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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Weekend Picks (September 22-24, 2017)

Friday, September 22

8pm: The Nines, Jo Marches, Bill Majoros (Foreign Films) @ Mule Spinner (Hamilton)

8pm: Welcome to Nashville (Tribute Show) @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $55/$49 seniors

8pm: The Ring of Fire: A Johnny Cash Experience @ Seneca Queen Theatre (Niagara Falls) $?

8pm: Gilby Clarke/The Road Heavy @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $20

8pm: Sandplains Pickers (Darrin + Alison SchottIan Bell, Matt Rait) @ Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover) $25

8:30pm: Rob Fekete Quintet @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $16

9pm: BOXO Barn Dance w Darryl Gould, Handsome Devils, Sloppy Jalopy @ Corktown (Hamilton) $10

9pm: KC Roberts and the Live Revolution + Guests @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10

9pm: Phil Kane + Friends @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9pm: Ascot Royals w/ Amber Reigns @ Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (Fort Erie) $10 adv

Saturday, September 23

Sunday, September 24

1-5pm: Abbleby Line Street Festival (b/w Fairview and New) Burlington

7-11pm: Niagara Music Awards @ Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $20+

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Smoke Wagon & Trickbag Rock the Corktown Again!

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band and Trickbag are teaming up again for a matinee that will certainly blow the roof of the Corktown this Saturday (September 23, 2017).  The last time they played together there the house was packed and everybody had the time of their lives!

Here are a few videos to whet your appetite!

Links: Smoke Wagon Blues BandMore Smoke Wagon Blues Band Stories, Videos above courtesy of Angelo NotoCampanella

Video above courtesy of Trickbag Canada

Links: TrickbagMore Trickbag Stories, Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

Blast from the Past: More Videos from Smoke Wagon & Trickbag

Previous (Local & Canadian Global Music Award Winners)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CONGRATS! Local and Canadian Global Music Award Winners!

The Global Music Awards are a prestigious international music competition and on September 2017, a number of Canadian artists won silver and bronze medals for their amazing work.

In the local scene, Waterloo's JoJo Worthington earned a silver medal for her song Mid Youth Crisis

Links: JoJo WorthingtonMore JoJo Worthington StoriesSong above courtesy of JoJo's Bandcamp page

More Canadian winners listed below.

Complete List of Gold Medal Winners
Canadian Silver Medal Winners
Canadian Bronze Medal Winners

Previous (2017 Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Award Nominees) - - - Next (Smoke Wagon Blues Band + Trickbag Videos)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Vote for Your Favourites in the 2017 Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards!

The Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards are back again this year and there's a plethora of area talent in the Local Musician Band category for readers to vote in.  Click here to vote. Deadline is September 26, 2017 at 11:30pm.

Here are the nominees for the Local Musician or Band category:
Other music related categories include Festival, Live Entertainment Facility, Live Jazz Club, Live Music Bar/Lounge, Musical Instrument StoreMusic InstructorMusic School, Radio Station, and Record/CD Store

Lou, our Blogger would also appreciate a vote for his workplace, the St. Charles Adult Education Centre in the Adult Education and Learning Centre categories.


Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

Links: Readers' Choice AwardsMore Spec Readers' Choice Awards Stories

Previous (Country Music Day Videos: Roadkill Bill & Shawn Brush , Shanya Lynn Dawson, Barry Mac) - - - Next (Local & Canadian Global Music Award Winners)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weekday Picks (September 18-21, 2017)

Thursday, September 21
7pm: Tone on a Budget Workshop w Mike Elliott (Audio Kings) @ Guitar Corner (Kitchener) $15/$5 rebate for Grand River Blues Society Members

8pm: The Wilderness of Manitoba w Timid, the Brave @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $15

8pm: Pat Maloney, War Horses, Patrick Dorie @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

9pm: Hoan EP Release + Guests @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10

9pm: Beat Heathens w Jesse O'Brien @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

Please Support Local Charities

The Brian Lee Griffith Guitar Bursary is intended to support a different, talented, deserving guitar student each year. In honour of the late, great Hamilton guitarist Brian Griffith.

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.