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January 2022 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Terry Parsons, host of The Blind Lemon Blues on CHMR 93.5fm in St. John’s NL

January 2022 – Loose Blues News

Pioneering Canadian blueswomen honoured: On December 17, Canada’s “First Lady of the Blues,” Salome Bey was posthumously inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Jackie Richardson, who was chosen to honour Salome was herself just invested into the Order of Canada for “…distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity.”  Both women have been an inspiration to a whole new generation of young female singers who are making their mark on the Canadian (and international) blues scene.

January 2022 – Diana Braithwaite

Diana Braithwaite, keynote speaker for Blues Summit 10, June 17-20, 2022

December 2021 – Loose Blues News

Grammy Nominations: Congratulations to the nominees

December 2021 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail Twitter: @bwheelerglobe

December 2021 – Crystal Shawanda

Crystal Shawanda will perform at the Maple Blues Awards, January 31 at Koerner Hall

Terry Whalen and Friends – There Ain’t Nothing in this World

Terry Whalen and Friends  There Ain’t Nothing in this World

Probably the only good thing to come out of the pandemic is the growing list of albums where artists team up remotely. It is an indication of just how strong the Canadian blues village is. 

Eddie 9v – Little Black Flies

Eddie 9v   Little Black Flie

The opening of the liner notes for this album reads; “The best blues records feel like a party going off in your speakers.” This is a completely accurate summation of this album


November 2021 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Greg Torrington, programmer of Stingray’s blues channels.  

November 2021 – Loose Blues News

Raoul and the Show Time:  The multi-talented harpmeister Raoul Bhaneja is part of one of the hottest new shows on TV, Lost Symbol, one of the biggest releases of the year. It is an American TV series that comes under the adventure and mystery genre. Its story has been adapted from the novel named The Lost Symbol, which Dan Brown wrote. Brown is the author of the acclaimed Da Vinci Code franchise. Raoul plays a janitor/hit-man and puts on a rather sinister persona. As they say in showbiz, he killed it.  Showing now Monday nights on Showcase.


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