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.
Where It's At! |  TBS News
Upcoming TBS Events
TBS Folk Alliance International Showcase:
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal | February 14

Songwriting Workshop:
Drom Taberna | March 9

Digital Boot Camp:
Date & Location TBA

Women's Blues Revue - Tix on sale to public on Feb 8th!
Roy Thomson Hall | November 29
Tickets Are on Sale for TBS Charter Members!

Public Tickets on Sale This Friday!
Women's Blues Revue  returns with its 33rd edition, featuring some of Canada's finest musicians backed by the all-star Women's Blues Revue Band. Toronto Blues Society will celebrate its annual show this year at Toronto's  Roy Thomson Hall , as Massey Hall red doors are now closed for another year.

Women's Blues Revue will take place on  Friday ,  November 29  at  8pm . Stay tuned for full lineup and host announcements and hurry up to catch the best available seats! Tickets are on sale  tomorrow  at  Roy Thomson Hall's website  for TBS Charter members in good standing.
Now On Sale for TBS Charter Members! 
Contact TBS Office to retrieve your code.

Non-Member Public Sale: Friday, February 8 at 10am
Next Thursday!

Toronto Blues Society Showcase
at Folk Alliance International
Toronto Blues Society goes to Montreal for a private showcase at the Folk Alliance International! The showcase will take place on Thursday, February 14th between 10:30pm-2:20am and be open to all registered conference delegates. Jenie Thai, Suzie Vinnick, Digging Roots, Dione Taylor, Shakura S’Aida, Chloe Watkinson will be performing on our stage in the Toronto Blues Society Room (Room: 202). Make sure to stop by if you are attending the conference!
Suzie Vinnick to Host the Songwriting Workshop

Suzie Vinnick will host the Songwriting Workshop at Drom Taberna on Saturday, March 9th between 2pm-5pm. Make sure to mark your calendar and stand by for more info including participating songwriters!
Ticket Giveaway Alert!

Willie Nile
Willie Nile ’s gem-filled catalog encompasses blazing rock ’n’ roll, thoughtful folk-rock, intimate acoustic balladry and even an album of Bob Dylan covers. With 12 bracing new originals and an immediate sound that reflects the artist’s deep affinity for rock ’n’ roll’s gritty roots,  Children of Paradise ranks with Nile’s most distinctive and resonant work. Willie Nile will be playing Hugh's Room Live on Sunday, February 17.

How to Win?
Third person to send an email to with the subject line " Nile " will win a pair of tickets. The concert is on Sunday, February 17 at Hugh's Room Live at 8:30pm.
A Weekend Of Blues:

It's Wrap for the 22nd Maple Blues Awards & Blues Summit 9!
Raoul Bhaneja of Raoul and the Big Time was the host for this year's Maple Blues Awards.
Photo by Randall Cook.
Networking was in full "speed" with the Speed Pitch session at the Blues Summit.
"Ten Talks" offered different topics including open discussions between the audience and the speakers.
For full list of winners at the Maple Blues Awards check our website .

For more videos and pictures from past weekend, visit our social media on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram .

For info on Maple Blues Awards click here .

For info on Blues Summit click here .

- See you at the 23rd Maple Blues Awards on February 3rd, 2020 at Koerner Hall! -
Attend & Donate:

Jim Dan Dee X TBS
Jim Dan Dee is putting on a show at Hugh's Room Live with Muddy York Blues Machine on Thursday, February 28 channeling the power of the blues. Advance tickets are $25 and $30 at the door with $5 being donated to the Toronto Blues Society!

Show starts at 8:30pm and tickets available at Hugh's Room Live website .
When : Thursday, February 28
Where : Hugh's Room Live, Toronto
Time : Doors at 6:00, show starts at 8:30
Tickets : $25 advance online, $30 at the door
For dinner reservations call 416-533-5483
Concert Notes
Rory Block will be playing Hugh's Room Live 8:30pm next Tuesday, Feb 12. 
  • Rory Block - Hugh's Room Live - February 12
  • Dawn Tyler Watson & The Ben Racine Band - Blues on the Rideau - February 15 - Westport, ON
  • Jack de Keyzer - Gunner's Club, Blues for Soldiers Family Day - February 17 - Brantford, ON
  • Michael Jerome Browne CD Launch with Harrison Kennedy - Hugh's Room Live - February 22
  • Matt Weidinger / Van Morrison Tribute - Hugh's Room Live - February 23
  • Steve Marriner, Chris Caddell & Jesse O'Brien - Brooklin Community Centre, Music by the Bay Live Presents - February 23 - Whitby, ON
  • Jeff Lang - Hugh's Room Live - February 26
  • John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band - Music by the Bay Live - February 28 - Port Perry, ON
  • Sonny Landreth and Marcia Ball - Music by the Bay Live - March 8 - Port Perry, ON
  • Duke Robillard - Music by the Bay Live - March 9 - Ajax, ON
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Music by the Bay Live - March 15 - Uxbridge, ON
  • Stephen Fearing - Hugh's Room Live - March 22
  • Paul Nelson - Cadillac Lounge - April 5
  • Colin James - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts - April 6
  • Jack de Keyzer - Hugh's Room Live - April 13
  • Buddy Guy - Roy Thomson Hall - April 26
  • Cootes Paradise - Hugh's Room Live - April 28
We thank Waterloo Brewing for their year-round sponsorship with Toronto Blues Society.
Live Blues Listings
Events are subject to change. Please check with the venue before heading out.
Diana Braithwaite will perform with Julian Fauth at Senator Winebar this Friday, Feb 8th at 9pm.
Wednesday, February 6
· Fraser/Daley  at Inter Steer Tavern, Every Wed, 8:00 PM, 361 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-604-3333
· Mark Crissinger  at Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 7:00 PM, 179 King St W, Kitchener, 226-647-3996
· 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
· Paul Reddick & Friends  at Sauce on Danforth, 8:00 PM, 1376 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 647-748-1376

Thursday, February 7
· Lou Moore plus guest  at Col. Mustard's Pub & Deli, Every Thu, 9:00 PM, 16925 Yonge St, Newmarket, 905-895-6663
· Mike Sedgewick  at  Grossman's Tavern , 9:00 PM, 379 Spadina Ave., Toronto, 416-977-7000
· 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
· Paul Jones Blues Jam Open Mic  at Cafe Embargo, 10:00 PM, 1521 Queen St. W, Toronto
· Southern Supper w/ Jack de Keyzer  at  Mississippi Queen Foods , music & food ticket, 6:30 PM, 635 King Street E, Hamilton, 905-526-0909
· Sugar Brown  at  The Local , 9:00 PM, 396 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, 416-535-6225

Friday, February 8
· Glenn Marais & The Mojo Train w/ Jerome Godboo, George St Kitts and more  at  Newmarket Theatre , 7:00 PM, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket, 905-751-7238
· Jacques Russell Trio  at The Emmet Ray, 9:30 PM, 924 College St., Toronto
· John McKinley Band  at  Lancaster Smokehouse , Every Friday, 8:00 PM, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, 519-743-4331
· Julian Fauth & Diana Braithwaite  at Senator Wine Bar, 9:00 PM, 249 Victoria St, Toronto, 416-364-7517
· Larry Kurtz & James Anthony  at Mill Creek Pub, 8:00:00 PM, 25 Mill Street, Orangeville, 519 307-5700
· Mike Sedgewick's Friday Night Blues Jam  at Salty Dog Bar & Grill, Every Friday, 9:30 PM, 1980 Queen St. E, Toronto, 416-849-5064

Saturday, February 9
· Brian Blain Campfire Jam  at  Home Smith Bar - Old Mill , Blues Campfire Jam with Chris Murphy, Patrick Merner and more , 7:30 PM, 21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto, 416-236-2641
· Danny Marks  at Cadillac Lounge, weekly matinee, 1:00 PM, 1296 Queen St. W, Toronto, 416-536-7717
· Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals  at  Avalon Lounge Port Whitby Marina , Music by the Bay Live Presents, 8:00 PM, 301 Watson St W, Whitby, 905-903-8661
· Evening of Blues & Gospel w/ Harrison Kennedy, Michelle White, Jesse Whiteley, Lance Anderson at St. Paul's Centre, 8:00 PM, 62 Peter St N, Orillia
· Jack De Keyzer Band  at Best Western Plus Orangeville inn & Suites, The Big Easy Fundraiser, 7:00:00 PM, 7 Buena Vista Drive, Orangeville, 519 941-3311
· Johnny Wright & Michael Fonfara  at Outrigger Tap & Table, Every Sat, 3:00 PM, 2232 Queen St E, Toronto, 416-748-2232
· Ken Yoshioka, Julian Fauth, Dave McManus, Bob Vespaziani  at Grossman's, 10:00 PM, 379 Spadina ave, Toronto, 416- 977-7770
· Mark Crissinger matinee  at Monty's Gastropub, 3:00 PM, 547 Ontario St., St. Catharines, 905-397-7770
· Morgan James  at  Peter's Muskoka , 8:00 PM, 830 Muskoka Rd S., Gravenhurst, 705-687-2117
· Niagara Rhythm Section with guests  at  Old Winery , Every Sat, 9:00 PM, 2288 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-8900
· Paul Reddick  at TreasureMollysHouseOfMusic, 8:00 PM, House concert, Toronto (Mimico)
· Sinners Choir  at  Rex Hotel , Every Sat, 12:00 PM, 194 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-598-2475
· The Mighty Duck Blues Band w/ special guest Jerome Godboo  at Jo Blos Rock & Wok (formerly West Hill), Saturday Blues Matinee, 2:30 PM, 155 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, 905-685-8280
· 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

Sunday, February 10
· Blues In The Alley feat: Big Groove w/ Special Guests Jerome Godboo & Eric Schenkman  at  Alleycatz , 4:00 PM, 2409 Yonge St., Toronto, 647-361-5817
· Blues for the Soldiers fundraiser w/ Mark Crissinger  at Gunner's Club, in support of homeless Veterans and PTSD, 2:00 PM, 115 Henry St., Brantford, 519-865-5562
· Brian Blain  at Opticianado, 1:00 PM, 2919 Dundas St. W, Toronto, 416-604-2020
· 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
· James Anthony Band  at  Abbey Arms Restaurant , Every Sun 3:30-7pm, 3:30 PM, 481 North Service Rd W, Oakville, 905-825-1109
· Ken Yoshioka & Julian Fauth  at Castro's Lounge, 4:00 PM, 2116 Queen East, Toronto, 416-699-8272
· Legendary Castaways  at  Linsmore Tavern , Blues Sundays, 7:00 PM, 1298 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 416-466-5130
· Paul Reddick matinee  at Dakota Tavern, 3:30 PM, 249 Ossington Ave, Toronto
· 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, February 11
· 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

Tuesday, February 12
· Julian Fauth  at Sauce on Danforth, Every Tue, 6:00 PM, 1376 Danforth, 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
· Rory Block (USA)  at Hugh's Room Live, 8:30 PM, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto
· Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm  at  Reservoir Lounge , Every Tue, 8:45 PM, 52 Wellington St E, Toronto, 416-955-0887

Wednesday, February 13
· Paul Reddick & Friends  at Sauce on Danforth, 8:00 PM, 1376 Danforth Ave, Toronto, 647-748-1376

Thursday, February 14
· Chuck Jackson Band  at London Music Club, 8:30 PM, 470 Colborne St., London, 519-40-6996
· Ramble Series w/Jake Chisholm  at  Moonshine Cafe , 8:30 PM, 137 Kerr St., Oakville, 905-844-2655
· Valentine's Southern Supper w/ Meg Parnell & Dave Barnes (Bywater Blues)  at   Mississippi Queen Foods , music & food ticket, 6:30 PM, 635 King Street E, Hamilton, 905-526-0909
· Valentine's w/ Matt Weidinger & Mike Todd  at Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 8:00 PM, 179 King St W., Kitchener, 226-647-3996
With a Toronto Blues Society membership, not only do you help support TBS and all the events we produce, you also receive these great benefits:

  • 1st Class home delivery of our monthly Maple Blues Newsletter
  • Best available tickets to the Maple Blues Awards for only $35/ticket & exclusive early bird ticket access
  • 20% discount on Women’s Blues Revue tickets & exclusive early bird ticket access
  • Savings on Advance Tickets to shows at Music by the Bay Live (Ajax and Whitby venues)
  • 10% off every purchase from the Dead Dog Records, Toronto (1209 Bloor St. West &  1696 Queen St. West)
  • 10% off every purchase from the Kops Records, Toronto (229 Queen St. West)
  • TBS voting rights
  • Discount tickets to all TBS events (including TBS Workshops)
  • Discounts on TBS merchandise purchases at TBS events
  • Exclusive access to industry discounts, ticket giveaways, and more!
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