Nov 24/15 - Rock n Roll Hootenanny with the Campistas! - Ottawa ON, Irene's Pub 885 Bank St. This is the Christmas Party you don't want to miss! The Rock n Roll double bill for one low low party price ($10). John Allaire and the Campistas - hot off their CD release and showcase before Wilco at CityFolk this year! And starting the evening, George Stryker and 32 Black Suedes!
All the bases are covered! There will be a seasonal sing-along, gifts for all paying customers, and lots of that rock n roll music! $10 at the door. Don't be late!
Oct 28/15 - "SoS" now available on iTunes - Finally, "South of Solitude" is available for download on iTunes. Just go here and go get it!
Sep. 27/15 - New line-up for Season 5 of the ALLAIRE SHOW! - The ALLAIRE SHOW at Quinn's Ale House is a singer/songwriter matinee series held weekly. It's from 3pm-5pm every Saturday at Quinn's (1070 Bank St. near Sunnyside in Ottawa) and feature John with a diferent songwriter each week! C'mon down and sing along! See the "Shows" page for details/listings.
Sep. 17/15 - South of Solitude ships today! - John's new album "South of Solitude" (Flat and Black Records) ships today! Come see him at CityFolk/Marvest Friday night at the Wild Oat 817 Bank St. 11pm and Sunday night 7pm Aberdeen Pavillion Lansdown Park! Go to the STORE to pick up a copy today!!
Aug 18/15 - South of Solitude Pre-order starts today! - Save on the new album by John Allaire by pre-ordering today! The album will ship September 16, 2015 with an official release date of September 18th! Go to the Store to pre-order!
Aug 12/15 - The "Two Johns" close out the Summer - John and his good pal John Carroll will try and eke out the last rays of Summer with a show on Sat. Aug 29 at Patty's Pub - 1186 Bank. 9pm start!
Aug 12/15 - Southern Ontario, here we come! - John will be taking copies of his new album "South of Solitude" down to Oakville, Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener and Brantford over the Labour Day weekend and into the first week of September. He will be playing with his friends Kim Koren and Lynn Jackson at varoius venues around the Golden Horseshoe. Go to the shows page and get details!
Aug 12/15 - John to play Ottawa CityFolk twice! - John will be releasing his new album "South of Solitude" as part of Ottawa CityFolk's Marvest. Time and location of the first solo show will be announced on the CityFolk soon. John and the Campistas will be playing the Aberdeen Pavillion on Sun. Sept. 20th in support of Lucinda Williams and Wilco as part of CityFolk and their new location at Lansdowne Park!Go to the CityFolk site for tix!
May 27/15 - Here's a good one you won't want to miss! John and drummer Breeze Smith are bringing their Electric Tour Duo to Irene's Pub on Friday, June 12th. And they are playing with Astrid Young! Yes, that's Neil Young's sister and her famous drummer husband Ray Farrugia (Lee Harvey Osmond, Junkhouse). C'mon down. $10. 9pm
Apr. 20/15 - Podcast! Here's a podcast interview John did with Brews 'n Tunes, featuring an interview, a few live tunes and some drinking!
Mar. 18/15 - Ottawa Sun follows John and Gilles Arsenault through their St. Patrick's Day paces at Patty's Pub in Ottawa!
Mar. 4/15 - More upcoming stuff, including the great ALLAIRE SHOW line-up for Winter/Spring 2015!
Jan. 19/15 - More upcoming stuff!
Jan. 3/14 - First batch of this year's guests!!!!
Dec. 8/14 - More upcoming stuff, including New Year's Eve!!
Nov. 14/14 - Upcoming stuff!
Oct. 16/14 - Introducing.... The ALLAIRE SHOW - EXTENDED PLAY at Patty's Pub! Got that Day-buzz going from the afternoon ALLAIRE SHOW at Quinn's? Looking to keep 'er going? Or did you have to drop the kids off at your sister's place and now you're ready to roll! We have the solution, as usual. It's the EXTENDED PLAY! It's a 9pm start down at Patty's Pub, 1186 Bank St.! Last Saturday of every month. My first two guests are (Oct 25) Sarah MacDougall from Yukon Territiory and (Nov 29) a Rockabilly party with George Stryker?! No cover, as usual, but bring what you can for the hat and some merch! C'mon!!!
Sept 18/14 - Show with Stompin' Tom's backing band - John will be opening for Tim Hus and the Rocky Mountain Two at the Celtic Cross (Somerset W near Bank) on Oct 2. This'll be a good one! don't miss it!
Sept 18/14 - Last festival of the season alert! O-TOWN Hoedown - John will be going solo-electric for the O-Town Hoedown this year. Sat. Sept 27th 9pm at Irene's 885 Bank St. It's also John's birthday! So c'mon down and celebrate!
Sept 2/14 - The ALLAIRE SHOW Fall guests announced! - The guests have been announced for the September to Chrismas run at The ALLAIRE SHOW at Quinn's. The show (Starting back up September 27th!) is a singer/songwriter matinee series held weekly. It's from 3pm-5pm every Saturday at Quinn's (1070 Bank St. near Sunnyside in Ottawa) and feature John with a diferent songwriter each week! C'mon down and sing along! See the "Shows" page for details/listings.
Aug. 26/14 - Official "Kitchen Chair" video released today! - The new Kitchen Chair video from the album Heart of Steel was released today! It stars John's eldest daughter Hilary and was shot completely at Hilcourt Acres in Vernon, Ontario! The video was written, directed and edited by John and his wife Lisa did much of the camera work! A true family effort!
Aug. 7/14 - John and Breeze to play electric duet at Celtic Cross! - The Celtic Cross on 343 Someset St. W near Bank will host an evening of what many other cities get to see, the touring electric duet of John and drummer Breeze Smith! C'mon down for some shenanigans and great times Saturday, August 16/14 at 9pm!
Aug. 6/14 - Video for "Kitchen Chair" in the works - Most of the footage is on the editing desk and the cutting room floor is starting to pile up as the video for John's song "Kitchen Chair" off of his last solo album Heart of Steel is being put together. It stars John's daughter Hilary, and was shot in the rural Vernon/Winchester area of Eastern Ontario. Stay tuned for its release soon!
Hilary Allaire in a still from the upcoming video for "Kitchen Chair"
Aug. 2/14 - John plays REDBLACKS Tailgate Parties at Quinn's! - CFL is back in Ottawa and the neighbourhoods surrounding the staduim are a-buzz on game days! John is playing the Tailgate Parties (weather permitting) before all Ottawa REDBLACKS home games on Quinn's patio (1070 Bank St.). Check the schedule and c'mon down EARLY for a seat!
JA & the Campistas rock main stage at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest - If you weren't there, you missed a gooder! On possibly the biggest stage they've played in their careers, (and in suport of the one and only Snoop Dogg!) the boys (and Hilary!) busted through a 60-minute set of Allaire songs from most of his recent albums as well as "Let It Be with his daughter Hilary and closing the set with his trademark Nock Lowe cover, "(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding." Bootleg video snippets have been surfacing. We'll post when we can find 'em!
John and Hilary with Breeze and Tony Main Stage, Ottawa Bluesfest!
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