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Digital Bootcamp

Presented by Toronto Blues Society, Digital Bootcamp will take place on Monday, April 8th. Bootcamp will include 4 free panels on digital and social media topics specifically chosen for musicians. Small World Music Centre from 5pm to 9pm. Sandwiches and light refreshments will be available.

Songwriting Workshop

Toronto Blues Society returns with a “Songwriting Workshop” this year! Suzie Vinnick will host the Songwriting Workshop at Drom Taberna on Saturday, March 9th between 2pm-5pm. Guest musicians who will be accompanying Vinnick are Sugar Brown, Miss Emily, and Brian Blain.

TBS at Folk Alliance International

Toronto Blues Society goes to Montreal for a private showcase at the Folk Alliance International!

The showcase will take place on Thursday, February 14th between 10:30pm-2:20am and be open to all registered conference delegates. Jenie Thai, Suzie Vinnick, Digging Roots, Dione Taylor, Shakura S’Aida, Chloe Watkinson will be performing on our stage at the Toronto Blues Society Room (Room Anne Murray: #202).

Make sure to stop by if you are attending the conference!

Top Blues – February 2019

This month’s recommended listening by John Valenteyn, host of John Valenteyn’s Blues on ciut.fm, 89.5 and CD reviewer for Maple Blues.  

TBS Christmas Party – Sat, Dec 15th at 9pm

The days are getting shorter but there is still reason to stay motivated and get excited: The TBS Christmas Party! This year we team up with Cadillac Lounge where we’ll bring in the party with our local favourites, Bywater Blues on Saturday, December 15 at 9pm.

Blues Summit 9 Will Take Place at the Marriott Courtyard Toronto Downtown

Blues Summit 9 Will Take Place at the Marriott Courtyard Between February 1-4, 2019.

Loose Blues News – May 2018

Duke Robillard will be sharing his blues licks & tricks at The Toronto Session of Guitar Workshop Plus on July 23 – 28, 2018 at the York University campus. This seminar is designed for players who love the raw energy, feel, and power of Blues music in all of it’s forms from Swing, Delta and Chicago to Texas and electrifying blues/rock sounds. The course will work on improving each participant’s playing and help with soloing from the ground up. Topics include various blues progressions, chord voicings, various rhythm patterns, turnarounds, phrasing, scale and arpeggio usage, double stops, developing solo ideas, and how to achieve a good blues tone and plenty of jamming as well as group development (entire bands will sometimes attend) and the family experience (father and son, mother and daughter, brothers and sisters, etc.) More info at www.guitarworkshopplus.com

Gift The Blues!

GIFT THE BLUES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Need a last minute stocking stuffer? Give the gift of Blues Music to a friend or family member with a Toronto Blues Society Membership for $50!

“Fresh Baked Blues” CD

Fresh Baked Blues is the Toronto Blues Society’s fifth compilation CD and collects tunes from some of the rising stars of Southern Ontario’s blues scene. The artists on Fresh Baked Blues are well known on the Canadian festival circuit, while some are quickly gaining more attention from the media and festival buyers.

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The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and project support from FACTOR< and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Broadcasters, The Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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