2011/2012 Spirit of Rasputin’s Concert Lineup

As a member you get first notice! And a bonus!

In mid-August the SoR calendar will be updated with the concert lineup details and on-line tickets for the general public at our e-Store. In the meantime, you can click the Buy Now link beside each concert item below to purchase tickets in advance. You can also logon to the website and find the concert tickets on the Pay My Dues page (logon required) in the For Members menu.

The Bonus!

For Spirit of Rasputin’s members (that’s you!!), a package price for all Saturday concerts is available for $130. That is a saving of $20, or the equivalent of one free concert. Click here to buy the Rasputin’s Concert Package. (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S29EQ6MH5T882) (It’s also available in the For Members area of the website.)

The 2011/2012 Concert Series

Kate Morgan, our Artistic Director, has arranged a diverse concert series focussing on rising local and regional talent as well as two nationally acclaimed groups. Most concerts will again be presented at the Westboro Masonic Hall with three exceptions. Two shows, both big acts, will be at the First Unitarian Congregation at 30 Cleary Ave because we expect to need the extra space. One show, Gil’s Hootenanny, will be at the NAC Fourth Stage. All concerts are on Saturday evenings and start at 8 pm except the May Day hootenanny, which is on a Tuesday this year and will start at 7:30.

We are also planning a holiday season “twist” on the Rasputin’s Beard concept we are calling Santa’s Beard planned for December 17. Sponsored by PSAC, this will be a fund raising event for an as yet unnamed charity. With PSAC’s support, this will be the first Beard where the musicians actually get paid.

Drum roll please….here’s the lineup:

September 17, 2011 (no cover, pass-the-hat)
Rasputin’s Beard (our traditional season opener)
Featuring: “Fumblin’ Fingers (http://www NULL.fumblinfingers NULL.ca)“, “Steel Moon (http://www NULL.steelmoonsound NULL.com/)“, “Pouch Cotatoes”, and “Lost Colt (http://www NULL.myspace NULL.com/lostcolt)

October 22, 2011 $20 Buy Now (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FKGN2XEHGLE3L)
“Hats ‘n Spats” Gala with Sheesham and Lotus
A Tribute to Dean Verger with surprise guests and music by Sheesham & Lotus (http://www NULL.sheeshamandlotus NULL.com/ )
Here’s a Youtube of Sheesham and Lotus (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=ABtpGZHhgO0&feature=youtu NULL.be)

November 19, 2011 $20 Buy Now (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CDJ4F4UGKLETY)
Missy Burgess (http://www NULL.missyburgess NULL.com/) and Keith Glass
Our very own “Missy” has a new CD. This is the official “CD Release Concert”

December 17, 2011 (no cover, pass-the-hat)
Santa’s Beard sponsored by PSAC
Featured performers will be announced in the fall

January 21, 2012 $20 Buy Now (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BB8YRTTE35LVE)
Anders Drerup (http://www NULL.myspace NULL.com/andersdrerup) with special guests Kelly Prescott (http://www NULL.myspace NULL.com/theprescottsound) and Adam Puddington (http://www NULL.adampuddington NULL.com/)

February 4, 2012 $20 Buy Now (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S32P729YJJJ8S)
Lynn Hanson (http://www NULL.lynnehanson NULL.com/ )
Winner 2010 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award

March 10, 2012 $25 Cancelled
The Creeking Tree String Quartet (http://www NULL.myspace NULL.com/creakingtree)
Twice Juno Award Nominated
Location: First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Street, Ottawa

April 21, 2012 $20 Buy Now (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2FGE8PFBNKWCJ)
John Bowman and Amanda Rheume (http://www NULL.amandarheaume NULL.com)
A shared evening with two excellent local acts.(Youtube Amanda (http://youtu NULL.be/_wGFZNVm-KA)) (Youtube John (http://youtu NULL.be/0JQDroxrhuE))

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 7:30pm “MAY DAY” $10

John Bowman
will be featuring songs from his debut CD,Beach on the Ocean. In the late 70’s John began to perform as a solo singer/songwriter and wrote a large number of songs. Since moving to Ottawa from Vancouver he adopted the Rasputin’s Open Stage and other open mics around town as his sounding board. He is also a consistent contributor to Writer’s Bloc.

Amanda Rheume’s
musical journey has taken her to Lilith Fair, alongside Sarah McLachlan, the Dixie Chicks, Indigo Girls and Sheryl Crow. Her music has spanned the musical landscape of rock, pop, folk, and roots. She has returned to her roots and what makes all this extraordinary is that “Light of Another Day” is Amanda Rheaume’s first full length album.

Sultans of String,
“Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity,” thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.

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