Where It’s At! – March 31, 2011

Published April 1, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Steve Dawson – Free Admission
Jim Byrnes Wins Blues Album of the Year Juno Award
Harmonica Workshop
CNE Blues Festival
TBS 26th Anniversary
Where Will YOU Be August 18?
Become a TBS Member Today!
Concert Notes

Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Steve Dawson – 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. The next performance features the mastermind of Black Hen records, producer, guitarist and songwriter, Vancouver based Steve Dawson (pictured) on April 7. Check out recent reviews of his just released CD “Nightshade” here care of The Vancouver Sun and Exclaim: http://bit.ly/dQ2orthttp://bit.ly/dKfqmu. Upcoming performances include Rick Fines (May 5), and more to be announced soon! http://www.gladstonehotel.com/

 

Jim Byrnes Wins Blues Album of the Year Juno Award

Congratulations to Jim Byrnes (pictured) for winning the Blues Album of the Year at the Juno Awards for his album “Everywhere West” (Black Hen Records)!

Congrats again to all the nominees in the blues category: Johnny Max, The Sojourners, Harry Manx, and FATHEAD! A big thank you to Collective Concerts for working with the TBS on the JUNOFEST blues events at The Delta Chelsea Hotel!

Harmonica Workshop

Hosted by Maple Blues Award winner Paul Reddick (pictured), 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. Presented by The Toronto Blues Society in association with Lee Oskar Harmonicas.

 

CNE Blues Festival

The CNE Blues Festival returns for a second year on Sunday August 28, and has just announced their line-up including: Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals (pictured), Mike Goudreau, Digging Roots, Treasa Levasseur, Steve Strongman, and JJ Grey & Mofro. Free with admission to CNE. 11am-9pm. www.theex.com

 

TBS 26th Anniversary

Mark your calendars! Monarchs Pub (Delta Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W) will host the TBS 26th Anniversary celebration on Thursday May 19. There will be no cover charge, and the featured performers will be Shrimp Daddy and Jerome Godboo! Show at 9pm.

 

Where Will YOU Be August 18?

The date for the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search is set for August 18 at Nathan Phillips Square! If you are a local blues musician/band, check back next week for information on how to submit to become one of six performing finalists…Last year’s winners were The 24th Street Wailers (pictured)!

 

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

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  |  Jackie Richardson – Trinity St. Paul – April 14  |  Suzie Vinnick CD Release – April 23 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Mays 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 (pictured) w/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sound Academy – May 12  |  Little Walter Tribute – Hugh’s Room – May 15  |  Maria Muldaur – Hugh’s Room – May 25  |  Waterfront Blues Festival – June 3-5  |  Carlos Del Junco CD Release – Hugh’s Room – June 11  |  The Black Keys – Molson Amphitheatre – July 7  |  McKenna Gibson Band – Hugh’s Room – July 15  |  Chris Smither – Hugh’s Room – July 31  |  Kitchener Blues Festival – Aug 4-7

 

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