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7:00 pm

Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka @ Hogtown Smoke

February 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hogtown Smoke, 1959 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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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8:00 pm

Clint Ryan & The Burgess Brothers @ Breakwall

February 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Breakwall, 1910 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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

Rukus Juice @ The Gull & Firkin

February 25, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Gull & Firkin, 1943 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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

Lotus Wight @ Porch Light

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Porch Light, 982 Kingston Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada

No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Long thought to be the illegitimate offspring of Buster Keaton and Elizabeth Cotton, multi-instrumentalist Lotus Wight plays banjo and guitar with astonishing verve and antiquity. When he is not performing his solo show on theatre and folk-club stages, Wight can be seen performing with international touring act Sheesham and Lotus and ‘Son. In the …

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David Owen @ Castro’s Lounge

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Castro’s Lounge, 2116e Queen St. East
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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

The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band @ The Peppery Cat

February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - February 26, 2017 @ 12:30 am
The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada

ONE NIGHT ONLY! No tickets required... A community inspired, grassroots blues event. The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band plays original music inspired by the jug bands of the 1920s & '30s, plus many old songs by the Memphis Jug Band, the Mississippi Sheiks, Gus Cannon, the Hackberry Ramblers, and more. They now have TWO full-length albums of original music: “The Snish” (2016), and “Tri-City …

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Big Rude Jake @ The Balmy Beach Club

February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The Balmy Beach Club, 360 Lake Front
Toronto, Ontario M4E 1A7 Canada

 No tickets required... A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Big Rude Jake Hiebert is a lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and history buff with a diverse array of influences. Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur, Big Rude Jake Hiebert is especially drawncto the roots of American music. You’ll hear blues, jazz, rockabilly, jump, gospel, folk and fingerpicking ragtime …

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Robert Davis Trio @ Skwish

February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Skwish, 2252 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada

No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Beau's All-Natural Brewing presents veteran Bluesman ROBERT DAVIS and his Blues trio for 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 from …

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Paul Reddick @ The Grover

February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The Grover, 676 Kingston Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada

No tickets required… A community inspired, grassroots blues event. Nominated this year for a JUNO award for Blues recording of the Year, his fourth nomination, Paul Reddick continues to establish himself as one of the most influential musicians working in Canada. Melding poetry, mystery,  darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what …

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John Dickie & Steve Hunter @ The Salty Dog

February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St E
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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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