Where It’s At! – Sept 29, 2011

Published October 4, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Maple Blues Awards – Hosts Announced!
Mark Your Calendars for the Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party!
Gladstone Hotel Series: Jimmy Bowskill (Oct 6)
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
TBS at Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference
Fraser Finlayson Tribute
Concert Notes

Maple Blues Awards – Hosts Announced!

The hosts for the 15th annual Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Awards are Treasa Levasseur (pictured) and Shakura S’Aida! For a third consecutive year, the award show takes place in 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.

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

 

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 Sat Dec 10, and will feature a performance by Maple Blues Award winner Robin Banks (pictured)!

 

Gladstone Hotel Series: Jimmy Bowskill (Oct 6)

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 a tasty local food menu is offered in the newly renovated Melody Bar. The next performance is October 6, featuring Jimmy Bowskill solo (pictured). Please note that all shows will now begin at 9pm.Mark your calendars for the fall lineup: Michael Jerome Browne CD Release (Nov 3), and Doc MacLean (Dec 1). http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food

 

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. The featured artists this year 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

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/

 

TBS at Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference

The Toronto Blues Society will be hosting a showcase at OCFF on Thurs Oct 13, featuring performances by 2011 Talent Search winner Bradleyboy Mac Arthur (pictured), 2010 Talent Search winners The 24th Street Wailers, Suzie Vinnick, Richard Henderson, and Tracy K.  The OCFF brings together the folk music community in a weekend of conference sessions and live performances. This year, the conference takes place in Niagara Falls, and more information can be found at www.ocff.ca

 

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

Monkey Junk – Revival – Sept 30  |  Boubacar Traore – Hugh’s Room – Oct 3  |  Jimmy Bowskill solo – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 6  |  John Hiatt – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Oct 12  |  Son Roberts (pictured) CD Release – Dominion on Queen – Oct 13  |  Jeff Beck – Massey Hall – Oct 18  |  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 – Hugh’s Room – Nov 3  |  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  |  Have a Bluesy Christmas – Hugh’s Room – Dec 19/20  |  15th 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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