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Al Lerman Live at The Cove

October 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for live music at The Cove Inn on October 28th from 5-8pm with Al Lerman.

AL LERMAN is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and leader of the two-time Juno Award winning (Canada’s Grammy) band FATHEAD. Outside of the band, he has built a solid career touring as an acoustic solo blues/roots artist, accompanying himself on guitar and rack harmonica. He has released two critically acclaimed solo discs to date. A pro musician for over forty years, he occasionally works as a guest sideman, recording and touring with a myriad of top-notch bands.

Chasing the Blues “Book Launch” – A Traveller’s Guide to America’s Music

$30 + HST

by Josephine Matyas & Craig Jones
Explore the roots of the Blues in the Mississippi Delta by African Americans

About the Authors:

Josephine (“Jo”) Matyas is an award-winning travel writer who has published extensively for two decades on destinations around the globe. Her travels have taken her hiking, snorkelling, on safari, and tasting her way through dozens of countries. She has travelled by plane, helicopter, train, bus, car, boat, dogsled and snowshoes.

Let’s be honest: travel writing is an interesting way to feed a deep-seated addiction to travel (one she came by honestly from her parents). Jo publishes on soft outdoor adventure, culture, history, parklands, and out-of-the-way places, and her work has appeared everywhere from The Globe and Mail to Luxe magazine.

Craig Jones is a lifer-musician trained in political economy at Queen’s University. The eclectic mix of music, history, politics, and current affairs is what drives his writing, lecturing, teaching, and performing with bands and choirs.

Before taking up residence in Kingston, Craig toured Canada with various rock and roll bands plus a short – but memorable – tour with the late Stan Rogers. Between pandemic lockdowns, he performs and teaches across Eastern Ontario. Since completing his doctorate in 1997, he has worked as a health policy researcher, a consultant on mental health service and delivery, and as Executive Director of two national NGOs. He has a long-standing interest in the unintended consequences of drug prohibition.

Working together has been serendipitous. Combining music, travel and writing has been a dream lifestyle come true.


Links to interviews:

CBC Ontario Morning:

(Sept. 29, Part 2 at about the 41:28 mark): https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-112-ontario-morning-from-cbc-radio

CKWS/Global TV:



https://youtu.be/kzcRVu0HRlM and  https://youtu.be/GEonta-uKP0

Links to Author websites:

The Facebook site for the book follows our travels (with a new post weekly): www.facebook.com/ChasingtheBluesTravelersGuide

Publisher’s Website: Backbeat Books:


Jo’s Travel Websites:



Coming September 2021 . . .

available in bookstores and online.



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October 28, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seamus Cowan
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The Cove Inn
2 Bedford St
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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(613) 273-3636
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