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7:00 pm

Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka @ Hogtown Smoke

February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hogtown Smoke, 1959 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Julian Fauth and Ken Yoshioka fell in love with blues as youngsters. They came to Toronto in the mid-1990s and met in Kensington Market in 1997. They have often performed together since including weekly in the city. Both are soulful singers and song-writers and knowledgeable interpreters of traditional blues and gospel. Julian’s inspiration came …

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Kristine Schmitt @ Porch Light

February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Light, 982 Kingston Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required... A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Kristine Schmitt brings the rich voice; Jesse Corrigan brings the fingerpicking goodness on guitar. They’re a powerful combination and headed your way for Cold Weather Blues Fest 2! Smart original songs all goosed up with a healthy dose of honkytonk, country blues, and a goodly amount of dirty swing. “Hang onto …

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7:30 pm

Sugar Brown @ Carter’s Landing

February 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Carter’s Landing, 1681 Lake Shore Blvd E
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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ONE NIGHT ONLY! No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Born in 1971 and raised in Bowling Green, Ohio (yes, THAT Bowling Green) Sugar Brown was born as Ken Chester Kawashima to a Japanese father and Korean mother who both immigrated to the United States in the mid-1960s. His brand of dark, sweet, …

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8:00 pm

Alfie Smith @ Outrigger

February 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Outrigger, 2232 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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ONE NIGHT ONLY! No tickets required... A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Alfie Smith is a prolific songwriter, an accomplished performer and talented multi-instrumentalist. Known best for his resophonic guitars, brazen slide licks and uncompromising vocals, Alfie is endorsed by several luthiers including Goodman Guitars (who have recently named a guitar model after him) and Goldtone Banjos. He has been nominated for a …

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Clint Ryan & The Burgess Brothers @ Breakwall

February 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Breakwall, 1910 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required... A community-driven, grassroots Blues event! The Burgess Brothers have been a mainstay on the Toronto Blues scene for nearly 30 years. Chris (guitar & vocals) and Tyler (drums, harmonica, and vocals) have worked with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists, including; Stompin Tom Connors, Michelle Wright, Downchild Blues Band, and Jeff Healey. They perform an eclectic mix of roots music …

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8:30 pm

RukusJuice @ The Gull & Firkin

February 24, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Gull & Firkin, 1943 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. RukusJuice is a Blues, Roots trio made up of three Veteran Toronto musicians. Mr. Rick, Rob Clarke, Bob Vespaziani. The three explore the songs of pre-war Americana - Obscure Blues, Country and Gospel - which found their way into early 1950’s Rock and Roll. RukusJuice has a “Low-Fi” sound much like the …

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9:00 pm

The Fraser Melvin Band @ The Green Dragon

February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Green Dragon, 1032 Kingston Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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ONE NIGHT ONLY!  No tickets required… Led by accomplished frontman Fraser Melvin (Guitar & Vocals), this 4-piece band performs a mixture of Blues, Roots, and R&B. Formed in 2008, the Fraser Melvin Band rounded out their lineup when Alex Furlott (Bass) and Fraser met Jonathan Hyde (Drums) and Andrew Moljgun (Saxes & Tambourine) in college. They gained popularity across Ontario and Quebec with …

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Robert Davis Trio @ Skwish

February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Skwish, 2252 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Beau's All-Natural Brewing presents veteran Bluesman ROBERT DAVIS and his Blues trio to Cold Weather Blues with HIRO TANABE on electric guitar and CONRAD GOOD on acoustic bass. ROBERT DAVIS presents the best in Country Blues, Delta Blues, Folk Blues and Chicago Blues, with a great command of acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals …

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David Owen @ Castro’s Lounge

February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Castro’s Lounge, 2116e Queen St. East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required... A community inspired, grassroots blues event. David Owen is a gifted acoustic blues musician who accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica. From Ottawa, Owen says, “I learned to sing the blues as a baby crying for milk.” Owen’s career was originally built up in Ottawa, Toronto and other parts of Canada starting in the ‘80s. In 2007, the performer took a …

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9:30 pm

Jake Chisholm @ The Grover

February 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The Grover, 676 Kingston Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. There is a sincerity in Jake Chisholm's music that is immediately identifiable. Whether his compelling vocal, his memorable guitar hooks, or his thoughtful lyrics; he excels in all areas, providing the listener with feelings of both familiarity and being privy to something cutting edge; both at …

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Johnny Max Band @ The Balmy Beach Club

February 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The Balmy Beach Club, 360 Lake Front
Toronto, Ontario M4E 1A7 Canada
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ONE NIGHT ONLY! No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. A Johnny Max Band performance is always a hugely entertaining rockin’ and reelin’ event featuring great music punctuated with humour. Max, long a practitioner of sidestepping the accepted and confining boundaries of traditional blues, stays true to his musical vision - a swampy blend of blues and R&B, or “Roadhouse Soul” as …

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John Dickie & Steve Hunter @ The Salty Dog

February 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. (Post your Instagram photos to #cwbf2 and you could win a limited run Cold Weather Blues Fest poster!)

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Paul James @ The Stone Lion

February 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The Stone Lion, 1958 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Paul James is one of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based Canadian musicians – past, present and future. James has won a Juno and many other awards; however, winning the respect of his musical peers always rated more highly than winning any awards for Paul. Bo Diddley asked Paul to open his …

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