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Since 1985, the Toronto Blues Society’s monthly newsletter has been distributed to TBS Members and blues fans across Toronto. In 1997, the newsletter was rechristened Maple Blues as its audience continued to grow from coast to coast. 


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MAPLE BLUES MAGAZINE PERSONNEL


Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: Derek Andrews
Managing Editor: Brian Blain
Contributing Editors: John Valenteyn, Alice Sellwood
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2016


January 2016 - Bonnie Raitt

Jan 2016 – Bonnie Raitt

February 2016 - Steve Hill & Conor Gains

Feb 2016 – Steve Hill & Conor Gains

March 2015 - Harry Manx

Mar 2015 – Harry Manx

April 2016 - Buddy Guy

April 2016 – Buddy Guy

May 2016 - Harrison Kennedy

May 2016 – Harrison Kennedy

June 2016 - Sue Foley

June 2016 – Sue Foley


2015


January 2015 - Downchild

Jan 2015 – Downchild

Mar 2016 - Fresh Baked Blues

Mar 2016 – Fresh Baked Blues

March 2015 - Harry Manx

Mar 2015 – Harry Manx

April 2015 - Conor Gains

April 2015 – Conor Gains

May 2015 - Randy Bachman

May 2015 – Randy Bachman

June 2015 - BB King

June 2015 – BB King

July 2015 - Crystal Shawanda

July 2015 – Crystal Shawanda

August 2015 - Terra Lightfoot

August 2015 – Terra Lightfoot

September 2015 - Suzie Vinnick

Sept 2015 – Suzie Vinnick

October 2015 - Cécile Doo-Kingué

Oct 2015 – Cécile Doo-Kingué

November 2015 - Angelique Francis

Nov 2015 – Angelique Francis

December 2015 - Colin Linden

Dec 2015 – Colin Linden


2014


January 2014 - Dawn Tyler Watson

Jan 2014 – Dawn Tyler Watson

February 2014 - Carlos del Junco

February 2014 – Carlos del Junco

March 2014 - The 24th Street Wailers

March 2014 – The 24th Street Wailers

January 2014 - Dawn Tyler Watson

April 2014 – Curtis Salgado

February 2014 - Carlos del Junco

May 2014 – Jarekus Singleton

March 2014 - The 24th Street Wailers

June 2014 – Richard Flohil’s 80th Birthday

July 2014 - The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer

July 2014 – The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer

August 2014 - Divine Brown

August 2014 – Divine Brown

September 2014 - Andria Simone

September 2014 – Andria Simone

October 2014 - Shakura S'Aida

October 2014 – Shakura S’Aida

November 2014 – Samantha Martin

December 2014 - Danny Marks

December 2014 – Danny Marks


2013


January 2013 - Matt Minglewood

January 2013 – Matt Minglewood

February 2013 - John Hammond

February 2013 – John Hammond

March 2013 - Shuggie Otis

March 2013 – Shuggie Otis

April 2013 - Chris Antonik

April 2013 – Chris Antonik

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May 2013 – Morgan Davis

June 2013 - Buckwheat Zydeco

June 2013 – Buckwheat Zydeco

July 2013 - Shemekia Copeland

July 2013 – Shemekia Copeland

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August 2013 – Rachelle van Zanten

September 2013 - Kim Richardson

September 2013 – Kim Richardson

October 2013 - Layla Zoe

October 2013 – Layla Zoe

Nov 2013 - Roxanne Potvin

November 2013 – Roxanne Potvin

December 2013 - Little Miss Higgins

December 2013 – Little Miss Higgins


2012


January 2012 - Bill Johnson

January 2012 – Bill Johnson

February 2012 - Etta James

February 2012 – Etta James

March 2012 - Bonnie Raitt

March 2012 – Bonnie Raitt

April 2012 - Layla Zoe

April 2012 – Layla Zoe

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May 2012 – Steve Strongman

June 2012 - Cold Specks

June 2012 – Cold Specks

July 2012 - Taj Mahal

July 2012 – Taj Mahal

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August 2012 – Sabrina Weeks

September 2012 - Tanika Charles

September 2012 – Tanika Charles

October 2012 - Sacha Williamson

October 2012 – Sacha Williamson

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November 2012 – Saidah Baba Talibah

December 2012 - The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

December 2012 – The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer


2011


December 2010 - Raoul Bhaneja

January 2011 – Curley Bridges

February 2011 - Monkey Junk

February 2011 – Monkey Junk

March 2011 - Buddy Guy

March 2011 – Buddy Guy

April 2011 - Paul Reddick

April 2011 – Paul Reddick

May 2011 - Robert Cray

May 2011 – Robert Cray

June 2011 - Morgan Davis

June 2011 – Morgan Davis

July 2011 - MonkeyJunk

July 2011 – MonkeyJunk

August 2011 - Kat Danser

August 2011 – Kat Danser

September 2011 - Treasa Levasseur

September 2011 – Treasa Levasseur

October 2011 - Shakura S'Aida

October 2011 – Shakura S’Aida

November 2011 - Suzie Vinnick

November 2011 – Suzie Vinnick

December 2011 - Rita Chiarelli

December 2011 – Rita Chiarelli


2010


January 2010 - The Twisters

January 2010 – The Twisters

February 2010 - Suzie Vinnick

February 2010 – Suzie Vinnick

March 2010 - Matt Andersen

March 2010 – Matt Andersen

April 2010 - Jesse Whiteley

April 2010 – Jesse Whiteley

May 2010 - Shakura S'Aida

May 2010 – Shakura S’Aida

June 2010 - Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

June 2010 – Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

July 2010 - Honeyboy Edwards

July 2010 – Honeyboy Edwards

August 2010 - Kellylee Evans

August 2010 – Kellylee Evans

September 2010 - Little Miss Higgins

September 2010 – Little Miss Higgins

October 2010 - Rita Chiarelli

October 2010 – Rita Chiarelli

November 2010 - Donna Grantis

November 2010 – Donna Grantis

December 2010 - Raoul Bhaneja

December 2010 – Raoul Bhaneja


Odds and sods from the Toronto blues community and beyond.

Blues critic John Valenteyn brings you reviews of new blues albums every month!

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