Tuesday 30 March 2010

Amanda Rheaume and Tara Holloway, May 15

May at BobCat brings a two-for-one show of powerhouse Ottawa women.

Amanda Rheaume is a veteran of the bar scene, the Big Money Shot, and even of Christmas CDs. She has an amazing ability to write catchy songs but still hit deep emotions. Her voice is able to deliver power-pop and soulful ballad with equal skill and emotion. Add in to that a beautiful hand-built acoustic that she can make sing, and you've got an irresistible package.

And it even gets better when Tara Holloway tags along for a duo show. Tara Holloway brings a raw passion and energy to the stage that is unmatched by anyone I've seen in Ottawa. Her voice makes me think of Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, and Janis Joplin; her songs are windows into a funnysad world filled with broken hearts that keep on beating.

So come and watch the roof lift off the sunroom.

I can't guarantee QUITE this much volume. But here's a video of Amanda and Tara playing at last year's Bluesfest:

And here's Tara playing on TV with Creed (from the office?!) as part of SXSW:

Amanda Rheaume and Tara Holloway, with ace guitarist Jeff Logan
May 15, 2010, 7:00 mingle, 8:00 show
Suggested donation $20
Please feel free to bring a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank and/or some food to share.

We like pre-payment of your suggested donation so that others don't get shut out of the show. Please use paypal or Interac Money Transfer if you like; otherwise contact me and arrange to drop off a cheque or cash.

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