For aspiring songwriters and anyone who enjoys a good story, good music, or both!
7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 20th
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St., Kingston
With special guests Ritchie Parrish Ritchie
Tickets only $10.00 at the door and $5.00 for the marginally employed or struggling musicians
They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard working band with a massive presence and a relentless tour schedule that earned them a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain.
Now Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie have re-connected as RPR. Along with master percussionist Beaker Granger, these four veteran performers and masters of musical mythology will create a memorable evening of arresting music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It’s light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic.
Posted by joesmill on 31/01/14
7:00 p..m Saturday November 23rd, 2013
Wilson Room – Kingston Public Library, Central Branch 130 Johnson St
A once in a lifetime opportunity to watch, hear and interact with one of the top bass players in the world today.
“Anthony is one of the best music teachers I know. He teaches stuff that other teachers don’t even know…I would recommend him to teach anybody!” – Victor Wooten.
Advance tickets: only $10.00, available from Brian’s Record Option, 381 Princess St, and
from Tara’s Natural Foods, 81 Princess , or online
Walk up tickets: $15.00 at the door
Buy your Anthony Wellington tickets online and out of town purchasers can get a special get a special rate from the Marriott
Posted by joesmill on 08/11/13
more information here
Posted by joesmill on 08/11/13
Posted by joesmill on 02/03/13
Check out our events page for info on Open Voices with Peter Katz June 2nd
Posted by joesmill on 06/02/12
Board member Chris Morris sent this in to CBC Radio’s Q this morning – making the case for bringing the show to Kingston.
Hi Jian & the Q crew,
I’m on the board of directors for an amazing charity called Joe’s M.I.L.L., aka the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library. Joe Chithalen was a bass player in the Kingston area, and though he isn’t that well known outside of Kingston, he certainly made an impression on Canadian music in the 90s. He was the original bass player in both Weeping Tile and The Mahones, and played in many other Kingston bands as well. He was on tour with The Mahones in Amsterdam in 1999 when he ate something that triggered his peanut allergy. His Epi-Pen wasn’t handy, and he died.
Joe was a popular guy in Kingston, and the musical community rallied instantly with tribute shows and creating a legacy project. Wally High, personal assistant to Dan Aykroyd, was a friend of Joe’s and had long dreamed of a spot where young people could go to get their start in music. The Musical Instrument Lending Library was conceived, and in 2011 we have exceeded 2000 loans for the year, with an inventory of over 450 instruments! Over the years we have had many fundraising concerts to keep us open: The Tragically Hip, The Trews, Matthew Good, The Doobie Brothers, Jeff Healey, Steppenwolf, Prarie Oyster, and many, many more have all believed in our cause and were happy to lend their support.
My main role on the board is to oversee our special events. Saturday night, we had booked Led Zeppelin tribute band Michael White & The White to play a benefit concert for us, along with a couple of local opening acts. We were on track to sell out the show when Michael called from Toronto to say he was too sick to play. We’d been trying to put this together for over a year, and we had 10 hours until doors opened to figure out how to save the evening. I called The Mansion, the venue we had booked, to let them know and to see what options we had. The Mansion has live music 7 nights a week and is owned by Kingston musicians. After a couple of hours of phone calls and emails, we found out that Sarah Harmer, an old friend and bandmate of Joe’s, was available and was more than happy to fill in. Although Sarah Harmer isn’t your first choice of substitute for a Zeppelin tribute act, we knew if we got the word out that we’d sell some extra tickets just for her, and maybe some of the Zep fans would stay anyways.
It turned out that we had an amazing show, raised some much-needed money for the M.I.L.L., and everyone had a really great night.
Could this happen anywhere else but in Kingston? Is there anywhere else in Canada where anybody can walk into a library and walk out with a guitar, drumkit, autoharp, clarinet, ukelele, or a didjeridu? We don’t think so. I hope you’ll consider bringing Q to Kingston and celebrate the culture that city gives us, and the culture that we try and give back to the city!
Posted by joesmill on 06/12/11
Michael White & The White (Zeppelin tribute & Joe’s MILL fundraiser) is TONIGHT at The Mansion. You can get tickets at Brian’s until about 4 this afternoon. Justin Bird goes on at 9:30, Haint Blues at 10 PM, Michael White at 11 (ish). Hope to see you tonight!
Posted by joesmill on 03/12/11
A Joe Show is back! Help us celebrate Joe Chithalen’s birthday on November 17 at The Mansion with Bloom and Rueben DeGroot And His Whole Band! You can also help spread the word on Facebook.
Posted by joesmill on 17/10/11