Warning: parse_url(/blues-summit-7/apply-to-showcase/http:/) [function.parse-url]: Unable to parse URL in /home/content/81/7489881/html/new/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/vendor/wordfence/wf-waf/src/lib/request.php on line 330
Toronto Blues Society | » Page not found

John's Blues Picks, News

June 2019 – Kevin Breit

Kevin Breit’s mastery of anything with strings is legendary. A first-call session player when he chooses to be, he also continues to release albums that reflect his eccentric and unclassifiable musical tastes. His Juno nominated all-instrumental Johnny Goldtooth and The Chevy Casanovas is the perfect example and he will be performing that album in some fashion at the TD Jazz Festival…   

June 2019 – Gary Kendall

Gary Kendall hosts the Big Blues Bash on June 4th and Downchild’s 50th Anniversary at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on June 22nd.

Top Blues – June 2019

1  Play It All Day  Terry Blersh  Independent 2  Goin’ Gone    Kat Danser    Black Hen 3  Tough As Love  Lindsay Beaver  Alligator 4  Inspired by the Blues  Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne  Stony Plain 5  David Vest    David Vest    Cordova Bay 6  Halfway Home By Morning  Matt Andersen  True North Records 7  17 Vultures    David Gogo …   

Loose Blues News – June 2019

More Blues on Bluz.fm: The irrepressible Danny Marks has a longer shift on Saturday nights with bluz.fm now playing from 7pm to midnight.  Danny calls the first hour “Beyond the Fringe” where he will be spinning tracks that might not otherwise get played on the show.  No doubt his recent stretch as a daytime host at Jazz-fm has exposed him…   

June 2019 – Sunday Wilde & the 1 eyed jacks

This is Sunday Wilde’s eighth album and the first one since the passing of her partner Reno Jack. It also continues her practice of re-working some blues standards all featuring her ‘one-of-a kind’ vocals & barrelhouse piano. She’s recorded this one in her new home of Thunder Bay with some local players she calls the 1 eyed jacks: Colin Craig on…   

June 2019 – Fruteland Jackson

It’s been too long between albums for Chicago-based, Mississippi-born Fruteland Jackson but he has been busy. His Blues in the Schools work has reached over one million students, for which he received a prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation. He plays acoustic country blues and Good as Your Last Dollar opens with a tribute to a famous predecessor…   

June 2019 – Pat Finochio

Out of the Blue is a very apt title for this album. Jack de Keyzer was just starting out in Hamilton and Pat Finochio was a fellow student of the blues. They lost touch and only recently reconnected when Finochio asked if he would produce an album on him. Jack discovered that the songs Finochio had written were so good he had to…   

June 2019 – Paul DesLauriers Band

Paul DesLauriers is one of our most inventive guitarists. Firmly anchored by his rhythm section, DesLauriers’ multi-tracked guitars (often featuring his slide) form the backbone of a stunning new batch of songs for one of the hottest live bands around. Veteran Alec McElcheran has replaced Greg Morency on bass, although Morency is still on about half the album. The multiple award-winning Sam…   

June 2019 – Debra Power

Calgary’s piano ace and powerhouse vocalist Debra Power released Even Redheads Get the Blues in 2016. It was her first album after many years of performing locally. It was intended to bring her wider exposure and it did just that, leading to the semi-finals at the IBCs and to her nomination to the New Artist category at the Maple Blues Awards. She…   

The Big Blues Bash!

Please join us at our fundraising event on Tuesday, June 4 at Cadillac Lounge between 8pm-11pm for an evening with blues heavyweights including Raoul Bhaneja, Shakura S’Aida, Danny Marks, Jenie Thai, Jack de Keyzer, Mark “Bird” Stafford, Dan McKinnon, Ken Whiteley, Suzie Vinnick, Brian Blain, Raha Javanfar, Jim Casson, and Gary Kendall! Stand by for some surprise guests, and live auction the night of the event! Tickets…   

Donate Join TBS Volunteer

©2019 Toronto Blues Society. Design by Janine Stoll Media.
TBS logo and WBR artwork by Barbara Klunder


The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and project support from FACTOR< and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Broadcasters, The Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Toronto Blues Society