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Where It’s At! – August 29, 2013

Published August 29, 2013 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• 27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
• TBS Mississippi Trip in April!
• TBS @ Gladstone Hotel
• The Blues at UofT
• Blues in the Garden
• Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount
• West Coast Bluesfest
• Seydel Session Steel Summer Edition Blues Harmonica
• Concert Notes
• Donate to TBS
• Dan Aykroyd Wines
• Join the TBS
• Live Blues Listings

27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

The featured vocalists for the 27th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue at Massey Hall on Saturday November 30 are Rachelle van Zanten, Layla Zoe (pictured), Kim Richardson, Betty Richardson, and more to be announced in the coming weeks!

These featured vocalists will be backed by Morgan Doctor(drums), and Christine Bougie (guitar), who join new bandleaderRebecca Hennessy (trumpet), Brandi Disterheft (bass), Suzie Vinnick (guitar), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), and Carrie Chesnutt (sax).

To get the Charter Member 20% discount code, send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com. Purchase your tickets ASAP to get the best available seats! It pays to be a member!

Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets through the Massey Hall box office: masseyhall.com / 416-872-4255

TBS Mississippi Trip in April!

 

The Toronto Blues Society is planning a blues trip to Mississippi in April 2014! The trip will start in Memphis and will include a blues focused itinerary with stops at the Delta Blues Museum, Dockery Farms, BB King Museum, Po Monkeys, Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero and much much more, hosted by knowledgeable blues artist and TBS Board Member Mark “Bird” Stafford!  The package requires travelers to arrange transport to Memphis and a $200 deposit will hold your space while defining the size of the party.  We are firming up details with our travel agent, so please contact the TBS office if this unique opportunity appeals to you.

TBS @ Gladstone Hotel

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, begin at 9pm, and the Gladstone has an excellent menu if you arrive for the show early! TBS is turning the volume up for the next show with the Jerome Godboo Band (pictured) on Sept 5!

Mark your calendars for upcoming TBS Gladstone series shows including Michael Pickett (Oct 3) and Jimmy Bowskill solo (Nov 7), Jake Chisholm (Dec 5). http://www.gladstonehotel.com

The Blues at UofT

Former Jazz FM radio host Larry Green is teaching a six week course in blues appreciation at the University of Toronto St. George Campus New College September 12-October 17, on Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm. This year’s guest lecturers include John Valenteyn, Gary Kendall, Jackie Richardson, and Donnie Walsh. Click here to enroll

Blues in the Garden

The free annual Blues in the Garden art display and live blues performance takes place 2pm-5pm during the Queen West Art Crawl on Sunday September 22. There will be a performance by 2013 TBS Talent Search winner Sugar Brown (pictured), as well as bbq (dietary options available) and beverages available for purchase, including Dan Aykroyd Wines.

Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount

A limited number of discount tickets for the annual Maple Blues Awards at Koerner Hall on Monday January 20 are on sale now. If you are a Charter Member and would like to purchase the best available tickets at the lowest discount ($28), email info@torontobluessociety.com to retrieve the password to give to the RCM box office  performance.rcmusic.ca/royal-conservatory-ticket-packages / 416-408-0208

West Coast Bluesfest

The West Coast Bluesfest takes place Labour Day weekend in Goderich and features performances by Steve Strongman(pictured), Bill Durst, Douglas Watson R&B Revue, The MacKenzie Blues Band, Rick Taylor and more. westcoastblues.ca

Check out a full list of Canadian summer blues festivals here: torontobluessociety.com/summer-blues-festivals

Seydel Session Steel Summer Edition Blues Harmonica

Seydel’s Big Six Classic…It’s a Tool, Not a Toy. With six holes and Stainless Steel Reeds. Available in the key of C in two versions: ‘Blues’ has holes 1 to 6 of a standard 10 hole harmonica which equals 12 tones. This version is best suited for playing in the second position; ‘Folk’ version has holes 4 to 9 of a standard 10 hole harmonica, lowered one octave, and is suited for playing many traditional songs in the first position. The Big Six Classic is an eye catcher, packaged in a tin can which doubles as a resonator for many interesting sound effects, and includes a My Sound-My Seydel lanyard. Buy the Session Steel Summer Edition Harmonica Here

Concert Notes

Canadian Blues Caravan – CNE Midway Stage – Aug 29  |  Michael Pickett’s Concert For Peace V – Crystal Beach – Sept 1  |  Jerome Godboo – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Sept 5  |  Tribute to The Rolling Stones w/Scott McCord & The Bonafide Truth and Roxanne Potvin – Sept 7  |  Danny Brooks – Hugh’s Room – Sept 12  |  Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Dominion on Queen – Sept 14  |  Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (pictured) – Lee’s Palace – Sept 19  |  Serena Ryder – Massey Hall – Sept 20  |  Rita Chiarelli – Hugh’s Room – Sept 21  |  TBS Blues in the Garden w/Sugar Brown -TBS Artscape Garden – Sept 22  |  Music By the Bay Live Season 5 Launch w/Gary Kendall, Jake Chisholm, Al Lerman – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Sept 27  |  The Prine Shrine w/Christine Bougie – Hugh’s Room – Sept 28  |  Michael Pickett – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 3  |  Autism is a Pain in the Aspergers w/Shakura S’Aida – Hugh’s Room – Oct 6  |  BB King – Massey Hall – Oct 10  |  The Music of Ray Charles – Hugh’s Room – Oct 10  |  Joe Satriani w/Sit Down, Servant! featuring Gordie Johnson – Massey Hall – Oct 11  |  OCFF – Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre – Oct 17-20  |  Alice Russell – The Garrison – Oct 18  |  MonkeyJunk CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Oct 18  |  Harry Manx – Hugh’s Room – Oct 19/20  |  Harry Manx – Peter’s Players – Oct 24  |  Carlos del Junco – Hugh’s Room – Oct 25  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 27  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 27  |  Anthony Gomes – Hugh’s Room – Nov 8  | Gary Clark Jr. – Danforth Music Hall – Nov 18  |  Little Miss Higgins CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Nov 21  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 24  |  TBS Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 30  |  Jack de Keyzer – Hugh’s Room – Nov 30  |  TBS Christmas Party – Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub – Dec 7  |  Charles Bradley – Kool Haus – Dec 12  |  TBS Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 20  |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Feb 7  |  Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – March 1  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 4  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – May 15

Donate to TBS

Make a donation to the Toronto Blues Society! The TBS is now a registered charitable organization and is able to issue tax receipts to donations made beyond membership and merchandise. Your generousity will assist the ongoing operations of the Toronto Blues Society such as the Blues in the Schools program, workshops, the Women’s Blues Revue, the Maple Blues Awards, the Maple Blues Newsletter and more. Donate here: http://torontobluessociety.com/store/#donate

Charitable #: 87487 7509 RR0001

Dan Aykroyd Wines

The TBS would like to welcome Dan Aykroyd Wines as the newest year round sponsor. You may be seeing their logo more often and there may even be some wine tastings at TBS events like the one that occurred at the Maple Blues Awards. http://www.diamondestates.ca/canadian-wines/alphabetical-listing/dan-aykroyd

Join the TBS

TBS Members save money to TBS events and have access to discounts and giveaways! Give the gift of membership to the Toronto Blues Society and you will be giving all year long!

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!

Are you already a TBS charter member? Interested in brainstorming on ideas to help the community come together? Send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com to let us know you are interested in joining the membership committee. You must be available to attend monthly meetings.

Live Blues Listings

 

 

~Harpdog Brown (pictured) with Gary Kendall performs at Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub on Thursday September 5 at 9pm~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 29

  • Blackburn at Joe Mama’s, Every Thurs
  • Brian Cober at Lola Pub, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • Carey Worrod at Sticky Fingers, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • Jack de Keyzer at Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub, 9pm
  • The Canadian Blues Caravan w/Steve Strongman at CNE Midway Stage, 7pm
  • The 24th Street Wailers at Reservoir Lounge, 7pm
  • The Swingin’ Blackjacks at The Dakota Tavern, 10pm

Friday, August 30

  • Jon Klawz Band at Dunn Street Grill, 9:30pm-1:30am
  • Tim Bovaconti at Timothy’s Pub, 9pm
  • Chuck Jackson, Garth Vogan and Friends at Victoria Park Brantford, Noon-1pm
  • Johnny Max & The Heart Attacks at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, 7pm-10pm
  • Big Crush at Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub

Saturday, August 31

  • The Meteors at Timothy’s Pub, 4:30pm-8pm, Every Sat
  • Niagara Rhythm Section at The Old Winery Restaurant, 9:30pm, Every Sat
  • Mike Branton at Shakers Tap & Grill, 4pm-7pm, Every Sat
  • Blues Club North w/Straight Razor at Jonathan’s, Every Sat
  • Ronnie Hayward & His Trio at Dominion on Queen, 4pm-7:30pm, Every Sat
  • David van Duzen at Arnold’s, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Every Sat
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 7:30pm-11:30pm, Every Sat
  • Danny Marks at The Rex Hotel, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Tim Bastmeyer at Frankie’s Ristorante, 7pm, Every Sat
  • Terry Blankley & Al at Simcoe Blues and Jazz, 4:30pm, Every Sat
  • Terry Edmunds Band at Liquid Lounge, 3pm-6pm
  • Jerome Godboo, Douglas Watson, Conor Gains at Lake Affect, 9pm-1am
  • Sugar Brown & Bharath Rajakumar at Dominion on Queen, 9pm
  • Jack de Keyzer at Holiday Inn Patio – Peterborough, 6pm

Sunday, September 1

  • The Allstars at Roc ‘N Docs, 4:30pm, Every Sun
  • Fraser Daley at Roc N’ Docs, 10pm-2am, Every Sun
  • The Meteors at Lake Affect, 8pm-12am, Every Sun
  • Mulligans Stew at Mulligans Pub, 5pm-8:30pm, Every Sun
  • The Pie Guys at The Blue Goose Tavern, 3pm-7pm, Every Sun
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 3pm-6pm, Every Sun
  • Ken Yoshioka at Duffy’s Tavern, 9:30pm, Every Sun
  • Penny Skolski w/Kenny B Band at The Beach Sports Bar, 4-7pm, Every Sun

Monday, Sept 2

  • Bentroots at Relish, 8pm, Every Mon
  • James Anthony Blues Jam at Fox & Fiddle, 8pm, Every Mon
  • Ken Yoshioka at On Cue Bar & Billiards, 8pm, Every Mon

Tuesday, Sept 3

  • Julian Fauth at Gate 403, 9pm-1am, Every Tues
  • Blain, Davis & Gould Trio at Gate 403, 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, Sept 4

  • Fraser Daley at Intersteer Tavern, 8pm-11pm, Every Wed
  • Michael Branton at Royal Botanical Gardens, 6pm

 

Thursday, Sept 5

  • Blackburn at Joe Mama’s, Every Thurs
  • Brian Cober at Lola Pub, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • Carey Worrod at Sticky Fingers, 9:30pm, Every Thurs
  • Harpdog Brown w/Gary Kendall at Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub, 9pm
  • The Johnny Max Band w/Chuck Jackson at The Riverview Room, 7pm
  • TBS First Thursday series w/Jerome Godboo at Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 9pm

Friday, Sept 6

  • Purple Onion Reunion w/Pete Otis & Deja Blues at Cadillac Lounge, 7pm
  • David Vest & The EMV Band at Neat Cafe, 8pm
  • Jack de Keyzer at Donnelly’s Pub, 2pm
  • Johnny Max at The Riverview Room, 10pm

Saturday, Sept 7

  • The Meteors at Timothy’s Pub, 4:30pm-8pm, Every Sat
  • Niagara Rhythm Section at The Old Winery Restaurant, 9:30pm, Every Sat
  • Mike Branton at Shakers Tap & Grill, 4pm-7pm, Every Sat
  • Blues Club North w/Straight Razor at Jonathan’s, Every Sat
  • Ronnie Hayward & His Trio at Dominion on Queen, 4pm-7:30pm, Every Sat
  • David van Duzen at Arnold’s, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Every Sat
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 7:30pm-11:30pm, Every Sat
  • Danny Marks at The Rex Hotel, Noon-3pm, Every Sat
  • Tim Bastmeyer at Frankie’s Ristorante, 7pm, Every Sat
  • Terry Blankley & Al at Simcoe Blues and Jazz, 4:30pm, Every Sat
  • Blues & Troubles at On Cue Bar & Billiards, 10pm
  • Harpdog Brown w/Teddy Leonard at Liquid Lounge, 3pm-6pm
  • Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band at Gate 403, 9pm-1am
  • Johnny Max at The Riverview Room, 10pm

Sunday, Sept 8

  • The Allstars at Roc ‘N Docs, 4:30pm, Every Sun
  • Fraser Daley at Roc N’ Docs, 10pm-2am, Every Sun
  • The Meteors at Lake Affect, 8pm-12am, Every Sun
  • Mulligans Stew at Mulligans Pub, 5pm-8:30pm, Every Sun
  • The Pie Guys at The Blue Goose Tavern, 3pm-7pm, Every Sun
  • Rich & The Poor Boys at The Niagara, 3pm-6pm, Every Sun
  • Ken Yoshioka at Duffy’s Tavern, 9:30pm, Every Sun
  • Penny Skolski w/Kenny B Band at The Beach Sports Bar, 4-7pm, Every Sun
  • Doctor Nick & The Rollercoasters at The Rex Hotel, 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Jack de Keyzer at The Blue Moon, 4pm-8pm
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