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Where It’s At – September 30, 2010

Published September 30, 2010 in Where It's At

In this issue…

Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer

Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues Series

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: Jack de Keyzer solo (Oct 7, pictured), Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley (Nov 4), and Harrison Kennedy (Dec 2).

Women's Blues Revue 2010

Women's Blues Revue 2010

Women’s Blues Revue

The 24th annual Women’s Blues Revue member discount details are available by contacting the office. The singers this year are Kellylee Evans, 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), with a horn section consisting of Colleen Allen, Carrie Chestnutt and Rebecca Hennessy. Tickets are available by calling 416-872-4255 and visiting

Chris Whiteley

Chris Whiteley

Mississippi River Saloon

The Global Cabaret Festival takes place at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts (Distillery District), Sept 30-Oct 3. The festival includes The Mississippi River Saloon which features the songs of artists such as Memphis Minnie, Nina Simone, and Lil Green, performed by John Millard, Chris Whiteley (pictured), Diana Braithwaite, Peter Tiefenbach and more on Oct 2 & 3.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Experience Hendrix!

For the first time ever, The Experience Hendrix tour will be coming to Toronto, taking place Thurs Oct 28 at The Sony Centre. The A-list talent paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix includes Billy Cox, The Campbell Brothers, Robert Randolph, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Living Colour, Ernie Isley, Chris Layton, Mato, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, and Brad Whitford!



Ontario Council of Folk Festivals

OCFF takes places October 14-17. The Blues Showcase takes place Thursday Oct 14 at 9pm, and features Alfie Smith, Lance Anderson, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and Harrison Kennedy. OCFF will be featuring blues music this year with the Blues Roots and Branches workshop taking place Friday Oct 15 at 4pm.

Ken Whiteley

Ken Whiteley

Concert Notes

John Primer & his Chicago Blues Band – October 1 – Regent Picton  |   Ken Whiteley (pictured) CD Release – October 1 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Primer & his Chicago Blues Band – October 2 – Cobourg  |  Jack de Keyzer – October 7 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Canal Bank Shuffle – October 20-23 – Thorold  |  Experience Hendrix Tour – October 28 – The Sony Centre  |  Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – November 4 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  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  |  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

Blues Summit

Blues Summit

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 bui 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 Canada and around the blues world.

Call for Artist Submissions to Showcase at IBC

Attention Blues Performers! Are you interested in showcase opportunities at upcoming music industry events? Please contact the office if you would like to invest in a showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

TBS 25th Anniversary

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)

Call for Volunteers

The TBS is looking for help!

The TBS is often needing volunteers beyond our public events. Have you previously been in touch about volunteering and not heard back from us? We’d still like to stay in touch so please contact the office with your availability. We currently need assistance with newsletter distribution and data entry (thanks to those who recently stepped up!). Do you like to write? Organize fund raising events?

Please email for more information.

See you at the shows!

Jordan Safer
Toronto Blues Society
Office Manager / Event Coordinator

The Toronto Blues Society is supported by FACTOR and the Government, of Canada through the Canada Music Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, SOCAN, SOCAN Foundation, and the Toronto Arts Council

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