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

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

Women's Blues Revue, Massey Hall, November 18

TBS Christmas Party , Hugh's Room Live, December 8

Maple Blues Awards , Koerner Hall, January 15, 2018

Annual General Meeting , TBS Office, January 18, 2018

Vote for Your Favourite Blues Artists!
Registration and voting for the Annual Maple Blues Awards is open to public
until December 1st , 2017 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Please click below to see the complete list of nominees and to vote online.
ShoShona Kish to host the Maple Blues Awards
Multiple Juno Award-winning Indigenous vocalist ShoShona Kish of Digging Roots will be hosting the upcoming Maple Blues Awards! Kish, along with husband Raven Kanetakta and the other members of Digging Roots have performed their original, powerful, political and personal songs around the world since forming in 2004. Their song “Hwy 17” won the inaugural Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition Award at the 2015 MBA.

 21st Annual Maple Blues Awards
Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall, Toronto
Monday | January 15, 2018 | 7:00pm


Tickets are available through the  Koerner Hall Box Office!   TBS Charter Members  can access 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! 

Women's Blues Revue is only 10 days away!
Meet with the all-star Women's Blues Revue Band:
Women's Blues Revue Band, 2016 - Photo by James Dean.
Women's Blues Revue Band from last year's edition. Upper left: Lily Sazz, Colleen Allen, Rebecca Hennessy, Carrie Chesnutt, and Suzie Vinnick (who will be away this year). Sitting, from left: Emily Burgess, Carlie Howell, and Morgan Doctor. For more detalis about the artists, please visit click here and visit our website.

Toronto Blues Society and Massey Hall Present:
Women's Blues Revue
Massey Hall | Saturday, November 18 | 8pm


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) along with the Women's Blues Revue Band .

Tickets are 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! 
Call for Volunteers:
Membership Table Volunteers Needed
at the Women's Blues Revue
Volunteers will help the night of Saturday, November 18 at the Women's Blues Revue at Massey Hall. Volunteers will be responsible of selling memberships before the show, during the intermission and after the show. Arriving time will be 6pm and volunteers will be expected to stay until 11:30pm after the show. Volunteers will be provided with a complimentary seat.

For further information and to volunteer please contact at info@torontobluessociety.com with a subject line "Volunteer for WBR".
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 this year's 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".
Toronto Blues Society's Christmas Party
Mark Your Calendars: Friday, December 8
The Toronto Blues Society's Christmas Party will be at Hugh's Room Live this year on Friday, December 8 with the Hogtown All-Stars ! The band consists of six award winning bluesicians: Chuck Jackson (lead vocals/harmonica), Gary Kendall (bass/vocals), Pat Carey (tenor saxophone), Teddy Leonard (guitar/vocals), Mike Fitzpatrick (drums) and Michael Fonfara (piano/organ/vocals).

The performance will start at 8:30pm .

Special Tickets for TBS Members:
Hurry up! Only few more tickets available!

A special reduced ticket price of $10 is available (until December 1, 2017) for the first 50 Toronto Blues Society Charter Members in good standing. Call Hugh's Room Live's box office at  416-533-5483  to make your dinner reservation and purchase tickets at the special discounted price.



Toronto Blues Society
Annual General Meeting:
Call For Nominations
Voting members of the Toronto Blues Society are eligible to run for the 2018 Toronto Blues Society Board of Directors. In order to run, you must be a member in good standing, and you must be nominated in writing by three voting members of the society.  Deadline to receive nominations is , December 31 by the end of day .
 
Elections will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Toronto Blues Society to be held on Thursday evening, January 18 at the TBS Office .

For further information contact the TBS office, info@torontobluessociety.com or 416-538-3885.
Blues At Hugh's Room Live
The Last Waltz will be on stage with Lance Anderson as the Musical Director and with featured vocalists Matt Weidinger, Chuck Jackson, Johnny Max, Quisha Wint for two nights on November 23 and 24.
Kellylee Evans CD Launch - November 17
The Last Waltz - November 23 & 24
Ken Whiteley's Gospel Brunch - November 26
Tribute to Muddy Waters / Howlin’ Wolf - December 2
Hogtown All-Stars (TBS Xmas Party) - December 8
Carlos del Junco - December 9
Anthony Gomes - December 16
Bluesy Christmas - December 19
Lazer Lloyd - December 20
Suzie Vinnick - December 29
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley - December 31

Concert Notes
Women's Blues Revue will be at the Massey Hall with a dazzling lineup, on November 18.
  • Women's Blues Revue - Massey Hall - November 18
  • Big Sugar - Danforth Music Hall - November 24
  • Maple Blues Awards - Koerner Hall - January 15, 2018
Live Blues Listings
Godboogie is playing at Grossman's Tavern this Saturday, November 11, at 10pm.
Wednesday, November 8
· Action Sound Band (w/ Valvassori/Schenkman)  at  Grossman's Tavern , 10:00 PM, 379 Spadina Ave, Toronto, 416-977-7000
· Fraser/Daley  at Inter Steer Tavern, Every Wed, 8:00 PM, 361 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-604-3333
· Julian Fauth Blues Night  at  Gate 403 , Every Wed, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles, 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, Toronto, 416-469-0537
· Original Hump Night Blues Show feat. Paul 'Storm' Polisano  at Axis Gallery and Grill, 8:30 PM, 3048 Dundas St. W, Toronto, 416-604-3333

Thursday, November 9
· James Anthony Band  at  Purple Heather , Every Thu 7-11pm, 7:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782
· 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
· Southern Supper w/ Jack de Keyzer  at Mississippi Queen Foods, music & supper ticket, 6:30 PM, 635 King St E, Hamilton, 905-526-0909
· Sue Foley Band  at  Cadillac Lounge , 9:00 PM, 1296 Queen St W, 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
· Treasa Levasseur  at Cameron House, 6:00 PM, 408 Queen W., Toronto, 416-703-0811

Friday, November 10
· Fraser Melvin Band  at Cameron House, 10:00 PM, 408 Queen W., Toronto, 416-703-0811
· Jerome Godboo with Steve Grisbrook Band  at Warmingtons, 8:00 PM, 42 George St, Brantford, 519-770-4941
· 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
· Robertson-Quail Unplugged  at Basso Blues Room, 9:00 PM, 320 Queen St. E, Toronto, 647-348-3200
· Tim Bastmeyer  at Mill Creek Pub, 8:30 PM, Orangeville, 519-307-5700

Saturday, November 11
· Bent Bugle Band  at  Warmingtons Bistro , w/ guests, every Sat, 4:00 PM, 42 George St, Brantford, 519-770-4941
· Bill Heffernan and guests  at  Gate 403 , Every Sat, 5:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Blues Etc w/ Rick Taylor  at  Monty's Gastropub , matinee, 3:30 PM, 547 Ontario St, St. Catharines, 905-397-7770
· Brian Blain w/ Chris Whiteley, Jenie Thai, Diana Braithwaite  at  Home Smith Bar - Old Mill , Brian's Blues Campfire Jam, 7:30 PM, 21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto, 416-236-2641
· Cheryl Lescom & The Tucson Choirboys  at  Moonshine Cafe , 8:30 PM, 137 Kerr St., Oakville, 905-844-2655
· Danny Marks  at  Cadillac Lounge , Every Sat, 12:00 PM, 1296 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-536-7717
· Godboogie  at Grossman's Tavern, 10:00 PM, 379 Spadina Ave, Toronto, 416-977-7000
· Jake Chisholm  at Basso Blues Room, 9:00 PM, 320 Queen St. E, Toronto, 647-348-3200
· James Anthony Band  at  Purple Heather , Every Sat aft., 2:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782
· Johnny Wright & Michael Fonfara  at Outrigger Tap & Table, Every Sat, 3:00 PM, 2232 Queen St E, Toronto, 416-748-2232
· Matt Allen  at Griffin Gastropub, Solo Rockabilly, Blues & Honkytonk, 8:00 PM, 9 Chancery Lane, Bracebridge, 705-646-0438
· Mighty Duck Blues Band w/ Al Lerman  at Bar Upstairs, in the Ball Hockey 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
· Sinners Choir  at  Rex Hotel , Every Sat, 12:00 PM, 194 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-598-2475
· The Sil Simone Band with guest  at  Carrigan Arms , Every Sat, 2:00 PM, 2025 Upper Middle Rd, 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
· Weber Brothers  at  Dakota Tavern , 9:00 PM, 249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, 416-850-4579
· Whitey and the Roulettes  at  Blue Goose Tavern , Every Sat, 3:00 PM, 1 Blue Goose St., Toronto(Mimico), 416-255-2442

Sunday, November 12
· Bay City Blues Band (Brant Parker, Alan Duffy, Sean O’Grady, Bill Holinaty)  at  Bay City Music Hall , Sunday set is 2-6:00pm, 2:00 PM, 50 Leader Rd., Hamilton, 289-389-9900
· Big Groove w/ Al Lerman & Lance Anderson  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 , Sunday 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
· Fraser and Daley  at Castro's Lounge, 4:00 PM, 2216 Queen St E, Toronto, 416-699-8272
· James Anthony Band  at  Abbey Arms Restaurant , Every Sun 3:30-7pm, 3:30 PM, 481 North Service Rd W, Oakville, 905-825-1109
· Jerome Godboo  at Queens Hotel, 2:00 PM, 834 North Shore Dr., Dunneville, -519
· Legendary Castaways  at Linsmore Tavern, Blues Sunday, 7:00 PM, 1298 Danforth, Toronto, 416-466-5130
· 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

Monday, November 13
· 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, Toronto, 416-469-0537
· The Skyliners  at Skyline Restaurant, Every Mon, 10:00 PM, 1426 Queen W, Toronto, 416-536-3682

Tuesday, November 14
· Julian Fauth  at Sauce on Danforth, Every Tue, 6:00 PM, 1376 Danforth, Toronto, 647-748-1376
· Matt Weidinger  at Cameron House, 6:00 PM, 408 Queen W., Toronto, 416-703-0811
· 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
· Sinners Choir  at Cameron House, 10:00 PM, 408 Queen W., Toronto, 416-703-0811
· Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm  at  Reservoir Lounge , Every Tue, 8:45 PM, 52 Wellington St E, Toronto, 416-955-0887

Wednesday, November 15
· Original Hump Night Blues Show  at Axis Gallery and Grill, 8:30 PM, 3048 Dundas St. W, Toronto, 416-604-3333
· Julian Fauth Blues Night  at  Gate 403 , Every Wed, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles, 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, Toronto, 416-469-0537

Thursday, November 16
· Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes  at Cameron House, 10:00 PM, 408 Queen W., Toronto, 416-703-0811
· Steve Strongman w/ Sean Pinchin  at London Music Club, 8:30 PM, 470 Colborne St., London, 519-640-6996
· The Ramble w/ guest Kevin Breit  at  Moonshine Cafe , 8:30 PM, 137 Kerr St., Oakville, 905-844-2655
· James Anthony Band  at  Purple Heather , Every Thu 7-11pm, 7:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782
· 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
· 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
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