The Women's Blues Revue

The Women's Blues Revue is the biggest event of the year for the Toronto Blues Society and it has a lot of history. I remember a few years back when Shelagh Rogers christened Rita Chiarelli Canada's "Goddess of the Blues". That label stuck to Rita like velcro. Last night Garvia Baily spontaneously coined the nickname Donna "Goddamn" Grantis and the audience was definitely in agreement at that moment.

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November 2012 e-news

In one word: Discovery! - Hadar Noiberg Trio

Mike DeiCont's review of Worst Pop Band Ever

The Worst Pop Band Ever is the total package - great compositions, unique covers and standup-worthy comedic banter. Deserving of better attendance, the group’s two-set night at The Winchester Kitchen was a highlight of the festival...Read the full story.

Mike DeiCont's review of the Tedeschi Trucks Band


The Nathan Phillips Square mainstage tent seemed to be packed beyond capacity as husband-and-wife blues duo, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, hit the stage. Accompanied by trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, organ, bass, two drummers and two backing vocalists, the Grammy-winning pair had no trouble connecting with the enthusiastic audience at the June 29th concert.
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Marika Galea's Becca Stevens review/interview

The Becca Stevens Band (sans accordionist Liam Robinson) played an intimate show at The Horseshoe Tavern Saturday night that pleased seasoned fans and new listeners alike...Read the full story.

Erica Rae Chong's review of Joan Osborne

The atmosphere around Nathan Phillips Square’s mainstage took on a more intimate vibe Saturday evening. Previous nights’ flashy guitar solos and booming bass notes were replaced by smooth piano melodies and equally smooth vocals as Joan Osborne delivered her blend of blues and soul...Read the full story.

Mike DeiCont's Parlato/Spalding review

Esperanza Spalding's sold-out Nathan Phillips Square show was the most anticipated event of the 2012 TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
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Marika Galeas's review of Kneebody

NY-based quintet Kneebody hit the stage at Rivoli Friday night, marking their first performance in Canada. The set featured music from a number of albums – fruits of their 12-year collaboration...Read the full story.

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