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Where It’s At! – August 23, 2012

Published August 27, 2012 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• Maple Blues Awards
• Braithwaite & Whiteley: Blues Suite
• TBS Gladstone Series
• Blues in the Garden
• Women’s Blues Revue
• Concert Notes
• Members Save Money on TBS Events
• Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience
• Industry Showcase Opportunities

Maple Blues Awards

Tickets are on sale now through the RCM Koerner Hall box office! Call the TBS office for the Charter Member only discount / preferred seating code. This offer is only valid while quantities last so don’t delay, call today!

The Maple Blues Awards returns to beautiful Koerner Hall to honour the best in Canadian blues. Hosted by Raoul Bhaneja, the awards show will take place on Monday January 21, 7pm. This is the blues gathering of the year featuring live musical performances and blues dignitaries from around the world. Check back for updates on performers and other info!

Braithwaite & Whiteley: Blues Suite

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley were commissioned by the Toronto Blues Society to create a work of music titled “Blues Suite”. OnFriday October 19, the Blues Suite will be performed live for the first time at Glenn Gould Studio. Tickets are available through the Massey Hall box office.

TBS Gladstone Series

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in blues talent the first Thursday of each month at the Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. Performances are free to the public and begin at 9pm. Bill Johnson(pictured) makes a rare Toronto appearance on Sept 6!

Mark your calendar for catl. (Oct 4) and Danny Brooks (Nov 1).  http://www.gladstonehotel.com

Blues in the Garden

The Blues in the Garden event returns this year as part of the Queen West Art Crawl in the TBS garden (corner of Queen/Crawford) on Sunday September 16, 1pm-4pm. Come out to this free event which features a performance by Al Lerman(pictured) as well as bbq and beverages.

Women’s Blues Revue

Tickets are on sale now through the Massey Hall Box Office! The Charter Member only discount is on right now, call the office to get the code!

The 26th Annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revuefeatures Saidah Baba Talibah, Tanika Charles, Kellylee Evans, Angel Forrest (pictured), Sabrina Weeks, and Sacha Williamson! The event will take place at Massey Hall on Saturday November 24. The vocalists will be backed up by the all-female Women’s Blues Revue Band featuring Donna Grantis (Musical Director, Guitar), Suzie Vinnick (Guitar), Lily Sazz (Keys), Brandi Disterheft (Upright Bass), Lindsay Beaver (Drums), Colleen Allen (Sax), Carrie Chesnutt (Sax), and Rebecca Hennessy (Trumpet).

Concert Notes

Eric Sardinas & Big Motor (pictured) w/David Rotundo – Hugh’s Room – Aug 25  |  Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine – Hugh’s Room – Aug 30  |  Johnny & Edgar Winter – Sound Academy – Sept 1  |  Bill Bourne – Hugh’s Room – Sept 11  |  Buddy Guy w/Jonny Lang – Casino Rama – Sept 13  |  TBS Blues in the Garden – Sept 16  |  Rita Chiarelli – Hugh’s Room – Sept 22  |  Carolina Chocolate Drops – Hugh’s Room – Sept 25  |  Paul James, Jack de Keyzer, Danny Marks – Hugh’s Room – Sept 26  |  catl. – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 4  |  Blue Midnight IV: The Spirit of Little Walter w/Billy Boy Arnold, Raoul & The Big Time, Steve Marriner – Hugh’s Room – Oct 5  |  Lee Fields – Opera House – Oct 5  |  Carlos del Junco – Hugh’s Room – Oct 19  |  Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Glenn Gould Studio – Oct 19  |  Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 28  |  Danny Brooks – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Nov 1  |  Susie Arioli – Hugh’s Room – Nov 1  |  Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Hugh’s Room – Nov 6  |  Keb’ Mo’ – Koerner Hall – Nov 8  |  Robert Randolph – Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts – Nov 13  |  Joe Bonamassa – Roy Thompson Hall – Nov 17  |  26th Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 24  |  Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 25  |  Leon Redbone – Hugh’s Room – Dec 4

Members Save Money on TBS Events

The Toronto Blues Society is now a charitable organization, so you can be issued a tax receipt for any donations made beyond membership!

Become a TBS Member Today! 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:

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $50/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, DISCOUNTS to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $70/year – Same privileges as Charter membership for a maximum of two adults and two children under 19.

INSTITUTIONAL or BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP – $125/year – Same privileges as Charter membership, plus more – Please inquire.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – $35/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter sent in fourth class mail

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)

 

Contact the TBS office today!

Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience

Take this quick survey and tell us what you are looking for in a blues vacation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7FYTC8Y

Love Golf? Love Blues? Get the best of both worlds with the Mississippi Tourism’s International Golf & Blues Experience! Hosted by Chuck Jackson, the next trip takes Oct 7-13 in Tunica, MS. To learn more, find out about TBS group rates and to book your trip, go to http://www.golfandblues.net/?refid=torontobluessociety

Industry Showcase Opportunities

Calling all artists looking to expand their touring prospects! See below for opportunities to be considered for TBS sanctioned showcases. Please send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com if you are interested to find out more information about each opportunity.

1) The Blues Summit Six is right around the corner! The bi-annual conference at the Delta Chelsea Hotel brings together blues industry from around Canada and beyond. A major component of the conference is the showcase portion which allows artists to perform in front of talent buyers. Note that artists may not showcase in consecutive Summit years. You may submit by sending a one sheet, CD, and a submission fee of $10 to the TBS office or through Sonicbids: http://www.sonicbids.com/Opportunity/OpportunityView.aspx?opportunity_id=107783 If you submitted for this year’s talent search and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please call the office before submitting.

2) The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference takes place in Mississauga October 11-14, 2012. The Toronto Blues Society will once again be presenting a blues showcase. We would like to hear from established blues artists interested in performing in front of key industry in the folk community who could help facilitate national and international touring and festival appearances. http://www.ocff.ca/services/conference/index.html

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