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Hamilton, Halifax and Hogtown Celebrate Maple Blues Awards! January 20, 2011

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Toronto, ON – Canadian blues artists from coast-to-coast were well represented at the 14th Annual Maple Blues Awards gala in Toronto last night as a sold-out crowd of blues lovers gathered to celebrate Canadian Blues at Koerner Hall.


“King Biscuit Boy” Richard Newell to Receive Special Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Maple Blues Award January 15, 2011

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, blues legend Richard Newell — a.k.a. King Biscuit Boy — will be honored with a special posthumous lifetime achievement award Monday, Jan. 17, at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto’s Koerner Hall.

For more for on this deserving award and King Biscuit Boy

Toronto Actor and Musician Raoul Bhaneja Set To Host The Maple Blues Awards December 30, 2010

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Performers include Shakura S’Aida, Matt Andersen, Dawn Tyler Watson and Jack de Keyzer
Blues Summit Five to feature Washington DC based Sirius Radio’s Bill Wax at Keynote Brunch

Raoul Bhaneja, a Toronto actor and musician most noted for his work performing Shakespeare’s Hamlet solo and his blues band, Raoul and the Big Time is set to host the 14th annual Maple Blues Awards on January 17, 2011 at Koerner Hall in Toronto.


“Flip Flop And Fly… Forty Years of the Downchild Blues Band” A feature documentary with Dan Aykroyd and Paul Shaffer November 22, 2010

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Premiering on HBO Canada and TMN across Canada Saturday December 4th, 6:25 PM EST

Flip Flop and Fly is a live concert/documentary that celebrates the 40 year career of Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and the legendary Downchild Blues Band. Downchild has had a huge impact on Canadian and American musical culture but to-date, this impact has been overlooked by pop culture historians. “Flip Flop and Fly” will right that wrong!

Do not miss this documentary on one of Canada’s most important Blues bands