Upcoming Events: Please check this site regularly for new listing
LBF Coffee House Blues: Friday May 31st 7:00 pm (last Friday of the month)
Engineers Hall 43 Pine St., Belleville Host: Roger Dorey
LBF Electric Jam: Monday June 3rd 6:30 pm (first Monday of the month)
Engineers Hall 43 Pine St., Belleville Host: TBD
LBF Acoustic Jam: Monday, June 17th 6:30 pm (3rd Monday of the month).
Engineers Hall 43 Pine St., Belleville Hosts: Peg Voigt and Joe Callahan.
LBF Annual General Meeting & Elections: Sunday, June 23rd
Ledgendz Pub, Rossmore
Meet and Greet - 3pm,
General Meeting - 4pm, followed by open jam
Current Board of Directors 2012-2013
President: Peggy Voigt (re-elected 2012)
Vice President: Rob Thompson (re-elected 2011)
Treasurer: Karen Sweet (elected 2011)
Secretary: Joe Callahan (re-elected 2011)
Membership Services Director: Vacant
Technical Director: Ken McColm (re-elected 2011)
Blues in the Schools Director: Ed Fowler (re-elected 2011)
Board Members: Jim Manlow (re-elected 2012)
Peter Van Nuis (elected 2012)
Jane Archer (appointed 2013)
Nominations are open for two year terms
for the following positions:
* The current board members whose name appears next to the
board positions up for election have agreed to let their name stand.
Vice President *Rob Thompson
Secretary *Joe Callahan
Technical Director *Ken McColm
Blues in the Schools Director *Ed Fowler
General Board Members
If you are interested in joining the board, please provide the information requested in the nomination form and it email to:
Nominations Officer: Bill Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org (prior to June 15, 2013)
Final Candidate List will be posted on Website June 15, 2013
Church Key Spring Revival Saturday May 4th, 2013, 11 am - 7 pm,
County Road #38 Campbellford, Ontario
The Church Key Brewing Company supports our Blues in the Schools Program.
The local craft brewery will welcome the return of warm weather with their annual Spring Revival festival, held onsite at the historic church-turned-brewery at Pethricks Corners, just outside of Campbellford. The event again features a great lineup of live music all day, complemented by a variety of award-winning and new craft beers on tap, great food and lots of entertaining activities.
In its 11th year, Spring Revival is Church-Key’s signature fundraising event. Funds raised benefit the local Blues in the Schools program, which pairs working musicians with local schools to encourage and develop students musical talent.
For more information about Church-Key Brewing or the Spring Revival festival, call 877-314-BEER (2337), visit their Website or join their Facebook page.
Braithwaite and Whiteley CD Release House Concert
Friday April 26th 2013, 8 pm 9 Cardinal Court,
Quinte West (Map)
Admission: $15 donation to the Blues in the Schools program at the door.
Weather permitting, the show will take place outdoors. If the weather is inclement, the show will be inside. Concert attendees come around to the back of the house.
Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite
will be performing songs from their soon to be released album "Scrap Metal Blues" on the Electro-fi label
Their first CD collaboration in 2005, MORNING SUN, garnered rave reviews, extensive air play, and led to multiple Canadian MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominations, including Album of the year, and Acoustic Act of the year.
Their second albums, also recorded for the Electro-Fi label, NIGHT BIRD BLUES was extremely well received, with great reviews and airplay internationally. It led to them being awarded 3 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS in January 2010, including being recognized as SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR.
Their third Electro-Fi release, DeltaPhonic, led to more Maple Blues Awards, and reached number 1 on B.B. Kings Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively they have been awarded 9 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS and 6 JUNO Nominations.
Over the years, Chris and Diana have performed their Sugar and Gold show about the Underground Railroad to many local Middle schools in the Quinte West area for the LBF's "Blues in the Schools' program.
Pre-Party for Peck
Saturday, March 16th 7:00 PM
Aron Theatre, 54 Bridge Street East, Campbellford, ON.
The Lindsay Barr Band
and the 24th Street Wailers
Admission $15 - Supporting Blues in the Schools
Additional information at Pre Party for Peck Event on Facebook
After-Party at Rubbs, 18 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, ON.
Featuring Balls and Jane and the Muddy Hack
Maple Blues Awards: 2013 Winners were announced at the Annual Maple
Blues Awards Gala in Toronto Monday, January 21, 2013 at Koerner Hall.
This very special evening is Canada's national annual celebration of homegrown blues talent, hosted this year it by Raoul Bhaneja. It's also a night of great music by the Maple Blues Band, comprised entirely of Maple Blues Awards winners and nominees. For more information visit www.mapleblues.ca
Road to Memphis Challenge Saturday November 17th 2012
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the ‘Road to Memphis
Challenge 2013’. The numbers are tallied and we have the Judges decision!
It was a very, very tight race between the all the bands, with the Ladies coming out on top with first and second place finishes…..
Congratulations to our Winners “Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils”.
They will represent the Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc in memphis at the 2013 International Blues Challenge!
Road to Memphis Challenge Final Round Saturday November 17th
Stix & Stones, 164 Front Street, Trenton ON POSTER Facebook page
The Loyal Blues Fellowship is holding an open competition for a chance to
represent us in Memphis, Jan 29-Feb 2, 2013 at the Blues Foundations
29th International Blues Challenge.
The Finalists have been selected and invited to compete for our judges.
This years competitors are: Tore Down Blues Band; The Linsay Barr Band; Stealing Patience, Shawn Riley and the Chrome Hearts,The Shawn Dore Band; and Irene Torrez & the Sugar Devils.
Competitors are required to hold a current membership in the Loyal Blues Fellowship, be eligible to obtain a Canadian passport and are encouraged
to review their requirements and scoring criteria.
For Memphis eligibility requirements, Official Rules and Scoring Criteria
visit the Blues Foundations website at www.blues.org.
All Fellowship members, friends and guests are encouraged to join us
to cheer on their favorite acts. We are looking for volunteers to help with
setup and production. For more information contact Peggy Voigt, President,
Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc.at email@example.com or call 613-392-1025.
Party for Peck, Saturday August 4 2012 A Blues in the Schools Fundraiser
8th Line East and Thomson Rd. north of Campbellford, ON More Information
Frankford Island Blues Festival 4
July 13, 14, 15th 2012 Website Facebook Page Schedule Poster
||2012 Annual General Meeting
Sunday June 10th 2012 Legendz Pub, Rossmore
5529 Hwy 62 (South of the Bay Bridge)
Meet & Greet 1:00 pm, Loyal Blues Fellowship AGM 2:00
followed by Entertainment & Sunday Evening Open Mic.
New members welcome.
May 11 2012 - Kevin Donoghue
It is with sadness and fond memories that the Loyal Blues Fellowship acknowledges the passing of Kevin Donoghue. Kevin was a founding member of the Loyal Blues Fellowship’s board of directors and a key advisor with the television production of the End of Winter Blues festivals until he suffered a stroke in Fall 2007.
If there was anything that Kevin loved as much as television production, it probably was playing drums which he did even after his stroke.
|| This photograph is from the 2008 End of Winter Blues festival where Kevin performed with the Loyal Blues Band with the use of one hand and one foot. His beat went on in spite of his physical limitations and no doubt will continue long after his passing.
Saturday, May 5th: We would like to thank Dave, all the musicians, volunteers
and the thirsty crowd at the Church Key Spring Revival for helping support and
raise awareness for Blues in the Schools.
Church Key Spring Revival
Saturday, May 5th 11 AM - 7 PM
1678 County Road #38, Pethericks Corners
(just north east of Campbellford)
11:00 4th Line 5
11:45 Peggy and Friends
12:30 Lemar & Great White North
1:15 Janet Jefferies
2:00 Balls & Jane
2:45 Old Skewl
3:30 Candy Mountain
4:15 Muddy Hack
5:00 Ken Tizzard & Bad Intent
Proceeds to Support Blues in the Schools
Pre-Party for Peck
Saturday, April 21st 7:30 PM
Aron Theatre, 54 Bridge Street East,
24th Street Wailers, Balls and Jane, Ken Tizzard with Bad Intent
Admission $15 - Supporting Blues in the Schools
After-Party at Rubbs 18 Bridge Street West
Please Bring Non-Perishable Food Donations
End of Winter Blues Music Festival 8 Local Showcase Poster
Web Page Facebook Page Poster
Press Release End of Winter Blues Music Festival adds Friday Mardi Gras Party !
Friday March 9 2012: Little Texas, 290N Front Street Belleville. 9:30 pm-2:00 am
Mardi Gras Party with Loco Zydeco. Age of Majority event.
Saturday March 10th 2012 Shark Tank, Loyalist College. 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Ages Event featuring 10 hours of music headlined by the the Johnny Max Band