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

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Women's Blues Revue, Massey Hall, November 18

Maple Blues Awards, Koerner Hall, 15 January 2018


And the Winner of the Toronto Blues Society Road to Memphis Challenge is...
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar will represent Toronto at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Photo by © Randall Cook
Congrats to Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar ! The band will be heading to Memphis to represent Toronto at the International Blues Challenge . Big thanks to Raoul and The Big Time and Dan McKinnon for fantastic performances. The judges had a difficult time picking from such incredible Toronto talent.

This past Monday, the three bands had a blues battle on stage at Hugh's Room Live to be able to become the Toronto Blues Society representative at the upcoming International Blues Challenge, which will take place in Memphis between January 16-20 2018.
Dan McKinnon Wins the
Amy Louie Grossmans Music Scholarship
Dan McKinnon receives his prize from Christine Louie (centre) and Raha Javanfar (on left) - Photo by David D. Goldberg.
Huge congrats to Dan McKinnon (pictured right) who won the Amy Louie Grossmans Music Scholarship last night at Grossman's Tavern . The night was hosted by Raha Javanfar (pictured left) from Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes , who were the winners last year.
Call for Volunteers:
Knitters/Sewers/Crocheters Needed!
The pussyhat is a symbol of support and solidarity for women's rights and political resistance. As the Toronto Blues Society, we are looking for knitting/sewing/crocheting volunteers to join in solidarity at the Women's Blues Revue.

Make a pussyhat! Give a pussyhat! Wear your pussyhat!
Further details:  https://www.pussyhatproject.com /

Contact info@torontobluessociety.com to indicate your interest in volunteering, with the subject line "Pussyhat Project".
Maple Blues Newsletter October Issue is Out!
Toronto Blues Society's monthly newsletter MapleBlues October edition is out today! This month's issue features Julian Fauth, more info about TBS' upcoming events along with monthly columns, "John's Blues Picks", "Loose Blues News" and "Top Blues".

To subscribe to our newsletter, to read it online, for past issues or to see where you can pick up a free copy, please visit: http://torontobluessociety.com/archive/newsletters/
Toronto Blues Society Presents:
Women's Blues Revue
Massey Hall, November 18
The 31st Women's Blues Revue will feature guest vocalists Kellylee Evans, Dawn Tyler Watson, Jenie Thai, Andria Simone, Sue Foley and Shakura S'Aida (who will also be our host for the evening). Presale tickets are now available and  TBS Charter Members  can contact the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 or via info@torontobluessociety.com to retrieve the required  promo code.  Not a member yet?  Click here  to join! 
Presale tickets for the  21st Annual Maple Blues Awards  are available through the  Koerner Hall Box Office!   TBS Charter Members  can access the presale to purchase  best available tickets  for only  $35!

To take advantage, TBS Members can contact the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 or via info@torontobluessociety.com to retrieve the required  promo code.  Not a member yet?  Click here  to join! 

The 21st Annual Maple Blues Awards  will be held at the Royal Conservatory of Music's  Koerner Hall  on  Monday, January 15, 2018 at  7:00pm  in Toronto. 

21st Annual Maple Blues Awards
RCM's Koerner Hall
Monday, January 15, 2018
Canal Bank Shuffle in Thorold, October 12-15
The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band Live will perform in Thorold.
The last Hurrah of the Blues Festival Season is The Canal Bank Shuffle, an annual blues festival that runs for 4 days in October, the week after Canadian Thanksgiving - this year October 12-15. The lineup includes Joe Louis Walker, Johnny Rawls, Anthony Gomes, Jenie Thai, Jack de Keyzer, The Mighty Duck Blues Band, Lance Anderson's tribute to the Band - Last Waltz (pictured) , and much more.
Blues At Hugh's Room Live
The annual tribute to the "Three Kings " ; B. B. King (Thrill is Gone), Albert King (Born Under A Bad Sign) and Freddie King (Hide Away) is hosted by Danny Marks with special guests this Saturday.

3 Kings of the Blues - September 30
Angel Forrest - October 6
Etta James Tribute - October 13
John Hammond -   October 27 & 28
Ken Whiteley's Gospel Brunch - October 29
Guy Davis - October 30

Concert Notes
Alexis P. Suter will be at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood on September 30.
  • Alexis P. Suter - Simcoe Street Theatre (Collingwood) - Saturday, Sept. 30
  • Benjamin Booker - Mod Club Theatre - Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Popa Chubby - Peter's Players (Muskoka) - Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Women's Blues Revue - Massey Hall - November 18
  • Maple Blues Awards - Koerner Hall - January 15, 2018
Live Blues Listings
Songhoy Blues will be on stage at the Mod Club on Tuesday, October 3.
Wednesday, September 27

· Fraser/Daley  at Inter Steer Tavern, Every Wed, 8:00 PM, 361 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-604-3333
· Julian Fauth Blues Night  at  Gate 403 , Every Wed, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Matt Weidinger  at  Lancaster Smokehouse , Every Wed, 6:00 PM, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, 519-743-4331
· Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Voodoo Walters  at  Alleycatz Restaurant Lounge , PWYC (Every Wed), 7:00 PM, 2409 Yonge St, Toronto, 416-481-6865
· Nicola Vaughan  at Black Swan Tavern, Open Jam Every Wed, 9:30 PM, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 416-469-0537
· Soulstack w/ Special Guest Sue Foley  at Pub Fiction, 8:00 PM, 1242 Garner Road, Ancaster/Hamilton, 905-304-9990

Thursday, September 28

· Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes  at Cameron House, 10:00 PM, 408 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-703-0811
· Lou Moore plus guest  at Col. Mustard's Pub & Deli, Every Thu, 9:00 PM, 16925 Yonge St, Newmarket, 905-895-6663
· Nothin' But The Blues  at N'Awlins Bar, Dynamic blues trio led by drummer Joe Bowden, 8:00 PM, 299 King St. W, Toronto, 416-595-1958
· Raoul Bhaneja & Darren Gallen  at  Mississippi Queen Foods , Southern Supper (Music & Supper Ticket), 6:30 PM, 635 King Street East, Hamilton, 905-526-0909
· Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk), Jesse O'Brien, Chris Caddell  at  Coach & Lantern Upstairs , 7:30 PM, 384 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, ON, 905-304-7822
· Sue Foley Band  at  Cadillac Lounge , The second of Sue Foley's "Two Shot" at the Caddy, 8:00 PM, 1296 Queen Street West, Toronto, 416-536-7717
· Tamica Herod & the Harbour Street Band  at  Harbour Street Fish Bar , Every Thu (w/ bi-weekly guests, check www.tamicaherod.com), 7:00 PM, 10 Keith Ave, Collingwood, 705-293-3474
· The Distillery  at  Jazz Bistro , 9:00 PM, 251 Victoria St., Toronto, 416-363-5299
· The James Anthony Band  at  Purple Heather , Every Thu (7-11pm), 7:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782

Friday, September 29

· Fraser Melvin Blues Band  at Gate 403, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Full Bore Blues  at Basso Blues Room, 9:00 PM, 320 Queen St. East, Toronto, 647-348-3200
· Jack de Keyzer Band  at Simcoe Blues & Jazz Bar, 9:00 PM, 926 Simcoe N., Oshawa, 905-435-1111
· Jennis  at Silence, 9:00 PM, 44 Essex St., Guelph, 519--
· Jerome Tucker  at  Fox & Fiddle York Mills , 9:00 PM, 865 York Mills Rd, Toronto, 416-792-8299
· John McKinley Band  at  Lancaster Smokehouse , Every Friday, 8:00 PM, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, 519-743-4331
· Larry Kurtz' Big Blues Party  at Alton Mill Arts Centre, part of Headwaters Arts Fest, 8:00 PM, 1402 Queen St., Caledon, 519-943-1149
· The Vaudevillian  at Descendants Beer & Beverage Co., 7:00 PM, 319 Victoria St. N, Kitchener, 226-241-3700
· Tim Bastmeyer  at Port Social, 8:00 PM, Port Perry, 905-985-7224

Saturday, September 30

· Alexis P. Suter Band  at Simcoe Street Theatre, presented by Violet's , 8:00 PM, 65 Simcoe St., Collingwood , 705-238-9282
· Big Rude Jake  at  Boathouse , 9:00 PM, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener, 519-749-8080
· Bill Heffernan and guests  at  Gate 403 , Every Sat, 5:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Blues & Troubles  at  Southern Accent , 10:00:00 PM, 839 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A1, Toronto, ON, (416) 901-3211
· Danny Marks  at  Cadillac Lounge , Every Sat, 12:00 PM, 1296 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-536-7717
· Danny Marks w/ Paul DesLauriers, Dylan Wickens, Shawn Kellerman, Jesse O’Brien  at Hugh's Room Live, Tribute to BB, Albert & Freddy King, 8:30 PM, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto, 416-533-5483
· Donne Roberts  at Gate 403, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Jerome Godboo Band  at  Moonshine Cafe , 8:30 PM, 137 Kerr St., Oakville, 905-844-2655
· Johnny Wright & Michael Fonfara  at Outrigger Tap & Table, Every Sat, 3:00 PM, 2232 Queen St E, Toronto, 416-748-2232
· Mighty Duck Blues Band w/ special guest Jack de Keyzer  at Bar Upstairs, in the Ball Hockey Athletic Complex, 2:30 PM, 16 Melbourne St., St. Catharines, 905-684-7688 x4
· Niagara Rhythm Section with guests  at  Old Winery , Every Sat, 9:00 PM, 2288 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-8900
· Robertson-Quail Unplugged  at Basso Blues Room, 9:00 PM, 320 Queen St. East, Toronto, 647-348-3200
· Sinners Choir  at  Rex Hotel , Every Sat, 12:00 PM, 194 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-598-2475
· Stone Groove Rhythm & Blues Review  at Blue Moon, early dinner seating available, 8:30 PM, 1677 Snyder's Rd E, Petersburg, 519-634-5421
· The Bent Bugle Band  at  Warmingtons Bistro , w/ guests (Every Sat), 4:00 PM, 42 George St, Brantford, 519-770-4941
· The James Anthony Band  at  Purple Heather , Every Sat (2-6pm), 2:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782
· The Sil Simone Band with guest  at  Carrigan Arms , Every Sat, 2:00 PM, 2025 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, 905-332-6131
· Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm  at  Reservoir Lounge , Every Sat, 9:45 PM, 52 Wellington St E, Toronto, 416-955-0887
· Whitey and the Roulettes  at  Blue Goose Tavern , Every Sat, 3:00 PM, 1 Blue Goose St., Toronto (Mimico), 416-255-2442

Sunday, October 1

· Angel Forrest  at  Etwell Concert Series , 3:00 PM, 2012 Etwell Rd, Huntsville, 705-789-2972
· Bay City Blues Band (Brant Parker, Alan Duffy, Sean O’Grady, Bill Holinaty)  at  Bay City Music Hall , Sunday Blues is 2 til 6:00pm, 2:00 PM, 50 Leader Rd., Hamilon, 289-389-9900
· Big Groove w/ guests Sugar Brown & Jonny Wong  at  Blue Goose Tavern , 4:00 PM, 1 Blue Goose St. (Royal York & Cavell), Toronto (Mimico), 416-255-2442
· Chris Murphy Band  at  Wortley Roadhouse , set is 4-8:00pm, 4:00 PM, 190 Wortley Rd, London, 519-438-5141
· Chuck Jackson & The All Stars  at  Roc 'N Doc's , Every Sun, 4:30 PM, 105 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, 905-891-1754
· Mike's Monster Jam  at Boathouse, 4:00 PM, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener, 519-749-8080
· Sunday Night Jam with Bill Hedefine  at  Grossman's Tavern , (Every Sun) Drums and amp provided, 10:00 PM, 379 Spadina Ave., Toronto, 416-977-7000
· The James Anthony Band  at  Abbey Arms Restaurant , Every Sun (3:30-7pm), 3:30 PM, 481 North Service Rd W, Oakville, 905-825-1109

Monday, October 2

· Jordan John  at  Orbit Room , Every Mon, 10:00 PM, 580A College St, Toronto, 416-535-0613
· Sebastian Agnello  at Black Swan Tavern, Acoustic (Every Mon), 9:30 PM, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 416-469-0537
· The Skyliners  at Skyline Restaurant, every Mon., 10:00 PM, 1426 Queen west, Toronto, 416-536-3682

Tuesday, October 3

· Classic Rex Jazz Jam Hosted by Chris Gale  at  Rex Hotel , 9:30 PM, 194 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-598-2475
· Conor Gains  at Morty's Pub, early start, 6:00 PM, 272 King St. N, Waterloo, 519-886-0440
· Julian Fauth  at Sauce on Danforth, Every Tue, 6:00 PM, 1376 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 647-748-1376
· Open Jam with Chris Brown and Trevor Cobb  at Brando's on Market, Every Tue, 10:00 PM, 135 Market St, Brantford, 519-720-6758
· Songhoy Blues  at  Mod Club , West African desert punk/blues, 8:00 PM, 722 College, Toronto, 416-588-4663
· Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm  at  Reservoir Lounge , Every Tue, 8:45 PM, 52 Wellington St E, Toronto, 416-955-0887

Thursday, October 5

· Mike Sedgewick  at  Grossmans Tavern , 10:00 PM, 379 Spadina Ave., Toronto, 416-977-7000
· Tim Bastmeyer  at Lou Dawgs Ryerson, 9:00 PM, Toronto, 647-349-3294
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