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Where It’s At! – Sept 9, 2011

Published September 9, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Holger Petersen / Monkey Junk Launch Ticket Give Away!
Congrats to Lindsay and Mike!
Blues in the Garden
Gladstone Hotel Series: Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard (Sept 22)
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
Maple Blues Awards – Tickets On Sale Now!
Southside Shuffle
Concert Notes

Holger Petersen / Monkey Junk Launch Ticket Give Away!

This Is Not A Reading Series presents the launch for Holger Petersen’s (pictured) new book Talking Music (Insomniac Press) on Fri Sept 30 at Revival (783 College St), doors at 7:30pm. Richard Flohil will be interviewing Holger, and the night will also act as a Toronto launch for Monkey Junk’s latest recording To Behold, and will feature a live performance by the band.

Talking Music is a compilation of 19 in-depth interviews with artists including Mavis Staples, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Ike Turner, Jeff Healey, Long John Baldry, and David “Honeyboy Edwards (who died as the book was being printed).

TBS wants you to be at this great event! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com with the subject line “Talking Music” for your chance to win a pair of tickets!

Congrats to Lindsay and Mike!

Lindsay and Mike from The 24th Street Wailers got married this past weekend. Congratulations from the TBS!

Blues in the Garden

This free annual event will take place on Sun Sept 18, 3pm-6pm in the Artscape Garden beside the TBS office at the northwest corner of Crawford and Queen. Part of the Queen West Art Crawl, the event will feature a live performance by Richard Henderson (pictured), and a display of Women’s Blues Revue artwork. Food and beverages will be sold, sponsored in part by Amsterdam Brewery and Dan Aykroyd Wines.

Gladstone Hotel Series: Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard (Sept 22)

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 on Thurs Sept 22, featuring Women’s Blues Revue alumni Robin Banks (pictured) with FATHEAD’s Teddy Leonard on guitar. Please note the new start time of 9pm and that this first show is part of The Gladstone Hotel’s re-launch week after renovations in Aug/Sept, 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

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, Treasa Levasseur, Shakura S’Aida, and Suzie Vinnick (pictured)!

 

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

Southside Shuffle

The Southside Shuffle takes place Sept 9-11 in Port Credit, and features performances by TBS talent search winner Bradleyboy Mac Arthur (pictured), Big Bill Morganfield, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Matt Andersen, Downchild, Johnny Max, Jack de Keyzer, Loco Zydeco, Sab & The Family Band, Michael Pickett, Paul Reddick, Mark Stafford and Darran Poole, James Anthony, Sherman Lee Dillon, FATHEAD and more! http://www.southsideshuffle.com/

Concert Notes

Rita Chiarelli (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Sept 17  |  Robin Banks w/Teddy Leonard – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Sept 22  |  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  |  Jeff Beck – Massey Hall – Oct 18  |  Matt Andersen – Winter Garden Theatre – Oct 22  |  Jane Harbury’s Discoveries: Chloe Watkinson & the Crossroads, Alanna Cherote, The Burning Boyz, Natasha Waterman – Hugh’s Room – Oct 26  |  Bill Bourne & The Free Radio Band CD Release w/Madagascar Slim – Hugh’s Room – 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  |  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  |  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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