Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Wow it's been a busy few weeks - time to catch up the ol' blog - August 25th's gig at Confederation Park for the Limestone City Bluesfest was an absolute blast - big thanks go out to Gord McRae, Zak Colbert and Rick Flanagan who helped to make our Head over Heels Bluesfest debut so awesome - it was a pretty big deal for Miss V to step up and belt out a few bluesy numbers with a full band - and no rehearsal!
Well done! After that gig we drove up to the lovely Holiday Country Manor in beautiful Battersea where we experienced the privilege of playing for a listening audience - so cool! Very grateful to our gracious hosts Jeff & Core for having us - the food is awesome! It's a beautiful drive, and Jeff and Core are working hard to build something special there - check it out sometime!
One of the things we love about playing at The Cove Inn is the lovely folks we get to meet, and get to know over the years. The Bosman family often come out to our gigs on the patio on their motorcycles and so we were absolutely delighted to have been part of Nick & Megan's big day this past Labour day weekend. It was a first for us as we've never been a "wedding gift"before!! Lovely to be there and play a few tunes for them! What a Gorgeous bride and groom and a beautiful family - big thanks to Nick's parents Helga and Rob for asking us!! We wish them all the best and we look forward to seeing them again at The Cove someday soon! #loveandmusic
Finally, Hard to believe another Labour Day is behind us, the kids are back in school....our Sundays on the patio The Cove Country Inn for 2017 are drawing to an end...As much as we love Fall, it's always a little sad for us as we say good bye to the regulars and new friends who will be closing up their cottages and heading home, and some of the young staff heading back to school...we've been having such a great time with you all🙁 - ok before I get too sappy here - We DO still have 3 more Sundays to go... Miss V and I will be back at the Cove - on the patio if weather permits or inside in the Lounge from 12:30-3:30pm - come out and say hi, and stay for a few tunes - we'd love to see you. In the meantime - Stay Cool & Keep Warm....
Friday, 11 August 2017
Well no sooner were the words out of my mouth than up popped the article on The Humm's website! It's a wonderful free publication highlighting businesses and artists (visual, musical, creative) in the Ottawa Valley. We're super thrilled they did this piece, on little ol' us 😊 (Thanks Georgia & Seamus!).
Got to check out two of our favourite performers, Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick last weekend. Two of the loveliest, talented and sincere people you'll ever meet - they put on an amazing show. Picked up a copy of Suzie's "Me n' Mabel" CD too - brilliant! Since our show at the Glen Lawrence Golf Club this Friday is being postponed... Head and I will head down to Joel Stone Park in Gananoque to catch The Whiteleys (Ken Whiteley, Jenny Whiteley Music, and more!) in concert by the waterfront - we try to support as much live music as we can when we are not working!
SUNDAY, Kev and I will spend the afternoon in our favourite spot, The Cove Country Inn patio from 12:30-3:30pm. (Oh and while you're at the Cove, pick up a copy of the awesome free August edition of theHumm and check out the little piece they did on us 😊 - it's pretty exciting for me, V - gotta send a copy home to Mom) I'll post it as soon as the e-copy is up. Only a couple more weeks til our Sunday residency will come to an end for the summer - so we are savouring every moment!
We're also looking ahead to bookings in the fall and winter - if you think our repertoire will suit your event, or venue, give Mr. Head a call (613) 539-4323 or shoot us an email and we'll be happy to come play for you. Hope to see you along the way - please be sure to come up and say Hi!
Friday, 28 July 2017
The rain held off for our Joel Stone Park show with the Bob Robertson Trio and special guests. We played to a small but appreciative audience nice to see some of our neighbours out in the audience. Thanks to Doug Gifford, Bob Robertson, Gord McRae, Henry Heillig who drove up from Toronto, Dan Artuso who came down from Ottawa - they are amazing musicians and for me it's a dream come true to play with a band, and especially such wonderful players. Thanks also to the always genial Doug Reansbury for doing a fabulous job of making us sound great!
THIS WEEK - a mini road trip... We rarely play Kingston so we're looking forward to FRIDAY night when we head down Hwy 2 to Kingston at DOX Restaurant Bar & Patio, Holiday Inn Waterfront - 6 to 9pm. Then SATURDAY Night Kev and I jump on the 401 to Belleville where we'll play at Capers restaurant (food is dynamite by the way!) 8-11pm, and then SUNDAY we return to The Cove Country Inn to wrap up the weekend 12:30-3:30! Forecast is looking promising all weekend, what better time to get outside and enjoy some tunes! Hope to see some of you out there, we've been working on new (to us) tunes that we hope you'll enjoy. See you soon! V
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Where does the time go? Seems like Canada Day weekend was just a few days ago! We had a pretty stellar time at The Cove Country Inn on the big 150th weekend. Weather was touch and go on Saturday, so we played to an enthusiastic crowd indoors, and Sunday Mother Nature graced us with some sunshine. On the holiday Monday, we had the rare opportunity to go and listen to some live music ourselves, and we headed back up to the Cove to catch Greg Ball, and Ruben DeGroot's afternoon show - it's such a treat to be able to just be listeners in the audience.
|Miss V at Mirvish|
On that note - Thursday, I headed to Toronto for some musical inspiration and took my Mom to see "BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical" at the Mirvish Theatre - It's brilliant, really - and for anyone who has been influenced, or affected by the "Tapestry" album, or Carole King's story - it's a must see...some amazing music and wonderful performances - Chilina Kennedy - wow.
|View from the Glen House|
This past weekend was a busy one - Friday and Saturday night saw Kevin and I out at another lovely waterside resort, The Glen House. Met some lovely folks from Pennsylvania, Montreal, and Glace Bay Nova Scotia (which is where Kevin's family hails from), and just had a blast doing our tunes.
We wrapped up our weekend at our home away from home, the Cove. A pretty splendiferous Sunday, with a very attentive and kind audience...we're so very lucky. By the way, we were interviewed for the August edition of The Humm magazine - which is pretty swell - love that publication - more on that later.
Hope we'll see you in the coming days - thanks for supporting our habit 😉
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Someone asked the other day why we don't really announce the fact that we have a tip jar. We do have one with us on stage - but honestly, we're not inclined to make a big deal about tips as we don't want people to feel obliged or pressured into tipping. We've always seen tipping as a voluntary thing - if you really like what we're doing by all means please feel free to make a donation to the tip jar if you feel so inclined - it's always very much appreciated.
We're equally grateful to the folks who come up and pay us a compliment, ask for some promo cards, or say a few kind words. We just hope you enjoy the music, and that we've made a difference in your day in a good way.
Thanks as always for the support - you make it possible for us to keep doing what we love.
Kevin & Vanessa
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Another beautiful weekend this past Saturday and Sunday in Westport at The Cove Country Inn. We got to try out a few new (to us) tunes and we are so thrilled with the new canopy the most kind Terry Cowan has provided for the patio stage. Provides a little shade, shelter, and the perfect backdrop - BEAUTY! Also thanks as always to the staff; Mo, Debbie, Courtney, Colleen, Kim A, Kim E, Emily, Cassie, Vicki, Susie, JoJo and of course Seamus for taking great care of us all weekend. We LOVE you! THIS WEEKEND:
Oh CANADA 🇨🇦 - we Love Ya!! Saturday, July 1st Miss V and I are at the Cove Country Inn in beautiful Westport celebrating all things Canadian (Miss V may even break out the patriotic red shoes for the occasion), hope you can join us on the patio (inside if it rains) 6-9pm. SUNDAY we return to our canopied patio stage to play for you from 12:30-3:30pm. Swing by for a tasty cold Caesar, or Ontario Craft Beer, some fabulous eats from JoJos kitchen and a little music. Holiday Monday, we're gonna head back to Westport to check out the wonderful Rueben deGroot with Greg Ball and enjoy some music on our day off! Live Music! Canada Day celebrations, Long Weekend! Beauty Eh? See you soon - and in the meantime - Stay Cool, Keep Warm!
Thursday, 22 June 2017
It's officially the first day of Summer! Hard to believe we're almost already through the month of June - but there's still lots of music ahead. This week you'll find us at The Cove on Saturday evening AND Sunday afternoon. Join us for the Cove's delicious roast beef buffet on Saturday night from 6-9pm. On Sunday, we serenade the lunch crowd from 12:30-3:30pm. Looking forward to see you there this weekend. In the meantime, Stay Cool, and Keep warm!
|PHOTO: Suzy Lamont Photography|
Monday, 19 June 2017
Well Mother Nature couldn't put a damper on Father's Day at The Cove Country Inn yesterday afternoon. After a few drops, the sun came out to stay and we had an wonderful time playing for all the kind folks on the patio. Kudos to the wonderful staff who worked so hard looking after customers in the very warm weather. Kevin got a nice surprise reconnecting with an old neighbour from Kingston - thanks so much for coming up to say Hi! We got to try out a few new (to us) tunes we've been working on, met some lovely visitors AND always wonderful to see our friends The Jacksons! Thanks so much to all those who came out and spent the afternoon with us. Will post this week's gigs on Wednesday...stay cool! (pretty sure none of us will have trouble keeping warm...)
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
We had a great night at the Glen House last week, and a splendid, steamy, summer's afternoon on the patio at the Cove this past Sunday - we also had a special guest get up and play a few tunes, a dear friend and super talented singer-songwriter, Jeanine Noyes who was visiting from Toronto. Good times.
This week we are back at the Cove on Sunday for Father's Day - bring your dear old Dad, Uncle, Brother, Grandpa or that person who's always been like a father to you, and enjoy some tunes on the beautiful patio overlooking the water and Mr. Robert's stunning garden. Heaven on earth, in Westport, Ontario. Speaking of Westport, if you've never been there this terrific article on The Wedge blog will give you an idea of why this village is pretty special to us. Note they saved the best for last; The Cove Country Inn & the one and only Seamus Cowan Why not check it all out for yourself this weekend and stop by and say Hi!
See you soon and in the meantime - Stay Cool and Keep Warm
Wow it's been a busy few weeks - time to catch up the ol' blog - August 25th's gig at Confederation Park for the Limestone Cit...