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July 2021 – Ellen McIlwaine

July 8, 2021 in Maple Blues Newsletter


The Toronto Blues Society’s monthly publication, Maple Blues, is well known throughout the international blues community. Besides and extensive archive of back issues, we also feature current monthly columns.

Ellen McIlwaine (1945-2021) was the epitome of an adventurous spirit: fierce and independent, the flame-haired artist took her musical gifts in surprising directions, defying expectations at every turn. As a virtuoso slide guitarist with a seismic voice, she excelled in a maledominated field, leading her bands with a bold musical style that transcended genre and culture.

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