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Friday, December 9, 2016

Weekend Picks (December 9-11, 2016)

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Friday, December 9

10am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7pm: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7pm-1am: Burly Calling BCVIII @ Burlington

7:30pm: Christmas in Nashville @ River Run Centre (Guelph) $62/$55 senior

8pm: Artcrawl @ James Street North (Hamilton)

8pm: Scroogissimo (musical ft Charly Chiarelli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $25

8pm: A Ride in the Sky: a Celebration of McCartney's Wings Over America Hosted by Christopher Clause (Fundraiser) @ Pearl Company (Hamilton) $20/$30 both nights

8pm: Wonderful World of Christmas, Graceland Edition w Steve Michaels @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $64.50

8pm: Great Lake Swimmers @ Milton Centre for the Arts (MinMaxx Hall) $30/$28 Seniors

8pm: Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan Tribute) @ Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (Fort Erie) $25

8pm: Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season @ River Run Centre (Co-operators Hall) (Guelph) $29/$27 senior + student

8pm: Laura Cole @ Mahtay Cafe (St. Catharines)

8pm: A Reel Celtic Christmas w The Reel Celts @ Fergus Grand Theatre $25

8:30pm: Barbara Lica @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $20/$10 under 30

9pm: Toys for Tots Toy Drive w Live Music @ Casbah (Hamilton) Please bring new unwrapped toy

9pm: Artcrawl Glow Party w Family of Things, Skirt Check and Karen Visser @ The Baltimore House (Hamilton) $10/PWYC

9pm: Ladybird Animal Sanctuary Holiday Benefit Concert @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) PWYC/$20 suggested

9pm: Zachary Lucky Trio @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9:30pm: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

Saturday, December 10

10:30am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

11:30am: Pub, Pints and Paperbacks: Great Authors/Discount Books/Live Music @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

2pm: Swingin Big Band Christmas ft Michael VanhevelGenevive-Renée BissonThe Jimmy Stahl Big Band @ Seneca Queen Theatre (Niagara Falls) $25

2pm: Brant Parker Band and Mark Crissinger @ Donnelly's (Thorold)

3pm: Dirty Laundry (Reunion) @ Brando's (Brantford) $10

3:30pm: Blues Etc ft Steve Grisbrook/Chuck Jackson and Pat Carey @ Monty's (St. Catharines)

6pm: Christmas Show w Steve Strongman w Jesse O'Brien and Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) @ Bay City Music Hall (Hamilton) $25 adv/$30 door

7:30pm: Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band Holiday Concert @ Old Fire Hall Performing Arts Centre (Ancaster) $10 door only

8pm: Scroogissimo (musical ft Charly Chiareli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $25

8pm: A Ride in the Sky: a Celebration of McCartney's Wings Over America Hosted by Christopher Clause (Fundraiser) @ Pearl Company (Hamilton) $20/$30 both nights

8pm: Maceo Parker @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre (MT) $69.50

8pm: Elvis: Blue Christmas w Gino Monopoli @ John Elliott Theatre (Georgetown) $35

8pm: Sultans of String: Christmas Caravan @ Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (Fort Erie) $25

8pm: Andrew Craig: Emergence - A Solo Performance @ Guelph Heritage Society $20 adults, $15 student/senior, $10 youth at the door or online

8pm: Wonderful World of Christmas, Graceland Edition w Steve Michaels @ River Run Centre (Guelph) $44.75+

8pm: Toy Drive w Music and Comedy @ ANAF Club (Simcoe) FREE w donation or unwrapped gift

8pm: Fred Eaglesmith @ Waterford Old Town Hall $30

8:30pm-1am: Burly Calling BCVIII @ Burlington

8:30pm: Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $20/$10 under 30

9pm: Easy Lemon, Brain Train and Big-T and The Boyz @ Corktown (Hamilton) $10

9pm: 905 Band/Annette Haas @ Boston Manor (Burlington)

9pm: Bedrokk @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9pm: Dancing Daze (Zeppelin Tribute)/Eat A Peach (Allman Brothers Tribute) @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar (Kitchener) $10

9pm: Elliott and the Audio Kings @ Ethel's Lounge (Waterloo)

2pm: Mississippi Bends @ Brantford Station Gallery $5-10 suggested

2pm: Fred Eaglesmith @ Waterford Old Town Hall $30

2:30pm: Scroogissimo (musical ft Charly Chiareli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $25 (FINAL SHOW!)

2:30pm: Liona Boyd @ St. James' Lutheran Church (Elmira) $?

3pm: The Weber Brothers Present: "When Christmas Falls on Peterborough" Film w Live Performance @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

4pm: Wicked Grin ft Murray Kinsley @ The Boathouse (Kitchener) $?

6:30pm: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7:30pm: The Wonderful World of Christmas: Graceland Edition w Steve Michaels @ Milton Centre for the Arts (Mattamy Theatre) $49.75

7:30pm: Christmas Tidings ft Ensemble Vivant @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (St. Catharines) $47+

8pm: A Next Generation Leahy Christmas @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre (MT) $58/$25 Youth

9pm: Robin Jupiter's Birthday Bash w Oceanwings and Borrelia @ Baltimore House (Hamilton) $6

9pm: The Weber Brothers Present: "When Christmas Falls on Peterborough" Film w Live Performance @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

9:30pm: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

News Roundup (Stingray Blues Charts, Global Music Awards, Steve Rivers, Dark Mean)

Cool Music Toons!




12. Paul ReddickRide The One (Produced and guitar by Colin Cripps)

                              Gold Medal Winners
                              Canadian Silver Medal Winners
                              Canadian Bronze Medal Winners

                              The Adventures of Trebleclef, the Hamilton Blues Lovers Monkey

                              Trebleclef is resting up. He'll be back next week.

                              Featured Videos 

                              Wednesday, December 7, 2016

                              Amazing Local Christmas Album Also Helps Kids Help Phone!

                              New Christmas Tunes, a wonderful holiday compilation packed with talented local musicians (mostly from the Halton region), will definteley put you in the yuletide spirit.  Rather than rehash the same old songs you've heard over and over, the album features all original music. 

                              The best part is that $1 from every CD purchase or album download will be donated to Kids Help Phone. You'll hear some amazing tunes and help out at the same time! What could be better?

                              Both the disc and the download are available through Bandcamp.

                              The is the track and personell listing (Click song title to stream on Bandcamp)
                              1. Christmas Train
                                Ginger St James - lead vocals; Gary White - lead guitar; Neil MacNaughton - writer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, train whistle; Andrew Ttg - bass; Scott Apted - drums

                              2. The Camels In The Desert
                                Paul Dante - lead vocals, bass; Daniel Wilson - keyboard; Neil MacNaughton - writer, acoustic guitar; Mike Branton - lead guitar; Luke Dante - drums; Leslie Hudson - background vocals; Charlie Jacklin - background vocals; Kris Womack - background vocals.

                              3. Christmas Cheer
                                Luke Dante - writer, lead vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums; Dyanna Prisk - duet vocal; Neil MacNaughton - trumpet, trombone

                              4. Old School Christmas
                                Daniel Wilson - writer, lead vocals, keyboard; John Cooperider - bass, drums; David Clarence MacLean - violin; Leslie Hudson - background vocals

                              5. Toboggan
                                Katie Minnis - lead vocal; Luke Dante - writer, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums; Neil MacNaughton - trumpet, trombone; Dyanna Prisk - background vocals

                              6. A Candle In The Window
                                Ashley Beattie - lead male vocal, keyboard; Leslie Hudson - background vocals, David Clarence MacLean - strings; John Cooperider - bass, drums - Neil MacNaughton (writer)

                              7. Have A Merry, Merry Christmas This Year
                                Maggie May - lead vocals, background vocals; Neil MacNaughton - writer, acoustic guitar, bass, background vocals; Daniel Wilson - keyboards; Dave Toms - drums; Leslie Hudson - background vocals; Megan Boni - background vocals

                              8. Evergreen
                                Leslie Hudson - writer, lead vocals, background vocals, keyboards; John Cooperider - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums; David Clarence MacLean - strings

                              9. It Must Be Christmas
                                Kris Womack - lead vocals; Mike Branton - lead guitar; Neil MacNaughton - writer, acoustic guitar; Daniel Wilson - keyboards; Luke Dante - bass, drums

                              10. La Flor De Nochebuena
                                Megan Boni - lead vocals; Ricky Joe Vella - Spanish guitar; Luke Dante - accordion; Neil MacNaughton - writer, trumpet, bass

                              11. Light Of A Star
                                Charlie Jacklin, writer, lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar; Leslie Hudson - keyboard, background vocals; John Cooperider - lead guitar, bass, drums; Neil MacNaughton - background vocals, Steven Jacklin (writer)

                              12. Merry Christmas To The World
                                Neil MacNaughton - writer, lead vocals, backup vocals, acoustic guitar, bass; Gary White - lead guitar; Luke Dante - drums; Leslie Hudson - keyboard, background vocals; Charlie Jacklin - background vocals
                              Stream the album below

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                              Tuesday, December 6, 2016

                              CONGRATS! Vineland's David Gillis Wins 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award!

                              On December 3, 2016 the 12th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out to a number of amazing artists. Vineland's own David Gillis took home the Producer of the Year award for his work on new Hamiltonian Corin Raymond's latest album, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams.

                              David had the folowing to say on his Facebook page: "I want everyone to know I never could have won "The CFMA, Producer of the Year" award without Corin Raymond's great songs, his relentless pursuit of perfection and his authenticity as an artist!"

                              Links: David Gillis, More David Gillis StoriesCorin RaymondMore Corin Raymond Stories, , Video above courtesy of Gilmour Street Music Hall

                              The only multiple winner of the night was Folk veteran, David Francey, who won for Solo Artist of the Year ans Contemporary Album of the Year.

                              Links: David FranceyMore David Francey stories, Video above courtesy of David Francey


                              Here's a complete list of winners.
                              Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

                                Previous (News Roundup: Folk Sinners, James Anthony w Wendell Ferguson, The Band) - - - Next (New Local Christmas Compilation ft Ginger St. James, Neil MacNaughton, Leslie Hudson & More)

                                Monday, December 5, 2016

                                Support Local Charities

                                From the website: Carpenter Hospice, located in the heart of Burlington, Ontario, provides individuals who are dying, and their families, with high quality palliative care in a home-like setting.