[Harp-L] Mark Stafford - Press Release - January 2011 - Toronto Blues Society Summit Conference - Jan 15 - 17 (Maple Blues Awards)
This January is one of the most exciting starts to the new year that I
can remember. It seems like music is off to a wonderful start and I
hope that I see you soon and that we spend some time together.
Darran Poole and I will be back at http://www.loudawgs.com 589 King
St. West (at Portland) 647-347-3294 for a regular Sunday afternoon
*New Brunch Menu - Noon til 3pm. Our blues duo with drums, harp and
guitar. We were playing on Thurs. eves. for almost a year, now its
Sundays. Looking forward to a steady run and we'll be writing and
performing songs for an full release targeted for the spring. The
ambience is casual and the restaurant features southern sandwiches and
is fully licensed. No cover.
The Toronto Blues Society http://www.torontobluessociety.com is
hosting their 5th Blues Summit at the Delta Chelsea - Jan. 15 - 17th.
This incredible weekend gets us all together for workshops, showcases,
speeches and general networking all culminating on Monday night for
the national Maple Blues Awards at Koerner Hall. This event is very
cool and open to all. Industry people from all parts of Canada and
abroad attend, and the TBS works hard to make it happen. I have been
asked to guest with Aaron Griggs on the Saturday night at 9pm (Monarch
Room) and will contribute to a Blues In The Schools Panel on Monday
morning. And apart from my gigs, I'll be hanging out there most of the
weekend... hope to see you! Visit the site for "Where It's At"
Saturday Jan. 22 my band and I will be at the Silver Dollar Room on
Spadina at College - a must see/be there event! http://www.silverdollarroom.com
- early show 8 - 10:30 pm. My band is a four pc. that night with
Darran Poole (guitar) Dennis Pinhorn - Upright Bass - Tyler Burgess -
drums. $10 cover to the band.
Jan. 24th I will be starting a 8 week adult harmonica course through
the TDSB - Continuing Education. This is fun on a monday night, check
it out... it might be for YOU? Hurry classes fill up.
January 29th were back at one of our favorite places Highway 61 BBQ on
Bayview Ave. for an 8 - 11pm show. http://www.highway61bbq.ca Great
food and dedicated to the blues.
1620 Bayview Ave. 416-489-7427. No Cover
March 5th - The Silver Dollar Room - Harmonica Knights with special
guest (Michael Pickett)
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