Blackie & the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and LEe HARVeY OsMOND came together to record what was supposed to be a one- off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. At the time, all three members were deeply committed to burgeoning solo careers that theyContinue Reading
The tour is in support of their newest album Yardstyle, so, like the album, expect an intimate and enthusiastic, though languidly-paced reggae jam session. The show’s set-list, like the album from which it hails, will run the gamut from classics like “Turn The Lights On” to brand new cuts “Calling All the Youth” and “PoliceContinue Reading
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers show has been postponed. We hope to reschedule this dynamic duo for a date in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience caused & hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Fruteland Jackson Blues in Schools Fruteland Jackson exposes young students to blues in their school.
“I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.” Johnny Winter
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“I dabbled in things like Howlin’ Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I’d been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.” Jack White
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it. B. B. King
The Toronto Blues Society will be launching a new initiative to help prepare artists for Blues Summit 7. The initiative will start with a Musician’s Survey, intended to help the TBS better understand the needs and practices of Ontario musicians, which will be followed by a Town Hall meeting. Blues musicians interested in participating shouldContinue Reading