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Where It’s At! – Sept 13, 2012

Published September 27, 2012 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• Blues in the Garden
• Blues on the Rideau
• TBS Gladstone Series
• Braithwaite & Whiteley: Blues Suite
• Women’s Blues Revue
• Maple Blues Awards
• Concert Notes
• Members Save Money on TBS Events
• Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience
• Blues Summit Six – Submit to Showcase

Blues in the Garden

The Blues in the Garden event returns this year as part of the Queen West Art Crawl in the TBS garden (910 Queen St W, corner of Queen/Crawford) on Sunday September 16, 1pm-4pm. Come out to this free event which features a performance by Al Lerman (pictured) as well as bbq and beverages.

Blues on the Rideau

The 8th season of the Blues on the Rideau series at The Cove Inn in Westport, ON boasts a terrific line-up with proceeds going to local charities. Each show is paired with a buffet dinner and dancing, and runs 7pm-11pm. Put these intimate shows in your calendar: Oct 26 – Terry Gillespie (pictured), Nov 16/17 – Fathead, Jan 18 – Conor Gains Band, Feb 15/16 – The Hogtown Allstars, March 15/16 – Jack de Keyzer, April 19/20 – David Rotundo Band w/Julian Fauth, May 17 – Robin Bank$ Band

TBS Gladstone Series

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 and begin at 9pm. Party-blues bandcatl (pictured)will perform their energetic show on October 4!

Mark your calendar Danny Brooks (Nov 1).

Braithwaite & Whiteley: Blues Suite

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley were commissioned by the Toronto Blues Society to create a work of music titled “Blues Suite” with support from Canada Council. OnFriday October 19, the Blues Suite will be performed live for the first time at Glenn Gould Studio. Tickets are available through the Massey Hall box office. If you are a Charter Member, call the TBS office to get the discount code for 20% off the ticket price! Public tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Women’s Blues Revue

Tickets are on sale now through the Massey Hall Box Office! The Charter Member only discount is on right now, call the office to get the code! Public tickets can be purchased here.

The 26th Annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revuefeatures Saidah Baba Talibah (pictured), Tanika Charles, Kellylee Evans, Angel Forrest, Sabrina Weeks, and Sacha Williamson! The event will take place at Massey Hall on Saturday November 24. The vocalists will be backed up by the all-female Women’s Blues Revue Band featuring Donna Grantis (Musical Director, Guitar), Suzie Vinnick (Guitar), Lily Sazz (Keys), Brandi Disterheft (Upright Bass), Lindsay Beaver (Drums), Colleen Allen (Sax), Carrie Chesnutt (Sax), and Rebecca Hennessy (Trumpet).

Maple Blues Awards

Tickets are on sale now through the RCM Koerner Hall box office! Call the TBS office for the Charter Member only discount / preferred seating code. This offer is only valid while quantities last so don’t delay, call today!

The Maple Blues Awards returns to beautiful Koerner Hall to honour the best in Canadian blues. Hosted by Raoul Bhaneja (pictured), the awards show will take place on Monday January 21, 7pm. This is the blues gathering of the year featuring live musical performances and blues dignitaries from around the world. Check back for updates on performers and other info!

Concert Notes

Buddy Guy w/Jonny Lang – Casino Rama – Sept 13  |  TBS Blues in the Garden – Sept 16  |  Rita Chiarelli – Hugh’s Room – Sept 22  | Carolina Chocolate Drops – Hugh’s Room – Sept 25  |  Paul James(pictured), Jack de Keyzer, Danny Marks – Hugh’s Room – Sept 26  | Julian Fauth CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Sept 30  |  catl. – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Oct 4  |  Blue Midnight IV: The Spirit of Little Walter w/Billy Boy Arnold, Raoul & The Big Time, Steve Marriner – Hugh’s Room – Oct 5  |  Lee Fields – Opera House – Oct 5  |  FatheadCD Release – Delta Chelsea Monarchs Pub – Oct 6  |  Matt Andersen – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Oct 10  |  Blues Brother Revue – Rose Theatre Brampton – Oct 12  |  Carlos del Junco – Hugh’s Room – Oct 19  |  Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Glenn Gould Studio – Oct 19  |  Colin James – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Oct 19  |  Colin James – Rose Theatre Brampton – Oct 24  |  Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 28  |  Danny Brooks CD Release – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Nov 1  |  Susie Arioli – Hugh’s Room – Nov 1  |  Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Hugh’s Room – Nov 6  |  Keb’ Mo’ – Koerner Hall – Nov 8  |  Robert Randolph – Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts – Nov 13  |  Joe Bonamassa – Roy Thompson Hall – Nov 17  |  26th Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 24  |  Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 25  |  Leon Redbone – Hugh’s Room – Dec 4  |  Blues Summit Six – Delta Chelsea Hotel – Jan 18-21  |  Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 21  |  Taj Mahal – Rose Theatre Brampton – Jan 31  |  Taj Mahal – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Feb 1

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