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October 2022 – Loose Blues News


Congratulations to Josephine Matyas & Craig Jones: Their book Chasing the Blues: A Traveler’s Guide to America’s Music won Bronze in the 2022 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition from the Society of American Travel Writers!

International Blues Challenge


International Blues Challenge – Road To Memphis

Union Summer – Blues Monday


The Toronto Blues Society and Union are bringing Free Live Blues to
Toronto’s Union Station every Monday at Noon this Summer,
from June 27 through August 22.

April 2022 – Angelique Francis


Angelique Francis will host the Maple Blues Awards June 20 at Koerner Hall

Blues Festival Guide 2022


We’ve compiled a great list up this season’s upcoming Blues Festival.  Check it out!

TALKIN’ BLUES: DIVING INTO MAKO FUNASAKA ARCHIVES: Miss Angel & Mel Brown, Johnny Rawls & Hubert Sumlin


Mako Funasaka Archives resumes this month! Looking back at important blues moments, performances, and milestones, our 4th episode will air on Monday, February 28 at 8 pm EDT both on TBS YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

February 2022 – Loose Blues News


Talkin’ Blues: Mako Funasaka has posted the 300th episode of the Talkin’ Blues Podcast featuring an interview with American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter and producer Steve Vai

February 2022 – Harpdog Brown


RIP Harpdog Brown 1962 – 2022

January 2022 – Loose Blues News


Pioneering Canadian blueswomen honoured: On December 17, Canada’s “First Lady of the Blues,” Salome Bey was posthumously inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Jackie Richardson, who was chosen to honour Salome was herself just invested into the Order of Canada for “…distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity.”  Both women have been an inspiration to a whole new generation of young female singers who are making their mark on the Canadian (and international) blues scene.

November 2021 – Quisha Wint


Quisha Wint will be a guest vocalist at the Women’s Blues Revue Friday November 26 @ Roy Thomson Hall

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