Sunday, June 25, 2017

Weekday Picks (Jun 26-29, 2017)

Monday, June 26

3:30-4am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Darran Poole + Bobbi Richards (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7pm: West African Drum Class (Beginner) w Tom Wolf @ Silence (Guelph) $20 one or both levels

8pm: West African Drum Class (Intermediate) w Tom Wolf @ Silence (Guelph) $20 one or both levels

11-11:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Darran Poole + Bobbi Richards (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

Tuesday, June 27

3:30-4am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Maggie Hamilton + Song, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

10:30-11am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Darran Poole + Bobbi Richards (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)


11:30am: Legends of Folk (Tribute Show) @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $55 incl lunch

12pm: Big Rude Jake @ Gore Park (Hamilton)

3pm: Pat Boone @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+

4-6pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis ft world premier of King Biscuit Boy: The Lost Sessions 1981 @ 101.5 FM or 1015thehawk.ca

6pm: Al Lerman @ Morty's Pub (Waterloo)

6:30pm: The Dukes @ Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $16/$13 youth+student+senior/FREE for RBG members

7:30-9:30pm: Sound and Movement – Moving the Body. Sounding the Soul w Barbara Dametto + Gary Diggins @ Silence (Guelph) $20

Wednesday, June 28


6:30pm: Annie Bonsignore @ Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $16/$13 youth+student+senior/FREE for RBG members

7pm: Bry Webb (Constantines) w Charlotte Cornfield, Happy Cup @ Casbah (Hamilton) $12.50 adv/$15 door


7pm: Choir Nation Presents Devin Cuddy w Momentum Choir + sing-a-long @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $30/$35 door

8pm: Richard Garvey @ Monigram Coffee Roasters (Cambridge) $10

8:30pm: Interactive Music Night w Judy and the Noteworthies @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

Thursday, June 29

3-3:30am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Darran Poole + Bobbi Richards (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7-7:30am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Darran Poole + Bobbi Richards (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

12pm: LoFi @ Gore Park (Hamilton)

3pm: Pat Boone @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+

6:30-10pm: Breast Cancer Fundraiser ft Sarah Smith + Guests @ Tracie's Place (Hamilton) $10

7pm: Rod Nickson @ Firemen's Park (Niagara Falls)

7pm: Bill Culp’s O Canada Rock 'n' Roll Show @ Fonthill Bandshell (Peace Park)

7pm: Ensemble Atlantica @ Silence (Guelph) $20/$15 students


8pm: Songs for the Sesquicentennial w Mark McNeil + Ian Bell @ Spectator Auditorium (FREE but RSVP required to 905-526-3535)

8pm: Doug Murphy @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10/$5 students

8pm: Medicine Hat w Lost Cousins + Kents @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

8pm: 54-40 @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $39.50

9pm: Mark Lalama Trio CD Release @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15


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From their website: The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in March 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Campaign aims to raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Local Music Supporter Paul C. Young Passes

R.I.P. Paul C .Young
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul C. Young, a musician and wonderful supporter of the area music scene. He passed away on June 23, 2017 from medical complications.  Our condolences to his fans, friends and family.

Jeremiah Budnark of the Brantford Open Stage had this to say on his Facebook page
It is with great regret that I must share the sad news of Paul Young's passing due to complications from liver and renal failure. Paul has been in hospital for the last couple of weeks. As per his wishes, this was not made generally known. Yesterday he got worse and was transferred to ICU. He passed away peacefully this past morning. He was 62. 
As per Paul's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. However, he did want a party! "No sad songs, only happy memories and happy music."

So, there shall be a party, a wake. I'll post when and where as soon as it's been decided.
Farewell, my friend . . .
From Lou the blogger:
I had the honour and pleasure of knowing Paul. I loved going to his yearly, private Jakefest celebrations (named after his late, beloved dog). While there, I met wonderful people and heard great music. I will miss his friendship and warm smile. 
I encourage people to make a donation in his name to the Oakville Humane Society 
Other online comments.
Stephen Shelton: I've known Paul since high school he will be missed His support of original music at his Jakefest annual party's brought joy to all who attended. He will be missed. 
Mark McNeil: He was a kind man and a great friend of folk music.
We will have details here on any memorial party once we have information.



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Friday, June 23, 2017

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Highlights below

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Country Music Awards
Rock Music Awards
SOCAN Classic Music Awards

    Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music Loving Monkey

    Trebleclef checked out the Burlington Sound of Music Festival on Friday!


    Click here for more pictures from the event

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    On Saturday, he grabbed a bite to eat and the wonderful Camp 31 in Paris, ON 

    Even movie stars love to eat at Camp 31!

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Weekend Picks (June 23-25, 2017)

    Sunday, June 25

    10am: Sonica w Gary Diggins (Sound as blessing. Music as medicine) @ Silence (Guelph) $20

    11am-7pm: Oakville Family Ribfest @ Sheridan College

    12-8pm: Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Festival @ Victoria Park

    2-5pm: Building Magic, Revitalizing the Westdale Theatre Hosted by Matt Hayes ft Cootes Paradise @ Westdale Theatre (Hamilton) FREE

    2pm: Sunday Blues Show w Bay City Blues Band ft Brant Parker/Terry Gillespie CD Launch @ Bay City Music Hall (Hamilton) $7

    4pm: In Orbit @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $20/$10 under 30

    4:30-5pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Darran Poole + Bobbi Richards (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)


    6:30pm-1am: Aids Fundraiser Variety Night w Robin Benedict + Guests @ Tracie's Place (Hamilton) $10


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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Hamilton's Steve Strongman Gets Your Adrenaline Pumping with 'No Time Like Now'


    After mastering straight ahead Blues rock and the nuances of acoustic Blues as well, Hamilton's Steve Strongman has decided to kick thing up a notch with his latest, No Time Like Now (from Sonic Unyon Records/Sony Music Canada). His sound's extremely energized, funky and ready to take on anything that crosses its path!

    This unstoppable Blues train will hit you head on with its adrenaline-pumping power and shake you to your foundations, only to soothe you with the two beautiful final tracks. No Time Like Now is one hell of a sonic experience!

    Helping Steve with his great new sound are some of his usual talented co-horts: drummers Dave King/Adam Warner, bassists Rob Szabo/Alec Fraser and keyboardist Jesse O'Brien. The album also features a stellar guitar cameo from Randy Bachman playing on a reborn version of his classic You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet.

    So get your but down to one of his fabulous live shows and pick up a copy of this CD or go online to Amazon.ca, 
    iTunes or eMusic to get your recommended dose of high-octane Blues.



    Video above courtesy of Sonic Unyon



    Video above courtesy of Southern Souls



    Video above courtesy of TheBluerocker007

    Blast from the Past: Steve's Previous Album - Let Me Prove It To You

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