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Blues Revival #4 Featuring Brian Blain

Second leg of his birthday celebrations, Brian Blain will continue this month’s “Blues Revival” series with tunes from his upcoming CD  at Antikka Cafe & Records (960 Queen St W, Toronto) on Thursday, September 22 at 8pm.

September 2019 – Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley will be releasing Gold Cadillac on September 20 at Hugh’s Room and the album seems tailor-made for that space.

September 2019 – Ben Racine Band

One of the hottest horn bands we have is this one from Montreal and what a great idea to record them live. They often back Dawn Tyler Watson and indeed, they have just finished a tour with her, but this is just the Ben Racine Band in all its glory.

Loose Blues News – September 2019

Revival Club bringing the Blues: Music Express is launching a new initiative at the Revival Club on College St. in which they will bring a series of high profile blues shows to help fill the gap from the departure of the Cadillac Lounge. The first show is Jack DeKeyzer, Paul James and Danny Marks on September 20th and on November 15th they will present Myles Goodwyn Blues Band and MonkeyJunk.

September 2019 – Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

The consistently high quality of Ronnie Earl’s albums is a thing of wonder. He has more guest stars this time out and fans of his extended soloing might be disappointed with only one example but in return you get fifteen songs showing a wide variety of styles, eight originals and a wide-ranging choice of covers

September 2019 – Barbara Diab & The Smoked Meat Band

Barbara Diab was born in Australia of Lebanese parents and raised in Leamington, ON, listening to Detroit radio. She now calls Montreal home where she leads the Smoked Meat Band with her husband, bassist Pierre Lamontagne.

Top Blues – September 2019

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

September 2019 – Mark Crissinger

Guitarist singer/songwriter Mark Crissinger is an Ontario native who has lived in Nanaimo since 2007. He was in bands here but has concentrated on his solo career since his move.

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!

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. 

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