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Where It’s At! – July 16, 2014

Published July 16, 2014 in Where It's At
In this issue:
• TOMORROW: The Sinners Choir @ DOQ
• TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide
• TBS Giveaway and Discount: Jon Knight & Soulstack!
• Zapp News: Johnny Winter and Rich Robinson Play Picton
• Maple Blues Newsletter
• 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards Tix On Sale Now!
• Blues Summit 7 Registration Open!
• Concert Notes
• TBS Membership Benefits
• Donate To TBS
• Live Blues Listings
The Toronto Blues Society is a registered not-for-profit charity dedicated to the continued promotion and preservation of Blues music in Canada. Where It’s At! (WIA) is a free weekly e-news broadcast that brings blues fans recent news from the Toronto Blues Society and community.

TOMORROW: The Sinners Choir @ DOQ

The Sinners Choir, Toronto’s newest and grittiest Blues/Roots/Americana trio, comprised of three generations of seasoned Toronto sidemen: Terry Wilkins, Adam Beer-Colacino and Adam Warner, present a FREE show tomorrow evening (Thursday, July 17) at Dominion On Queen starting at 9:30pm! Join the Toronto Blues Societytomorrow for a chance to win great prizes and check out the band that is fast becoming a staple of Toronto’s rich music scene.

The Toronto Blues Society’s Third Thursday Series showcases the best in blues talent. Hosted by Dominion On Queen (500 Queen Street East), performances are FREE to the public and feature a wide spectrum of talented blues artists.

The Sinners Choir Facebook Event | Dominion On Queen

Upcoming Third Thursday Shows: Thursday, August 21 – Carlos del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill


TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide

Blues festival season is almost here! Check out the TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide for a list of not-to-be-missed blues festivals and dates, as well as links to each festival’s website where you can find further details on venues and performers!  |  Blues Festival Guide  |


TBS Giveaway and Discount: Jon Knight & Soulstack!

Jon Knight and Soulstack make a rare Toronto appearance on Saturday, July 26 at The Cadillac Lounge and TheToronto Blues Society is giving away pairs of tickets to the show, along with copies of Soulstack’s debut album,Big Red! To enter, send us the answers to the questions below to [email protected] along with your full name & contact info. Please include “Soulstack” in the subject of the email. (Note: You may enter both giveaways! Just answer both questions.)

TBS Members also receive 50% off admission for the entire night! Just show your TBS Membership Card at the door to take advantage of this amazing offer! SoulstackFacebook Event | Cadillac Lounge

Ticket Giveaway Question: What is the name of Soulstack’s debut album? 

CD Giveaway Question: What is the name of Soulstack’s sophomore album?

(Hint: Check out the Soulstack Shop for answers!)



Zapp News: Johnny Winter and Rich Robinson Play Picton

Johnny Winter (pictured), “one of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time!”(Rolling Stone), takes the stage at the Regent Theatre in Picton on July 23rd. Tickets can be purchased by calling 613-476-8416 and on line at

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes will perform at theRegent Theatre on Sept 12, and the Port Hope Capitol Theatre (905-885-1071 and on line at on Sept 13. Rich is the lead guitarist, founding member and songwriter from The Black Crowes, one of the biggest Rock/Blues bands of our time.

For more information, check out


Maple Blues Newsletter

Since 1985, The Toronto Blues Society’s monthly publication, Maple Blues, has brought the latest Toronto blues news to blues lovers across the world. Charter Members receive home delivery of the newsletter every month, however, The Maple Blues Newsletter is also available for FREE pickup at these fine establishments:Black Swan (Toronto), 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto:
Dominion on Queen500 Queen St East:
Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave:
Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave:
Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave:
Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St West:
Sonic Boom Annex, 782 Bathurst Street Toronto:
The Rex Hotel194 Queen St West:

To view the latest Maple Blues Newsletter online, click here.


18th Annual Maple Blues Awards Tix On Sale Now!

Tickets for the 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards, which will be held January 19, 2015, are now being sold through the Koerner Hall Box OfficeTBS Charter members can purchase the best available tickets for only $28! To take advantage of this discount, please contact the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 or [email protected] to retrieve the special discount code.

The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field.  |  More Info  |  Purchase Tickets



Blues Summit 7 Registration Open!

Blues Summit is the Toronto Blues Society’s not-to-be-missed biennial conference for all members of the blues music community (including artists, presenters, agents, festival directors, event organizers, journalists, managers, and industry representatives of all kinds). The conference provides an opportunity for members of the community to connect as well as for artists to showcase in front of blues industry professionals.

Blues Summit 7 will take place January 16-19, 2015. Use the checklist below to make sure your Blues Summit 7experience is complete! For more info on Blues Summit 7, click here! 

1) Register for Blues Summit 7 via Ticketpro  |  Register Now!  |  More Info

2) Purchase Maple Blues Awards Tickets through Koerner Hall  |  Purchase Tickets Now!  |  More Info

3) Reserve a room at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto  |  Book Online Now!  |  More Info


Concert Notes

Morgan Davis I Got My Own CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Jul 16  |  Johnny Winter – Picton Regent Theatre – July 23  |  Fathead CD Release – Hugh’s Room – July 26  |  Soulstack – The Cadillac Lounge – July 26  |  Matt Andersen – Echo Beach – July 31  |  Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks – Hugh’s Room – August 27  |  Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes – Port Hope Capitol Theatre – Sept 12  |  Pharis and Jason Romero – Hugh’s Room – Sept 30th  |  The MacKenzie Blues Band Slam! Bam! CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Sept 19  |  Rita Chiarelli – Hugh’s Room – Sept 20  |  Chris Smither – Hugh’s Room – Sept 26  |  Guy Davis – Hugh’s Room – Oct 2  |  Naughty Women In Blues Featuring: Sabrina Weeks, Cheryl Lescom, Carolyn Fe, Lori Yates, Heather Katz – Hugh’s Room – Oct 4  |   The Silver Hearts – Hugh’s Room – Oct 25  |  Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 22  |  18th Annual Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 19, 2015  |

Pictured: Morgan Davis releases his new CD, I Got My Own, TONIGHT at Hugh’s Room  |  More Info


TBS Membership Benefits

The Toronto Blues Society is a member based not-for-profit charity. The purchase of every membership helps us fund our events throughout the community, but the rewards of membership will also be felt by your wallet! Check out our benefits list below to see the incredible savings a TBS membership gets you!

Every Charter, Family, Benefactor and Student Membership includes the following benefits:

·1st Class home delivery of our monthly Maple Blues Newsletter
·Best available tickets to the Maple Blues Awards for only $28/ticket
·20% discount on Women’s Blues Revue tickets and exclusive access to early bird member seating
·10% off every blues CD purchase from the HMV Superstore (333 Yonge St, 3rd Floor)
·TBS voting rights
·Discount tickets to all TBS events (including TBS Workshops)
·Discounts on all TBS merch purchases
·Exclusive access to industry discounts and giveaways, and more!

Become a TBS Member today! Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month and take advantage of all the benefits membership has to offer. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto.

Ready to join? Click here!


Donate To TBS

Make a donation to the Toronto Blues Society! The TBS is a registered charitable organization and is able to issue tax receipts to donations made beyond membership and merchandise. Your generosity will assist the ongoing operations of the Toronto Blues Society such as the Blues in the Schools program, workshops, the Women’s Blues Revue, the Maple Blues Awards, the Maple Blues Newsletter and more.  |  Donate here  |


Live Blues Listings

Pictured: Joel Johnson performs a Saturday Matinee this weekend at the Liquid Lounge from 3-6pm. 

Wednesday, July 16

  • Morgan Davis Band I Got My Own CD Release Party with special guest Teddy Leonard at Hugh’s Room, 8.30pm
  • Al Lerman solo at Michael’s on Main, 8.30pm
  • Jerome Godboo Band at Royal Botanical Gardens, 8.30pm
  • Matt Weidinger at Lancaster Smokehouse, 6pm
  • Dave Rodenburg, John Lee & Jim Boudrea at Bobby O’Brien’s, Kitchener, 8pm every Wed.
  • Fraser/Daley at Inter Steer Tavern, Toronto, 8-11pm every Wed.
  • Bradley & The Bouncers at The Reservoir Lounge, Toronto8.45pm every Wed.
  • Julian Fauth at Gate 403, Toronto, 9pm-12am every Wed.

Thursday, July 17

  • TBS Presents: The Sinners Choir at Dominion on Queen, 9:30pm
  • Al Lerman solo at Fine Thymes Bistro, 7pm
  • Robin Bank$ at Reservoir Lounge, 9.45pm
  • The Swingin’ Blackjacks at Monarchs Pub – Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 8pm-1am

Friday, July 18

  • Al Lerman & Sam Turton at Magnolia Cafe, 8pm
  • Lionel Young Band at Peter’s Players, 8pm
  • Mississauga Ribfest: Loco Zydeco, Blueroom Blues at Celebration Square, 7-11pm
  • Morgan Davis Band at Dominion Hotel, 9pm
  • Perlhaze at Port Credit Marina, 1pm
  • Holiday Inn Blues Series: The 24th Street Wailers at Holiday Inn Patio, 6pm

Saturday, July 19

  • Norfolk ‘N Blues Festival with Rick Taylor, Maureen Brown, Jack de Keyzer, Mackenzie Blues Band, Jordan Patterson Band, Steve Strongman, Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers at Lakeside Vista, 11am
  • 24th Street Wailers at Casbah Bar, 10pm
  • Al Lerman solo at Lancaster Smokehouse, 8pm
  • Mississauga RibFest: Blackboard Blues Band at Celebration Square, 9-11pm
  • Frank Bang & The Secret Stash at Violet’s Venue, 8pm
  • Homeless Blues at Rex Hotel, 7pm
  • Joel Johnson (pictured) at Liquid Lounge, Saturday Matinee 3-6pm
  • The Lionel Young Band at El Mocambo Tavern, 9pm-12:30am
  • Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm at The Reservoir Lounge, 9:45pm every Sat.
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Toronto, 12-3pm every Sat.
  • Arthur Renwick at The Local, Toronto, 5pm every Sat.
  • Johnny Wright & Michael Fonfara at Outrigger Tap & Table, Toronto, 3-6pm every Sat.
  • The Danny B Blues Band at The Blue Goose, Mimico, 3-6pm every Sat.
  • James Anthony and guest at The Black Swan, Burlington2-6pm every Sat.
  • The Sil Simone Band at Carrigan Arms, Burlington, 2pm every Sat.
  • Big Rude Jake and guest at Castro’s Lounge, Toronto, 4.30-6.30pm every Sat.
  • Tim Bastmeyer at Frankie’s Ristorante, Uxbridge, 7pm every Sat.
  • Niagara Rhythm Section and guest at Old Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 9.30pm every Sat.
  • Danny Marks at The Rex Hotel, Toronto, 12pm every Sat.
  • James Anthony Band at The Blue Goose, Toronto, 9pm every Sat.

Sunday, July 20

  • Norfolk ‘N Blues Festival with Alfie Smith, Chuckee Zehr, Loco Zydeco, Firehall All-Star Band ftrng Chuck Jackson, Paul James, Cheryl Lescom, Chris Murphy & Tim Woodcock at Lakeside Vista, 11am
  • 24th St.Wailers at Etwell Concert Series, 3-6pm
  • Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters at Rex Hotel, 3.30pm
  • Mississauga Ribfest: Fathead at Celebration Square, 5-11pm
  • Blues in the Vineyard for Niagara Children’s Centre with Steve Strongman, Jack de Keyzer, Lionel Young at Henry of Pelham Estate Winery, 3-9pm
  • Robbie Hancock & Jimmy Jim hosts at Fionn MacCools, Kitchener, 6.30pm every Sun.
  • The Stew at Mulligan’s Pub, Mississauga, 5pm every Sun.
  • Ken Yoshioka at Duffy’s Tavern, Toronto, 9.30pm every Sun.
  • The Nationals Blues Jam at Grossman’s, Toronto9.30pm every Sun.
  • Chuck Jackson & The All Stars at Roc ‘N Docs, Mississauga,  4.30-8.30pm every Sun.
  • Sean Pinchin at Roc ‘N Docs, Mississauga10pm-2am every Sun.
  • Chris Murphy & The Village Blues Band at Wortley Roadhouse, London, 4-8pm every Sun.
  • Brant Parker & The Bay City Blues Band at Bay City Music Hall, Hamilton, 2-6pm every Sun.
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Toronto, 12-3pm every Sun.
  • James Anthony Band at Abbey Arms Pub Restaurant, Oakville, 3-7pm every Sun.

Monday, July 21

  • Ken Yoshioka at On Cue Bar & Billiards, Toronto8pm every Mon.

Tuesday, July 22

  • Conor Gains & Mackenzie Jordan at Morty’s Pub, 7-10pm
  • Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm at The Reservoir Lounge, 8:45pm every Tue.
  • Julian Fauth at The Sauce, Toronto, 6-9pm every Tue.
  • Chris Brown host at Brando’s on Market, Brantford, 10pm-2am every Tue.
  • Danny Marks & Alec Fraser at Gate 403, Toronto, 9pm-1am every Tue.
  • Chris Caddell, Cassius Pereira & Kenny Neal Jr. at Lou Dawg’s, Toronto8pm every Tue.

Wednesday, July 23

  • Ben Sures & Communism at Hugh’s Room, 8.30pm
  • Johnny Winter with Paul Deslaurier Band opening at Picton Regent Theatre, 8pm
  • Dave Rodenburg, John Lee & Jim Boudrea at Bobby O’Brien’s, Kitchener, 8pm every Wed.
  • Fraser/Daley at Inter Steer Tavern, Toronto, 8-11pm every Wed.
  • Bradley & The Bouncers at The Reservoir Lounge, Toronto, 8.45pm every Wed.
  • Julian Fauth at Gate 403, Toronto, 9pm-12am every Wed.

Acoustic Grill, 172 Picton Main St Picton, 613-4762887:
Annandale Golf & Curling Club, 221 Church St. S, Ajax, 905-831-8661
Arena Bar & Grill, 96 Gordon St., Guelph, 519-763-1821: www.thearenabarguelph
Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W, Toronto, 416-604-3333:
Bar Radio, 615 College St., Toronto, 416-516-3237:
Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Dr., Hamilton, 289-389-9900:
Beaufort Pub, 173 Dundas St. E., Belleville, 613-966-7060:
Black Swan (Burlington), 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington, 905-336-1200:
Black Swan (Toronto), 154 Danforth Ave., Toronto, 416-469-0537:
The Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Way, Mimico, 416-255-2442:
Bruce Steakhouse, 750 Queen St., Kincardine, 519-395-5100:
Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W, Toronto, 416-53-7717:
Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W, Toronto, 416-703-0811:
Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd, Burlington, 905-332-6131:
Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St E, Toronto, 416-699-8272:
Col. McGrady’s Pub & Grill, 44 Brock St. W, Uxbridge, 905-852-6003:
Col. Mustard’s Pub & Grill, 16925 Yonge St, Newmarket 905-895-6663:
Corktown Pub, 175 Yonge St., Hamilton, 905-572-9242:
Corner House on Main, 6403 Main St., Stouffville, 905-640-8494:
The Cove Inn, 2 Bedford St., Westport, 613-273-3636:
The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., Toronto, 416-850-4579:
Dominion on Queen500 Queen St E, 416-368-6893:
Dorah Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 416-778-1804:
Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St W, Toronto, 416-628-0330:
The Duck (The Golden Pheasant), 244 Ontario St, St. Catharines, 905-687-9505:
Etwell Concert Series, 2012 Etwell Rd, 2012 Etwell Rd., Huntsville, 705-780-2972:
Fox and Fiddle York Mills, 865 York Mill Rd, Toronto, 416-792-8299:
Frankie’s Ristorante, 1 Main St, Uxbridge, 905-852-1011:
Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-588-2930:
Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave, Toronto, 416-977-7000:
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W), 416-531-4635:
Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave. # 403, Collingwoood, 705-293-3474:
Hawaii Bar, 989 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, 416-588-988:
Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St W), 416-598-4753:
Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, 416-531-6604:
Inter Steer Tavern, <st1:address w:st=”on”>361 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-588-8054
Knights of Columbus Hall, <st1:address w:st=”on”>2400 Industrial St, Burlington, 905-335-5073
Lake Affect, 1 Port St E, Mississauga, 905-274-8223:
Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, 519-743-433:
Lavigne Tavern, 10521 Hwy 24, Lavigne, 705-594-2301:
Lindsay Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St S, Lindsay, 877-888-0038:
Liquid Lounge, 159 Sydenham St, Brantford), 519-756-3939 :
The Local (396 Roncesvalles Ave), 416-535-6225
London Music Club, 470 Colborne St., Toronto, 519-640-6996:
Lou Dawgs, 589 King St W, Toronto, 647-347-3294:
Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St Toronto 416-872-4255:
Monarchs Pub-Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W, Toronto, 416-585-4352:
The Mod Club Theatre (722 College St), 416-588-4663
Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St, Oakville 905-844-2655
Mulligan’s Pub, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, 905-855-7584:
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville, 905-815-2021:
Old Winery, 2288 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara on the Lake, 905-468-8900:
On Cue Bar & Billiards, 349 Jane St, Toronto, 416-761-9245:
Peter’s Players, 830 Muskoka Rd., Gravenhurst, 705-687-2117:
Purple Heather Pub, 3600 Dundas St W, Burlington, 905-315-8782:
Regent Theatre (224 Main St, Picton), 877-411-4761
Relish Bar & Grill, 2152 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 416-425-4664:
The Reservoir Lounge (52 Wellington St E), 416-955-0887
The Rex Hotel194 Queen St W, 416-598-2475:
Rivoli (332 Queen St W), 416-977-5082
Roc n’ Doc’s105 Lakeshore Blvd E, Mississauga, 905-891-1754:
The Rose Theatre (1 Theatre Lane, Brampton), 905-874-2844
Riverview Room, 35 Front St. N., Port Cedit, 416-902-981:
Salvatore’s Trattoria, 263 Queen St., Port Perry, 905-985-3500:
Sticky Fingers, 511 Bryne Dr, Barrie, 705-721-8793:
Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etocicoke, 416-201-9515:
Tin Cup Sports Grill, 61 Lynden Rd., Brantford, 519-757-1441:
Up-Town Wine Bar, 473 Cosburn Ave., Toronto, 416-425-2020:
Uxbridge Music Hall (16 Main St S, Uxbridge), 905-852-4282
Violets’s Venue, 52 Morrow Rd., Barrie, 705-238-9282:
Wortley Road House, 190 Wortley Rd., London, 519-438-5141:

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