Where It’s At! – March 24, 2011

Published March 29, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
JUNOFEST Blues
Music From The Big House Documentary Ticket Giveaway
Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues / Free Admission
Harmonica Workshop
Ninth Annual Heartwood Blues
Become a TBS Member Today!
Concert Notes
 

JUNOFEST Blues

Congratulations to this year’s JUNO nominees for best blues: The Sojourners, Johnny Max, FATHEAD, Harry Manx, and Jim Byrnes!

There will be two blues showcases during JUNO Week leading up to the JUNO Awards show in Toronto. The shows will take place on March 25 & March 26 at Monarchs Pub (Delta Chelsea Hotel). The Friday night performance will be hosted by Lily Sazz and feature the Johnny Max Band, The 24th Street Wailers and Suzie Vinnick; The Saturday night performance will be hosted by Brian Blain and feature FATHEAD, Jim Byrnes (pictured), and Urban Preacher. Weekend Wristbands and advance tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca  

Music From The Big House Documentary Ticket Giveaway

Johnny Cash may have performed for inmates, but Maple Blues Award winner Rita Chiarelli (pictured) goes one step further, and performs with the inmates of Angola Prison in the documentary Music From The Big House.  Four bands, one woman, and two hours of the blues. The screenings take place at The Carlton Theatre (20 Carlton Street) March 25-31 at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30pm. The March 27 screenings will be co-presented by The Toronto Blues Society. The last three evening screenings will be introduced by Richard Flohil with a Q&A session following each screening.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com with the screening you wish to attend on Sunday in the subject line to win one of five pairs of tickets!

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 Steve Dawson (April 7, pictured), 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 will take place 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 and Howard Willett (pictured). Presented by The Toronto Blues Society in association with Lee Oskar.

 

Ninth Annual Heartwood Blues

A fundraising event for Heartwood Place, a charity dedicated to affordable housing in the Waterloo region, is being held at the Newfoundland Club in Cambridge on Saturday March 26. Performers include Dylan Wickens (pictured), Bill Durst, Daddy Long Legs and Paul James. For more information www.heartwoodplace.ca

 

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)

 

Contact the TBS office today!

Concert Notes

The Sojourners – March 26 – Hugh’s Room  |  Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – March 31 – Horseshoe Tavern  |  Harry Manx – April 1 – Koerner Hall  |  Buddy Guy & Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – April 8  |  John Primer – April 10 – Monarchs Pub  |  Suzie Vinnick CD Release – April 23 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Mays (pictured) 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 – Sound Academy – May 12  |  Little Walter Tribute – Hugh’s Room – May 15  |  Waterfront Blues Festival – June 3-5  |  The Black Keys – Molson Amphitheatre – July 7  |  Kitchener Blues Festival – Aug 4-7

 

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