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
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)
Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston
concert 1: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
recorded as part of the 2011 Edmonton Folk Music Festival
Lyle Lovett has been a favourite guest of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival for decades. Over the years he's arrived solo, with a trio, and now with his Large Band. An artist dedicated to defying categorization, his music runs the gamut from pure country & western, gospel, blues, and rock and roll, and most of it from the pen of Lovett himself. With his 14 piece Large Band in tow, it's a memorable evening of jaw-dropping musicianship, nuance, humour, subtlety and bombast.
Canada Live podcast, released on Thursdays
Thursday, January 10 on the Canada Live podcast
Ndidi O, recorded at the Catalyst Theatre as part of the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival
There is one thing you can say about Ndidi Onukwulu (who performs as Ndidi O) on stage: she has fun. Her hybrid of pop, jazz and blues is tailor-made for dancing. Even when the lyrics turn to lost love and broken hearts, she shows her positive upbeat side. One might almost think that she would prefer to be on the dance floor than on the stage. That is until she starts to sing. Ndidi O slips from entertainer to artist as easily as her impeccable voice slips up and down the scales. She captivated the audience at the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival.