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32nd Women’s Blues Revue

Looking Back at the 32nd Women’s Blues Revue 32nd Women’s Blues Revue has been co-presented by The Toronto Blues Society & Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00pm. Celebrating thirty-two years, the Women’s Blues Revue once again featured the finest musicians in the business, backed by the all-star Women’s Blues Revue Band: Rebecca Hennessy (Bandleader/Trumpet), Elena Kapeleris…   

Blues Revival #3 Featuring Sandra Bouza

The monthly Blues series, “Blues Revival” continues with the recent TBS Talent Search winner Sandra Bouza on August 22! 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! R&B/blues singer Sandra Bouza has a lot to offer through her music…   

August 2019 – Matchedash Parish

Lance Anderson is a major player on our music scene, he’s the keyboard genius who leads the popular all-star ensembles devoted to the music of The Band, Levon Helm, Joe Cocker, Stax and several more. With fellow keyboard wiz Matt Weidinger, he has now embarked on a most ambitious project: a twelve-strong revue emphasizing original material. Matt is the lead…   

Loose Blues News – August 2019

Congratulations to Suzie Vinnick who was just honoured by the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival with their special recognition award, presented to musicians who have made a significant contribution to Saskatchewan’s music culture. Noting that it’s been rare that a female musician has been recognized Suzie told the CBC, “It’s amazing because it’s 30 years since my first performance that I’m going…   

August 2019 – Taborah Johnson

Taborah Johnson will be a featured vocalist at the Women’s Blues Revue on Friday November 29th at Roy Thomson Hall

August 2019 – Whitey Somers

Whitey Somers is also a veteran bluesman and if his last name seems familiar, it might be because he is the nephew of the late classical composer Harry Somers. A 40-year man, he’s been in Nanaimo since 2013, having moved there from Collingwood and Hamilton. His web site shows he has quite a lengthy discography of songs on various compilations…   

Top Blues – August 2019

Bobby Rush Sitting on Top of the Blues Deep Rush Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Kingfish Alligator Mavis Staples We Get By Anti- Peter Frampton Band All Blues Universal Various Artists Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Third Man *Steve Strongman Tired of Talkin’ Self Rhiannon Giddens There Is No Other Nonesuch Various Artists Bad Education, Vol. 1: Soul Hits of Timmion Records Daptone *Terry Robb Confessin’ My Dues Niasounds *Cliff Stevens Nobody But You Red Flagg Billy Branch & The Sons…   

August 2019 – James Anthony

James Anthony (Pecchia) is a veteran Burlington player who is one of the busiest bluesmen around, just check out his web site. He’s played reggae with Jay Douglas, was a member of Edward Bear and of Mondo Combo. He later opened a guitar store in Cambridge and recording studio. He recorded and performed with Kris St. Louis, the schoolteacher/blues guitarist…   

August 2019 – Billy Branch

There have been tributes for several of the great harmonica players of the past recently but not one yet on a major blues label for Little Walter. No doubt his ground-breaking work is still so powerful, no one wanted to risk the comparison such a tribute would inevitably cause. Billy Branch has decided it was time. Long a blues festival…   

Blues Revival #2 Featuring Sean Pinchin

The monthly Blues series, “Blues Revival”, is back with Juno nominee slide-guitar-hero Sean Pinchin on July 25! 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! Sean Pinchin’s 2016 breakthrough album Monkey Brain nabbed him a 2017 Juno Nomination for…   

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