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July 2021 – Steve Marriner


On first glance at the front cover of Hope Dies Last, one could be excused for wondering if Steve Marriner’s new solo album might be a complete departure from the raucous and righteous sounds he’s been whipping up with his MonkeyJunk bandmates for more than a decade now.

September 2021 – Top Blues


This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail.

Twitter: @bwheelerglobe

August 2021 – Top Blues


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

July 2021 – Top Blues


This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail.

Twitter: @bwheelerglobe

August 2021 – Loose Blues News


Saturday Night Blues with Holger Peterson is leaving CBC Radio One. Sue Foley postpones Ontario Tour and New Orleans Jazzfest Cancelled

July 2021 – Loose Blues News


34th Women's Blues Revue

The Women’s Blues Revue at Roy Thomson Hall has been rescheduled to Friday, November 26, 2021.  Live music is coming back!  A list of upcoming shows and festivals. Find out who Downchild’s new members are?

Talkin’ Blues: Diving Into Mako Funasaka Archives: Morgan Davis, Duane Blackburn & Terrance Simien


Mako Funasaka Archives resumes this month! Looking back at important blues moments, performances, and milestones, our second episode will air on Sunday, June 27th at 4pm EDT both on TBS YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

Talkin’ Blues: Diving Into Mako Funasaka Archives: Mel Brown, Eddie Clearwater & Jeff Healey


We are very excited to bring you the Mako Funasaka Archives! Looking back at some important moment of blues, performances, and milestone names, our first episode features 3 giant names: Mel Brown, Eddie Clearwater & Jeff Healey.

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Pura Fé


Toronto Blues Society’s Pioneer Profile Series continues on Thursday, June 24th at 8pm EDT with Indigenous artist & activist Pura Fé joined by interviewer Diane Keye-Kohoko for an intimate conversation.

June 2021 – Loose Blues News


Festival Update: It’s the June issue and this is the time we’d be talking up all the great summer blues festivals but aside from a couple of events in Quebec (still tentative) there  are no festivals to talk about and instead we mourn the passing of festival founder Tim Sinnett, whose Canal Bank Shuffle was usually the last on the blues festival calendar and always provided a fitting end to the season.

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