March 14, 2014


Ottawa's own JW-JONES BAND had the joint jumpin' at BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, Westport last night. His blistering guitar playing is famous in Canada and around the world having performed in 19 different countries over 4 continents - and he leaves for another 3 week tour to Scandinavia shortly. JW has played with legends like Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Hubert Sumlin from Howlin' Wolf's band, David "Fathead" Newman, Little Charlie Baty and Junior Watson to name a few. Dan Aykroyd has called them "one amazing Blues band". All the more special to have them playing in the intimate setting of The Cove. It was JW's third visit to the BOTR Series. The Cove's delicious buffet last night featured southern fried chicken and maple glazed salmon plus the usual excellent assortment of salads, veggies and dessert earning the usual 10 out of 10 rating on most of the Comment Cards.  

Comments from attendees:

"An absolutely fantastic night. The atmosphere was energetic and so much fun and the music was beyond our expectations. Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. 10 out of 10 for everything".
Ellie Smith, Kingston (First-timer)

"An awesome night! Wish I'd know about this place years ago. We'll be back. 10 out of 10 for everything"
Bruce Nolan, Ottawa (First-timer)

"Excellent band, great night. This has to be the best kept secret around. Glad we heard about it".
Bob Jones, Kanata (First-timer)

"We are smitten and feel so lucky to be here. What a special place. Can't wait to return 'cause it feels so good! Thank you."
Sebastien Bouchard & Karmel Koshman, Ottawa (DAWG FM prize winners this month)
$520 was raised for the RIDEAU WATERWAY LAND TRUST bringing the total this year for Westport charities to just under $3K. $600 was raised for Rideau Riveway Ladstrust


Bob's 80 birthday!

Two of the band members at the buffet

Two best friends and regulars at BOTR

Girlfriends having a great time


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