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Sugar Brown in Conversation with Adam Gussow on “Whose Blues?”

Gussow and Kawashima will virtually get together on Saturday, November 14th at 5pm EST to discuss the blues for the new millennium around the newly published book.

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Elaine Bomberry

Toronto Blues Society continues to celebrate 25 years of Rez Blues, highlighting the best Indigenous Blues talent Canada has to offer. The Pioneer Profile Series returns with longtime Rez Blues producer Elaine Bomberry, in conversation with TBS co-founder Derek Andrews.

Mental Health Resources – Oct 2020

We’ve compiled a list of mental health resources for musicians and artists in Canada.

Corona Blues: A Mental Health and Wellness Workshop

Toronto Blues Society presents Corona Blues: A Mental Health and Wellness Workshop on Monday, October 19 between 7pm-8:30pm! The free online event will cover a variety of strategies to help musicians, industry professionals, and music supporters to help manage their mental health during the time of COVID-19.

Toronto Blues Society Celebrates 25 Years of Rez Bluez

Toronto Blues Society is celebrating 25 years of Rez Bluez with a new pre-recorded live stream series taking place Friday nights at 8pm ET from September 25th throughout the fall. The events will air for free from Vancouver, Saskatchewan, Six Nations and Toronto on the TBS Facebook page.

TBS Harmonica Workshop with Sugar Brown

The Toronto Blues Society’s virtual workshop series is back with a Harmonica Workshop this month! The workshop is hosted by guitarist & harmonica player Sugar Brown aka Ken Kawashima. Harmonica masters joining Sugar Brown at the workshop are Bharath Rajakumar, Dave Mowat, and Ken Yoshioka!

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Bobby Dean Blackburn

The Toronto Blues Society is proud to launch a new series which will include special live interviews with some Blues pioneers. The Blackburn father & son is interviewed by music journalist Nicholas (Nick) Jennings on August 27th.

TBS Guitar Workshop with Jack de Keyzer

The Toronto Blues Society’s popular Guitar Workshop is back…virtually! The workshop is hosted by guitarist Jack de Keyzer.
This year’s guitar masters are: Suzie Vinnick Music, Madagascar Slim, and Fraser Melvin.

TBS Presents: Cootes Paradise Video Premier

TBS Presents Cootes Paradise Video Premier streamed on June 18th at 5pm on The Toronto Blues Society Facebook Page. Shot at Hugh’s Room Live and drawn from their soon to be released album “Downstream”, the live version of “The First Time”, the video premier was followed by a virtual interview of the band by DJ Ken Wallis.

Toronto Blues Society Celebrates 35 with National Arts Centre!

TBS celebrates its 35th Anniversary as part of the National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts #CanadaPerforms, Road to Canada Day on Monday, June 15, 7pm. Concert presented in association with Music by the Bay Live.

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