Shared Harvest Harmonica Retreat Weekend 2018

Excited to be invited back for my third year to assist with this excellent harmonica camp. I host the Friday night welcome jam and the Saturday night Jam at the Minga in Dunnville. This year’s teaching staff include Joe Filisko, Roly Platt, Al Lerman and Jerome Godboo. Registration is $450 and includes accommodations and food.

Sunday Brunch at Southern Accent

Sunday, August 20 from 11 am to 3 pm
Southern Accent
839 College St at Ossington.

Here’s a link to the Southern Access’ web site and another to the brunch menu.

Cuba Blues Tour

Two photos from my recent (July 2107) “Blues Tour” of Cuba – Santa Clara, Havana and Sancti Spiritus with the bands Bluespirit and Cadillac One. I played 5 shows in three cities in 12 days plus rehearsals, jams and interviews. These photos are from the concert at Mejunje in Santa Clara. Lovely theatre space where I was lucky to inherit the stage dressing from Roly Barrio’s show. I love that I was called a Cultivator of the Blues. That is the best formulation of what I do!

Shared Harvest Harmonica Retreat Weekend

Harmonica Retreat Weekend ​2017 – June 23, 24, 25​​​
at Shared Harvest Farm in Dunnville,ON with Roly Platt, Mike Stevens and Adam Gussow. I’ll be hosting and playing guitar for the Friday night arrival jam and warm-up for another great weekend of harmonica. There are only 30 spaces for this camp!! Excellent instruction and healthy meals from the farm. Have a look at the web site and sign up before it’s sold out.

http://www.sharedharvestfarm.ca/harmonica-retreat.html

Cold Weather Blues II is Feb 24-25

We are tickled blue to be playing at this winter festival in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. Stay tuned for more details. Cold Weather Blues Fest

Blues Wednesdays at Gate 403

Looking forward to playing the first Wednesday of every month at Gate 403. We’ll be bluesin’ from 5-8 pm and then Julian Fauth is on at 9 pm so it’s Blues Wednesdays at the Gate. Hope to see you there.

Davis Brothers and Colin Bradley

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Two summer shows at Gate 403 for you:

July 26, 5 pm to 8 pm – early show.
August 22, 9 pm to 12 am

Robert Davis (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and John Davis (mandolin) – the Davis brothers – but wait there’s more as they say on those TV ads – plus Colin Bradley (guitar, vocals).

http://www.gate403.com/
403 Roncesvalles Ave.in Toronto.

Two shows with Mr. Rick

I am very pleased to collaborating with Mr. Rick this month – we will be playing twice. Here’s his poster. Expect blues, ragtime and tin pan alley. Will be good! Scott Hunter will be on the big string bass for December 29th at Fat City Blues.

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ROBERT DAVIS/FRASER MELVIN BLUES RETURN TO SATURDAY SESSIONS AT GATE 403

DECEMBER 5, 2015

The versatile ROBERT DAVIS, (vocals, guitar and harmonica) a veteran Country, Delta, and Chicago Blues player crossed roads with the youthful and explosive FRASER MELVIN (guitar & vox) a couple of years back and they’ve been performing regularly ever since on the Toronto scene. Joining them for this show on acoustic bass and rounding out the trio is CONRAD GOOD.

BILL HEFFERNAN will be on hand as performing host and will lay down a couple of numbers with the boys. This promises to be a great afternoon of Blues–hope to see you there!

Davis and Melvin a bluesy collision!

“When Robert Davis and Fraser Melvin get together the best of country blues and hard edged contemporary blues collide to produce exemplary examples of some of the finest blues in Toronto! Come and see them April 11th at the Saturday Sessions, 5pm-8pm at Gate 403 ( 403 Roncesvalles Ave ).” – Bill Heffernan, host of Saturday Sessions.