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Monday
Sep162019

Southern Supper with James Green- Friday, November 22, 2019

 

*** DOORS AT 6:00 / SHOW & FOOD ARE 7:00-9:00 ***

From Chicago to Asia , guitarist James Green has hypnotized audiences around the world since 1979. James, a Montréal native, is known on the local and international music scene with performances in arenas, amusement parks, Montréal Jazz and various Blues festivals. At the Chicago Music-Fest, one of James’ favorite venues, he surprised crowds with his electrifying performances. “ Chicago is where you’ve got to be” says James, “if you can make it here, home of the electric Blues, you can make it anywhere”.

James picked up his first guitar at age 16 and in 1979, a mere three years later, signed on as lead guitarist for cult-phenom band The Blushing Brides. From 1979 to 1981, the band toured across North America , averaging 250 gigs a year with attendance of up to 10,000 fans. After gaining popularity and experience, the band put out its first album, Unveiled in 1981. Their first hit, “What You Talkin’ About” was co-written by James and lead singer Maurice Raymond.

In 1983, James joined forces with David Bowie’s legendary guitarist Mick Ronson, to form Perfect Affair with whom he would record his second album, Perfect Affair. The following year, James broadened his musical spectrum by joining Reggae band DUB U-5, and recording World Beat, an album that enjoyed significant local air play.

James diversified again by joining with Montréal sensation Freddie James to form Fusion Three. North American and Asian tours re-ignited his passion for music and in 1993 James recorded with them on the album Come Into The Jungle.

In 1989, James signed on with Kinky Foxx, a Funk R & B band based in New York City . Following their tour, James discovered his real passion - The Blues. “Blues is at the heart, it is individual, it’s what I love, it’s what I adore.”

Having discovered his passion, James joins Smokestack Lightning with whom he tours several times. In 1993 he forms the band Killing Floor Blues.

Over the years James has continued to appear with the Blushing Brides and performed with many known artists including James Cotton, Edgar Winter, the Dixon Brothers, Big Jack Johnson, Russell Jackson and Frank Marino. Most recently, James can be heard playing on Slim Williams’ recent album Pulse of The Planet.

In 2004 he formed James Green and The Blues Electric, playing at venues throughout the city where he combines a traditional style with Electric Blues introducing influences from Rock & Roll, R & B, soul and funk into his Blues renditions. His music touches the soul of audiences everywhere.

OUR SPECIAL MENU FOR THIS SUPPER INCLUDES....
Catfish, Shrimp, Okra, & Sausage Gumbo served over white rice; Buttermilk Fried Chicken; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Biscuits; Sweet Potato Pie; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.

PLEASE NOTE.....There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you, in the mail, or via email.  Once payment is processed through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.

PAYMENT CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA ETRANSFERS.  Please contact connie@mississippiqueenfoods.com to confirm space is available, prior to sending.  Price is $45 + HST, per person, which comes to $50.85, for food and music.  


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Monday
Sep162019

Southern Supper with Mark Crissinger- Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mark Crissinger has been performing in pubs, clubs, festivals, and fairs since 1985. Between 1987-2007 he and his bands played an estimated 1500 shows in Ontario and Quebec, including eighteen tours of the Maritime Provinces. During that time, he was a member of Sweet Jones (89-93) who was signed to EMI and recognized for their song writing and strong work ethic. Mark was also a member of Toronto’s infamous Caution Jam for twelve years and released two original albums with them. His guitar/piano duo The Bluebudzz performed blues and classic covers in southern Ontario between 2000-2007.

After moving to British Columbia in 2007 he began to focus on a solo career showcasing his love for song writing blues and roots music. Since then, he has released five studio albums and three live collections. Since 2010 he has played over 1000 shows including fifteen tours in Ontario and Quebec plus many Canadian music festivals.

His solo show features stellar guitar playing and soulful vocals. He has enjoyed many years of popularity on the solo tour circuit.

OUR SPECIAL MENU INCLUDES.....

Blackened Chicken Skewers with Remoulade Sauce; Shrimp Creole served with white rice; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins; Apple Pie; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  

PLEASE NOTE.....There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you, in the mail, or via email.  Once payment is processed through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.

PAYMENT CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA ETRANSFERS.  Please contact connie@mississippiqueenfoods.com to confirm space is available, prior to sending.  Price is $45 + HST, per person, which comes to $50.85, for food and music.  

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Thursday
Sep052019

Southern Supper with Meghan Parnell & Dave Barnes (Bywater Call)- Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bywater Call (formerly known as Bywater Blues) is a 7 piece band with southern soul, gospel and blues influenced. The band won the 2018 Toronto blues society talent search at the TD Toronto jazz festival and the 2017 emerging artist competition at the 2017 TD Oakville songs of summer festival. Bywater duo is cromprised of lead singer Meghan Parnell and guitar player Dave Barnes and features acoustic versions of bywater original tunes plus delta blues, soul and folk covers.  

Our special menu for this Supper event includes.....

 Blackened U.S. Delta Farm Raised Catfish Fillets; Chicken & Sausage Gumbo served over white rice; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins; Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  

PLEASE NOTE....There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you, in the mail, or via email.  Once your purchase is made, through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.   

 Item:  BYWATER

 

Monday
Sep162019

Southern Supper with Mike Biggar AND Manitoba Hal- Friday, November 15, 2019

MORE ABOUT MIKE BIGGAR:

By any measure, New Brunswick contemporary roots and blues artist Mike Biggar is a natural live performer. With a musical history that stretches back to a gospel music childhood, Biggar is the picture of a lifetime spent in performance. Onstage his style is equal parts gutsy and joyful, reflecting the deep,soulful stamp left by those early musical days. Rollicking, high energy vocals steam down the line like a soulful, roots-inspired freight train, perfectly paired with the infectious melodies of his acclaimed songwriting and his warm, disarming banter. In his near ten year career, Biggar has been honoured with numerous East Coast Music Association and Music New Brunswick awards, including most recently the 2018 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year.

Now with his new album, ‘MIKE BIGGAR & BAND – LIVE AT THE BMO THEATRE’, listeners are offered the most intimate and memorable Mike Biggar musical portrait to date.  His fourth full-length album on Busted Flat Records captures a special concert from November 2018 featuring his full band, performed before a sold out audience in his hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick.

http://www.mikebiggar.com

 

MORE ABOUT MANITOBA HAL:

Manitoba Hal is a blues guitarist, songwriter and master ukulele player. Using a combination of looping technology and effects he creates a performance that is one-of-a-kind. His combination of finger picking and strumming creates an instantly accessible sound that compliments his fresh and inventive originals and arrangements of traditional blues.

http://www.manitobahal.com/

 

OUR SPECIAL MENU INCLUDES.....

BBQ'd Shrimp (prepared in a cast iron skillet & finished with a cream sauce); Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins; Pecan Pie; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.   

PLEASE NOTE.....There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you, in the mail, or via email.  Once payment is processed through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.

PAYMENT CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA ETRANSFERS.  Please contact connie@mississippiqueenfoods.com to confirm space is available, prior to sending.  Price is $45 + HST, per person, which comes to $50.85, for food and music.  

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Thursday
Sep052019

Southern Supper with Paul James- Saturday, November 16, 2019

*** 6:30-8:30 OR 9:00-11:00 SHOWS ***

Paul James is one of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based, Canadian musians- past, present, and future.   

Paul James has received many music awards during his long career in the music business. He is winner of a Juno Award, multiple Toronto Music Awards,‘The Maple Blues (Lifetime Achievement Award for Blues Music in Canada), the London Fire Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, and he has many more music awards to grace his mantle. However, winning the respect of his musical peers always rated more highly than winning any awards for Paul.

 

Bo Diddley asked Paul to open his show and to back him up over 100 times between the years 1973 and 2007. Paul co-wrote a song with Bo, recorded with him and helped him to create the whole soundtrack for the movie, ‘Diary of a Sinner’. Bo Diddley played on Paul’s first vinyl album,’ Almost Crazy’, and wrote the liner notes for his second album, ‘The Paul James Band’. In 1986 Bo wrote: “From the beginning of his young career, I predicted that Paul James would be a big star one day and that time is now! The man is a true professional and dynamic! Listening to Paul James is listening to the building of a new thing, and he is a new thing. Paul James is a great musician, He’s a great tribute to Rock’n’Roll.”

Bob Dylan sat in with Paul’s band, and came to see Paul perform on numerous occasions. In 1990, Dylan invited Paul James to play an acoustic set to open his show at Canada’s Wonderland. Dylan further invited Paul to sit in with his band many times in Toronto, London, Oshawa and Buffalo. In 1986, when they first met, Dylan advised Paul that if he would move to L.A. and just do what he does in Toronto there, he would make it big for sure. Unfortunately, Paul had to keep his home base in Toronto for family reasons.

In 1982, Willy DeVille asked Paul to join his New York based band, Mink DeVille. Paul stayed in New York living in Willy’s apartment in Greenwich Village for about a month while learning all the Mink DeVille material for an upcoming twelve country world tour. Paul also recorded with Mink DeVille while he was in New York before the tour. There is a Great DVD documenting that tour titled ‘Mink DeVille Live at Montreux 1982’.

Paul played lead and rhythm guitar for New York Bluesman John Hammond. They played about 100 nights together over a thirty year period, mostly in Toronto and also in Ottawa, London, Montreal and Edmonton. Paul played on one of Hammond’s albums, ‘Nobody But You’ and Hammond played on two of Paul’s albums,’Acoustic Blues’ and Rockin’ the Blues’.

Paul has played guitar for Texas guitar great Lightning Hopkins, and piano greats Sunnyland Slim, Johnny Johnson, and Dr, John.

Paul James was a trailblazer for the independent music scene in Canada, as he was an independent recording artist long before it was popular to be one. He released his first vinyl 45 RPM original single, ‘Joint Out Back’ in 1973, on his own label Lick’n’Stick Records. Paul proved he could be successful as an Indie artist and many others followed his lead thereafter. He probably was the first independent recording artist to play all ten provinces in Canada, traveling in his van with his band.

Paul was a Canadian Blues Crusader! He played the Blues in bars since 1968 when it was not nearly as popular as it is now and long before there were any ‘Blues Societies’ or ‘Blues Awards in Canada.’ Paul James kept the Blues flame burning in Toronto even through the late 1970s when the disco era caused so many live bands to give up.

Currently, Paul James is a Canadian cultural icon. He is a veteran entertainer who has seen all that this crazy music business has to offer. His talents as a guitarist, vocalist, band leader, stage acrobat, producer, songwriter, trailblazer, and owner of his own Indie record label have all allowed Paul to perform and produce the music he loves for close to five decades. Paul is not over the hill yet – in fact, he is still going up it!

Paul James is a real musician’s musician. He has been constantly surrounded by the world’s stage of big time players, such as Mink DeVille, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, John Hammond, Dr. John, Spencer Davis, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Jeff Healey, Honeyboy Edwards, Johnny Johnson, Jack Scott, and Sunnyland Slim, just to name a few.

Sometimes it does pay to play the clown. Just ask Toronto bluesman Paul James. Way back when, in 1986, James was hamming it up in his trademark style at a Nag's Head North gig. Wearing a crazy, ruffled, purple tuxedo shirt, James boogied over to the

bar. He was playing with one hand and drinking a beer with the other when, lo and behold, Bob Dylan jumped up right in front of him. Yes, that Bob Dylan. The legendary folk-rock star was impressed. James, a Dylan fan since he "first heard him," thought he was hallucinating. Dylan joined him on stage. "Just introduce me as the hitchhiker from Vancouver," he told James.

A few weeks ago, Dylan returned the favour -- summoning James to a concert at Buffalo's Midland Arena. Near the end of the show, Dylan announced that he had a friend in the audience. Would Paul James care to join him on stage?

"Uh, oh," James recalls saying to himself. "That's me." Together they performed Highway 61 and Like a Rolling Stone, then came back for an encore of Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat and Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away. After the show, Dylan told James he'd like to give him a call when he's recording his next album.

"Well, do it," said James, who's still walking around in a daze after his "dream come true." Kind of makes it hard, one would imagine, to go back to the dingy barroom circuit.


Our special menu for this Supper event includes....

Blackened Chicken Fillets; Creole Red Beans & Rice with Sausage; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Cornbread Muffin; Banana Pudding; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.

 PLEASE NOTE......There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you in the mail, or via email.  Once your payment is processed through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.  

NON-REFUNDABLE Advance Seat Purchase Options:
  

 

 

Monday
Oct072019

Southern Supper with Raoul Bhaneja & Darren Gallen- Thursday, December 12, 2019

Raoul Bhaneja and Darren Gallen are members of 'Maple Blues Award Winners' Raoul and The Big Time, and this will be their return, to Mississippi Queen Foods. They will play an acoustic blues show, featuring some Unplugged Big Time material AND some of their favourite Mississippi blues!

This is Raoul & Darren's return to Mississippi Queen Foods. However, Ya'll may have seen Raoul, at Mississippi Queen Foods, with Super Chikan, on his recent visit, or as part of the 'Down in the Delta' tour, which I hosted, over at Bay City Music Hall. That tour included Raoul, Big Dave McLean, and Clarksdale, Mississippi's own, Super Chikan (folk artist & Grammy nominated blues musician).

OUR SPECIAL MENU INCLUDES.....

Buttermilk Fried Chicken; Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Gravy; Green Beans cooked with bacon; Buttermilk Biscuits; Mississippi Mud Cake; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory. 

PLEASE NOTE.....There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you, in the mail, or via email.  Once payment is processed through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.

PAYMENT CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA ETRANSFERS.  Please contact connie@mississippiqueenfoods.com to confirm space is available, prior to sending.  Price is $45 + HST, per person, which comes to $50.85, for food and music. 

Item: RAOUL

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Wednesday
Sep182019

Southern Supper with Spencer MacKenzie- Thursday, November 21, 2019

 

19 Year old ‘New Artist of the Year’ Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer MacKenzie, has an insightful musical expression emerging from his body and the only explanation is an old soul residing within! He has a deep, soulful, true to the blues sound, with an electrifying twist that captivates his audience. There is no question that musicians should be judged by ability and not by age, and that is certainly the case with blues artist Spencer MacKenzie…”his guitar playing is crisp and clean even as it delivers some down-to-the bone licks…He’s got the blues power in his soul...” – Blues Blast Magazine (USA).

His debut album in 2016 ‘Infected with the Blues’ released in May 2016 earned rave reviews and consistently had international airplay hitting the Top 50 Roots Music Report Blues Charts. "Goodbye Lucille is the best musical tribute to BB King I've ever heard....." -Blues Matters Magazine (UK). Spencer and his original song "Devil Under her Skin" took a 3rd place WIN in the Blues Category at the 2016 International Songwriting Competition!

Spencer’s new album ‘Cold November’ had an incredible team in the creation including the legendary Eddie Krammer who mixed one of the songs on the album. His new original ‘Move on Down the Track’ was a finalist in the Blues Category for the 2017 International Songwriting Competition. It is consistently hitting the top of the Blues Charts and receiving rave reviews around the World. Spencer was honoured and extremely thankful to receive a funding grant from FACTOR Canada which has allowed him to bring his album to incredible heights!

His drive and work ethic goes beyond that of the typical teenager. Countless hours are spent song writing and travelling each week performing on the blues scene earning praise everywhere he performs. In 2018 he toured his new album with Miles Evans on keys, Matt Burns on drums and Justine Fischer on bass, to many prestigious festivals including Thunderbay Blues Festival, Paisley Blues festival, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Donnacona Blues Festival, Trois-Rivieres en Blues, Southside Shuffle, Sarnia Jazz and Blues in the Village, and many more.
In 2016 Spencer won the Toronto Blues Society New Talent Search earning a spot to compete at the 2017 International Blues Challenge. In 2017 he won ‘Blues Artist of the Year’ at the Niagara Music Awards and took home the 2016 Maple Blues Award for 'New Artist of the Year' and he has just begun his journey !

"He mentions many of his influences such as B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Colin James, Jimi Hendrix …. Spencer, nevertheless, has his own sound which, in my humble opinion, is going to carry him to great heights” - Blues and Roots Radio Worldwide

OUR SPECIAL MENU INCLUDES.....
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo served with white rice: New Orleans style Hot Roast Beef BoBoys; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  

PLEASE NOTE.....There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you, in the mail, or via email.  Once payment is processed through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.

PAYMENT CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA ETRANSFERS.  Please contact connie@mississippiqueenfoods.com to confirm space is available, prior to sending.  Price is $45 + HST, per person, which comes to $50.85, for food and music.  

Item: SPENCER

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Thursday
Sep052019

Southern Supper with The Vaudevillian- Wednesday, October 23, 2019


*** DUO SHOW *** VISITING ONTARIO FROM THEIR NEW HOME OF NOVA SCOTIA ***

The Vaudevillian are 1930's Jugband Ragtime Blues

"The jugband tunes from the award winning 1930's band, The Vaudevillian make you get off your doggone caboose & do the lindy hop!

The old fashioned gentleman, Jitterbug James & sweet Norah Spades bring you dancing numbers from the prohibition period!

Thank goodness PROHIBITION IS OVER!

Currently on a Canada Wide Tour, you'll find The Vaudevillian at festivals and theaters playing their jugband, ragtime numbers. They host interactive washboard workshops and interactive musical spoon workshops all across the country and have taught over 900+ participants in this past year alone!

Get ready to shine your shoes to do the skoodle um skoo!"

https://www.facebook.com/thevaudevillianmusic/

Www.thevaudevillian.bandcamp.com

Instagram- @The Vaudevillian Music

Record Label- Busted Flat Records

 

Our special menu for this Supper event includes.....

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Memphis style BBQ Sauce; Baked Mac n' Cheese; BBQ Baked Beans with Bacon; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Pumpkin Pie; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  

PLEASE NOTE....There are NO physical tickets.  Nothing is sent to you in the mail, or via email.  Once your purchase is made, through Pay Pal, a notification is sent to me.  Then, your name is written on the guest list, for the event.  

Item:  VAUD

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