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White Rock Blues Society
The White Rock Blues Society
Weekly Bluesletter
#387 November 19 2019
In this issue
25th Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival July 31 - August 2 2020
Maple Blues Award Nominees 2019
Music Humour
Blues Songs For Christmas - Saturday December 14, 2019
December 7th Concert
Jacqueline Nassar Documentary 5:40
Elvin Bishop
Alligator Records Press Release
Links For Blues Fans
25th Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival
July 31 - August 2 2020
 
 
 
Mark your calendars music fans for next year's
25th Annual Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival.
Amazing Lineup Of Talent Awaits You
 
2020 Mount Baker R&B Festival is officially on the books! The "Best of the past 25 years"! Minus a couple hundred bands....can't fit them all....stay tuned!
...Lloyd Peterson
 
Maple Blues Award Nominees 2019
 
 
Great news for the ladies and all the great Canadian blues musicians out there creating and performing across this great country and abroad.
Now it's our turn to give back.
Take the time to register, only seconds to do, and support the blues talent out there.
If you are not familiar with many of the players maybe you could Google them and check out websites or YouTube.
As you know if you subscribe to Spotify or any other steaming services it's a snap finding and listening to their albums.
The fact that all of these nominees have been selected from hundreds of talented musicians from across the country is a good indicator you are in for a treat.
 


 
 

Maple Blues Award Nominations Continue to Celebrate Women
Sue Foley, Dawn Tyler Watson, Miss Emily, and Samantha Martin Earn Multiple Nominations
 
For Immediate Release

October 31st, 2019 (Toronto) - Talented blues artists from coast-to-coast will gather in Toronto on February 3rd, 2019 to celebrate the 23rd annual Maple Blues Awards. The nominees include several newcomers and first-time nominees, as well as several Canadian blues women throughout the categories.

Leading the way for nominations is Sue Foley who has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Guitarist of the Year and Drummer of the Year for Tom Bona. Dawn Tyler Watson received four nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, while Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar are nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. A first-time nominee, Miss Emily has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

Other newcomers and first-time nominees include Vancouver’s Robert Connely Farr who was nominated for New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Ontario-based supergoup Matchedash Parish has been nominated in the categories of New Artist of the Year and Recording/Producer of the Year, Bywater Call and Durham County Poets for New Artist of the Year, and Loretta Hale and Kaven Jalbert for Horn Player of the Year.


Nominees for the 23rd Annual Maple Blues Awards


Entertainer of the Year
Dawn Tyler Watson
Downchild Blues Band
Miss Emily
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Sue Foley

Electric Act of the Year
Colin James
Jack de Keyzer
Paul DesLauriers Band
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Sue Foley

Acoustic Act of the Year
Big Dave McLean
Harry Manx
Manx Marriner Mainline
Matt Andersen
Michael Jerome Browne

Male Vocalist of the Year
Harpdog Brown
Harrison Kennedy
Matt Andersen
Steve Marriner
Steve Strongman

Female Vocalist of the Year
Angel Forrest
Dawn Tyler Watson
Miss Emily
Samantha Martin
Shakura S'Aida

New Artist of the Year
Bywater Call
Durham County Poets
Matchedash Parish
Miss Emily
Robert Connely Farr

Recording/Producer of the Year
Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson - Amour / Stony Plain (Colin Linden)
Dawn Tyler Watson - Mad Love / Self (François Thiffault & Dawn Tyler Watson)
Harpdog Brown - For Love & Money / Dog House (Steve Dawson)
Matchedash Parish - Saturday Night / Make It Real (Lance Anderson)
Matt Andersen - Halfway Home By Morning / True North (Steve Dawson)

B.B. King International Artist of the Year
Buddy Guy
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Ghost Town Blues Band
Larkin Poe
Mavis Staples

Songwriter of the Year
Big Dave McLean
Colin Linden
Dawn Tyler Watson
Robert Connely Farr
Sue Foley

Blues with a Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Alec Fraser
Brent Parkin
Danny Brooks
Joe Murphy
Ken Whiteley
Michael Fonfara
Michael Jerome Browne
Tom Lavin

Guitarist of the Year
Anthony Gomes
Garrett Mason
Jack de Keyzer
Paul DesLauriers
Sue Foley

Harmonica Player of the Year
Al Lerman
Harpdog Brown
Jim Zeller
Roly Platt
Steve Marriner

Piano/Keyboard of the Year
David Vest
Duane Blackburn
Jenie Thai
Jesse O’Brien
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

Horn Player of the Year
Chris Whiteley
Kaven Jalbert (Ben Racine Band)
Loretta Hale (Andre Bisson Band)
Mat “Moose” Mousseau (Ben Racine Band)
Richard Thornton (Jack de Keyzer Band)

Drummer of the Year
Chris Nordquist (Steve Kozak, Cannery Row)
Gary Craig (Colin Linden, Steve Dawson)
Lindsay Beaver
Sam Harrisson (Paul DesLauriers Band)
Tom Bona (Sue Foley)

Bassist of the Year
Alec Fraser
Alec McElcheran (Paul DesLauriers Band)
Gary Kendall
Keith Picot
Leigh-Anne Stanton (Wicked Grin)
 
 


Registration and voting for the 23rd Annual Maple Blues Awards will be open to the Canadian public from November 1st, 2019 at 12:01 am Newfoundland Daylight Time, through December 1st, 2019 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.


 
Register at www.mapleblues.ca.
 
 
 

The 23rd annual Maple Blues Awards will be hosted by Raha Javanfar and will be held on February 3, 2020. The gala event is considered to be the premier blues event of the year. Tickets for the Maple Blues Awards are available online at rcmusic.com or at the Koerner Hall box office (The Weston Family Box Office, located in The Royal Conservatory building at 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto) or by phone at (416) 408-0208.
Public tickets are on sale and TBS Charter Members can get the best available seats to the show for 25% discounted tickets anywhere in the hall. Tickets start at only $35.

Koerner Hall is The Royal Conservatory’s 1,135-seat performance venue. It is beloved for its architectural beauty and architectural acoustic excellence. Since opening, it has hosted hundreds of concerts and events reaching more than one million individuals around the world. Koerner Hall is celebrating its 10th anniversary season in 2018-19. To learn more or purchase tickets, please visit rcmusic.com/performance.


For more information contact:

Sarah French
Sarah French Publicity
416-566-4188 | sarah@sarahfrenchpublicity.com

Hüma Üster
Toronto Blues Society
416-538-3885 | info@torontobluessociety.com
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Music Humour
 
 
 


 
Blues Songs For Christmas - Saturday December 14, 2019
 
 
 
 
December 7th Concert
 
 
Jacqueline Nassar Documentary 5:40
 
Another bright young blues star coming out of Mississippi.
 
 
Jaxx Nassar Documentary by Mississippi Public Broadcasting
 
Elvin Bishop
 
 
 
Alligator Records Press Release
 
 
Links For Blues Fans
 
 
 
 
BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE
 


 
 
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Bruce Iglauer, Founder and President, Alligator Records
 
LISTEN TO BLUES FOUNDATION PODCAST
Here is a link to a podcast that focuses on the blues produced by the Blues Foundation.
 


 
 
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