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Where It’s At! – Sept 22, 2011

Published September 27, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Holger Petersen Book Giveaway!
Fraser Finlayson Tribute
Gladstone Hotel Series: Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard (Tonight)
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue – Tickets On Sale Now!
Maple Blues Awards – Tickets On Sale Now!
Concert Notes

Holger Petersen Book Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Holger Petersen’s new book Talking Music (pictured), the Toronto Blues Society is giving a copy away! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, please email the office at info@torontobluessociety.com with the subject line “Reading the Blues” for your chance to win.

The book, published by Insomniac Press, will be launched at a special event in Toronto on Friday September 30 at Revival, which will also feature the local launch of To Behold, the new Stony Plain CD by the powerful Ottawa band MonkeyJunk.

Fraser Finlayson Tribute

Fans, friends, family, and fellow 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.

Gladstone Hotel Series: Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard (Tonight)

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 food service is offered in the Melody Bar. The next performance is Tonight, featuring Women’s Blues Revue alumni Robin Banks (pictured) with FATHEAD’s Teddy Leonard on guitar. Please note that tonight’s show will begin at 9:30pm and that this first show is part of The Gladstone Hotel’s re-launch week, so arrive early!Mark your calendars for the fall lineup: Jimmy Bowskill solo (Oct 6), Michael Jerome Browne CD Release (Nov 3), and Doc MacLean (Dec 1). http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food

25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue – Tickets On Sale Now!

The 25th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue will take place at the historic Massey Hall on Saturday November 26. The featured artists this year are: Kat Danser, Ada Lee (pictured), 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/

Maple Blues Awards – Tickets On Sale Now!

For a third consecutive year, the Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Awards take place in Koerner Hall on Monday, January 16, 2012. The 15th anniversary of the annual gala event celebrating Canadian blues features the finest musicians and special guests from across Canada, all backed by the Maple Blues Band.

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

Concert Notes

Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Sept 22  |  Murray Porter (pictured) CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Sept 26  |  Paul James, Jack de Keyzer & Danny Marks – Hugh’s Room – Sept 28  |  Monkey Junk – Revival – Sept 30  |  Boubacar Traore – Hugh’s Room – Oct 3  |  Jimmy Bowskill solo – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 6  |  Son Roberts CD Release – Dominion on Queen – Oct 13  |  Jeff Beck – Massey Hall – Oct 18  |  Matt Andersen – Winter Garden Theatre – Oct 22  |  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 – Hugh’s Room – Nov 3  |  Sharon Robinson – Hugh’s Room – Nov 11  |  Fraser Finlayson Tribute – Hugh’s Room – Nov 15  |  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  |  Have a Bluesy Christmas – Hugh’s Room – Dec 19/20  |  Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 16  |  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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