The Toronto Blues Society invites Canadian blues acts who have not made a nationally distributed or major label recording to enter the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. All material must have been recorded within the past two years.
For the 2008 edition, a panel will screen the submissions and choose the finalists. Each Selected artist will perform one live showcase set before a panel of judges at Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday, August 14th.
The winning act will receive a professional development package including a performance at the Southside Shuffle in September, a showcase at the Blues Summit in January 2009, a biography written by Richard Flohil, and studio time at Euphonic Sound in Toronto.
Now in its thirteenth year, this event has proved to be a launching pad for outstanding emerging talent - previous winners include JUNO and Maple Blues Award nominee the Rockin' Highliners, New Artist of the Year nominees Jake and the Blue Midnights, and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards winners, the Ronnie Douglas Blues Band, CBC/Galaxie Rising Star David Rotundo, and Maple Blues Award nominees Wickens-Knight.
Terms and Conditions
Only artists or bands who have not made a nationally distributed or major label recording are eligible to enter.
Submitted material must have been recorded within the past two years.
Apply by Jul 11, 2008
The listing does not currently accept applications.