Where It’s At! – Nov 17, 2011

Published November 22, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue – Next Weekend!
Win a copy of Mark Miller’s Book on Lonnie Johnson in Toronto!
Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting
Gladstone Series: Doc MacLean – Thurs Dec 1
Maple Blues Awards
Become a TBS Member Today
Concert Notes

25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue – Next Weekend!

Get your tickets now to the 25th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue at historic Massey Hall on Saturday November 26! Hosted once again by CBC host Shelagh Rogers, the featured artists are: Kat Danser, Ada Lee, Emma-Lee (pictured), Treasa Levasseur, Shakura S’Aida, and Suzie Vinnick!The band will feature band leader Donna Grantis (guitar), Lily Sazz (keyboards), Brandi Disterheft (bass), Lindsay Beaver (drums), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax) and Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet).

Tickets are on sale now! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, call the TBS office to get the member presale / discount code. If you are not a member, purchase tickets at http://www.masseyhall.com/eventdetail?eventId=945

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Win a copy of Mark Miller’s Book on Lonnie Johnson in Toronto!

Did you know Lonnie Johnson spent the last few years of his life living right here in Toronto? Mark Miller has written a brilliant account of Lonnie Johnson’s time in Toronto in his new book Way Down that Lonesome Road. If you are a Charter Member in good standing, email info@torontobluessociety.com with the subject line “Way Down that Lonesome Road” for your chance to win a copy of the historic book!

Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting

This year’s Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party and volunteer appreciation will take place at The Delta Chelsea Hotel Monarchs Pub on Saturday December 10, and will feature a performance by Maple Blues Award winner Robin Banks (pictured) at 9pm! Your emcee for the evening will be Johnny Max!The Annual General Meeting will take place earlier in the evening on the 27th floor of The Delta Chelsea Hotel. More details will be announced soon, and all members are encouraged to attend.

Gladstone Series: Doc MacLean – Thurs Dec 1

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in blues talent the first Thursday of each month at The Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. There is no cover charge and tasty food service is offered in the recently renovated Melody Bar http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food/melody-bar. Don’t miss a rare Toronto appearance by Doc MacLean (pictured) during his impressive 50+ date tour on Thursday December 1 at 9pmhttp://www.gladstonehotel.com/food

Maple Blues Awards

Do you have your tickets yet? In addition to this year’s hosts Treasa Levasseur and Shakura S’Aida, the performers at the 15th annual Maple Blues Awards are Rita Chiarelli, Fathead, Bill Johnson (pictured), MonkeyJunk, and Joe Murphy! Stick around after the show for a high energy after party with The 24th Street Wailers in the lobby!

The national awards show takes place at beautiful Koerner Hall on January 16th, 2012.

Voting is now open, closing Saturday December 10 at midnight PST, so get your votes in today! For more information on voting, visit http://torontobluessociety.com/2011-maple-blues-awards-nominees/

Tickets are on sale now! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, please call the TBS office to obtain the special discount code. If you are not a member, purchase tickets at http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/toronto-blues-society-maple-blues-awards

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. Check out a complimentary online version of the November issue here. 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!

Concert Notes

The Tommy Castro Band – Peter’s Players – Nov 18  |  JW Jones – Living Arts Centre – Nov 24  |  25th Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue (pictured) – Massey Hall – Nov 26  |  John Mayall – Victoria Hall – Nov 27  |  John Mayall w/Harrison Kennedy – Brock University Centre for the Arts – Dec 1  |  Doc MacLean – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Dec 1  |  Leon Redbone w/Paul Asaro – Hugh’s Room – Dec 2  |  Johnny Sansone CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Dec 10  |  Have a Bluesy Christmas – Hugh’s Room – Dec 19/20  |  Suzie Vinnick – Hugh’s Room – Dec 30  |  15th Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 16  |  Mavis Staples – Brock University Centre for the Arts – Jan 25 |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Jan 29  |  Sweet Honey in the Rock – Koerner Hall – Feb 10  |  Brandi Disterheft – Glenn Gould Studio – Feb 21  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 13  |  Colin James – Massey Hall – April 20  |  Kellylee Evans – Glenn Gould Studio – April 27  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – June 2

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