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Where It’s At – October 21, 2010

Published December 13, 2010 in Where It's At

In this issue…


Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues/Free Admission



Diana & Chris Hat Diana & Chris Hat


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: Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley (Nov 4, pictured), and Harrison Kennedy (Dec 2).  

Kellylee Evans Kellylee Evans


Women’s Blues RevueThe 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 (pictured), Alana Bridgewater, Little Miss Higgins, Robin Banks, Rita Chiarelli and Alejandra Ribera! This year, the band will be led by Donna Grantis (guitar), and features Brandi Disterheft (bass), Lindsay Beaver (drums), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chestnutt (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

New TBS Website Launch!

Drop by the fresh baked TBS website! Take in the modern design and updated content – some sections are still being tweaked, but will be up in no time! Thank you to the web designer Janine Stoll! 


Ontario Council of Folk Festivals

The Ontario Conference of Folk Festivals takes places October 14-17. The Blues Showcase will highlight the best of the blues on Thursday Oct 14 at 9pm, and features Alfie Smith, Lance Anderson, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and Harrison Kennedy. OCFF will be featuring a spotlight on blues music this year! The Blues Roots and Branches workshop takes place Friday Oct 15 at 4pm. The artists performing are Doug Cox, Harrison Kennedy, and Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley. 


Concert Notes

Jack de Keyzer – October 7 – The Gladstone Hotel | Son of Dave w/Carlos Del Junco, Sheesham and Lotus – October 7 – Rivoli | Alex Pangman (pictured) CD Release – October 14 – Hugh’s Room | Canal Bank Shuffle – October 20-23 – Thorold | Experience Hendrix Tour – October 28 – The Sony Centre | Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – November 4 – The Gladstone Hotel | Watermelon Slim – November 4 – Hugh’s Room | Leon Redbone – November 7 – Hugh’s Room | BB King – November 20 & 21 – Casino Rama | 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 | James Cotton & his Chicago Blues Band – December 10 – Regent Picton | Blues Summit Five – January 15-17 – Delta Chelsea Hotel | Maple Blues Awards – January 17 – Koerner Hall 


Call for Artist Submissions to Showcase at Blues Summit Five

To submit an application to showcase The Blues Summit Five happening at the Delta Chelsea Hotel Jan 15-17, please go to, or send a CD with a one page bio sheet, photo and $10 handling fee. Performances take place at the Market Garden Cafe and Monarchs Lounge on January 15 and 16 and will be attended by festival artistic directors and delegates from across the Canada and around the blues world. 


Become a Member of the Toronto Blues Society!

Enjoy the benefits of discounted tickets to TBS events. Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto. The Toronto Blues Society offers several different membership options: 

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $45/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, discounts to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights. 

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $65/year – Same privileges as Charter membership for a maximum of two adults and two children under 19. 

INSTITUTIONAL or BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP – $125/year – Same privileges as Charter membership, plus more – Please inquire. 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – $30/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)


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Call for Volunteers

The TBS is looking for help! We currently need assistance with newsletter distribution and data entry (thanks to those who recently stepped up!). Have an idea about how to get involved? Send a note to the office! 

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See you at the shows!

Jordan Safer
Toronto Blues Society
Office Manager / Event Coordinator

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