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Where It’s At! – October 31, 2013

Published October 31, 2013 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• Jimmy Bowskill at The Gladstone Hotel Next Thursday
• Jerome Godboo CD Release and Fundraiser
• 27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
• Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount
• TBS Mississippi Trip in April!
• TBS AGM & XMAS Party
• Donate to TBS
• Concert Notes
• Dan Aykroyd Wines 

Jimmy BowskillJimmy Bowskill at The Gladstone Hotel Next Thursday

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in blues talent the first Thursday of each month at the Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. Performances are free to the public, begin at 9pm, and the Gladstone has an excellent menu if you arrive for the show early! Don’t miss award-winning bluesman Jimmy Bowskill (pictured) who performs solo on Thursday November 7.

Mark your calendars for this season’s final TBS Gladstone Series show featuring Jake Chisholm (Dec 5).

Jerome Godboo CD Release and Fundraiser

Join Jerome Godboo (pictured) at his Sanctuary City CD Release Party and TBS fundraiser to help send Jerome to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge 2014! The joint event will be held at Stone’s Place on November 14 at 9pm.


27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

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

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

TBS Mississippi Trip in April!

The Toronto Blues Society is planning a blues trip to Mississippi in April 2014! Do you want to go? Insight Travel (TICO insured!) is helping produce an irresistible package for those who always wanted to get to the Deep South. The trip will be hosted by Mark “Bird” Stafford and will feature total immersion in Mississippi culture. The more we hear from you now, the better the price. Please get in touch with the office if this is of interest. Thank you to everyone who’s expressed interest! More details to follow soon!



Mark your calendar! The FREE TBS Christmas Party will take place at theEaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub on Saturday December 7 starting at9pm. 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 the Gerrard 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

Jimmy Bowskill – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Nov 7  |  Anthony Gomes – Hugh’s Room – Nov 8  | Big Silver Blues Band – The Silver Dollar – Nov 9  |  Steve Strongman (pictured) – Milton Center for the Arts – Nov 9  |  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 CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Nov 21  |  Ken WhiteleyGospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 24  |  Last Waltz: The Music of the BAND…and more! A Tribute – Hugh’s Room – Nov 24  |  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  |  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  |  Blackie & The Rodeo Kings– Annandale Country Club – Jan 22  |  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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