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Loose Blues News – November 2019

Published November 1, 2019 in Loose Blues News, News

Blues for the Red Door is back and some of the finest musicians from across Southern Ontario will again take the stage at Lula Lounge on Sunday, November 3 to give of their time, sing their hearts out and make music for this worthy cause. This year’s amazing lineup includes headliners Tyler Yarema & Janice Hagen, Jerome Godboo, Rick Taylor, Fraser Melvin & Raha Javanfar, Johnny Max, Sugar Brown, Sean Pinchin, as well as special appearance from Bywater Call with the night hosted and presented by Big Rude Jake, and Pivotal Productions.

Backing them up is the truly amazing Blues for the Red Door House Band, made up entirely of Toronto’s top female musicians including Band Leader, Margaret Stowe with Carrie Chesnutt, Michelle Josef, and Justine Fischer.

The Red Door Shelter serves women and children, as well as families escaping violence and adversity. Blues for the Red Door is a charity Blues revue that benefits the Red Door Family Shelter in Toronto. We hope you will join them for a fabulous night of music and goodwill.

Happy 25th Anniversary to Orbit Room! The Orbit Room 25th Anniversary Bash is happening on Sunday, November 17th at Revival Bar with an exciting lineup including LMT Connection, The Dave Murphy Band, Jordan John, Soul Stew, and Oakland Stroke. This is a celebration and a benefit fundraiser to help keep Live Music going 7 days a week at 580A College Street for years to come. Orbit Room calls out its all followers to be there and thank everyone for their continued support.

Congratulations to Ndidi O, who paid her blues dues in our town and is now a resident of the west coast and making her mark out there. She was selected as the Blues Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards handed out October in Whitehorse.   

Guitar King: David Dann has written the first comprehensive biography of the late, great Michael Bloomfield with riveting stories behind Bloomfield’s work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as on the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited. Known for playing loud and proud, this is the story of a life lived at full volume.

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