The Black Sheep Inn. Ticket proceeds in support of The Wakefield Community Emergency Fund
November 10 @ Black Sheep Inn
753 Chemin Riverside
Music starts at 2030h
We have raised over $80,000 for local charities!
June 15 2018 @RCAF Officer’s Mess in support of Private Syrian Family Sponsorship
May 12 2018@The Rainbow Bistro in support of Planting Seeds International
March 31 2018@The Black Sheep Inn in support of the Wakefield Emergency Fund
October 20 2017@The Rainbow Bistro in support of the United Way
June 3 2017 @The Black Sheep Inn in support of the Wakefield Emergency Fund
January 28 2017 @The Georgetown Pub in support of the Ottawa Food Bank
October 21 2017 @The Black Sheep Inn in support of the Wakefield Emergency Fund
July 21 2016 @The Mill Street Pub in support of the Fort McMurray Emergency Appeal – Canadian Red Cross
July 17 2016 @RBC Ottawa Bluesfest
May 28 2016 @The Black Sheep Inn in support of the Wakefield Emergency Fund
June 19 2015 @Greenfields in support of the Education Foundation of Ottawa
May 9 2015 @Irene’s Pub in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
February 18 2014 @The Black Sheep Inn in support of the Olde Forge
October 26 2013 @The Lodge in support of The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
March 2 2013 @Pier 21 in support of Christie Lake Kids
October 13 2012 @The Elmdale House Tavern in support of The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
June 29 2012 @GreenFields in support of Operation Walk Canada
February 11 2012 @Pier 21 in support of The Hospice at May Court
January 22 2011 @Pier 21 in support of Christie Lake Kids
May 29 2010 @GreenFields in support of The Shine Group
March 6 2010 @Pier 21 in support of Christie Lake Kids
January 23 2010 @Tucson’s Bar and Grill in support of The Shine Group
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Barry has yet to meet a 6-string he hasn’t liked. Born and raised in Ottawa, Barry leads The Blasters with his strong vocals and electrifying solos. His playing is influenced by Delta, Chicago and Texas blues and draws from artists such as Jimmy Vaughan, Otis Rush, and Taj Mahal. Barry once played on a bill with David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards.
Raised in Montreal, Murray provides energetic vocals to many of The Blasters‘ songs. Over the years Murray has been involved with numerous bands spanning a broad variety of musical styles including rock, ska and folk
Originally from Toronto, Chris has performed since a young age with various groups in Toronto and Ottawa and was a founding member of The Blasters. Along with New Orleans and Chicago styles of piano, Chris brings a mean Hammond organ sound with influences ranging from the likes of Al Kooper and Booker “T” to the R&B and jazz techniques of Jimmy Smith.
The Blasters would not be complete without their horn section. Brian hails from Windsor, Ontario and plays tenor, alto and soprano sax with influences including Dave Brubeck, Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith. Brian has also performed in recent years with various R&B/Blues and jazz combos in the Ottawa area.
Patrick has been playing trumpet and harmonica since high school. His musical influences include Little Water, Rod Piazza, Kim Wilson and fellow Ottawa native Steve Marriner
Brianna is the most recent addition to the band and provides depth to the horn section
Lance is a talented Ottawa-born bassist who has performed with bands of various musical styles over the years, ranging from rock and pop to R&B, country and jazz. Among influences he credits are Sting, John Hiatt, Cream, Los Lobos and jazz bassists Jaco Pastorius and Marcus Miller.
Tim Leah keeps us all in time with with a steady driving beat. Originally from London Ontario, Tim is a talented percussionist who has played with a variety of bands over the years, ranging from pop and rock combos, to jazz, country, and big band. Tim’s musical influences include Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Doors, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall, Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny.