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Skills Development Workshop | Grants, Gigs & Getting It Done: Keys To Success

Toronto Blues Society is offering online (Zoom) & free workshop series, “Grants, Gigs & Getting It Done: Keys To Success”, on April Sundays (4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th) between 2pm EST – 3:30pm EST, hosted by Rudi Quammie Williams (arts, culture, creative and business sector professional, Principal Consultant at The Wise Sage).   Each week will focus on a different general topic including: April…   

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Harrison Kennedy

  Toronto Blues Society’s Pioneer Profile Series continues on Thursday, April 1st at 8pm EST with Harrison Kennedy! The Blues legend will be joined in conversation with 2021 Juno nominee Julian Taylor. The event will be live streamed on TBS Facebook page via Zoom. Guests will be taking online questions from the audience the last ten minutes of the session. ▶ As we will broadcast…   

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Cindy McLeod

Toronto Blues Society’s Pioneer Profile Series is back with its fifth episode featuring the recent John Valenteyn Blues Booster winner at the 24th Maple Blues Awards, Cindy McLeod. Holger Petersen will be joining Cindy McLeod for an intimate conversation. TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Cindy McLeod will take place on Thursday, March 18th at 8pm (EST). The event will be live streamed on TBS Facebook…   

March 2021 – Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny

With nearly sixty years in the biz and 42 albums released to date, Maria Muldaur has once again created a show stopper album, in which the veteran singer is perfectly paired with the youthful Tuba Skinny ensemble. Let’s Get Happy Together, to be released on the Stony Plan Records label on May 7, 2021, once again reminds us of the…   

March 2021 – Curtis Salgado

The best – if not most intense – blues seem to originate from having endured real pain and suffering, helping to build an honest connection with others. While the 67-year old Washington native may hide it well, the colourful, soul-blues veteran with the big voice has come up on the other side of every medical affliction the gods can throw…   

March 2021 – A.J. Fullerton

A gifted singer, guitarist and songwriter in his early twenties, A.J. Fullerton possesses a talent that belies his age. The Colorado native grew up steeped in blues, and since 2016 has won a remarkable sixteen awards from the Colorado Blues Society. In The Forgiver and the Runaway — his third album — he teams up with Canadian producer Steve Marriner…   

March 2021 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brant Zwicker, host/executive producer of At the Crossroads syndicated blues radio. Website: atcblues.ca *Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi Are You Ready? The Mississippi Sessions HIS House *Jack de Keyzer Tribute Blue Star Grainne Duffy Voodoo Blues independent Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Rise Up Stony Plain Early Times & the High Rollers The Corner VizzTone…   

March 2021 – Loose Blues News

Juno Awards: Nominees for the 2021 JUNO Awards will be announced at 11 AM on Tuesday March 9. Winners will be revealed on the 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast (CBC) on Sunday, May 16. Songwriting Competition semi-finalists: Congratulations to Sunday Wilde who was recently listed as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for two of her songs in the…   

March 2021 – Harrison Kennedy

Harrison Kennedy is next month’s TBS Pioneer Profile, Thursday April 1 on TBS Facebook page.

February 2021 – New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Riders

The genesis of the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Riders recordings was on a Charlie Musselwhite / Mavis Staples tour bus. The North Mississippi All-Stars were the backing band on the tour; and, while on route, Luther Dickinson of The All-Stars and Musselwhite hatched a plan to record together along with a few friends. Joining Luther, Cody Dickinson, and Musselwhite…   

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