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Where It’s At! – November 14, 2013

Published November 14, 2013 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• 27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
• Tonight: Jerome Godboo CD Release and Fundraiser!
• Leon Redbone at Hugh’s Room
• Songs of My Mother: A Celebration of African Women
• TBS Mississippi Trip April 6-13, 2014!
• Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount
• TBS AGM & XMAS Party
• Donate to TBS
• Concert Notes
• Dan Aykroyd Wines

27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

This month’s Maple Blues Newsletter features exclusive interviews with Women’s Blues Revue featured vocalists Selena Evangeline (article by Bill King, page 4) and Rachelle van Zanten (page 4). To check out this month’s newsletter, click here.

The featured vocalists for the 27th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue at Massey Hall on Saturday November 30 are Rachelle van Zanten, Layla Zoe, Kim Richardson, Betty RichardsonRoxanne PotvinSelena Evangeline and Dawn Tyler Watson.

These featured vocalists will be backed by Morgan Doctor (drums) and Christine Bougie (guitar) who join new bandleader Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet), Brandi Disterheft (bass), Suzie Vinnick(guitar), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), and Carrie Chesnutt (sax).

To get the Charter Member 20% discount code, send an email to [email protected]. Purchase your tickets ASAP to get the best available seats! It pays to be a member!

Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets through the Massey Hall box office: / 416-872-4255

Tonight: Jerome Godboo CD Release and Fundraiser!


Jerome Godboo (pictured) launches his Sanctuary City CDtonight at Stone’s Place! The evening will also function as a fundraiser to help send Jerome to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge 2014! Thursday, November 14 at Stone’s Place, 9pm.

Leon Redbone at Hugh’s Room

Master guitarist Leon Redbone and piano accompanist Paul Asarotake the stage for a night of classic jazz, blues and pop music of the ’20s and ’30s. Friday, December 6 at Hugh’s Room. Tickets: $47.50 advanced / $55 at the door (HST included)


Songs of My Mother: A Celebration of African Women


Batuki Music presents an evening of women and song at Songs of My Mother: A Celebration of African Women. Featuring Tapa DiarraEvelyn MukwedeyaMemory MakuriBlandine Mbiyaand Ruth Mathiang, the five vocalists will be accompanied by a supporting cast of talented musicians as well as choreographer/dancer Mabinty SyllaSaturday, December 7 at Daniels Spectrum: Ada Slaight Hall. Tickets: $15 advanced / $20 at the door.


TBS Mississippi Trip April 6-13, 2014!

The Toronto Blues Society is planning a blues trip to MississippiApril 6-13, 2014! Insight Travel (TICO insured) is helping produce an irresistible package for those who always wanted to visit the Deep South. The trip will be hosted by Mark “Bird” Stafford(pictured) and will feature total immersion in Mississippi culture. Highlights of the trip will include the Juke Joint Festival, the Civil Rights Museum and a visit to the Blues Foundationheadquarters in Memphis, TN! Please contact the TBS for more details.

Departs: April 6-13, 2014

Price: $1895 per person (Air travel not included)


Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount

A limited number of discount tickets for the annual Maple Blues Awards at Koerner Hall on Monday January 20 are on sale now. If you are a Charter Member and would like to purchase the best available tickets at the lowest discount ($28), email [email protected] to retrieve the password to give to the RCM box office / 416-408-0208


Mark your calendar! The FREE TBS Christmas Party will take place at the Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub on Saturday December 7starting at 9pm. Cake will be served! Check back here to find out who will be performing.

The Annual General Meeting is open to current Charter Members and will take place at 7pm in theGerrard Room next to Monarchs Pub.

Donate to TBS

Make a donation to the Toronto Blues Society! The TBS is now a registered charitable organization and is able to issue tax receipts to donations made beyond membership and merchandise. Your generousity will assist the ongoing operations of the Toronto Blues Society such as the Blues in the Schools program, workshops, the Women’s Blues Revue, the Maple Blues Awards, the Maple Blues Newsletter and more. Donate here:

Charitable #: 87487 7509 RR0001

Concert Notes

Jerome Godboo – Stone’s Place – Nov 14  |  Peter Karp and Sue Foley – Annandale Country Club – Nov 15  |  Gary Clark Jr. – Danforth Music Hall – Nov 18  |  Little Miss Higgins (pictured) CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Nov 21  |  The Josh Gordon Band – Sixth Street Pub and Grill – Nov 22  |  Big Bob Hammond and the Dundas Blues Band – South Side Bar & Grill – Nov 23  |  Ginger St. James – London Music Club – Nov 23  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 24  |  Last Waltz: The Music of the BAND…and more! A Tribute – Hugh’s Room – Nov 24  |  Shakura S’Aida – Hugh’s Room – Nov 28  |  Heart of Saturday Night: A Tribute to Tom Waits – Hugh’s Room – Nov 29  |  TBS Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 30  |  Jack de Keyzer – Hugh’s Room – Nov 30  |  Leon Redbone – Hugh’s Room – Dec 6/7  |  TBS Christmas Party – Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub – Dec 7  |  Charles Bradley – Centre in the Square – Dec 11  |  Charles Bradley – Kool Haus – Dec 12  |  Steve Strongman – Roselawn Centre – Dec 12  |  Have a Bluesy XMas w/Etta James featuring Shakura S’Aida, Jesse Whiteley, Danny Marks, Sabrina Weeks, Carolyn Fe, Cheryl Lescom – Hugh’s Room – Dec 16/17  |  Suzie Vinnick – Hugh’s Room – Dec 28  |  TBS Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 20  |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Feb 7  |  Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – March 1  |  David Wilcox – Hugh’s Room – March 22  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 4  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – May 15

Dan Aykroyd Wines

The TBS would like to welcome Dan Aykroyd Wines as the newest year round sponsor. You may be seeing their logo more often and there may even be some wine tastings at TBS events like the one that occurred at the Maple Blues Awards.

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