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Where It’s At! – January 27, 2011

Published February 1, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues / Free Admission
Women’s Blues Revue Broadcast on CBC Canada Live
Canadian Music Week Blues Showcase
February Blues in Barrie
Winterfolk IX
Canadian Blues Artists at The International Blues Challenge
Become a TBS Member Today!
Concert Notes

Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues / Free Admission

The Toronto Blues Society will be presenting the best in local blues talent the first Thursday of each month at The Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. There will be no cover charge and each performance will begin at 8:30pm. Upcoming performances include The 24th Street Wailers CD release (Feb 3, pictured), Paul James solo (March 3), and Steve Dawson (April 7)! http://www.gladstonehotel.com/ 

Women’s Blues Revue Broadcast on CBC Canada Live

Did you miss the 24th annual Women’s Blues Revue at Massey Hall this past November? Want to relive the experience? Tune in to CBC Radio 2 (94.1 FM) on Feb 17 at 7pm, or CBC Radio 1 (99.1 FM) on Feb 18 at 2pm to hear the performances from that night in full.

For frequencies across Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/frequency/

To stream the concert: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20101127women

Canadian Music Week Blues Showcase

Presented by DAWG FM and The Toronto Blues Society, this year’s Canadian Music Festival Blues Showcase will take place at The Silver Dollar Room on Sat March 12. The line-up is Johnny Max, Treasa Levasseur (pictured), The 24th Street Wailers, and Bill Durst. Doors at 5:30pm; advance tickets available at www.canadianmusicfest.com

February Blues in Barrie

The Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival presents their 14th annual February Blues Festival Feb 3-6. The festival takes place in Barrie-Innisfield and includes a screening of Rita Chiarelli’s Music from the Big House  and performances by Michael Pickett (pictured), Jack de Keyzer, Jerome Godboo, Paul James, Wayne Buttery, Roly Platt and more. Check out the whole line-up at www.barriejazzbluesfest.com

Winterfolk IX

The 9th Edition of Winterfolk takes place Feb 18-21 in various venues around Toronto and includes performances by blues artists such as Michael Jerome Browne (pictured), Danny Marks, Eve Goldberg, Jimmy Bowskill, Ken Yoshioka, Mose Scarlett, Porkbelly Futures, and Pete Otis. For more information check out www.abetterworld.ca

Canadian Blues Artists at The International Blues Challenge

Wishing all the blues artists representing Canada at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis the best of luck: Carlos Del Junco & The Blues Mongrels (Toronto Blues Society, pictured), Erin McCallum (Bruce County), Matt Besey (Canada South), David Rotundo, Harrison Kennedy (Canal Bank Shuffle), The Blues Angels (Collingwood Jazz & Blues), Tom Lockwood Band, Rick Taylor (Great Lakes), Teresa Malenfant & The Instigators (Harvest Jazz & Blues), JC Crossfire (Le Relatant), The Bad Poetry Band, Mark Taylor (Loyal Blues), Bill Johnson Blues Band (Victoria), Sweet Willie Tea (Canada South), Michael Jerome Browne (Montreal), Brandon Agnew w/Benny Gutman, Al Wood & The Woodsmen (Ottawa), Mud Dog, Sam and Luke (White Rock).

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: 

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $45/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, discounts to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights./ FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $65/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 – $30/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter/STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)

 

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Concert Notes

FATHEAD (pictured) – February 3 – Hugh’s Room  |  Alejandra Ribera – February 5 – Hugh’s Room  |  Robert Cray – February 13 – Capitol Theatre Port Hope  |  John Hammond – February 18 & 19 – Hugh’s Room  |  Duke Robillard – February 24 – Hugh’s Room  |  Yemen Blues – February 24 – The Mod Club Theatre  |  Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite – March 20 – Hugh’s Room  |  Suzie Vinnick CD Release – April 23 – Hugh’s Room  |  Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’nois King – Regent Theatre Picton – May 7  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 8

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