Where It’s At! – Aug 18, 2011

Published August 19, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Bradley Boy MacArthur Wins the Talent Search!
Win Tickets to see a Triple Bill at Hugh’s Room!
Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard (Sept 22)
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
Maple Blues Awards – Tickets On Sale Now!
Summer Blues Festivals
Concert Notes

Bradley Boy MacArthur Wins the Talent Search!

Congrats to Bradley Boy MacArthur (pictured) who will be receiving a professional development package that includes showcase opportunities at the Blues Summit Six, the South Side Shuffle Festival and the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, a photo shoot with Bill King, a performance at The Delta Chelsea Hotel Monarchs Pub, and mentor sessions with industry professionals.  

Check out his music here: http://www.bradleyboymacarthur.com/

Honorable mentions go out to Richard Henderson and The Fraser Melvin Blues Band who took second and third place.

Win Tickets to see a Triple Bill at Hugh’s Room!

Paul James (pictured), Jack de Keyzer, and Danny Marks perform at Hugh’s Room on Wed Sept 28, and TBS wants you to be there! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com with the subject line “Blues at Hugh’s” for your chance to win a pair of tickets!

Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard (Sept 22)

 

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in 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 9pm. The next performance is on Thurs Sept 22, featuring Women’s Blues Revue alumni Robin Banks (pictured) with FATHEAD’s Teddy Leonard on guitar. Please note that this is not a first Thursday and is part of The Gladstone Hotel’s re-launch week after renovations in Aug/Sept.

Mark your calendars for the fall lineup: Jimmy Bowskill solo (Oct 6), Michael Jerome Browne CD Release (Nov 3), and Doc MacLean (Dec 1). http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food

25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

The 25th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue will take place at the historic Massey Hall on Saturday November 26. The featured artists this year are: Kat Danser, Ada Lee, Emma-Lee (pictured), Treasa Levasseur, Shakura S’Aida, and Suzie Vinnick!

The band will feature band leader Donna Grantis (guitar), Lily Sazz (keyboards), Brandi Disterheft (bass), Lindsay Beaver (drums), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax) and Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet).

Tickets are on sale now! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, call the TBS office to get the member presale / discount code. If you are not a member, purchase tickets at http://www.masseyhall.com/eventdetail?eventId=945

http://www.katdanser.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lee, http://www.emma-lee.com/, http://www.treasalevasseur.com/, http://www.shakurasaida.com/, http://www.suzievinnick.com/ 

Maple Blues Awards – Tickets On Sale Now!

For a third consecutive year, the Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Awards take place in Koerner Hall on Monday, January 16, 2012. The 15th anniversary of the annual gala event celebrating Canadian blues features the finest musicians and special guests from across Canada, all backed by the Maple Blues Band.

Tickets are on sale now! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, please call the TBS office to obtain the special discount code. If you are not a member, purchase tickets at http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/toronto-blues-society-maple-blues-awards

Summer Blues Festivals

Limestone City Blues Festival featuring Paul Reddick (pictured) – August 25-28 http://www.kingstonblues.com/
CNE Blues Festival – August 28 http://www.theex.com/ 
Southside Shuffle – September 9-11 http://www.southsideshuffle.com/

For more information on blues, roots, and jazz festivals, check out http://torontobluessociety.com/2011/05/summer-blues-festivals/, as well as http://bluesfestivalguide.com/, http://www.ocff.ca/, http://www.jazzfestivalscanada.ca/ 

Concert Notes

 

Gary Clark Jr – Peter’s Players – Aug 18  |  Eric Sardinas – Hollywood on the Queensway – Aug 25  |  2nd Annual Tribute to The Beatles featuring Nicole Christian & Alfie Smith, Saidah Baba Talibah & Donna Grantis – Hugh’s Room – Sept 2  |  Rita Chiarelli (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Sept 17  |  Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Sept 22  |  Paul James, Jack de Keyzer & Danny Marks – Hugh’s Room – Sept 28  |  Boubacar Traore – Hugh’s Room – Oct 3  |  Jimmy Bowskill solo – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 6  |  Jeff Beck – Massey Hall – Oct 18  |  Matt Andersen – Winter Garden Theatre – Oct 22  |  Bill Bourne & The Free Radio Band CD Release w/Madigascar Slim – Hugh’s Room – Nov 2  |  Michael Jerome Browne – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Nov 3  |  Anthony Gomes Blues Band – Hugh’s Room – Nov 3  |  Sharon Robinson – Hugh’s Room – Nov 11  |  Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 26  |  John Mayall w/Harrison Kennedy – Brock University Centre for the Arts – Dec 1  |  Doc MacLean – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Dec 1  |  Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 16  |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Jan 29  |  Sweet Honey in the Rock – Koerner Hall – Feb 10  |  Brandi Disterheft – Glenn Gould Studio – Feb 21  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 13  |  Colin James – Massey Hall – April 20  |  Kellylee Evans – Glenn Gould Studio – April 27  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – June 2

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