Nov 23 – Basses Loaded – Bass Guitar Master Class
Buy your Anthony Wellington ticket online! (subject to a $2.00/ticket processing recovery fee total $12.00 per ticket)
Out of town visitors: call and ask for the ”Joe’s M.I.L.L. Rate” at the Marriott Courtyard
Hwy 401 & Division St, Kingston Ont. 1-613-548-7000 or Toll free 1-888-281-1258
NOV 16th, A Joe Show!
A JOE SHOW
A Joe’s MILL fundraising concert
“A Joe Show”, a fundraising concert for Joe’s M.I.L.L., takes place on Saturday, November 16 at The Mansion (506 Princess Street, Kingston). Join us to celebrate Joe Chithalen’s birthday with Riff Raft, Kevin Head Trio, Strung Out To Dry, and The ThoroughFreds. Doors open at 9 PM, this is a 19+ event. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
Riff Raft – Riff Raft was an essential part of the sound of Kingston in the early 2000s. They were one of the house bands at The Scherzo Pub, then the centre of Kingston’s live music scene. Lead singer Mariko “Muddy” Ohtake, bassist Michael Perlin, guitarist James Taylor, and drummer Casey Fisher were all highly experienced musicians close friends from high school. Jazz/funk instrumentals, soul and Motown classic, funky originals and much more, the dance floor was never empty. Jobs, school, family, etc. caused the group to unofficially split several years ago, but they’ve agreed, for the love of Joe and the library in his name, to play together again. Get ready to get down!
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.
Strung Out To Dry are a roots trio from Kingston. Pete Jozsa (mandolin, vocals), Chris Morris (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Chris Petersen (bass, vocals) are all seasoned musicians who formed musical bond over their love for the Grateful Dead and the traditional string music of the American south: folk, bluegrass, mountain music, Delta blues, etc. They perform original and traditional songs, a small handful of tunes from the repertoire Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, instrumental songs, and a LOT of solos.
Trains, busted cars, old tractors, double-wides & much more! Classic songs from the pen of Canadian alt-country icon Fred J. Eaglesmith get some refreshing new treatments at the hands of self-confessed ‘Fred-heads’ Kevin, Rog (the MILL librarian!) & Tom. With a whole lot of wailin’ ‘Willie P.-esque’ harmonies & energy to spare, The ThoroughFreds bring a mixed bag of some of Mr.Eaglesmith’s best to the stage.
The Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) is a registered charity operating in Kingston at 559 Bagot Street. Joe’s M.I.L.L. currently has over 450 items available to borrow and enjoy, including guitars, keyboards, drums, horns, violins, percussion, exotic instruments, and much more – and just like a regular library, it’s all free! Our lending and teaching programs sustain music appreciation, knowledge, community enrichment and provide opportunities for youth and adults to meet their full potential.
Nov 9th, at Overtime Sports Bar!
Wednesday Nov 6th -Blue Monday, Little Betty & Bloom!
Joe’s M.I.L.L. Presents Peter Karp & Sue Foley – A “hands-on” Blues Guitar Workshop
When: Saturday Aug 24th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: RCHA Club 193 Ontario St, Kingston
$20 Tickets available at Brian’s Record Option
131 Princess St, Kingston, (613) 542 2452
* spaces strictly limited! *
get your ticket now to avoid disappointment!!
Bring along your favourite guitar or, once you have purchased your ticket, you can reserve an instrument from Joe’s M.I.L.L. for the workshop.
Come and enjoy an afternoon of playing the blues with a couple of the greats…!
sponsored by CKAF & Kingston Blues Society
Joe’s M.I.L.L. Presents- String it Up! Guitar Stringing Clinic with Jesse Lacharite. Sponsored by Renaissance Music and CKAF
***POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE*******
Saturday August 10th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the basement of the Boys & Girls Club 559 Bagot St, across the hall from Joe’s M.I.L.L
Admission $10.00 at the door includes 1 set of strings, professional instruction from Jesse Lacharite and a 50:50 chance of taking home a battery powered tuner.
20 spots are available on a 1st come 1st served basis, only successful registrants will receive a confirmation email once the spots have been filled.
Register by clicking on this link and completing the form String it up! Registration Form Sign up today!
For further info contact the library at joesmill.org
Bruised, Battered, Bent & Busted Guitar Clearance Sale – Sunday July 21st
On Sunday July 21st from 11:00am to 2:00pm the Musical Instrument Lending Library will be holding the first ever Bent, Battered, Broke & Busted Guitar Clearance Sale!
Come check out our accumulation of surplus, “hurtin’ unit” instruments in various states of suffering! Guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, accessories, and lots more. Some great ‘fix-up’ projects. Instrument prices from as little as $5!! Cash Only.
Mo-Joe Show, Motown Dance Party with Heatwave, April 20th at Zorba’s
About the band
HEATWAVE is an 8 piece rhythm and blues powerhouse specializing in the music of Motown, the American hit factory that produced The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gay, Mary Wells, the Miracles and Martha and the Vandallas. Every tune is a dance-floor filler and a sing-along thriller.
HEATWAVE is comprised of Gord McDiarmid on keyboards and vocals, Brant Peppley on guitar and vocals, Brian Howell on percussion and vocals, Craig Jones on bass and vocals, Val Hamilton on sax and vocals, Barb Wilson on keyboards and vocals, Henny Harmsen on drums and Jay Janz on saxophone. Their repertoire is right out of the chart-topping hits of the 1960s and 1970s when Motown was in its heyday. HEATWAVE lovingly re-creates these enduring classics and sends everyone home with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
March 15th There Goes the Neighbourhood! A fundraiser for Joe’s M.I.L.L.
Featuring Vorasek, Iconoclast (Ottawa),
River City Junction and New Age Soldier $5.00 Advance tickets, $10.00 at the door.
Ticket locations: Renaissance Music, Tricolour Outlet – Queen’s University, Brian’s Record Option, JOE’s MILL at 559 Bagot/back entrance, Revolutions, and at St. Lawrence College
Watch for our special preview event March 9 at the Cataraqui Center, more local entertainment to be announced, get your Timmies and your tickets!!, The M.I.L.L. At The Mall (http://www.facebook.com/events/493979400665690/)
January 20th The Master Ukulele Workshop
With James Hill and Anne Janelle on January 20th, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Cooke’s Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Drive in Kingston. Presented by Open Voices and Joe’s M.I.L.L. and sponsored by the City of Kingston Arts Council. Tickets available at Brian’s Record Option and Tara Natural Foods and cost $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for the under employed and non-wage earner. Children age 12 and under will admitted free.
November 17th at the Mansion–”A Joe Show”
“A Joe Show”, a fundraising concert for Joe’s M.I.L.L., takes place on Saturday, November 17 at The Mansion (506 Princess Street, Kingston). Join us to celebrate Joe Chithalen’s birthday with Bloom, Pat Temple, Linda Lawrance Blues Band, and Chris Morris. Doors open at 9 PM, this is a 19+ event. Tickets are $10 and on sale Saturday, November 3 at The Mansion, Brian’s Record Option and Joe’s M.I.L.L. (559 Bagot Street, entrance off Corrigan Street).
Bloom – In the 90s, it was hard to go to any club in Kingston and not hear Bloom playing. Fronted by bass player Joe Chithalen and keyboardist Spencer Evans, Bloom was a solid funk band playing originals and covers by Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, The Meters and more. Although Joe Chithalen has passed on, his friends and band mates have carried on the funkadelic dream with Zak Colbert on bass. A killer horn section (Bunny Stewart on sax, Benji Perosin on trumpet), an automatic booty-movin’ rhythm section (Cristos Smyrnios on drums, Colbert), brilliant guitar (Jay Euringer) and the occasional Goat Boy (Evans), Bloom is serious boogie music … can ya dig it?
Pat Temple’s lyrics and music combine an eclectic mix of stories and travel logs. His travels have taken him to England, Ireland, France, Spain, and the United States, building a steady following as he travels. Having performed many of Canada’s music festivals, Pat Temple has become a mainstay in the Canadian art scene. He has performed in venues such as: Massey Hall, The National Art Gallery and Ontario Place Forum. he is a poet and composer with thirty years of performing experience under his belt. This has helped him to develop an impressive and unique body of work. His compelling voice adds colour and meaning to his lyrics. His songs embrace the collective unconscious. They are the kind of songs that you want to stay up late with. Each of Pat’s songs contains a short novel’s worth of ideas and the musical styles are truly diverse. They are not to be listened to. They are to be experienced!
Linda Lawrance is well known around Kingston for her love of blues, jazz and gospel music. When performing her own music, Linda likes to highlight the songs of her favourite female vocalists such as Koko Taylor, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, and Mavis Staples, among others. Linda will be performing with an all-star Kingston band comprised of Kevin Head on guitar, Mike Sakell on drums, Zak Colbert on drums, Derrick Claridge on keys and Danielle Lennon on violin. As founding member of the band Bucket back in the 90′s, Linda was honoured to play with Joe Chithalen. Joe was a close friend, and so this show has special importance for Linda and her band members.
Chris Morris is a folk-singer based in Kingston, Ontario. His music and performances encompass folk and other traditional genres from the Delta to Dylan, the plantations to the Appalachians, the Mississippi to the Great Lakes. Folk, blues, roots, alt-country, bluegrass, spirituals – it’s all blended together and performed with a captivating energy that will take you along the same versatile ride – feeling great, feeling bad, feeling hopeful, doubting it all.
Open Voices Community Choir introduces folk singer- songwriter and Juno Award nominee Peter Katz at the big spring concerts, “The Katz Outta the Bag!”, in support of Joe’s M.I.L.L., Saturday June 2, 2012 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm at Cooke’s Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Drive, Kingston
May 12, 2012: HomeGrown Live 2012 – Saturday May 12- Downtown Kingston
Homegrown Live is a music festival celebrating live music in Kingston, Ontario. Join us on Saturday 12 May 2012 at Kingston’s top live music venues, and help raise money for the Joe’s MILL and the Partners in Mission Foodbank.
March 20, 2012: The Handmade Guitar Workshop! A presentation and demonstration featuring master luthier, J.P. Laplante and demonstrations by guitarists, Dave Barton, Brant Peppley and Jim Kirkham.
February 24, 2012: A K-Town Tribute to Johnny Cash! In honour of what would have been Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday on Feb 26, join us at The Mansion to celebrate one of the best, and raise money for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library!.