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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

October 2021 – Loose Blues

Silver Dollar Room rises from the ashes (twice): The Dollar is back at its original location, meticulously restored, but not yet open  to the public. A privileged few have received a guided tour of the revived bar that was demolished along with the adjoining Waverly Hotel in 2018 to make way for a new residential property.

Chasing the Blues / Harrison Kennedy

Toronto Blues Society Book Launch Event

Chasing The Blues – A Traveller’s Guide to America’s Music

Authors – Josephine Matyas & Craig Jones will be Interviewed by Richard Flohil

And a special solo performance from Juno and Maple Blues Award winner Harrison Kennedy

Wednesday October 13, 2021 8pm

The Paradise Theatre

1006 Bloor ST W, Toronto

TBS Members: $6:00
Non-Members: $10:00


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The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and project support from FACTOR< and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Broadcasters, The Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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