At long last I finally managed to venture out of the house into the cold of winter. It’s been two and a half months since I saw some live music and I was way overdue. Thankfully the weather cooperated and was a more reasonable -15c, which means I had no excuse for staying home and there was a great choice of acts to see this weekend.
First up was Juno Award winning Jack de Keyzer at The Rainbow Bistro on Friday. I’ve been anticipating this show ever since I first heard his cover of All Along The Watchtower on DawgFM and he did not disappoint. If you like rockin blues with a mix of funk and boggie woogie, you can’t miss seeing him live and you certainly should pick up a copy of his latest album Voodoo Boogie. I danced to every single song and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I certainly look forward to seeing him again at a future show.
Saturday was the Barstool Prophets playing a sold out show at Shenkman Arts Centre in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their successful album Crank (which I’ve been listening to all morning). Yes, it’s been 20 years, but they’ve still got it and were clearly having fun playing the show. I love the power rock chords with the two guitars, bass and drums and the extra depth from percussion, keys and cello on key songs made it an even better experience. I am very glad I was able to take part in this fantastic experience and I sure hope the hint they dropped at the end of the show about some upcoming festival dates will include a stop in Ottawa.
Next up will be Juno Nominated 24th Street Wailers on Saturday at The Rainbow Bistro.