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Where It’s At! – Sept 6, 2012

Published September 27, 2012 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• TBS Gladstone Series: Bill Johnson – Tonight
• Blues in the Garden
• Braithwaite & Whiteley: Blues Suite
• Women’s Blues Revue
• A Band Called Catl
• Band Aid Negril
• Jordan John Signs With Verve
• Maple Blues Awards
• Concert Notes
• Members Save Money on TBS Events
• Mississippi Tourism: Golf & Blues Experience
• Industry Showcase Opportunities

TBS Gladstone Series: Bill Johnson – Tonight

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. Bill Johnson(pictured) makes a rare Toronto appearance Tonight!

Mark your calendar for catl. (Oct 4) and Danny Brooks (Nov 1).

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.

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, Tanika Charles, Kellylee Evans, Angel Forrest, Sabrina Weeks, and Sacha Williamson (pictured)! 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).

A Band Called Catl

“A Band Called Catl” is a brand new documentary about 2009 TBS Talent Search winners catl. (pictured). The film premieres during the Toronto Independent Film Festival at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Rd) on Thursday September 6 at 7:45pm.

Band Aid Negril

Women’s Blues Revue alumni Robin Banks (pictured) hosts a fundraiser for the St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen & The Get Kids to School Bus Program in Negril, Jamaica. Join Robin and Fredlocks Asher as they host a night of blues and reggae with notable Toronto musicians joining in. The event takes place at the Delta Chelsea Monarchs Pub on Tuesday September 11 at 7pm. Online contributions can be made at

Jordan John Signs With Verve

A big congratulations to Jordan John who has signed a five album US record deal with Verve/Universal Records through Chairman David Foster!

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

Bill Bourne – Hugh’s Room – Sept 11  |  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(pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Sept 25  |  Paul James, 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  |  Fathead CD 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 – 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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