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Six New Blues Voices! Toronto Blues Society Announces Annual Talent Search Finalists

     

Media information – For immediate release Please retain for events listings WHAT: Blues Talent Search Competition WHO: Alysha Brillinger, The Fabulous Tonemasters, Aaron Griggs, Groove Corporation, Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth, Snake Oil Johnson WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square WHEN: Thursday, August 14th, 12-2pm The Toronto Blues Society announced today the six finalists in the 2008 Talent Search. Each will…   

Toronto Blues Society Celebrates Its 23rd Anniversary at Yonge Dundas Square on May 21

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS TORONTO – WEDNESDAY, MAY 7TH, 2008 – The Toronto Blues Society will hold its 23rd Anniversary Party in the centre of city at Yonge Dundas Square. A noontime concert on Wednesday, May 21st will feature Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised, and Toronto-based powerhouse singer, Shakura S’Aida. She plans to blow out the candles for the…   

Eleventh Annual Maple Blues Awards results are in, East to West; Downchild Leads the Way

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS Maple Blues Award winners from all across Canada aren’t singing the blues now. There’s reason to celebrate right across the nation. Seventeen awards were presented at this year’s eleventh annual Maple Blues Awards Gala held at Toronto’s Mod Club on Monday January 21st. Ontario came out on top with nine wins, followed by…   

Canada’s Best in Blues set to ignite Maple Blues Awards Gala; Dynamite Dawn Tyler Watson to host

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS WHO: Dawn Tyler Watson, Downchild, Colin James, Jack de Keyzer, Lance Anderson, Michael Fonfara, Bill King, Shakura S’Aida, Little Miss Higgins, Garrett Mason and more! WHAT: The 2008 Maple Blues Awards WHERE: The Mod Club Theatre, 722 College St., Toronto WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2008. Doors 7:00 pm, show 8:30 pm TICKETS: Advance…   

Veteran Act Downchild leads 2008 Maple Blues Award Nominations; Dawn Tyler Watson set to Host Ceremonies

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS What: The Maple Blues Awards Where: The Mod Club Theatre, 722 College St., Toronto When: Monday, January 21, 2008, 8PM TORONTO – Monday, October 29th, 2007 -The 11th annual Maple Blues Awards, Canada’s national award program that promotes and recognizes outstanding achievement in blues music, has announced the nominees for 2008. The Gala…   

Women’s Blues Revue Live CD Launch

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS WHAT: Women’s Blues Revue Live CD Launch WHERE: Now Lounge, 189 Church St. WHEN: June 13, 6PM WHO: Lily Sazz, Suzie Vinnick The Toronto Blues Society will officially launch its Women’s Blues Revue Live CD on June 13 at the Now Lounge. The compilation CD featuring performances recorded live by CBC over the…   

Al Lerman Hosts Toronto Blues Society’s Harmonica Workshop, April 14

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS Who: Al Lerman hosts David Rotundo, Paul Reddick, Mike Stevens, and Roly Platt with house band Lance Anderson (keys), Alec Fraser (bass), Tyler Burgess (drums) What: An all-ages practical workshop for all Harmonica players and blues enthusiasts Where: The Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave., Toronto When: Saturday, April 14 2PM – 6PM…   

Doug Cox Hosts Toronto Blues Society’s 21st Annual Guitar Workshop, February 25

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS Who: Host Doug Cox with guests Sam Hurrie, Lance Reegan-Diehl, Mel Brown, and Suzie Vinnick, with Bucky Berger on drums. What: A practical workshop for all guitar players and blues enthusiasts and featuring the Six String Nation guitar. Where: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. West, Toronto When: Sunday, February 25, 2pm – 6pm…   

Western Blues Take the Lead – Results of the Fifth Annual Maple Blues Awards

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS Western Canada has much to sing about when it comes to the blues. Out of the sixteen Canadian blues music awards presented at this year’s tenth annual Maple Blues Awards, Western Canadian artists led with eight awards, followed by six for Ontario artists and two for those from the East Coast. The following…   

Blues Summit Three, with Elijah Wald – at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, January 13 – 15

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE UPDATE LISTINGS Blues Summit III, an industry conference bringing together blues festivals, societies, labels, media, musicians and fans, takes place from Saturday January 13th through Monday January 15th at the Delta Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St. West) in downtown Toronto. Blues Summit III will feature panel discussions with industry experts on topics ranging from Blues…   

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