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April 2024 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail Twitter: @bwheelerglobe

March 2024 – Ndidi O

Ndidi O’ s new CD Simple Songs for Complicated Times will be released on April 19


March 2024 – Danielle Nicole

With the release of The Love You Bleed, Danielle Nicole’s career continues to soar. Her previous album was nominated for a Grammy and topped the Billboard blues chart, and this current CD — her third since becoming a solo artist — has hit number one on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon blues charts. 

March 2024 – Ndidi O

Ndidi Onukwulu submitted a three song demo to the TBS Talent Search as an early first step in her Toronto career, twenty years ago.  She didn’t “compete” in the session as the submission came in too late, however the tracks were so compelling, she got an invite to the Women’s Blues Revue in 2004 at Massey Hall

March 2024 – Loose Blues News

Juno Nominees for blues were just announced: The Blackburn Brothers, Brandon Isaak, Matt Andersen, Michael Jerome Browne and Blue Moon Marquee

March 2024 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brant Zwicker, host/executive producer of At the Crossroads syndicated blues radio. Website:

February 2024 – Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen will perform at the Maple Blues Awards Feb 12 at the Phoenix Concert Hall

February 2024 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail Twitter: @bwheelerglobe


February 2024 – Loose Blues News

Award Season: Besides the upcoming Maple Blues Awards, more awards are being spread around in the blues community. The East Coast Music Awards still have a category for Blues Recording of the Year


January 2024 – Blackburn Brothers

Maple Blues Awards Monday February 12, 2024 Pheonix Concert Theatre

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