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June 2021 – Steve Marriner

Steve Marriner is ready to hit the road to support his new Stony Plain release, Hope Dies Last

May 2021 – Jay Douglas

Jay Douglas is this month’s Pioneer Profile, watch his conversation with Rudy Blair on the TBS Facebook Page.

April 2021 – Jodie Drake

Jodie Drake is this month’s Pioneer Profile, taking place April 25th on the TBS Facebook page.

March 2021 – Harrison Kennedy

Harrison Kennedy is next month’s TBS Pioneer Profile, Thursday April 1 on TBS Facebook page.

February 2021 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Greg Torrington, programmer of Stingray’s blues channels.

February 2021 – Angelique Francis

Angelique Francis along with Matt Sobb co-host the Ottawa edition of the (virtual) Maple Blues Awards on February 8 on the TBS Facebook & YouTube channel.

Jan 2021 – Cindy McLeod

The Toronto Blues Society board of directors is pleased to announce Calgary’s Cindy McLeod as the winner of the
newly renamed John Valenteyn Blues Booster of the Year award, a very special Maple Blues Award honouring outstanding contribution to the Canadian blues music industry.

Dec 2020 – Alana Bridgewater

Alana Bridgewater will co-host the Toronto segment of the (virtual) Maple Blues Awards along with Johnny Max

Nov 2020 – Sugar Brown

Sugar Brown (aka Ken Kawashima) will discuss “Whose Blues?” with author Adam Gussow on November 14, 5pm ET on TBS Facebook Page

October 2020 – Crystal Shawanda

  • Crystal Shawanda performs at the online Rez Blues 25th Anniversary celebrations on October 9
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