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Where It’s At! – July 23, 2014

Published July 23, 2014 in Where It's At
In this issue:
• Tonight: Johnny Winter Memorial Concert
• TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide
• Saturday: catl. and Luke & the Apostles @ This Ain’t Hollywood
• TBS Discount: Jon Knight & Soulstack!
• Third Thursday: Carlos del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill @ DOQ
• Maple Blues Newsletter
• 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards Tix On Sale Now!
• Blues Summit 7 Registration Open!
• Concert Notes
• TBS Membership Benefits
• Donate To TBS
• Live Blues Listings

The Toronto Blues Society is a registered not-for-profit charity dedicated to the continued promotion and preservation of Blues music in Canada.

Where It’s At! (WIA) is a free weekly e-news broadcast that brings blues fans recent news from the Toronto Blues Society and community.

Tonight: Johnny Winter Memorial Concert

Deeply loved Texas bluesman, Johnny Winter, passed away suddenly last week after a show in Switzerland. Johnny, who was on tour at the time of his death, was scheduled to play the Picton Regent Theatre on July 23rd. In place of his performance that night, ZAPP Productions have assembled a tribute show approved by Johnny Winters’ management.

Performers will include some of the best in Canada includingJimmy Bowskill and The BarnburnersPaul Deslauriers,Rick FinesDavid GogoThe 24th Street Wailers and Pat Rush.

Click here for more information.

Rest well, Johnny. You will be missed.

TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide

Blues festival season is almost here! Check out the TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide for a list of not-to-be-missed blues festivals and dates, as well as links to each festival’s website where you can find further details on venues and performers!  |  Blues Festival Guide  |

Saturday: catl. and Luke & the Apostles @ This Ain’t Hollywood

Luke & the Apostles and past TBS Talent Search Winners catl. (pictured) join forces for an all-star evening of music at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton on July 26th starting at 9:15pm. Fans will be delighted to know there is an extra bonus feature this evening: not only will you experience two generations of Blues bands, but twogenerations of blues drummers with Rob Kirkpatrick on the skins for Luke and the Apostles and Sarah Kirkpatrick slammin’ the circles for catl. Father and daughter; first time on stage together! |  More Info  |

TBS Discount: Jon Knight & Soulstack!

Jon Knight and Soulstack make a rare Toronto appearance on Saturday, July 26 at The Cadillac Lounge. TBS Members receive 50% off admission for the entire night! Just show your TBS Membership Card at the door to take advantage of this amazing offer! Soulstack | Facebook Event | Cadillac Lounge

Third Thursday: Carlos del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill @ DOQ

The Toronto Blues Society’s Third Thursday Series showcases the best in blues talent. Hosted by Dominion On Queen (500 Queen Street East), performances are FREE to the public and feature a wide spectrum of talented blues artists.

Join the TBS on Thursday, August 21 to see Carlos del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill. | More Info | Dominion On Queen


Maple Blues Newsletter

Since 1985, The Toronto Blues Society’s monthly publication, Maple Blues, has brought the latest Toronto blues news to blues lovers across the world. Charter Members receive home delivery of the newsletter every month, however, The Maple Blues Newsletter is also available for FREE pickup at these fine establishments:Black Swan (Toronto), 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto:
Dominion on Queen500 Queen St East:
Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave:
Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave:
Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave:
Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St West:
HMV Superstore, 333 Yonge St, Toronto, 3rd Floor,
The Rex Hotel194 Queen St West:

To view the latest Maple Blues Newsletter online, click here. 


18th Annual Maple Blues Awards Tix On Sale Now!

Tickets for the 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards, which will be held January 19, 2015, are now being sold through theKoerner Hall Box OfficeTBS Charter members can purchase the best available tickets for only $28! To take advantage of this discount, please contact the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 or [email protected] to retrieve the special discount code.

The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field.  |  More Info  |  Purchase Tickets



Blues Summit 7 Registration Open!

Blues Summit is the Toronto Blues Society’s not-to-be-missed biennial conference for all members of the blues music community (including artists, presenters, agents, festival directors, event organizers, journalists, managers, and industry representatives of all kinds). The conference provides an opportunity for members of the community to connect as well as for artists to showcase in front of blues industry professionals.

Blues Summit 7 will take place January 16-19, 2015. Use the checklist below to make sure your Blues Summit 7experience is complete! For more info on Blues Summit 7, click here! 


1) Register for Blues Summit 7 via Ticketpro  |  Register Now!  |  More Info

2) Purchase Maple Blues Awards Tickets through Koerner Hall  |  Purchase Tickets Now!  |  More Info

3) Reserve a room at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto  |  Book Online Now!  |  More Info

Concert Notes

Johnny Winter Memorial Concert – Picton Regent Theatre – July 23  |  Fathead CD Release – Hugh’s Room – July 26  |  Soulstack – The Cadillac Lounge – July 26  |  Matt Andersen – Echo Beach – July 31  |  Jack White – Air Canada Centre – July 31  |  Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks – Hugh’s Room – August 27  |  Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes – Port Hope Capitol Theatre – Sept 12  |  Pharis and Jason Romero – Hugh’s Room – Sept 30th  |  The MacKenzie Blues Band Slam! Bam! CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Sept 19  |  Rita Chiarelli – Hugh’s Room – Sept 20  |  Chris Smither – Hugh’s Room – Sept 26  |  Guy Davis – Hugh’s Room – Oct 2  |  The Silver Hearts – Hugh’s Room – Oct 25  |  Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 22  |  18th Annual Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 19, 2015  |

Pictured: Fathead release their new CD, Fatter than Ever, this Saturday at Hugh’s Room   |  More Info


TBS Membership Benefits

The Toronto Blues Society is a member based not-for-profit charity. The purchase of every membership helps us fund our events throughout the community, but the rewards of membership will also be felt by your wallet! Check out our benefits list below to see the incredible savings a TBS membership gets you!

Every Charter, Family, Benefactor and Student Membership includes the following benefits:

·1st Class home delivery of our monthly Maple Blues Newsletter
·Best available tickets to the Maple Blues Awards for only $28/ticket
·20% discount on Women’s Blues Revue tickets and exclusive access to early bird member seating
·10% off every blues CD purchase from the HMV Superstore (333 Yonge St, 3rd Floor)
·TBS voting rights
·Discount tickets to all TBS events (including TBS Workshops)
·Discounts on all TBS merch purchases
·Exclusive access to industry discounts and giveaways, and more!

Become a TBS Member today! Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month and take advantage of all the benefits membership has to offer. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto.

Ready to join? Click here!


Donate To TBS

Make a donation to the Toronto Blues Society! The TBS is a registered charitable organization and is able to issue tax receipts to donations made beyond membership and merchandise. Your generosity 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  |


Live Blues Listings

Pictured: The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer release their new CD, A Real Fine Mess, at The Dakota Tavern on July 24 at 9pm

Thursday, July 24

  • Al Lerman – solo at Bunker’s Hideaway, 7pm
  • The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer “A Real Fine Mess” CD Release at Dakota Tavern, 9pm
  • The 24th Street Wailers at Reservoir Lounge, 7pm

Friday, July 25

  • Blues Element with guest Kenmi Chank, Dave Martin opening at Sister, 10pm
  • Sean Poluk at Stinking Rose Pub, 9-12pm

Saturday, July 26

  • Jon Knight & Soulstack at Cadillac Lounge, 9.30pm
  • Fathead CD Release Fatter than Ever at Hugh’s Room, 8.30pm
  • The 24th Street Wailers at Lake Affect, 4.30-9pm
  • Kevin Breit & Mark Lalama at Moonshine Cafe, 8pm
  • Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm at The Reservoir Lounge, 9:45pm every Sat.
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Toronto, 12-3pm every Sat.
  • Arthur Renwick at The Local, Toronto, 5pm every Sat.
  • Johnny Wright & Michael Fonfara at Outrigger Tap & Table, Toronto, 3-6pm every Sat.
  • The Danny B Blues Band at The Blue Goose, Mimico, 3-6pm every Sat.
  • James Anthony and guest at The Black Swan, Burlington2-6pm every Sat.
  • The Sil Simone Band at Carrigan Arms, Burlington, 2pm every Sat.
  • Big Rude Jake and guest at Castro’s Lounge, Toronto, 4.30-6.30pm every Sat.
  • Tim Bastmeyer at Frankie’s Ristorante, Uxbridge, 7pm every Sat.
  • Niagara Rhythm Section and guest at Old Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 9.30pm every Sat.
  • Danny Marks at The Rex Hotel, Toronto, 12pm every Sat.
  • James Anthony Band at The Blue Goose, Toronto, 9pm every Sat.

Sunday, July 27

  • Brant Parker with Jack de Keyzer at Bay City Music Hall (formerly Leander Boat Club), 2-6pm
  • Michael Pickett at Etwell Concert Series, 3-6pm
  • Robbie Hancock & Jimmy Jim hosts at Fionn MacCools, Kitchener, 6.30pm every Sun.
  • The Stew at Mulligan’s Pub, Mississauga, 5pm every Sun.
  • Ken Yoshioka at Duffy’s Tavern, Toronto, 9.30pm every Sun.
  • The Nationals Blues Jam at Grossman’s, Toronto9.30pm every Sun.
  • Chuck Jackson & The All Stars at Roc ‘N Docs, Mississauga,  4.30-8.30pm every Sun.
  • Sean Pinchin at Roc ‘N Docs, Mississauga10pm-2am every Sun.
  • Chris Murphy & The Village Blues Band at Wortley Roadhouse, London, 4-8pm every Sun.
  • Brant Parker & The Bay City Blues Band at Bay City Music Hall, Hamilton, 2-6pm every Sun.
  • Julian Fauth at Axis Gallery & Grill, Toronto, 12-3pm every Sun.
  • James Anthony Band at Abbey Arms Pub Restaurant, Oakville, 3-7pm every Sun.

Monday, July 28

  • Sebastian Agnello at Black Swan Tavern, 9:30 pm Acoustic
  • Jordan John at Orbit Room, 10pm
  • Ken Yoshioka at On Cue Bar & Billiards, Toronto8pm every Mon.

Tuesday, July 29

  • Peter Verity at Black Swan Tavern, 9.30pm
  • Matt Weidinger & Jon Knight at Morty’s Pub, 7-10pm
  • Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm at The Reservoir Lounge, 8:45pm every Tue.
  • Julian Fauth at The Sauce, Toronto, 6-9pm every Tue.
  • Chris Brown host at Brando’s on Market, Brantford, 10pm-2am every Tue.
  • Danny Marks & Alec Fraser at Gate 403, Toronto, 9pm-1am every Tue.
  • Chris Caddell, Cassius Pereira & Kenny Neal Jr. at Lou Dawg’s, Toronto8pm every Tue.

Wednesday, July 30

  • Nicola Vaughan at Black Swan Tavern, 9.30pm Open Jam
  • Dave Rodenburg, John Lee & Jim Boudrea at Bobby O’Brien’s, Kitchener, 8pm every Wed.
  • Fraser/Daley at Inter Steer Tavern, Toronto, 8-11pm every Wed.
  • Bradley & The Bouncers at The Reservoir Lounge, Toronto, 8.45pm every Wed.
  • Julian Fauth at Gate 403, Toronto, 9pm-12am every Wed.
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