Where It’s At! – September 27, 2012

Published October 16, 2012 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• TBS Gladstone Series
• Braithwaite & Whiteley: Blues Suite
• Women’s Blues Revue
• Maple Blues Awards
• Concert Notes
• Members Save Money on TBS Events
• Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience
• Blues Summit Six – Submit to Showcase

TBS Gladstone Series

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in blues talent the first Thursday of each month at the Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. Performances are free to the public and begin at 9pm. Party-blues bandcatl (pictured) will perform their energetic show on October 4!

Mark your calendar for Texassippi Bluesman Danny Brooks (Nov 1).  http://www.gladstonehotel.com

Braithwaite & Whiteley: Blues Suite

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley were commissioned by the Toronto Blues Society to create a work of music titled “Blues Suite” with support from Canada Council. OnFriday October 19, the Blues Suite will be performed live for the first time at Glenn Gould Studio. Tickets are available through the Massey Hall box office. If you are a Charter Member, call the TBS office to get the discount code for 20% off the ticket price! Public tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Women’s Blues Revue

Tickets are on sale now through the Massey Hall Box Office! The Charter Member only discount is on right now, call the office to get the code! Public tickets can be purchased here.

The 26th Annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revuefeatures Saidah Baba Talibah, Tanika Charles, Kellylee Evans(pictured), Angel Forrest, Sabrina Weeks, and Sacha Williamson! The event will take place at Massey Hall on Saturday November 24. The vocalists will be backed up by the all-female Women’s Blues Revue Band featuring Donna Grantis (Musical Director, Guitar), Suzie Vinnick (Guitar), Lily Sazz (Keys), Brandi Disterheft (Upright Bass), Lindsay Beaver (Drums), Colleen Allen (Sax), Carrie Chesnutt (Sax), and Rebecca Hennessy (Trumpet).

Maple Blues Awards

Tickets are on sale now through the RCM Koerner Hall box office! Call the TBS office for the Charter Member only discount / preferred seating code. This offer is only valid while quantities last so don’t delay, call today!

The Maple Blues Awards returns to beautiful Koerner Hall to honour the best in Canadian blues. Hosted by Raoul Bhaneja (pictured), the awards show will take place on Monday January 21, 7pm. This is the blues gathering of the year featuring live musical performances and blues dignitaries from around the world. Check back for updates on performers and other info!

Concert Notes

catl. – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 4  |  Blue Midnight IV: The Spirit of Little Walter w/Billy Boy Arnold, Raoul & The Big Time, Steve Marriner (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Oct 5  |  Lee Fields – Opera House – Oct 5  |  Fathead CD Release – Delta Chelsea Monarchs Pub – Oct 6  |  Matt Andersen – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Oct 10  | Scott McCord CD Release – Lula Lounge – Oct 11  |  Blues Brother Revue – Rose Theatre Brampton – Oct 12  |  Carlos del Junco – Hugh’s Room – Oct 19  |  Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Glenn Gould Studio – Oct 19  |  Colin James – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Oct 19  |  Colin James – Rose Theatre Brampton – Oct 24  |  Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 28  |  Danny Brooks CD Release – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Nov 1  |  Susie Arioli – Hugh’s Room – Nov 1  |  Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Hugh’s Room – Nov 6  |  Keb’ Mo’ – Koerner Hall – Nov 8  |  Robert Randolph – Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts – Nov 13  |  Joe Bonamassa – Roy Thompson Hall – Nov 17  |  26th Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 24  |  Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 25  |  Leon Redbone – Hugh’s Room – Dec 4  |  Have A Bluesy Christmas – Hugh’s Room – Dec 18  |  Blues Summit Six – Delta Chelsea Hotel – Jan 18-21  |  Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 21  |  Taj Mahal – Rose Theatre Brampton – Jan 31  |  Taj Mahal – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Feb 1  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 20

Members Save Money on TBS Events

The Toronto Blues Society is now a charitable organization, so you can be issued a tax receipt for any donations made beyond membership!

Become a TBS Member Today! 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!

Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience

Take this quick survey and tell us what you are looking for in a blues vacation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7FYTC8Y

Love Golf? Love Blues? Get the best of both worlds with the Mississippi Tourism’s International Golf & Blues Experience! Hosted by Chuck Jackson, the next trip takes Oct 7-13 in Tunica, MS. To learn more, find out about TBS group rates and to book your trip, go to http://www.golfandblues.net/?refid=torontobluessociety

Blues Summit Six – Submit to Showcase

The Blues Summit Six is right around the corner! The bi-annual conference at the Delta Chelsea Hotel brings together the blues industry from around Canada and beyond. A major component of the conference is the showcase portion which allows artists to perform in front of talent buyers. Note that artists may not showcase in consecutive Summit years. You may submit by sending a one sheet, CD, and a submission fee of $10 to the TBS office or through Sonicbids: http://www.sonicbids.com/Opportunity/OpportunityView.aspx?opportunity_id=107783 before Sept 28. If you submitted for this year’s talent search and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please call the office before submitting.

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