Where It’s At! – November 18, 2010

Published February 1, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Women’s Blues Revue
Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues / Free Admission
Christmas Party / Annual General Meeting
Maple Blues Awards
Blues Summit Five
5th Annual Tribute to Tom Waits
Rose Theatre Blues Discount
Concert Notes
Become a Member of the Toronto Blues Society!

Women’s Blues Revue

The 24th annual Women’s Blues Revue takes place Saturday November 27 at Massey Hall. Member discount details are available by contacting the office. The singers this year are Kellylee Evans, Alana Bridgewater, Little Miss Higgins, Robin Banks, Rita Chiarelli (pictured) and Alejandra Ribera! This year, the band will be led by musical director Donna Grantis (guitar), and features Brandi Disterheft (bass), Lindsay Beaver (drums), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax) and Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet). Hosted once again by CBC Radio personality and blues lover Shelagh Rogers! The event will be recorded by CBC Radio Two for future broadcast on Canada Live, Saturday Night Blues, and Concerts on Demand.Tickets are available by calling 416-872-4255 and visiting http://www.masseyhall.com/ 

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 8pm. Upcoming performances include: Harrison Kennedy (Dec 2, pictured), with more being announced soon for 2011. http://www.gladstonehotel.com/ 

Christmas Party / Annual General Meeting

The Toronto Blues Society’s Christmas Party will take place at Monarchs Pub at the Delta Chelsea Hotel on Saturday December 11. Performing live at 9:30pm is Blackburn (pictured)!

For current members, the annual general meeting will take place at 7pm.

Maple Blues Awards

The Maple Blues Awards will take place on Monday January 17th, 2011 at Koerner Hall. The award show recognizes the best national blues musicians who have made an impact over the last year. Toronto actor and bluesman Raoul Bhaneja is set to host the Maple Blues Awards Gala night as Emcee! There will be performances by Jack De Keyzer, Shakura S’Aida, Dawn Tyler Watson, Matt Andersen and more, in addition to the house band, The Maple Blues Band. Tickets are onsale now at the Koerner Hall box office: https://tickets.rcmusic.ca/public/hall.asp or (416)408-0208. TBS members can retrieve the member exclusive discount code by contacting the TBS office.

Voting is now open for the Maple Blues Awards! Cast your vote at www.mapleblues.ca. Voting closes December 12.

Blues Summit Five

The Blues Summit Five will take place at the Delta Chelsea Hotel on January 15-17, 2011. The keynote speaker this year is Washington, DC’s XM Radio Broadcaster Bill Wax. Showcasing artists will be announced shortly, and delegates will be made up of festival directors and blues delegates from Canada and around the world. Delegate passes are on sale now, and can be purchased through www.ticketpro.ca or 416-645-9090/1-888-655-9090. For member/musician discounts, please contact the office. A discount code for the Maple Blues Awards will be issued with purchase of each delegate pass (max 2 tickets).

5th Annual Tribute to Tom Waits

Several blues artists will perform at the 5th Annual Tribute to Tom Waits at Hugh’s Room on Friday November 26th, including Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley (pictured), Kevin Breit, Alfie Smith, and Treasa Levasseur. Tickets are $25 advance/$28 door, available at 416-531-6604 or info@hughsroom.com. Doors at 6pm, show at 8:30pm.

Rose Theatre Blues Discount

The Rose Theatre in Brampton is presenting a Blues Series featuring James Cotton w/Matt “Guitar” Murphy (Dec 7, pictured). Please contact the TBS office for the discount code exclusive to Toronto Blues Society members (416)538-3885/info@torontobluessociety.com – www.myrosetheatre.ca

Concert Notes

Shakura S’Aida – November 19 – Hugh’s Room  |  BB King – November 20 & 21 – Casino Rama  |  Paul James Band – November 21 – Hugh’s Room  |  Women’s Blues Revue – November 27 – Massey Hall  |  Danny Marks – November 27 – Silver Dollar Room  |  Harrison Kennedy – December 2 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band w/Bnois King (pictured) – December 2 – El Mocambo  |  Steve Strongman, Robin Banks & Chuck Jackson – December 3 – Woodbine Banquet & Convention Hall  |  James Cotton & his Chicago Blues Band – December 10 – Regent Picton  |  TBS Christmas Party featuring Blackburn – December 11 – Delta Chelsea Monarchs Pub  |  Bobby Dean Blackburn CD Release – Orbit Room – December 12  |  Blues Summit Five – January 15-17 – Delta Chelsea Hotel  |  Maple Blues Awards – January 17 – Koerner Hall  |  Ruthie Foster – January 25 – Hugh’s Room  |  FATHEAD – February 3 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Hammond – February 18 & 19 – Hugh’s Room  |  Duke Robillard – February 24 – Hugh’s Room

Become a Member of the Toronto Blues Society!

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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