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      Saturday Night Blues Continues to Bring You the Best (Pappy Johns Band, Joel Johnson, Erin McCallum, Dwayne LaForme)



      Our friends at BluesSource Entertainment have been bringing some of the best artists around to the Jet Hall in Hamilton as part of their Saturday Night Blues series.  The next few weeks are no exception.  Every explosive show starts at 8pm.  Tickets are $10 advanced and $15 at the door.

      Check out a few videos from some of the amazing upcoming performers.

      April 16, 2016: Pappy Johns Band



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      April 23, 2016: Joel Johnson Live CD Recording



      Links: More Joel Johnson StoriesVideo above courtesy of Blues Johnson

      April 30, 2016: Erin McCallum Band



      Links: More Erin McCallum StoriesVideo above courtesy of MyOwnLove

      May 14, 2016: Dwayne LaForme



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      Tuesday, March 29, 2016

      Guelph Soul Sensation Joni NehRita is a Genre-Blending Master on Her New Album!


      You can't pin down Guelph soul sensation Joni Nehrita on her latest album, Bloom (through Chanter Records).  This lady's a genre -blending master.  Both old fashioned and modern soul sounds flow together, peppered with jazz, rock, reggae and much more.

      Her breathtaking voice ably handles everything with style and class.  You'll never know what's coming next but you're guaranteed to be impressed and moved!

      This amazing sound is also courtesy of her superb back up band (Thomas Hammerton (keys), Tyler Wagler (bass), Adam Bowman (drums) and Nick Zubeck (guitar).  Other incredible guests in include Chris Rouse (keys), Attiila Toth (bass), Alison Young (sax) and Ryan Boisselle (guitar).

      So if you're in the mood for something  unpredictable and fun, you can purchase the album via her online store or cdbaby.  It can also be downloaded through iTunes and eMusic.







      Links: Joni Nehrita, More Joni NehRita Stories, Videos above courtesy of JoniNehRita-TopicMore Releases

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      Monday, March 28, 2016

      Support Local Charities

      From their website: McMaster Children's Hospital is a pediatric academic health science centre serving the special and unique healthcare needs of children and youth using a family-centred model of care.


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      Sunday, March 27, 2016

      Kent MacMillan @ Mo' Kauffey Fundraiser



      These videos are in memory of the late Mo' Kauffey. His family still needs your help. Please give at: https://www.youcaring.com/gary-wickizer-aka-mo-kauffey-457124



      Links: More Bob Dylan Covers/Stories, Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers



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      Kent MacMillan performs at the Mo' Kauffey Fundraiser, Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton #HamOnt #HamOntMusic #hblvids Pls donate to Mo's family: https://www.youcaring.com/gary-wickizer-aka-mo-kauffey-457124
      Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Saturday, March 19, 2016



      Kent MacMillan performs at the Mo' Kauffey Fundraiser, Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton #HamOnt #HamOntMusic #hblvids Pls donate to Mo's family: https://www.youcaring.com/gary-wickizer-aka-mo-kauffey-457124
      Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Saturday, March 19, 2016


      Two videos above courtesy of Hamilton B Lous. The last one is a cover of a Mo' Kauffey song from a memorial show in Guelph.  Click here for more pics from the memorial.

      More videos from this show: Ambre McLeanWill Gillespie, , Duane Rutter & Greg BriscoKauffey Temple

      Links: Kent MacMillan, More Kent MacMillan Stories,  Mo KauffeyMore Mo' Kauffey Stories,

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      Saturday, March 26, 2016

      Hamilton's Juliana LaChance Unleashes 2 Incredibly Diverse Recordings!

      In the past months, Hamilton singer/songwriter, Juliana LaChance unleashed two diverse recordings!  Both are unique musical and artistic statements in their own right.


      Late last year, Juliana released, HEYAHO.  In her own words, "This album is a concept album of love passion and spirit".  It's a psychedelic, trippy, poetic, sonic ride featuring short songs with a minimalist, sometimes chanting sound.  If you're in the market for something different, you should definitely check it out.

      It's available for download through her Bandcamp page.




      Her latest, Crackle Pop, which came out earlier this year has a fuller, poppier feel.  While retaining the poetic and artistic aspect of Juliana's sound, the album features cool, funky beats and some catchy rhythms.  There's even a little rap thrown in.

      You can download this album through Bandcamp as well.





      Blast from the Past: Juliana's CD - Passion Flowers

      Links: Juliana LaChanceMore Juiana LaChance Stories, All Videos courtesy of Juliana LaChanceMore Releases

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      Friday, March 25, 2016

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                        GOOD LUCK! Hamilton's Whitehorse Earns a Canadian Radio Music Award Nomination!


                        Hamilton folk rock duo, Whitehorse keep racking up the awards and now they're up for a 2016 Canadian Music Radio Award for their amazing song, Downtown.  On Friday, May 5th in Toronto, they'll find out if there'll be another statue to their mantle.  GOOD LUCK!



                        Links: WhitehorseMore Whitehorse Stories,  Video above courtesy of Six Shooter Records

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                        New Group Or Solo Artist: Modern Rock
                        New Group Or Solo Artist: Adult Contemporary
                        New Group Or Solo Artist: Contemporary Hit Radio
                        New Group Or Solo Artist: Mainstream Rock
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                        Monday, March 21, 2016

                        Please Support Local Charities


                        From their website: Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is a unified voice for abandoned, abused and neglected animals in our community. Together, through a system of volunteers, foster homes, educators, animal lovers and exceptionally generous people, we aim to eliminate the unnecessary suffering of domestic animals in our local high­-kill shelters. Ladybird rescues cats, dogs, small animals and even farm animals­ and we never shy away from rescuing senior animals, those with costly medical issues and the so­-called ‘hard to adopt’. Through our success stories, we know that every life is worth saving and that a loving home is just around the corner for these deserving creatures.

                        Sunday, March 20, 2016

                        Videos: Ambre McLean @ Mo' Kauffey Fundraiser


                        These videos are in memory of the late Mo' Kauffey.  His family still needs your help.  Please give at:  https://www.youcaring.com/gary-wickizer-aka-mo-kauffey-457124


                        Ambre McLean @ Mo' Kauffey Fundraiser, Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton #HamOnt #HamOntMusic #hblvids Pls donate to Mo's family: Pls donate: https://www.youcaring.com/gary-wickizer-aka-mo-kauffey-457124
                        Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Saturday, March 19, 2016


                        Video above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous







                        Click here for more Ben E. King Covers/Stories

                        More videos from this show: Kent MacMillanWill Gillespie, , Duane Rutter & Greg BriscoKauffey Temple

                        Blast from the Past: Videos of the performers from the benefit

                        Links: Ambre Mclean, More Ambre McLean Stories, Last 3 videos above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

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                        Saturday, March 19, 2016

                        Hamilton's HellBent Rockers Debut w Fuel-Injected, Revved Up Album


                        Hamilton Rockabilly boys, the HellBent Rockers, have debuted with a fuel-injected, revved up self-titled album. If this music doesn't get your heart going, you're probably dead.

                        They've kicked off their recording career with some amazing, old-fashioned head-bopping, swinging rock that'll shake your foundations.  It's catchy as hell (no pun intended) and groovy as all get out.

                        You can pick up a copy of this energetic CD at their explosive live show.  It's also available on cdbaby and
                        iTunes for your listening pleasure.







                        Blast from the Past: HBR on Barber Shop Podcast

                        Links: HellBent RockersMore HellBent Rockers Stories, Videos above courtesy of HellBent Rockers - Topic

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                        Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Fear the Worst, Guelph Celtic Orchestra, Rutherford and Robichaud, Bob MacLean)




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                        Links: Bob MacLean More Bob MacLean Stories, Video above courtesy of Bob Maclean

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                          The Adventures of Trebleclef, the Hamilton Blues Lovers Monkey

                          Trebleclef  was impressed with Andre Bisson's all-Beatles show at Saturday Nite Blues in Hamilton.


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                          He also popper by the Love Thy Liver fundraiser at Bay City Music Hall and checked out some amazing bands such as One Way Up and the Chasers!




                          ONE WAY UP ↑ jazz funk boogies & blues cover Hey Jude @ Bay City Music Hall #HamOntMusic #HamOnt #hblvids ft Jason Colavecchia & Mary Kovacs
                          Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Wednesday, March 16, 2016



                          The Chasers cover Lady Marmalade @ Love Thy Liver Bay City Music Hall #HamOntMusic #HamOnt
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                                          Tuesday, March 15, 2016

                                          You'll Have a Rockin' Good Time at 'Bands for Boobs' at the Casbah This Sunday!


                                          You're guaranteed an amazing time at the 3rd annual Band for Boobs fundrasier at the Casbah in Hamilton.  There'll be Blues, Country, Rock, Folk and much more to help get your toes a tappin'.  All proceeds go towards Breast Cancer Research and Women's Shelters. It's all happening on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 2pm to 12am.

                                          Check out some videos from a few of the participants.



                                          Links: Be Bop DeVille,  Video above courtesy of Bryan B



                                          Links: Buckshot Bebee, More Buckshot BeBee StoriesVideo above courtesy of Shotgun Jilly



                                          Links: Felicia McMinnMore Felicia McMinn StoriesVideo above courtesy of David Flack



                                          Links: Snow-Heel SlimMore Snow-Heel Slim StoriesVideo above courtesy of Shotgun Jilly

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                                          From their website: Food4Kids provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 5-14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend.


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                                          Sunday, March 13, 2016

                                          Beloved Guelph Bluesman Mo' Kauffey Passes



                                          It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved Guelph Bluesman, Mo Kauffey.  He lost his courageous battle to lung cancer on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

                                          Born Gary W. Wickizer in Colorado, he had been performing since 1976 and took the moniker of Mo' Kauffey in the late 90s.  He started travelling to Ontario to visit Rosita, who would go on to become his devoted wife.  Luckily, he decided to stay and entertain us for many years.

                                          Click here for his obituary.

                                          Click here for the Toronto Moon story on his passing

                                          His wife put the following on Facebook.

                                          Dear friends, it is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am writing to you. Gary or Mo' Kauffey as the music world knows him, left us last night after a brave and courageous fight with cancer. He went peacefully here at home, as per his wishes, with myself, his sister Joyce and our wonderful pillar of support Cecile by his side. Although he could not speak he knew he was surrounded by love and totally aware of all who came to see him. He leaves behind a wonderful group of people that are more than friends to him and myself, they are family who made his heart sing and his smile brighter especially when it came to music.

                                          It made him so very happy back in November to have his other siblings Noma and Terry (Tina) here for a visit and his daughter Krista in February.

                                          There are no funeral arrangements as per his wishes. He will be cremated and take his final journey home to be in the mountains. In September there will be a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of the University of Guelph. When I get information closer to the event I will put it out for all to know. I am sure there will be a celebration of his life arranged by his peers and I look forward to being there when it happens. Also there will be a Guest Book shortly via the Funeral Home where condolences can be left. I will post as soon as they send it to me.

                                          I will close with with his daily greeting to me........"Good morning tootie, we love us!"

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                                          A note from Lou, our blogger:  "I was blessed to go from a fan to a friend shortly after I started the Hamilton Blues Lovers.  I will miss his laid-back attitude, his beautiful smile and  immense talent.  Rest in peace my friend."

                                          Here are some online reactions:

                                          Duane Rutter:

                                          I am heartbroken. I just learned of the death of my dear friend and musical brother Mo Kauffey .... no words. I loved him dearly and will miss him forever.

                                          Dan Walsh:

                                          Mo' had one of the most laid back vibes of any musician I know. And I loved him dearly for that. I feel very very lucky that I got to talk to and assist Mo at the Dunfield Theatre for the Sound Of Cambridge show back on Feb 21. Had I known that was the last time I would see him, I would have hugged him wayyyy longer than I did.

                                          RIP Mo. Yer gonna be missed man...


                                          Kent MacMillan:

                                          My dearest friend Mo' Kauffey (Gary W. Wickizer), you were all at once my music teacher, partner in crime and so much more. You will always be an inspiration to me every time I pick up my guitar to channel what it means to be human, through these musical filters. Your passing will leave a void in many of our lives, yet your smile, warm heart, laughter and love will stay with us forever. I am eternally grateful for the moments we spent together sharing the stage during the hundreds of shows we played and the hundreds of moments away from the stage. May the peace that you brought to the world, be the peace that rests with you forever my friend........

                                          Peter Temple:

                                          I will always treasure the times we had playing together, as well as the discussions we had on many topics that we considered important. Mo had strong convictions on many issues, and I respected his point of views. This came through in his song writing. He was very subtle, as well as maintaining a strong sense of humor. He will be truly missed by the people he touched in his life. While Mo never had a lot of extra money, he was one of the richest men I knew. RIP Mo. What you taught us will live on. Your spirit will always be there, especially when we play. Never forgotten. Cheers for Mo

                                          Jesse Parent: 

                                          Thanks for being as cool, genuine, and inspiring as you were. 

                                          Joni NehRita

                                          Every time we saw each other there was a smile, a warm hug and a kind word...and music. He was deeply loved by this community and will be sorely missed.


                                          With sadness in my heart I bid adieu to a wonderful friend, musician and mischief maker Gary W. Wickizer aka Mo' Kauffey. It was an absolute pleasure having had you in my life....the music, the originality, the pureness of heart, the smiles, the whit, the laughter. See you on the other side my friend. Peace be with you always!!!!

                                          JT Sunden wrote this beautiful poem in his honour

                                          I ain't no conductor
                                          But I have one more for this train
                                          He don't need a ticket
                                          I've got one more for this train
                                          I can't see him now
                                          But his light is just the same

                                          Get me some coffee
                                          And bring me his guitar
                                          I need Mo' Kauffey
                                          And bring me his guitar
                                          This train is leaving
                                          But he is right here in my heart

                                          He used to say
                                          "Whatcha wonna do?"
                                          He used to sing
                                          Whatcha Gonna Do
                                          I still don't know why
                                          Charlie hates the blues
                                          .
                                          I'd sit next to him
                                          And play to that Cheshire Moon
                                          I loved to sit next to him
                                          And play that Cheshire Moon
                                          "I am a slow cooker" he would tell me
                                          And he'd play Peace for My Baby, too

                                          These days sometimes I''m so happy
                                          I just sing
                                          He'd sing "Sometimes I'm so happy
                                          I just sing."
                                          He taught me I'm just a plow man
                                          And whatever happens is the thing

                                          So now, I ain't no conductor
                                          But I have one more for this train
                                          He don't need a ticket
                                          I've got one more for this train
                                          I can't see him now
                                          But his light is just the same ... see that rose?

                                          We will post up more information as it becomes available.

                                          Below are performances from his Hamilton fundraiser.  Click here for pictures from this event.









                                          More videos from this show: Ambre McLeanKent MacMillanWill Gillespie, Duane Rutter & Greg Brisco

                                          Blast from the Past: Mo' Kauffey on Barber Shop Podcast

                                          Links: Mo KauffeyMore Mo' Kauffey Stories, Videos above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

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                                          Debut from Hamilton trio, the Harmones is a Joy From Start to Finish!


                                          Live from Pine Street!, the debut from Hamilton trio, the Harmones is brimming with heavenly harmonies and a wonderful, laid-back sound.  It's a joy from start to finish.

                                          Featuring three talented local singers (Carol Greene, Christine Roarke, Audrey Hensen) the album is a collection of enjoyable, organic sounding versions of classics. Big Yellow Taxi, Da Do Run Run, Bye Bye Love and my others are covered wonderfully by the remarkable trio.

                                          A number of brilliant local musicians add to the delight. Wayne Krawchuk (acoustic guitar), Ed Roth  (Accordion) and Daniel Krawchuk of Toadhouse (bass) all add their skills to the mix.

                                          You can pick up a copy of the CD at their incredible live shows.



                                          Blast from the past: Carol Greene's CD - The Crazy Love Recordings

                                          Links: Carol GreeneMore Carol Greene Stories, Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

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                                            Steven Elmo Murphy @ Brantford Gunner's Club! #BrntfOnMusic #BrantOnMusic #hblvids
                                            Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Monday, March 7, 2016


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                                            Jack de Keyzer Band @ Brantford Gunner's Club! #BrntfOnMusic #BrantOnMusic #hblvids
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