WOMEN’S BLUES REVUE – FRI. NOV. 25, 2022, at 8:00 PM at Massey Hall.
Massey Hall and Toronto Blues Society presents: The Women’s Blues Revue and will feature some of Canada’s finest vocalists backed by the all-star Women’s Blues Revue Band. Toronto Blues Society, in partnership with Massey Hall, returns to the newly renovated Massey Hall to celebrate its 35th year. Bringing blues lovers together for an evening honoring the contributions to the genre with some of Canada’s finest musicians.
Nov. 25th featured artists will include Garnetta Cromwell, Miss Emily, Ann Vriend, and host Angelique Francis.
All vocalists will be backed by the all-star Women’s Blues Revue Band that features: Rebecca Hennessy (Trumpet & Bandleader), Suzie Vinnick (Guitar), PETERBOROUGH’s own Emily Burgess (Guitar), Carrie Chesnutt (Sax), Elena Kapeleris (Sax), Colleen Allen (Sax), Dale Anne Brendon (Drums), Lily Sazz (Keys), and Carlie Howell on bass.
I just want to touch on our very own songbird Emily Burgess of The Embury’s and The Weber Brothers for an extra moment, as The Wire Megazine is based right out of Peterborough, and we like tootin’ the accomplishment horn on our local area superstars like Emily.
Emily Burgess graduated with honors from Humber College’s prestigious music program at twenty-two years old, majoring in guitar. Direct from the hallways to the roadways, Emily began touring Canada and the U.S with the JUNO nominated 24th Street Wailers. Eight years and hundreds of shows later, she fronting her own band, The Embury’s, and playing guitar with many different acts across Canada. Emily has shared the stage and traded riffs with guitar greats Jimmie Vaughan, John Primer, Garrett Mason, Suzie Vinnick, Sue Foley, and Sam Weber, among others. Burgess wrote two songs and took guitar duties for 2015’s JUNO nominated album “Wicked” by The 24th Street Wailers. Since 2014, Emily has toured year-round with ‘The Baddest Band in the Land’, The Weber Brothers, bringing her constantly evolving approach and style to the band. As a guitarist for the Women’s Blues Revue Band since 2014, Emily has had the opportunity to take her place alongside many of Canada’s top musicians at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall every November. In November 2017, Burgess released her debut solo album ‘Are We In Love?’, produced by The Weber Brothers. CBC music journalist Bob Mersereau calls the album “Empowering” and “A Big Winner”. John Valenteyn of The Maple Blues Newsletter writes “…she has a knack for writing attractive tunes that feature her biting lead guitar…a combination not often heard”. He adds that the album is “Gorgeously produced.” As well, Emily won “Best New Artist in 2018 at The Maple Blues Awards!
PLEASE visit https://torontobluessociety.com/35th-womens-blues-revue/wbr-band/ to see the OUTSTANDING talent that are performing inside The Women’s Blues Revue Band 2022.
Hurry, don’t delay, get your tickets today as they sell fast. https://masseyhall.mhrth.com/tickets/wbr-22/