River City Junction
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River City Junction

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF | AFM

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2005
Band Blues Classic Rock


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"River City Junction @ The Avant Garde August 2007 - #12"

In a world of busy people being fed instructions off of tiny screens, working late and vacationing little there is something to be said for unwinding with several pints and a few sets of straight-up roadhouse rock. A good source for the latter is River City Junction, who frequents stages around Ottawa and the surrounding area.
Caroline Addison handles lead vocals with a thick, throaty voice that lends itself nicely to the bands raw blues sound. She also plays the role of drummer. Pairing those two tasks together is not an easy thing to do, and Addison does a stellar job considering she only started doing it in November.
Jason Fryer brings a wall of sound to the mix with a classic Gibson and tweed-faced amp combo filled out nicely with an old school pedal board at his feet. He switches well between roles of lead and rhythm with an arsenal of different effects and textures that adds a very rich dynamic to the band.
Tom Joanisse brings the melodies and beats together on bass rounding out a very technically proficient three-piece band. Their original pieces sound right at home among the Cream, Hendrix, and other classic tracks that fill out their sets. The band also shows a great work ethic staying on stage when others would already be well into their second pitcher at the bar.
The band's been busy in their home studio working on an album that should be available in the near future; they can often be seen at the Avant Garde on Fridays. pp

- Upfront Magazine


Convergence - 2010
Soul Joy 2012



Now veterans of the Canadian Music Scene, River City Junction has had the honour of playing with some of Canada’s finest musicians. Juno & Maple Blues award winning artists such as Jerome Godboo, Eric Shenkman, Jerry Mercer, Steve Marriner & Matt Sobb, Al Wood, Murray Kinsley, Leigh-Ann Stanton, Rod Williams, Thomas Starwalker Clair, David Maracle, Greg Morency, Scott Price, Simon Meilleur & Robert Watt are but a few of the many talented people RCJ has had the good fortune to perform with.

They’ve also had the esteemed & rare pleasure of working & studying with legendary producer/engineer & former V.P. of Island Records Rob Fraboni. (Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt) 

Having played well over a thousand shows, River City Junction is one of Canada’s hardest working independent bands & is no stranger to the stage either. They regularly frequent many of the larger summer festivals including RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Westfest, Kingston’s Limestone City Bluesfest, Montreal’s FestiBlues, Brockville’s Tall Ships Festival, 1000 Islands Jazz & Blues Fest, Frankford Bluesfest, Porquis Bluesfest, Calabogie Bluesfest & also perform regularly at legendary Canadian Blues Clubs such as The Rainbow Bistro, Irene’s Pub & the Atomic Rooster in Ottawa, Bistro a Jojo in Montreal & for the Kingston Blues Society at the RCHA. 

With two albums released & a newly founded record label / recording studio recently purchased named Tone King Records, they are working on re-releasing their first two albums as well as tracking the third & working on pre-production for the fourth. Also active on the studio side of things, they have recorded, mixed & mastered several albums for fellow musicians such as Josef Mieto’s “Bad Eyes”, Chasing Amber’s self titled debut & Blues & Company’s self titled EP. They are currently working on a release for Toronto Jazz band Snaggle & have several other projects lined up for the near future as well.

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