Thursday January 17; 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Carlos is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it's either retire the category or rephrase the question "Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos". This includes two Gold Medals from the Hohner World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen, Germany, as well as multiple national awards in Canada.
To say he plays the harmonica is like saying "Jimi Hendrix plays guitar". He blows the blues harp through a prism -- suddenly it seems he's holding every color in the musical rainbow right there in his hands.
Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”). The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.
Carlos and his Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity. They will be featuring songs from the latest 2011 release: Mongrel Mash. Carlos' Blues Mongrelsare Eric St. Laurent on guitars, Henry Heillig on bass, and Jorn Andersen on drums.
Artist website: http://www.carlosdeljunco.com/
Tickets available at Moondance and the Market Hall Box Office - (705) 749-1146
Get your tickets Now directly from the Koerner Hall box office:
Do you think you just might be the biggest blues fanatic in Canada? The Toronto Blues Society wants to see why you think so!
Here’s what you have to do: send a photo of what you think best represents something great about the blues. It could be a picture of a prized record collection or a favourite instrument, a snap of you and a local blues hero, the coolest local blues hang out or the best festival you’ve attended. The photo can be new or old.
What do you get? The winning submission will be shown during in the 16th Annual Maple Blues Awards show, January 21 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. And courtesy of The Toronto Blues Society, you’ll receive a most excellent prize pack: a t-shirt, CD and one-year membership
Contest Information and Rules: http://torontobluessociety.com/2012/11/canadas-biggest-blues-fan/
4th Thursday each month @ 8 pm
Terry will open each evening with a set of his music then the guest will follow with a set of their music. Each will accompany the other. Don’t miss a single one.
The Georgian House special musical menu has something fresh and delicious for all budgets.
And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.
The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Donny Walsh & Downchild; Tom Lavin & Powder Blues; Dutch Mason; Colin James; Colin Linden; David Wilcox; Harry Manx; Garrett Mason; Steve Marriner; Long John Baldry; Bob Walsh; Matt Minglewood; Nannette Workman; Keith Hallett; David Gogo; Tony D … and many, many more, including local heros from Coast to Coast.
Live performance by Johnny Russell, Billy Brennan, Buck Tingley and lots of special guests!!
Book Signing starts at 8 pm.
- Last month the "Unshakeable" reached #4 on the very popular BB King's Bluesville! (XMSirius Satellite Radio)
- Named one of the best Canadian Blues Albums of 2012 by CBC's Saturday Night Blues! “Unshakeable" is #8!
- The American based site, Blues411.com put "Unshakeable" up for the 2012 International Release of The Year!
Don't miss your chance to see "the new face of blues"!
Having fine-tuned their craft on their many road trips to the Mississippi delta, the band's music is inspired by the rhythmic grooves you'll hear in any urban or country juke joint on a hot Saturday night. You'd better bring your dancing shoes as you will want to let your hair down and party to the hypnotic sound of the Myers Brothers Band.
Terry Gillespie, Canada's King Of Roots Music,
Owen Brown (Jamaica),
Trevor Brewster (Barbados)
Wayne Stoute (Trinidad)
Special Guests: Peter Measroch (South Africa), K-Man (Montreal)
Hal uses a looping technology to produce a one-man-band experience, adding subtle but important background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing. Many wouldn’t associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail. After his grandfather gave him a uke in ’95, Hal found that it transferred easily from his blues guitar style, complimenting his combination of finger picking and strumming, and gospel vocal style.
And now, a new LIVE release … recorded at Halifax’s Home of The Blues, Bearly’s, on November 9-10.
Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston