Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cool Visitors to Hamilton/Burlington

We don't have any live footage for this week so here are a few unreleased gems from performers who visited our fair region.

Click here if you can't see the videos.

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Links: Fathead - More footage from this performance

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Links: Pappy Johns Blues Band - More footage from this performance

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Links: Michael Pickett - More footage from this performance

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shrimp Daddy & Sharpshooters w/Guests @ Hooters (Rotary Club Fundraiser- Feb 20/10) Part 2

Click here for Part 1

Click here if you can't see the videos

Brett Brohman played a few numbers:



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Left to right: Dan Dufour (guitar, left), Shrimp Daddy (harp, vocals), Mike Fitzpatrick (Downchild)(drums), Mike Branton (guitar, right), James Rasmussen (bass)

Chris Kenny joined the band for a few tunes as well (she appear near the end of Driving Wheel).





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And some more from the main band:



Shrimp Daddy offered some romantic advice along with this cool number

Shrimp Daddy and the Sharpshooters - Long Distance Call

Hamilton Blues Lovers | MySpace Video

Blues News Bites (Leonard Cohen, Podcasts, Videos)

Canada
World
Funny/Weird Stuff
Featured Videos



Links: John M. CrawfordMore John M. Crawford Stories

Hailey Gillis at SPCA Fundraiser


Monday, February 22, 2010

Performer of the Week: Lowest Lanes


The wonderful trio, The Lowest Lanes consist of Kris Rochard, Mark McNeil and Meredith MacLeod.

Each one is a talented musician in their own right but together, they create magic with their great harmony vocals and amazing guitar/banjo/mandolin work. Their music is a great mix of roots, folk, and country.

According to their MySpace page, the band is currently working on their first CD. That should be a real treat.



More Dolly Parton Covers/Stories

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shrimp Daddy and the Sharpshooters @ Hooters (Rotary Club Fundraiser - Feb 20/10) Part 1

We'll soon be posting more video from this show (including their special guests).

Left to right: Dan Dufour (guitar, left), Shrimp Daddy (harp, vocals), Mike Fitzpatrick (Downchild)(drums), Mike Branton (guitar, right), James Rasmussen (bass)













Monday, February 15, 2010

Performer of the Week: Stinky and the Hot Rodz

If you like your music on the harder side, then Stinky and the Hot Rodz is the band for you.

The group's sound is hard edge rockabilly with elements of funk, country and more. What other band can do Johnny Cash, Men at Work, Metallica, and Soundgarden and make them sound like they were meant to be played together?


If you've got Facebook, click here to view a video.

Note: This band no longer has a website

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Previous (Trickbag@Leander Boat Club) - - - Next (Shrimp Daddy@Hooters)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hamilton 4 Haiti @ St. Peter's Church (February 6, 2010) Part 5 (Hard Rock Edition)

We don't usually post hard rock/metal acts but these guys were nice enough to give their time for the cause.

Links:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (Blues Jams)

This is the final Hamilton 4 Haiti post.

Click here if you can't see the videos.



City Sirens
, More Beatles Covers/News Stories

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Sapphire City

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Fall of Spring

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Reckless Disposition

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Dawn Before Descent

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Performer of the Week: Rob Green

To be honest, there isn't much biographical information about Rob Green himself on his MySpace page (other than he hails from the Hammer).

His page lets the music do the talking as you'll find 8 amazing songs and three great videos.

Rob's style is wonderful sounding folk with incredible acoustic guitar work accompanied by expressive vocals.

Click here for his site.

Hamilton 4 Haiti @ St. Peter's Church (February 6, 2010) Part 2

Click here for Part 1, more to come . . .

Click here if you can't see the videos.



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Links: Shawn Brush Site - More Shawn Brush Stories
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Links: Links: John M. CrawfordMore John M. Crawford StoriesTroy HarmerMore Troy Harmer Stories

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Corktown Blues & Roots Fest (Feb 5, 2010) Part 2

Click here for Part 1

Click here if you can't see the videos



Links: Tony Rush You Tube - More Tony Rush stories

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Links: Midnight Jon Site - More Midnight Jon Stories

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Links: TNT Bluesmen You Tube - More TNT Bluesmen stories

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Links: Post Downpour Squalling Site

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Barry Mac CD: Figment of My Mind

Don't let the Cowboy hat on the cover fool you. Barry Mac's new CD, Figment of My Mind, is far from your typical country album.

This singer/songwriter masterfully blends his country sound with flourishes of blues, folk, rock, and more. Standout tracks include Now You're Gone, Start Right Now, You and Me, and the extemely catchy I'm Not Looking For A Friend.

As if Mac's unique voice and talented guitar work weren't enough, he's joined by an incredible group of local players: Russ Wilson (Junkhouse) - who also co-produces, Mike Blackborow (Backroom 11), Midnight Jon, Jesse O'Brien, Joe Clark and the beautiful harmony vocals of JP Riemens, Lianne Cranfield and Lena Montecalvo.

You can pick up the CD at his shows.

Links: His Web site - More Barry Mac Stories

Check out the videos below from his CD Release party at This Ain't Hollywood, featuring Mac and his One-Eyed Jacks: Mike Blackborow (guitar), Spider Costello (drums), Lena Montecalvo (harmony vocals), Pete Sisk (bass), and Greg Brisco (keys).

Click here if you can't see the videos.







Click here to see the opening act of the night: The Thunderbolt Brothers (JP Riemens and Dan Walsh.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Peter Tigchelaar CD: Glorious Window

Local singer/songwriter Peter Tigchelaar released his latest CD, Gracious Window late last year.

The disc contains amazing songs with unique a mixture of country, pop, and more.

Peter is joined in this wonderful endeavor by Bill Dillon, Jamie Oakes, Tone Valcic, Carl Horton, Michael Schulte and Brielle Goheen.

The album's available at his shows and can also be purchased online as a CD or download though his web site.

If you missed his CD Release party, don't worry. He's planning another full band CD Release party at This Ain't Hollywood. Check the venue's site for details.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Performer of the Week: Carolyna Loveless

Carolyna's unique music has been heard around the world. She's played in an Australian rock band, drummed for the Wyrd Sisters, toured throughout Canada, recorded tracks in Seattle, and much more. Currently, she calls Hamilton home.

Her unique voice and amazing guitar skills have made her a welcome fixture in the local scene. This gal can be bluesy, rocking, tender, and everything in between.

She's also shared the stage with local greats Alfie Smith, JP Riemens, Jack Pedler (Teenage Head), and more.

You can download or purchase Carolyna's amazing music at her web site.

Links: Main Site - MySpace - More Carolyna Loveless Stories