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A little bit Austin; a little bit Kemptville, a lot of a good time!

Enjoy some of the best live music, well, anywhere at the Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill. Come on out and be entertained with tunes & songs, to listen close or to sing along at one of our popular open mic or Birthday Tribute events: it all sounds as good as the real Texas BBQ, Tex-Mex, Cajun or Southern food favourites tastes... Our entertainment line up ranges from local talent to some big name headliners...watch this page to see what's coming up!

 

Calendar:

PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT (613-258-3737) TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT/TICKET.    Folks who come in for dinner will be given priority for seating and tables...

August:

Friday 1 ~ Steve Groves 'Notes from the Underground', jazz/blues 9pm, $10

Saturday 2 ~Don Reid, jazz piano, 7pm, tip jar, $5 suggested

Thursday 7 ~ RON HYNES, songwriter, 8:30pm, $25**

Friday 8 ~ The Marrieds, sweet folk, 9pm, $10

Saturday 9 ~ Calum Graham, guitar prodigy, 9pm, $10


Thursday 14 ~ Darren Eedens, folk/country/bluegrass, $6

Friday 15 ~ Randall Prescott and Tracey Brown, 9pm, $20* (please note the date change!)

Saturday 16 ~ TBA

Friday 22 ~ Doug Hendry Love Fest, Scottish folk, etc., 8pm, by donation

Friday 29 ~ Pearly Jenkins and Lucky Strike, rockabilly, alt-country, 9pm, $10

Saturday 30 ~ Christo Graham, Casio-coustic/folk, 9pm, $8

September:

Friday 5 ~ Shawna Caspi, singer-songwriter/finger-style guitar, 9pm, $7

Saturday 6 ~ Daniel Champagne, Australian roots, $10

Wednesday 10 ~ Brennan Leigh, Austin country-folk 

Friday 12 ~ Astrid Young, full band show!  

Saturday 13 ~ Shirt Tearing Boys, folk band, 9pm, $10

Friday 19 ~ Kristine St.-Pierre, folk singer-songwriter, 9pm, $10

Saturday 27 ~ Celtic Sea, cd release,  8pm, tip jar show

October:

Friday 3 ~ Jeremy Fisher, 9pm, $20+hst

Saturday 4 ~ Trevor Alguire, 9pm

Saturday 11 ~ Christa Couture and Hillary Grist

Friday 24 ~ Meaghan Blanchard, 9pm, $10**

Saturday 25 ~ Kim Koren, singer-songwriter, 9pm, $5

November:

Saturday 1 ~ 8th Anniversary Party! Frank & Birdie!

Thursday 6 ~ Ryan Cook

Friday 7 ~ Little Suns

Friday 14 ~ Gathering Sparks, folk group, 9pm, $10

Saturday 15 ~ Lynne Hanson

Saturday 22 ~ Buckledown

bolded artists are on tour from outside our region
**advance tickets strongly recommended

Friday 1 ~ Steve Groves 'Notes From the Underground', jazz/blues, 9pm, $10.  Steve Groves career spans several decades as a guitarists. Living in New York City for 15 years, Steve played guitar and sang with blues greats, The Holmes Brothers from ‘84 to ‘90.  Also busy on the New York active jazz scene, playing with legends like Charlie Rouse (sax with Monk, "Round Midnight") and Percy France (sax on Honkey Tong, changed the world of sax) , classical clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, B3 masters Lonnie  Smith and Brother Jack McDuff, and Avantists like the award winning Multi National Big Band and pioneer drummer Sunny Murray  to name but a few. 
 
Steve's vast and varied background in music brings another dimension to the guitar experience. Influenced by jazz guitarists like Howard Roberts and Wes Montgomery, and a love of the Brazilian nylon string Bossa Nova sound as well as Spain's Flamenco  and France's Manouch, while always rooted in the Blues influences of Wendell Holmes, Robbie Robertson and Albert King, all combine in an unique thumb and finger style montage of blues harmony and melody.
 
Steve Groves has recently released his latest CD "Notes From The Underground", a 5 song EP of all original blues written and produced by Steve. The CD has special guests. The great Montreal guitarist Ricky Laurent plays swamp slide guitar on "Runnin' Through The Bayou”.  Everyone knows bluesman Steve Marriner blowing’ harp on this up tempo blues shuffle, "Shut The Front Door”.  Steve’s daughter, Raven Desneiges Groves adds a sweet flavour with the background vocals on "The Queens Cousins Cats" and Rene Fortier playing hot percussion on 3 of the songs.
 
Regular band members in the Steve Groves Trio are rock solid low bass tones coming from Jamaica’s Owen Brown rooted with his rhythm partner, Jorge Reyes on drums.
Having just returned from a 99 day tour of France, Spain and India, Steve is busy successfully contacting blues radio stations globally. So far the EP is being played in Spain, Switzerland, England, Canada and New Orleans, as well as on syndicated blues radio shows across North America. Radio response has been 100%.
 
Steve is now planning his next world tour. Spain has invited him back to perform at several festivals and other countries are in his sights. "I feel great about the response that the songs from the CD are getting.  New Orleans Radio has three of the tracks on rotation plus Blues Deluxe broadcasts on local stations throughout North America".
 
The EP can be purchased in whole or in part on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/notes-from-the-underground-ep/id834187999

Saturday 2 ~ Don Reid, jazz piano, 7pm, tip jar show ($5 suggested).  Don is a local favourite and we are pleased to have him back tickling the proverbial ivories this Saturday… The standards, the Great American Songbook, the classics… Don sets the mood every time… Looking for that perfect date night music?  This is it!  Martinis are, sadly, not included in the ticket price... but don’t worry, they are certainly available at the bar… See you Saturday!     

Sunday 3 ~ Rubber Boots Buffet, 2-8pm and Open Mic 3-6pm. THIS WEEK the Open Mic is hosted by Chef Bruce... For those who are new to the clan, the Sunday Open Mic/Rubber Boots Buffet is a family friendly, fun, community day that welcomes musicians of all skill levels. We mix up the music schedule a bit with guest hosts like Greg Kelly and the Ukulele Kemptville Experience (UKE), and occasional 'Birthday Tribute' events, where participants are encouraged to play songs by an artist whose birthday is on or near the Sunday in question; While all that happens, the Rubber Boots Buffet is being served... it is an all day, all you can eat comfort food extravaganza (other menus such as pub grub, kids and a dessert menu are also available) and the whole day is a place where you can meet your neighbours, come in for a beer or a pot of tea, stay for a bowl of homemade soup and a song or two and leave with, well, a whole new batch of friends. Everyone is welcome—and yes, that means you! We’d love to see you this Sunday…