June 2015 events at The Cove

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Thu.Jun.4, 9-11pm

FIRSTJAZZ NIGHT of the Season with SPENCER EVANS TRIO

The Cove Inn hosts one of the most original and memorable Live Music Experiences you’ll have! The Popular Spencer Evans Trio with Rob Radford on drums, Seamus Cowan on bass and Spencer Evans on piano, clarinet and vocals has proven a formidable three performing all styles of music to huge crowds of all ages. The party has been going for over 19 years now! Join us for dinner too… The Trio plays select dates throughout the fall until the spring and EVERY THURSDAY from late spring to Thanksgiving Long Weekend. 
Call The Cove 1.888.COVE.INN to make reservations and confirm dates. 
SPENCER EVANS was born in Picton, grew up around the Quinte area, and graduated from B.C.I. Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion, sings, dances, prances and has been a professional musician for the past 15 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has recorded and toured with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and Pat Temple, and has performed with Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Jack Mahieu, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, and Toronto’s Swing Gang, among countless others. Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Cafй with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT. A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress, The River Cats and various jazzy combos. 
SEAMUS COWAN plays the low bass and sings the high notes…Kind of strange but it works. Has played all kinds of music in his career so he fits right in. 
ROB RADFORD has a solid synergy with the boys. His drumming is some of the best around and his ferocity is difficult to tame, behind the kit that is.
Together, the trio are a powerful combination. Enjoy them weekly in the summer months!
JAZZ NIGHT will continue EVERY THURSDAY from Jun.4-Oct.8!
Cost: $5
Reservations recommended!!!

Fri.Jun.5, 7-10pm
OH SUSANNA (Indie/Folk, Toronto)
Just when you thought you’d heard it all, here is Oh Susanna. A Folk master singer and player who has surrounded herself with some of the best on the Canadian scene including Cam Giroux, Basil Donovan, Bob Egan and more. Her sound is fresh yet pays homage to tradition. Her voice is strong yet tender to the finest balladry. Her songs live and breathe her daily experience yet channel the days of old. Her love of all things Hank Williams, Bill Monroe and Tom Waits really come to light in her brand of Alt-Country, old time blues and folk.
With nods from the Junos, Genies, CBC and Canadian Folk Awards, she has earned her stripes and continues to push the Canadian musical envelope. Catch her when she flies through our fair village…
Cost: $10
www.ohsusanna.com

Fri.Jun.12, 7-10pm
K.E.W.T. – KATHRYN BRIGGS & TERRY TUFTS (Folk)
The return of TERRY TUFTS, Folk Legend! Terry is an accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist, as well as working as a session musician and sideman for a variety of artists including Tom Paxton, David Francey, Ian Tamblyn, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, and George Fox. He has 7 albums. He blends a well-traveled personal history into music without boundaries. He blew the socks off our place at the Canadian Songwriter Summit. His partner KATHRYN BRIGGS released her debut CD entitled “Small Awakenings”, produced by Ian Tamblyn. Listeners find themselves transported to a space of peace and healing. 
“…a brilliant pianist and composer, writing with clarity, depth and sensitivity, moving pieces that never fail to bring images to mind and emotions into play.” David Francey
She has performed with Laura Smith, the Inuit duo Tudjaat and Kelli Trottier and performed the music for David Francey’s Christmas Album. 
Cost: $10
www.terrytufts.com
www.kathrynbriggs.com

Sat.Jun.13, 6-9pm
HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo)
Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. 
He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle. 
Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas. 
He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Fri.Jun.19, 6-9pm
JOHN WILBERFORCE (Oxford Station, Folk/Country/Rock)
John Wilberforce is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bassist from Oxford Station, ON. He is currently in the studio recording pre-production demos for his up-coming full length CD.
He works frequently with Shawn McCullough’s Country outfit, DoubleBack as well as with Wade Foster, Jeff Callery and more.
Free
www.reverbnation.com/johnwilberforce

Sat.Jun.20, 6-9pm
HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo)
Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. 
He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle. 
Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas. 
He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Fri.Jun.26, 6-9pm
STRINGTEASE (Westport, Gypsy/Blues/Folk)
StringTease with Chuck Gobeil (vocal/mandolin, Carolyn Avery (vocal/accordian), Dave Pollard (vocal/acoustic guitar) and Dawson Willsey (vocal/upright bass). Come and get in a trance with their hypnotic trail of Gypsy, blues and folk sounds…
Free

Sat.Jun.27, 6-9pm
HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo)
Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. 
He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle. 
Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas. 
He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Tue.Jun.30, 6:30-10:30pm 
CANADA DAY Pre-PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL, formerly CROOKED WOOD (Kingston/Perth Road Village, Folk/Celtic) 
Turpin’s Trail is the Kingston-based Celtic/Folk quintet of Chris Murphy, Steve Kennedy, Jon McLurg, Brian Flynn and Noal St.Amand.. Having played concerts and festivals across Ontario, Turpin’s Trail has shared the stage with artists such as Murray McLauchlan, J.P. Cormier, and Leahy. Tight harmonies and acoustic instrumental accompaniment (guitar, mandolin, banjo, Irish Bouzouki, ukulele, Bodhran) bring out the beauty and energy in their original songs and their creative interpretations of songs drawn from Celtic, folk, bluegrass, and popular music genres. Amalgamating gorgeous folklore and traditional celtic with east coast song, naturally, they are HUGE fan favourites in the Westport area and a great choice for Canadian Song and Celebration the night before Canada Day! 
Cost: $10 
www.turpinstrail.com

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