Saturday 15 January 2022

BobCat's pulling up stakes


It is a bittersweet duty to tell you that BobCat House Concerts is leaving Ottawa. 

After 15 years, more than 50 concerts, and a wealth of wonderful memories, we are selling our house, packing up and moving to Cobourg. 

While the time is right for us to make the move, it is a BIG disappointment that we won’t get to say goodbye with a final show here in Ottawa. 

BobCat started in February 2007 with Suzie Vinnick and Tony D lifting the roof off, and since then we’ve had wonderful performers and wonderful audiences finding each other.

In no particular order:  the legendary Penny Lang. The Good Lovelies. Jon Brooks. Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite. Gregory Hoskins. Shari Ulrich. Jill Zmud. The Young Novelists. David Ross MacDonald. Corin Raymond. Babes for Breasts. Chris Page. Andrea Simms-Karp. Meredith Luce. Jeremy Fisher. Jadea Kelly. Gathering Sparks. Lindsay Ferguson. Amy Campbell. Quique Escamilla. Amanda Rheaume. Ana Miura. Rhonda Stakich. David Newland. Missy Burgess. The Undesirables. Rhonda Stakich. Kate Weekes. Wendell  Ferguson.  Terry Gillespie.  Emma-Lee. David Gogo. Coco Love Alcorn. Katherine Wheatley. Nathan Rogers.  Rick Fines. Lynn Miles. Lynne Hanson. Catriona Sturton. Jory Nash. Anique Granger. David Newland. Jonathan Byrd. Eric John. Kit Soden. Janine Stoll. Peter Elkas. Norma MacDonald. Mélanie Brulée. Shawna Caspi. Rachel Ferguson. 

Over the years, we’ve had some great times. Viruses willing, we will have new great times in our new home. 

But part of our heart will always be in our sunroom. 

Here's something from February 2009, 13 years ago: Peter Elkas, with "Only You." Only you made BobCat what it was. Only you keep music alive. 

Thanks for being there for us. Thanks for loving live music. Keep on loving it. 

Bob and Cat

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