • Motown Generation, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Dec 15
  • Rozalind MacPhail and friends, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, Nov 27
  • Eric Bogle****, Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Nov 17
  • Ottawa Folk Festival 05   August 18 - 21: Willie P Bennett, Joan Armatrading, The Dreamsicles, Chuck Brodsky, Saral Lee Guthrie, Chris Smither, Sue Foley, Ann Lindsay, Jason Fowler, Original Sloth Band, Tony McManus, Painting Daisies, Kalan Porter, The Wailin' Jennys, The Arrogant Worms.

  • Laurie-Ann was a main stage host at Folk Fest 05

  • Tulip Festival 2005: Roxanne Potvin, Lynn Miles, Cathy Grant Mahon, Sue Foley, The Golden Dogs****

  • Lynn Miles, Apr 25, CD Release party at CHUM (CFRA), Ottawa

  • Nonie Crete & Eugene Rea, Apr 16, Barley Mow, Barrhaven

  • Rain, Feb 20, 2005 - "World's Greatest Beatles Tribute Band" at NAC Southam Hall

  • The Golden Dogs
  • J D Gordon, with Charlie McCoy, Steve Piticco, Ted Gerow at The Ron Maslin Playhouse Oct 14

  • Ottawa Folk Festival****, Aug 26 - 29,04 Joel Kroeker, Eileen Ivers, Michael Franti, Corb Lund Band, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Zoë Lewis, Roxanne Layton, Jackie Washington, Scarlett, Washington & Whiteley, Shane Simpson & Paul Boudreau, Connie Kaldor, Eve Goldberg, Harry Manx, Kate Weekes, Joe Grass, Kristin Sweetland, etc

  • Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • WorshipFest 04, Aug 8, 2004: Robin Mark****, Nicole C Mullen, etc

  • Blue Skies Festival****, July 30 - Aug 1, 2004: Magoo (right), Oh Susanna, Kiran Ahluwalia, Zoë Lewis, Bebop Cowboys, Michael Occhipinti, das macht SHOW, Fred Eaglesmith, many more.

  • Ottawa Jazz Festival June 24: Hancock-Shorter-Holland-Blade. June 26 Humber Big Band, ****Youssou N'Dour (photo, right)  Jul 2: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Jul 3: Marian McPartland (Age 86!)

  • WestFest June 12: Jane Siberry, Ember Swift, Adrienne Pierce

  • Canadian Centenial Choir, May 15, St. Francis of
    Assissi Church, Mozart, Schubert, etc.

  • Bruckner's 5th Symphony, May 3, NAC, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Currie

  • Grey Jazz with Bobby CleallMay 2 2004 Jazz Vespers, All Saints' Westboro

  • CKCU Spring Music Fest, 18 April, 2004
    Georgette Fry, Paul Bourdeau, Shane Simpson, James Cohen, Toasted Westerns, Pat Moore Trio, Ragged Flowers - the last two introduced by Laurie-Ann

  • Winterfolk 2 festival, Toronto Jan 31 - Feb 1 2004. Various artists. L-A was an emcee

  • Jane Siberry, Shushan tour****, Dec 20 2003
    - Ottawa National Library
  • NAC 4th Stage Nov 22, 2003
    Dennis Lakusta, Tony Turner

  • Arrow & loon Nov 1, 2003
    Shane Simpson & Lynn Hanson, with Paul Boudreau, and Brian Gladstone

  • Rasputin's Oct 24, 2003
    The Ballad of Phil Ochs****
    Performed by Zachary Stevenson,singer/guitarist/actor

  • CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival 21-24 Aug 2003
    Richard Wood, Dar Williams, David Francey, Mighty Popo, Lynn Miles,Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Betty & the Bobs,Zoe Lewis,Ian Tamblyn, Tony Turner, Sonny Ochs, Terry Tufts, The Laws, Arrogant Worms, Jane Siberry, Trout Fishing in America, Festival Choir (incl Laurie-Ann), Finest Kind, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Harmer

  • Stewart Park Festival, Perth, July 26, 2003
    Allen Dobb, Christine Graves, Murray McLauchlan, Sarah Slean, Strings Attached (incl Justin Haynes), Ron Hynes

  • Ottawa Bluesfest, 2003 Jul 12, 2003, City Hall
    Shane Simpson, Stacey Earle, Anders Osbourne & Chief Monk Boudreau, Luther Wright & The Wrongs, The Henrys, The Chickens, Jim Bryson, Russell Delegation Choir, Dan Ackroyd & Jim Belushi
    Philip Glass, July 5, 2003, NAC, together with Colin James & Colin Linden, Chocolate Genius, Mary Jane Lamond, Rita MacNeil, The McGarrigles (whole family), Loreena McKennitt, Kendra MacGillivray and Ottawa Composite Pipe Band ****, presented by and in support of Sierra Club of Canada, Atlantic Region and its vital work preserving Nova Scotia coastline environment.

  • Peter Kiesewalter, Jane Siberry, Rebecca Campbell, 23 Aug 03

    Jane Siberry watching at the Rogers Stage, Folk Festival 23 Aug 03

    Tom Paxton and Jory Nash  10 Nov 2002
    at the National Library

    Rasputin's Oct 19, 2002
    Dennis Lakusta, Lynn Harrison, Brian Gladstone, Tony Turner and others

  • Ottawa Folk Festival****, Aug 23 - 25, 2002
    Aug 23: Bill Morrissey, Harry Manx, The Cottars,
    Colin James & Colin Linden
    Aug 24: GrooveLily, Lorne Elliott, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Greg Brown, Richard Thompson
    Aug 25: Terry Tufts, Guy Davis, Garnet Rogers, Melissa Ferrick, The Bill Hilly Band.

  • Some Bill Hillys & The Cottars at Ottawa Folk Fest 2002

  • Blue Skies****, Aug 2-4, 2002, including The Wailin' Jennys, The Bill Hilly Band, The Duhks, Aengus Finnan, Alan Gerber, Ian Tamblyn, Terry Tufts, Magoo, Andy Rush, Tom Leighton and the Blue Skies choir, which we were in!

  • Ottawa Tulip Festival, 2002      Tulip Cam
    May 11 Martina Sorbara, Danny Michel, Sarah Harmer
    May 12, Siobhan, Zachary Richard
    May 16, La Bottine Souriante, Barra MacNeils

  • Blue Skies Music Festival****, Aug 3-5, 2001:
    Aug 4: Stephen Fearing, Jorane
    Juan Jose Carranza, Groove Lily
    Aug 5: Washboard Hank, La Corde de Bois,
    Still on the Hill, Alpha Yaya Diallo,
    Georgette Fry Band****

  • Stephen Fearing at Blue Skies 2001

  • Ottawa Bluesfest, 2001:
    July 12: James Brown; July 13: Blues Traveler
    July 14: Anders Osborne ****, Tab Benoit ****, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Rev MC Hammer, Ike Turner
    July 15: Capstone, Daniel Band, Glenn Kaiser, Chris Thomas King, Colin Linden, Richard Bell and Colin James, Maria Muldaur, Li'l Malcolm and the House Rockers, Double Trouble, Little Feat

  • Ottawa Tulip Festival, 2001:
    May 14: Jim Bryson, The Sadies ****, Buddy and Julie Miller
    May 16: Bill Frisell
    May 21: Colin James, the Candidates

  • Anders Osborne at Bluesfest 2001 on the Luisiana stage
  • CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival ****, August 26, 2000, where we enjoyed many acts, including Sarah Harmer, Melwood Cutlery, Lucy Kaplansky, Garnet Rogers, Jesse Cook, The Arrogant Worms, F'loom, Lynn Miles, Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman and Greg Brown. Tony had a lesson on the penny whistle.

  • Blue Skies Music Festival ****, August 4-6, 2000, with many wonderful performers, including Connie Kaldor, Darlene, Willie P.Bennett, Colin Linden, David Francey, Jason Fowler, Martha Wainwright and a surprize appearance for Talk to me of Mendocino by her mother Kate McGarrigle.

  • Martha Wainwright at Blue Skies 2000
  • Al Green: Ottawa Bluesfest July 8, 2000 (bought our second low chair)
  • The McGarrigles: Ottawa Bluesfest, July 8, 2000
  • Five Man Electrical Band: Nepean Days, June 17, 2000
  • Glen Soderholm: **** Trinity Church, Kanata, June 9, 2000
  • Jann Arden: June 11, 2000, NAC
  • Deborah Klassen at Kanata Baptist Church, Fri Apr 14, 2000
  • Chris de Burgh: **** April 8, 2000, Corel Centre, Ottawa
  • The Homeless Men of Montreal: March 24, Dominion Chalmers church (Tony)
  • Bruce Cockburn: March 20, 2000, Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa

  • Anna & Kate McGarrigle at Ottawa Bluesfest 2000

  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle: **** November 6, 1999, Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa
  • Ottawa Jazz Fest 99: Gerry Mulligan Tribute band, Michael Kaeshammer Trio, Jul 28; Benny Goodman Tribute Band
  • Ottawa Bluesfest 99: Eric Burdon & The New Animals****, Little Richard (bought our first "low chair") b
  • Delirious?**** at Creation '99, Mt. Union, PA, June 23, 99
  • Formerly Unknown (at our (Laurie-Ann and my) wedding,) June 18, 99
  • Garnett Rogers, at GCTC, Mar 14, 99
  • Kanata Symphony, Nov 98
  • Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt, Corel Centre, Sept 15, 98
  • The Ottawa Folk Festival, Aug 28 - 30, 98 (with Laurie-Ann), including Arlo Guthrie,**** Fred Eaglesmith,****
    The Wyrd Sisters, Moxy Fruvous, David Essig, Roy Forbes, Vance Gilbert, Cindy Thompson
  • Festival Canada/NAC: Denyce Graves****     - Preview July 4, 98
  • Ottawa Bluesfest: Wide Mouth Mason + Johnny Winter July 2? '98
  • The following were all seen at the Billy Graham Mission to Ottawa, June 25 - 28, 1998:
    • Ben Heppner and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra + Lena Di Paolo
    • The Montreal Jubilation Choir + Susan Aglukark
    • Jars of Clay + Michael W. Smith
    • Amy Grant + Tracy Dahl, both with Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
  • Susan Aglukark at the Ottawa Tulip Festival, May 16
  • The Immanuel Tour, Ottawa, Dec 19, 1997: Deborah Klassen, Dustkickers, Hiram Joseph
  • Ruth Fazal ****, Ottawa, Nov 15, 1997
  • Deborah Klassen **** and Nancy Beaudette, Kanata Wesleyan church, Aug 97
  • The Nutcracker, Earl of March Theatre, Linda Jamieson Ballet, '96
  • The Pete Best Band, Ottawa, '96
  • Neil Young ****, Ottawa, November 96
  • Imaginary Heaven, GCUC, Kanata, November 16, '96
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle,**** Ottawa, November 96

    ****: 4-star performances

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