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Where It’s At! – November 11, 2010

Published December 30, 2010 in Where It's At

In this issue…



Robin Banks

 Women’s Blues Revue 

The 24th annual Women’s Blues Revue takes place Saturday November 27 at Massey Hall. Member discount details are available by contacting the office. The singers this year are Kellylee Evans, Alana Bridgewater, Little Miss Higgins, Robin Banks (pictured), Rita Chiarelli and Alejandra Ribera! This year, the band will be led by musical director Donna Grantis (guitar), and features Brandi Disterheft (bass), Lindsay Beaver (drums), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax) and Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet). Hosted once again by CBC Radio personality and blues lover Shelagh Rogers! Tickets are available by calling 416-872-4255 and visiting  



Harrison Kennedy

Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues / Free Admission 

The Toronto Blues Society will be presenting the best in local blues talent the first Thursday of each month at The Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. There will be no cover charge and each performance will begin at 8pm. Upcoming performances include: Harrison Kennedy (Dec 2, pictured). 


Maple Blues Awards Logo

Maple Blues Awards

The Maple Blues Awards will take place on Monday January 17th, 2011 at Koerner Hall. The award show recognizes the best national blues musicians who have made an impact over the last year. There will be performances in addition to the house band, The Maple Blues Band. Tickets are onsale now at the Koerner Hall box office: or (416)408-0208 


Voting is now open for the Maple Blues Awards! Cast your vote at Voting closes December 12. 


Blues Summit Five

 Blues Summit Five 

The Blues Summit Five will take place at the Delta Chelsea Hotel on January 15-17, 2011. The keynote speaker this year is Washington, DC’s XM Radio Broadcaster Bill Wax. Showcasing artists will be announced shortly, and delegates will be made up of festival directors and blues delegates from Canada and around the world. Delegate passes can be purchased through Ticketpro. For member/musician discounts, please contact the office. A discount code for the Maple Blues Awards will be issued with purchase of each delegate pass. 



Harrison Kennedy

Congrats to the Blues Nominees at the Hamilton Music Awards

Congratulations to the following blues musicians who have received a Hamilton Music Award nomination: Harrison Kennedy, Ginger St. James, Aaron Goldstein, Jack De Keyzer, Steve Strongman, Joel Johnson, Rita Chiarelli, and Greg Brisco.

 Rose Theatre Blues Discount

The Rose Theatre in Brampton is presenting a Blues Series featuring James Cotton w/Matt “Guitar” Murphy (Dec 7, pictured). Please contact the TBS office for the discount code exclusive to Toronto Blues Society members (416)538-3885/ –

Bobby Dean Blackburn

Concert Notes


Tinsley Ellis – November 11 – Peter’s Players  |  Pork Belly Futures – November 16 – Hugh’s Room  |  Shakura S’Aida – November 19 – Hugh’s Room  |  BB King – November 20 & 21 – Casino Rama  |  Paul James Band – November 21 – Hugh’s Room  |  Women’s Blues Revue – November 27 – Massey Hall  |  Harrison Kennedy – December 2 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band w/Bnois King – December 2 – El Mocambo  |  Steve Strongman, Robin Banks & Chuck Jackson – December 3 – Woodbine Banquet & Convention Hall  |  James Cotton & his Chicago Blues Band – December 10 – Regent Picton  |  TBS Christmas Party featuring Blackburn – December 11 – Delta Chelsea Monarchs Pub  |  Bobby Dean Blackburn (pictured) CD Release – Orbit Room – December 12  |  Blues Summit Five – January 15-17 – Delta Chelsea Hotel  |  Maple Blues Awards – January 17 – Koerner Hall  |  FATHEAD – February 3 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Hammond – February 18 & 19 – Hugh’s Room


See you at the shows!   

Jordan Safer
Toronto Blues Society
Office Manager / Event Coordinator

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James Cotton & Matt Guitar Murphy

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