Lavigne Tavern

 



2019

all shows begin at 8PM





February 23rd, 2019. JW Stevens and the Rivers.

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March 2nd. 2019.  The Angry Pants.

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playing all of your favorite songs all night long.



March 9th, 2019.  Amanda Rheaume Trio.

unique & soulful blend of
AMERICANA ROOTS pop

Possessed of a powerful, slightly gritty singing voice and an ear for catchy melodies, Amanda won a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and was nominated for a Juno.  Rheaume has released four albums Holding Patterns (2016),  Keep a Fire (2013), Light of Another Day (2011), and Acoustic Christmas (2009). 

She quickly earned a reputation around Ottawa, her hometown, as a generous community-oriented artist and leader who co-organized the Babes4Breasts concerts and recording projects; spearheaded Ottawa’s Bluebird North songwriter showcases; performed for the troops in Afghanistan three times; raised money for the families of military personnel, and sold 6500 copies of a Christmas EP in Ottawa alone to raise money for Boys and Girls Clubs of Ottawa.

Rheaume has delivered her soulful blend of Americana/Root/Pop tracks to audiences around the world, including Canada (coast to coast), the USA, Europe, The United Kingdon, Faroe Islands, Central America and more. She has opened for artists such as Emmylou Harris, K'Naan, Lucinda Williams, and Ani Difranco.

Her increasing success stems from her soulful ability to translate personal stories into messages, evoke a feeling of positivity, communicate the strength of those before her, and connect with her listeners.

With the release of Holding Patterns (2016) and its single “Red Dress,” Amanda continues a long history of raising money and advocating change through her work as an artist – and this time, it’s personal.


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March 13th, 2019.  Sue Foley.

Winner of the 2019 JUNO Award for Blues album of the year and  the 2019 MAPLE Blues Award for Guitarist of the year.
Tickets $20 in advance or $30 at the door

This highly touted vocalist/guitarist originally hails from Ottawa, Canada, although her home base shifted to Austin, Texas, when she signed with Antone's Records and cut her debut set, Young Girl Blues, in 1992 (an encore, Without a Warning, quickly followed). Foley's wicked lead guitar makes her a rarity among blueswomen.

When she was a child in Ottawa, Foley listened to rock & roll and blues-rock groups like the Rolling Stones. Although these bands sowed the seeds of her affection for the blues, her love for the music didn't blossom until she witnessed James Cotton in concert when she was 15 years old. Cotton inspired Foley to pick up the electric guitar. During her late teens and early twenties, she jammed with local Ottawa bar bands. She didn't form her own group until she moved to Vancouver in the mid-'80s. Foley sent a demo tape to Antone's Records in 1990. Impressed, the label arranged an audition for the guitarist. Sue moved to Austin and soon signed a recording contract with Antone's. In 1992, her debut album, Young Girl Blues, was released. It was acclaimed by a number of blues publications. Two years later she released her second album, Without a Warning. It was followed by Big City Blues in 1995. Subsequent efforts included 1996's A Walk in the Sun, 1998's Ten Days in November, and 2000's Love Comin' Down and Back to the Blues.Where the Action Is appeared in 2002 on Shanachie Records. Foley then switched to Ruf Records for her next two albums, 2004's Change and 2006's New Used Car. In 2007 Foley released Time Bomb, a collaborative effort with fellow Ruf labelmates Deborah Coleman and Roxanne Potvin. Foley moved to Blind Pig in 2010 for He Said She Said, a duet album with Peter Karp. The pair re-teamed in 2012 for Beyond the Crossroads. Foley returned to solo recordings in 2018 with The Ice Queen.


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