Where It’s At! – September 12, 2013

Published September 12, 2013 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• Blues in the Garden
• Temporary Foreign Worker Program Changes
• Gladstone Hotel Series
• TBS Mississippi Trip in April!
• 27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
• Living Blues Magazine Discount
• Wasaga Beach Blues Festival
• Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount
• TBS AGM & XMAS Party
• Concert Notes
• Donate to TBS
• Dan Aykroyd Wines
• Join the TBS
• Live Blues Listings

Blues in the Garden

The free annual Blues in the Garden art display and live blues performance takes place 2pm-5pm during the Queen West Art Crawl on Sunday September 22. There will be a performance by 2013 TBS Talent Search winner Sugar Brown (pictured), as well as bbq (dietary options available) and beverages available for purchase, including Dan Aykroyd Wines.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Changes

The process of obtaining HRSDC Labour Market Opinions for temporary foreign workers coming to Canada has changed. Establishments whose primary income is not performance related, must now pay a non-refundable $275 processing fee for their application to hire each foreign artist in addition to a $150 fee per musician (capping at $450). The new fee does not apply for artists who are union members in good standing. Learn more by visiting the Canadian government’s explanation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Gladstone Hotel Series

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in blues talent the first Thursday of each month at the Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. Performances are free to the public, begin at 9pm, and the Gladstone has an excellent menu if you arrive for the show early! Multi-Juno Award nominee and international touring bluesman Michael Pickett (pictured) performs on Thursday October 3.

Mark your calendars for upcoming TBS Gladstone series shows including Jimmy Bowskill solo (Nov 7) and Jake Chisholm (Dec 5). http://www.gladstonehotel.com

TBS Mississippi Trip in April!

The Toronto Blues Society is planning a blues trip to Mississippi in April 2014! Do you want to go? Insight Travel (TICO insured!) is helping produce an irresistible package for those who always wanted to get to the Deep South. The trip will be hosted by Mark “Bird” Stafford and will feature total immersion in Mississippi culture. The more we hear from you now, the better the price. Please get in touch with the office if this is of interest.

 

27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

The featured vocalists for the 27th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue at Massey Hall on Saturday November 30 are Rachelle van Zanten, Layla Zoe, Kim Richardson, Betty Richardson (pictured), and more to be announced in the coming weeks!

These featured vocalists will be backed by Morgan Doctor(drums), and Christine Bougie (guitar), who join new bandleaderRebecca Hennessy (trumpet), Brandi Disterheft (bass), Suzie Vinnick (guitar), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), and Carrie Chesnutt (sax).

To get the Charter Member 20% discount code, send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com. Purchase your tickets ASAP to get the best available seats! It pays to be a member!

Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets through the Massey Hall box office: masseyhall.com / 416-872-4255

Living Blues Magazine Discount

Exclusive offer for TBS Charter Members in good standing! Subscribe to Living Blues Magazine before September 20 and receive a $10 discount! Contact the TBS office for the discount code, and visit livingblues.com to subscribe.

Wasaga Beach Blues Festival

The Wasaga Beach Blues Festival returns September 13-15 with a rocking line-up that includes Downchild, D’Mar & Gill(pictured), Mark “Bird” Stafford, Fraser / Daley, Bradley & The Bouncers, Ronnie Douglas, Roly Platt, Jake Chisholm, Tim Bastemeyer, 2012 TBS Talent Search Winners Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils, Jack de Keyzer, Dexter Allen, Paul Jamesand more. wasagabeachblues.com

Check out a full list of Canadian summer blues festivals here: torontobluessociety.com/summer-blues-festivals

Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount

A limited number of discount tickets for the annual Maple Blues Awards at Koerner Hall on Monday January 20 are on sale now. If you are a Charter Member and would like to purchase the best available tickets at the lowest discount ($28), email info@torontobluessociety.com to retrieve the password to give to the RCM box office  performance.rcmusic.ca/royal-conservatory-ticket-packages / 416-408-0208

TBS AGM & XMAS Party

Mark your calendar! The FREE TBS Christmas Party will take place at the Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub on Saturday December 7 starting at 9pm. Cake will be served! Check back here to find out who will be performing.

The Annual General Meeting is open to current Charter Members and will take place at 7pm in the Gerrard Roomnext to Monarchs Pub.

Concert Notes

Danny Brooks – Hugh’s Room – Sept 12  |  Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Dominion on Queen – Sept 14  |  Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Lee’s Palace – Sept 19  |  Serena Ryder – Massey Hall – Sept 20  |  Rita Chiarelli (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Sept 21  |  TBS Blues in the Garden w/Sugar Brown -TBS Artscape Garden – Sept 22  |  Music By the Bay Live Season 5 Launch w/Gary Kendall, Jake Chisholm, Al Lerman – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Sept 27  |  The Prine Shrine w/Christine Bougie – Hugh’s Room – Sept 28  |  Michael Pickett – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 3  |  Autism is a Pain in the Aspergers w/Shakura S’Aida – Hugh’s Room – Oct 6  |  BB King – Massey Hall – Oct 10  |  The Music of Ray Charles – Hugh’s Room – Oct 10  |  Joe Satriani w/Sit Down, Servant! featuring Gordie Johnson – Massey Hall – Oct 11  |  OCFF – Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre – Oct 17-20  |  Alice Russell – The Garrison – Oct 18  |  MonkeyJunk CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Oct 18  |  Harry Manx – Hugh’s Room – Oct 19/20  |  Harry Manx – Peter’s Players – Oct 24  |  Carlos del Junco – Hugh’s Room – Oct 25  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 27  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 27  |  Anthony Gomes – Hugh’s Room – Nov 8  | Gary Clark Jr. – Danforth Music Hall – Nov 18  |  Little Miss Higgins CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Nov 21  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 24  |  TBS Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 30  |  Jack de Keyzer – Hugh’s Room – Nov 30  |  TBS Christmas Party – Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub – Dec 7  |  Charles Bradley – Kool Haus – Dec 12  |  TBS Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 20  |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Feb 7  |  Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – March 1  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 4  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – May 15

Donate to TBS

Make a donation to the Toronto Blues Society! The TBS is now a registered charitable organization and is able to issue tax receipts to donations made beyond membership and merchandise. Your generousity will assist the ongoing operations of the Toronto Blues Society such as the Blues in the Schools program, workshops, the Women’s Blues Revue, the Maple Blues Awards, the Maple Blues Newsletter and more. Donate here: http://torontobluessociety.com/store/#donate

Charitable #: 87487 7509 RR0001

Dan Aykroyd Wines

The TBS would like to welcome Dan Aykroyd Wines as the newest year round sponsor. You may be seeing their logo more often and there may even be some wine tastings at TBS events like the one that occurred at the Maple Blues Awards. http://www.diamondestates.ca/canadian-wines/alphabetical-listing/dan-aykroyd

Join the TBS

TBS Members save money to TBS events and have access to discounts and giveaways! Give the gift of membership to the Toronto Blues Society and you will be giving all year long!

Become a TBS Member Today! Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto. The Toronto Blues Society offers several different membership options:

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $50/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, DISCOUNTS to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $70/year – Same privileges as Charter membership for a maximum of two adults and two children under 19.

INSTITUTIONAL or BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP – $125/year – Same privileges as Charter membership, plus more – Please inquire.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – $35/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter sent in fourth class mail

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)

 

Contact the TBS office today!

Are you already a TBS charter member? Interested in brainstorming on ideas to help the community come together? Send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com to let us know you are interested in joining the membership committee. You must be available to attend monthly meetings.

Live Blues Listings

~Kevin Breit (pictured) performs with Folkalarm at The Rex Hotel tomorrow at 9:45pm~

Thursday, September 12

  • Blackburn at Joe Mama’s, Every Thurs
  • Brian Cober at Lola Pub, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • Carey Worrod at Sticky Fingers, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • James Anthony Band & Guests at Black Swan Burlington, 2pm-6pm, Every Thurs
  • Jerome Godboo w/Conor Gains at Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub, 9pm
  • Jack de Keyzer at Smuggler’s Run, 8:30pm-11:30pm
  • The Johnny Max Band at The Purple Heather, 7pm-11pm

Friday, September 13

  • Al Lerman at The Bridge, 10pm
  • The Johnny Max Bigger Band at Huff Estates Winery, 6:30pm
  • Laura Hubert Blues Band at Gate 403, 9pm-1am
  • Kevin Breit & Folkalarm at The Rex Hotel, 9:45pm
  • Patsy and the Muscle at Dunn Street Grill, 9:30pm-1:30am
  • Crossroads Blues Band at The Hunt Pub, 9pm-1am
  • Peter Karp & Sue Foley at The Bicycle Cafe, 9pm

Saturday, September 14

  • The Meteors at Timothy’s Pub, 4:30pm-8pm, Every Sat
  • Niagara Rhythm Section at The Old Winery Restaurant, 9:30pm, Every Sat
  • Mike Branton at Shakers Tap & Grill, 4pm-7pm, Every Sat
  • Blues Club North w/Straight Razor at Jonathan’s, Every Sat
  • Ronnie Hayward & His Trio at Dominion on Queen, 4pm-7:30pm, Every Sat
  • David van Duzen at Arnold’s, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Every Sat
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 7:30pm-11:30pm, Every Sat
  • Danny Marks at The Rex Hotel, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Tim Bastmeyer at Frankie’s Ristorante, 7pm, Every Sat
  • Terry Blankley & Al at Simcoe Blues and Jazz, 4:30pm, Every Sat
  • Terry Edmunds w/Shaky Dagenais at Liquid Lounge, 3pm-6pm
  • The Swingin’ Blackjacks at Huntsville Downtown, 2pm
  • Steve Strongman at James St. North Hamilton, 11am
  • Al Lerman at Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 8:30pm
  • Jerome Godboo at The Rex Hotel, 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Vertigo at Dunn Street Grill, 9:30pm-1:30am
  • Crossroads Blues Band at DeSotos, 9pm-Midnight
  • Johnny Max w/Krista Blondin at Celebration Square Mississauga, 2pm
  • Root Magic at Tin Cup Sports Grill, 9:30pm

Sunday, September 15

  • The Allstars at Roc ‘N Docs, 4:30pm, Every Sun
  • Fraser Daley at Roc N’ Docs, 10pm-2am, Every Sun
  • The Meteors at Lake Affect, 8pm-12am, Every Sun
  • Mulligans Stew at Mulligans Pub, 5pm-8:30pm, Every Sun
  • The Pie Guys at The Blue Goose Tavern, 3pm-7pm, Every Sun
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 3pm-6pm, Every Sun
  • Ken Yoshioka at Duffy’s Tavern, 9:30pm, Every Sun
  • Penny Skolski w/Kenny B Band at The Beach Sports Bar, 4-7pm, Every Sun
  • Peter Karp & Sue Foley at Etwell Concert Series, 3pm-6pm
  • Kristian Podlacha Jazz & Blues Trio at Gate 403, 9pm-Midnight

Monday, Sept 16

  • Bentroots at Relish, 8pm, Every Mon
  • James Anthony Blues Jam at Fox & Fiddle, 8pm, Every Mon
  • Ken Yoshioka at On Cue Bar & Billiards, 8pm, Every Mon
  • Suzie Vinnick at Cove Inn, 6pm-10pm

Tuesday, Sept 17

  • Julian Fauth at Gate 403, 9pm-1am, Every Tues

Wednesday, Sept 18

  • Fraser Daley at Intersteer Tavern, 8pm-11pm, Every Wed

Thursday, Sept 19

  • Blackburn at Joe Mama’s, Every Thurs
  • Brian Cober at Lola Pub, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • Carey Worrod at Sticky Fingers, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • James Anthony Band & Guests at Black Swan Burlington, 2pm-6pm, Every Thurs
  • Jack de Keyzer at Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub, 9pm

Friday, Sept 20

  • Powder Blues w/Gary Kendall at Memorial Park Port Hope, 7pm
  • Fraser Melvin Blues Band at Gate 403, 9pm-1am
  • Bryce Moore Blues Band at Dunn Street Grill, 9:30pm-1:30am
  • Jerome Godboo Band at Villa McGibbon Park Sarnia, 9pm

Saturday, Sept 21

  • The Meteors at Timothy’s Pub, 4:30pm-8pm, Every Sat
  • Niagara Rhythm Section at The Old Winery Restaurant, 9:30pm, Every Sat
  • Mike Branton at Shakers Tap & Grill, 4pm-7pm, Every Sat
  • Blues Club North w/Straight Razor at Jonathan’s, Every Sat
  • Ronnie Hayward & His Trio at Dominion on Queen, 4pm-7:30pm, Every Sat
  • David van Duzen at Arnold’s, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Every Sat
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 7:30pm-11:30pm, Every Sat
  • Danny Marks at The Rex Hotel, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Tim Bastmeyer at Frankie’s Ristorante, 7pm, Every Sat
  • Terry Blankley & Al at Simcoe Blues and Jazz, 4:30pm, Every Sat
  • Jake Chisholm at The Rex Hotel, 3:30pm
  • Gary Kendall Band at Timothy’s Pub, 9:30pm
  • Suzie Vinnick at Etwell Concert Series, 3pm-6pm
  • Jack de Keyzer at Simcoe Jazz & Blues, 9pm
  • The Don River Blues Band at Paddock Tavern, 9pm
  • Al Lerman at HY Hope Farm, 12:30pm

Sunday, Sept 22

  • The Allstars at Roc ‘N Docs, 4:30pm, Every Sun
  • Fraser Daley at Roc N’ Docs, 10pm-2am, Every Sun
  • The Meteors at Lake Affect, 8pm-12am, Every Sun
  • Mulligans Stew at Mulligans Pub, 5pm-8:30pm, Every Sun
  • The Pie Guys at The Blue Goose Tavern, 3pm-7pm, Every Sun
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 3pm-6pm, Every Sun
  • Ken Yoshioka at Duffy’s Tavern, 9:30pm, Every Sun
  • Penny Skolski w/Kenny B Band at The Beach Sports Bar, 4-7pm, Every Sun
  • Sugar Brown at TBS Artscape Garden, 2pm-5pm
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