Where It’s At! – April 7, 2011

Published April 7, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Steve Dawson – Free Admission
Harmonica Workshop
TBS 26th Anniversary
Blues Talent Search Submissions Announcement
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
ArtsCan Circle Aeroplan Campaign
Concert Notes

Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Steve Dawson – Free Admission

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in local blues talent the first Thursday of each month at The Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. There is no cover charge and each performance begins at 8:30pm. The next performance is tonight and features the mastermind of Black Hen records, producer, guitarist and songwriter, Vancouver based Steve Dawson (pictured). Check out recent reviews of his just released CD “Nightshade” here care of The Vancouver Sun and Exclaim: http://bit.ly/dQ2orthttp://bit.ly/dKfqmu. Upcoming performances include Rick Fines (May 5), and more to be announced soon! http://www.gladstonehotel.com/

Harmonica Workshop

Hosted by Maple Blues Award winner Paul Reddick, this year’s harmonica workshop is on Sat April 9 at Dominion on Queen (500 Queen St E). The workshop will run from 2pm-6pm and will cost $10 for members / $12 for public. The backup band consists of Bucky Berger on drums, James Rasmussen on bass, and Teddy Leonard on guitar with guest artists Ken Yoshioka, Al Lerman (pictured) and Howard Willett. Remember to get your raffle ticket on the way in for your chance to win a harmonica from Lee Oskar! Presented by The Toronto Blues Society in association with Lee Oskar Harmonicas.

TBS 26th Anniversary

Mark your calendars! Monarchs Pub (Delta Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W) will host the TBS 26th Anniversary celebration on Thursday May 19. There will be no cover charge, and the featured performers will be Shrimp Daddy and Jerome Godboo (pictured)! Join us for cake, door prizes and more exciting member benefits! Show at 9pm.

Blues Talent Search Submissions Announcement

The date for the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search is set for August 18 at Nathan Phillips Square! If you are a local blues musician/band, submit to become one of six performing finalists through either Sonicbids or by mailing a bio, photo, CD and cheque for $10 to the TBS office.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Don’t miss this year’s TD Jazz Festival June 24-July 3 at various venues across Toronto. This year’s line-up includes The Robert Cray Band (pictured), Aretha Franklin, Molly Johnson, Chuck Jackson, Jackie Richardson, Jordan John and more!

ArtsCan Circle Aeroplan Campaign

For the month of May, you can donate your Aeroplan Miles points to help ArtsCan Circle send instruments and artists to northern indigenous communities! Past participants have included blues artists such as Suzie Vinnick (pictured) and ArtsCan Circle founder Mike Stevens. Please consider visiting www.artscancircle.ca to find out more information.

Become a TBS Member Today

Enjoy the benefits of discounted tickets to TBS events. Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto. The Toronto Blues Society offers several different membership options: 

 

Concert Notes

Buddy Guy & Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – April 8  |  John Primer – April 10 – Monarchs Pub  |  Jackie Richardson – Trinity St. Paul – April 14  |  Suzie Vinnick CD Release – April 23 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Mays 70th Birthday Bash & CD Release – April 23 – The Silver Dollar Room  |  Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’nois King – Regent Theatre Picton – May 7  |  Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings w/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (pictured) – Sound Academy – May 12  |  Little Walter Tribute – Hugh’s Room – May 15  |  Tracy K – Hugh’s Room – May 16  |  Maria Muldaur – Hugh’s Room – May 25  |  Waterfront Blues Festival – June 3-5  |  Carlos Del Junco CD Release – Hugh’s Room – June 11  |  The Black Keys – Molson Amphitheatre – July 7  |  McKenna Gibson Band – Hugh’s Room – July 15  |  Chris Smither – Hugh’s Room – July 31  |  Kitchener Blues Festival – August 4-7  |  CNE Blues Festival – August 28

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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.