Where It’s At! – Oct 20, 2011

Published November 4, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Gladstone Series: Michael Jerome Browne CD Release
Sleepwalk Guitar Festival
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
Mark Your Calendars for the Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party!
Maple Blues Awards
Become a TBS Member Today
Fraser Finlayson Tribute
Concert Notes

Gladstone Series: Michael Jerome Browne CD Release

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 Borealis recording artist Michael Jerome Browne’s (pictured) CD release on Thursday November 3!. Please note the shows now begin at 9pm.Mark your calendars for Doc MacLean on December 1! http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food

Sleepwalk Guitar Festival

The inaugural Sleepwalk Guitar Festival takes place at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W) on Nov 4-6. In association with Six Shooter Records, and curated by Luke Doucet, the festival has some great blues content including: Colin James (pictured), Duke Robillard, Amos Garrett, and Jay Nowicki amongst other top guitarists! The festival will include workshops in addition to performances. Find out more at www.sleepwalkguitar.com

25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

The 25th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue will take place at the historic Massey Hall on Saturday November 26. Hosted once again by CBC host Shelagh Rogers (pictured), the featured artists are: Kat Danser, Ada Lee, Emma-Lee, 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

http://www.katdanser.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lee, http://www.emma-lee.com/, http://www.treasalevasseur.com/, http://www.shakurasaida.com/, http://www.suzievinnick.com/

Mark Your Calendars for the Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party!

This year’s Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party 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)! Watch this space for more details as the date draws closer.

Maple Blues Awards

The 15th annual Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Awards will be hosted by Treasa Levasseur and Shakura S’Aida at Koerner Hall on Monday, January 16, 2012. The gala event celebrates Canadian blues featuring the finest musicians and special guests from across Canada, all backed by the Maple Blues Band (pictured).

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. 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!

Fraser Finlayson Tribute

Fans, friends, family, and musicians will celebrate the life of Fraser Finlayson (pictured) at Hugh’s Room on Tues Nov 15. The event is in support of the Finlayson Library at the Vancouver National Centre, and will feature performances by FATHEAD, Morgan Davis, Carlos del Junco, Ray Harrison, and The Mr. Hot Pants Band. Doors at 6pm; Show at 8:30pm.

Concert Notes

Matt Andersen – Winter Garden Theatre – Oct 22  |  Tedeschi Trucks Band – The Music Hall – Oct 25  |  Bill Bourne CD Release w/Madagascar Slim – Hugh’s Room – Nov 2  |  Mark Miller Book Launch – Gladstone Hotel – Nov 2  |  Michael Jerome Browne – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Nov 3  |  Anthony Gomes Blues Band (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Nov 3  |  Treasa Levasseur CD Release – Lula Lounge – Nov 3  |  Sleep Walk Guitar Festival – The Great Hall – Nov 4-6  |  Sharon Robinson – Hugh’s Room – Nov 11  |  Fraser Finlayson Tribute – Hugh’s Room – Nov 15  |  25th Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 26  |  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  |  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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