Christmas with The Troubs – Wednesday December 21st, 4- 6pm (EST). A fun and informal behind-the-scenes radio special with Rik and Dave -strung-out and on the road through 2012- with host Spud Wharton of CHIP 101.7 FM. Listen online!

Broadcasting on 101.7 FM throughout the Ottawa Valley, Quebec, and Ottawa, you can also tune in to CHIP 101.7 FM online for the worldwide broadcast!

This episode will be the shows finest interviewing Rik and Dave about classic road stories, never heard tales, the recording of RECOVERY ROOM 9, Carol Channing, how to order wine in Buffalo, how to get lost in cab outside Chicago, how to kill David Foster, what guitars and strings The Troubs are currently using, what they’re currently listening to, Spud’s stink-eye, Dave’s head fall, and more!

Oh, and a lot of great music… of course.

Tune in Wednesday December 21st, from 4- 6pm (EST).

Recorded in the fall of 2011 at Room 9, reCOVERy Room 9 is the new album by The Troubs and features versions of nine classic songs! Now available at in CD format.

Also, just in time for the holidays and for a limited time is the reCOVERy Room 9 Collector’s Bundle!

Limited Edition Bundle includes:

  1. reCOVERy Room 9 CD
  2. 1 Dave Dunlop Guitar Pick
  3. 1 Rik Emmett Guitar Pick
  4. 1 “Galaxy Song” Lyric Sheet autographed by Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop

Featuring classic covers including I Hear You Knockin’, Message In a Bottle, The Boys of Summer, Superstition, Always a Woman, Born to Run, I’ve Just Seen a Face, Have a Little Faith In Me, and Monty Python’s The Galaxy Song!

View full album details here!

A crowd-pleasing dining experience is the perfect warm-up act to every performance at Hugh’s Room — one of Canada’s premier live music venues. Sample a delectably diverse range of menu options in an inviting, intimate concert hall setting, while you enjoy musical act The Troubs. Hugh’s Room has hosted performances from Ron Sexsmith to Richie Havens, Judy Collins to Jesse Winchester.

Tickets on sale 5:00pm Monday, September 19th.

$35 regular reserved seating, $45 VIP reserved seating (only 64 VIP seats available, center tables, best view of stage.)

The Iridium opened in January 1994 at 63rd Street and 8th Avenue as the “Iridium Room Jazz Club”, a basement room below the Merlot restaurant across from Lincoln Center booking “traditional, swinging jazz musicians of the second or third level”. The original location underwent three renovations, then in August 2001 moved to its current location at 1650 Broadway on 51st Street. Unlike many of New York City’s jazz clubs, The Iridium has remained open to the present day, with the help of some major renovations to keep up with the number of attendees.

There have been many major releases recorded live at Iridium, from artists like Kenny Garrett, Jacky Terrasson, Charlie Haden, Kenny Barron, Benny Carter, The Jazz Messengers, Sweets Edison, and Clark Terry.

Beginning in 1995 and continuing until his death at age 94, guitar legend Les Paul performed weekly at the club.

According to New York magazine, “the Iridium does its best to recreate the halcyon days of the 1920s and 1930s. Sure, the air’s no longer smoky, the décor’s a shadow of what it was and you’re sitting knee-to-knee with the European tourists at the next table, but true jazz aficionados overlook those minor details to hear sets played by some of the best-known names in the biz: vocalist Jimmy Scott, guitarist Mike Stern, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, and the Mingus Legacy bands, to name a few.”