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Blues Revival #6 Featuring Suzie Vinnick

This month Suzie Vinnick is taking over the “Blues Revival” series on November 21st! Come and enjoy a blues evening in an intimate space surrounded by vinyl, Armenian coffee, booze, and some good yums that Antikka – Cafe & Records has to offer! A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a…   

November 2019 – Sue Decker

Sue Decker is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Victoria. She specializes in lap steel slide guitars and her set list goes from blues to folk to outlaw country. Whatever label you give the music, her lyrics will impress you. After an EP and a digital single, she now has released her first full album with award-winning producer Wynn Gogol behind the glass…   

November 2019 – Guy Belanger

Guy Bélanger continues his journey to take the humble harmonica to new places, to Eldorado, and he takes a superb band with him: Rob McDonald on lead guitars, Marc-André Drouin on bass and Michel Dufour on drums. “Carving the Wind” is a rocking instrumental to open. “Bright Side of the Road” takes us into pop territory with Bélanger tackling this…   

November 2019 – Son Roberts

The premise of the Cobalt Prize is to reward songs that ‘creatively utilize blues traditions within the broad contemporary musical landscape’. Son Roberts has taken this to heart for his third album. He certainly has stretched the boundaries with his song structures and his subject matter is very much in the here and now: he’s very concerned about some of…   

November 2019 – Wide Mouth Mason

Wide Mouth Mason impressed a lot of people in the mid 90’s when this young trio from Saskatoon emerged. I remember a packed house at the Horseshoe Tavern for their CD launch, a self-titled release on Warner Music. They soon left the blues part of their blues rock behind for six more albums, earning several JUNO nominations along the way….   

November 2019 – Mel Brown & The Homewreckers

It’s been ten years since the passing of Mel Brown in Kitchener. The legendary guitarist found a home here after a lengthy career as a solo artist for the Impulse label and a mainstay in the band of Bobby Blue Bland, an in-demand session guitarist and the leader of the house band at Clifford Antone’s famous club in Austin TX….   

Top Blues – November 2019

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail Twitter: @bwheelerglobe *Son Roberts Three’s a Charm Gate North Mississippi Allstars Up and Rolling New West *Big Dave McLean Pocket Full of Nothin’ Black Hen *Myles Goodwyn Friends of the Blues 2 Linus Ghalia Mississippi Blend Ruf *Wide Mouth Mason I Wanna Go with You We Are Busy Bodies Bobby Rush Sitting on Top of the Blues Deep Rush Keb’…   

Loose Blues News – November 2019

Blues for the Red Door is back and some of the finest musicians from across Southern Ontario will again take the stage at Lula Lounge on Sunday, November 3 to give of their time, sing their hearts out and make music for this worthy cause. This year’s amazing lineup includes headliners Tyler Yarema & Janice Hagen, Jerome Godboo, Rick Taylor,…   

International Blues Challenge (IBC) | Toronto Contest

  Join us on Monday, October 28 at the Dakota Tavern to experience the International Blues Challenge “Road to Memphis” competition. Cheer for your favourite artist as they battle on stage to represent Toronto at the IBC. This year Sean Pinchin and Brian Blain will compete for the Solo/Duo Category while Sandra Bouza and Jim Dan Dee will reveal their…   

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