The Smoke Wagon Blues Band & Trickbag - Together @ the Corktown

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band & Trickbag - Together @ the Corktown
Saturday, April 22 @ 3pm! Click pic find out how to win tix!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

More Marz Garage Episodes (Dave Pomfret, Nicole Christian, HPO String Trio, Greg Moverley)


Recently, local company Marz Homes started up the second season of their YouTube music video series, Marz Garage.  This is an amazing showcase for Hamilton artists.

Here are a few of these wonderful episodes.



Links: Dave PomfretMore Dave Pomfret StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes



Links: Nicole ChristianMore Nicole Christian StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes



Links: HPO, More HPO StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes



Links: Greg MoverleyMore Greg Moverley StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes

Blast from the Past: Season 1 Videos

Links: Marz Garage, More Marz Garage Stories

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Weekend Picks (April 21-23, 2017)



We are now doing the weekend picks on Thursdays.  
News Roundups will now be on Fridays.


Saturday April 22

Earth Day

Record Store Day

12:30-1am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Greg Moverley and Will Gillespie, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton) or stream anytime on cable14now.com (Rogers, Cogeco and Shaw customers only)

2-2:30m: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Greg Moverley and Will Gillespie, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton) or stream anytime on cable14now.com (Rogers, Cogeco and Shaw customers only)

10am-6:30pm: 8 Year Anniversary Party w Al Corbeil and Open Acoustic Jam @ Where Heads Meet (East) (Hamilton) FREE BBQ
Doors Open Guelph

10am-4pm: Doors Open Guelph @ Silence (Guelph)

12-10pm: Waterloo Region Food and Drink Show @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium $15


3pm: Hamilton Blues ConnectionSmoke Wagon Blues Band and Trickbag @ Corktown (Hamilton) $10





3:30pm: Blues Etc ft Steve Grisbrook/Johnny Max @ Monty's (St. Catharines)

4pm: Spencer Mackenzie @ Warmington's (Brantford)

7pm: Alexander Rocks (Cancer Fundraiser) ft John Ladds Band w Yvonne Way @ Arlington Hotel (Paris) $30 incl food

8pm: Rockers for Knockers @ Corktown (Hamilton) $8 adv/2 for $15/$10 door

8pm: Carlos del Junco w Jimmy Bowskill @ Pearl Company (Hamilton) $25

8pm: Creedence Clearwater Survival @ The Studio (Hamilton) $45.20+

8pm: Songwriters-in-the-round hosted by Duane Rutter @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $15

8pm: Flatrock @ Mahtay Cafe (St. Catharines)

8pm: Rose Garland (Greatful Dead Tribute) w Road Waves @ Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (Fort Erie) $10 adv $12 door


8pm: Frank D'Angelo and His 15 Piece Band @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $?

8pm: Dead Letter Office (REM Tribute) @ Seneca Queen Theatre (Niagara Falls) $22.25

8pm: Earth Day Celebration w Gary Diggins and Barry Livingston @ Silence (Guelph)


9:30pm: Niagara Rhythm Section/Chuck Jackson and Pat Carey @ Old Winery (Niagara on the Lake)

Sunday, April 23

10am-12pm: Sonica w Gary Diggins @ Silence (Guelph) $20 (Sound as blessing. Music as medicine)

11am-5pm: 8th Annual Elmira Vintage Guitar Show @ Lion's Hall $8

12-5pm: Waterloo Region Food and Drink Show @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium $15

1-4pm: Basic Bluegrass Guitar Workshop w Norman Liota @ 238 Kathleen St (Guelph) $45 normanliota@hotmail.com or 519-836-0591

1pm: Grand River Blues Society Youth Legacy Showcase @ The Boathouse (Kitchener)

2pm: Melissa-Marie Shriner Sings Streisand and Garland: A Cabaret Afternoon @ Mahtay Cafe (St. Catharines) $17 adv/$20 door


2:30pm: Early Morning Rain Concert (songs of the 60s and 70s) w Nicole Coward and David Henman (April Wine) @ West Plains United Church (Burlington) $20/$35 incl refreshments

3:30pm: James Anthony/Rick Taylor @ Abbey Arms (Oakville)

4pm: Alex Whorms/Dana Swarbrick EP release @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10 or donation

4pm: The Silence Collective: A Fundraiser @ Silence (Guelph) $20 suggested donation

4:30-5pm: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Greg Moverley and Will Gillespie, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton) or stream anytime on cable14now.com (Rogers, Cogeco and Shaw customers only)

7:30pm: Brian DeBoer @ St. Alban’s Church Hall (Georgetown) PWYC



Monday, April 17, 2017

Support Local Charities

From their website: Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is a non-profit social enterprise in Ontario, Canada, dedicated to inspiring sustainability leadership in our business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities.

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.


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

CONGRATS! 2017 Hamilton Community News Reader's Choice Award Winners


The readers of Hamilton Community News have voted and chosen the winners for their 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.  As always, a number of local musicians were recognized for their talent.

Here are the winners from the music-related categories.

Live Entertainment
We'd also like to make a special shout out to our blogger's workplace, St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centres who earned gold in the Adult Education category 

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

GOOD LUCK! Local Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees


There are many repeat local nominees at 2017's Country Music Association of Ontario Awards.  Artists from across the province will be on hand June 11th at Centennial Hall in London and hopefully, many of our area artists will be bringing home some hardware.

Hamilton country station KX 94.7 FM is once again up for Radio Station (Major Market) of the Year.

Just like last year, Burlington musicians are nominated in a few categories. Tebey (Male Artist of the Year and Fan's Choice) and Tianna Woods (Female Artist of Year). Tianna's Producer Jason Barry (from Waterloo) was nominated as Record Producer of the Year for his work with her and other bands as well.



Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey



Links: Tianna WoodsMore Tianna Woods StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tianna Woods

Down St. Catherines way, Tim Hicks  was given the nod in four categories (Album of the Year, Male Artistm of the Year, Fan's Choice and Songwriter of the Year) and Marshall Dane  is also up for Male Artist of the Year)



Links: Marshall DaneMore Marshall Dane StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marshall Dane

Other local nominees include The Western Swing Authority from Waterloo (Roots Artist or Group and Woodstock's Country 104 FM (Radio Station - Major Market).

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!

Here's the complete list of nominees

Album
Songwriter(s)
Female Artist
Male Artist
Group or Duo
Music Video
Industry Person
Radio Station (Medium Market)
Radio Station (Small Market)
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

News Roundup (The Haunted, Greg Moverley, Passings, Trebleclef)


Trebleclef attended the monthly Open Mic at the Copper Kettle in Waterdown. Gillian Nicola is the talented host of this wonderful event!

Treble hangs with the host, Gillian Nicola
Click here for more pictures of the event

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He then returned to the Purple Heather in Burlington to have fun with the James Anthony Band and their special guest Rick Taylor.

Treble with amazing Bluesman Rick Taylor
Click here for more pictures of the event

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Our little monkey also saw his very first Fred Eaglesmith Show starring Tif Ginn at the Studio in Hamilton.  He had a blast!

Treble with the legendary Fred Eaglesmith
Click here for more pictures of the event

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Enter to Win Tickets to Shooter Jennings with Kelly Prescott in Hamilton! Change of Venue!


Shooter Jennings, the son of the legendary Waylon Jennings and a musical force in his own right is coming to shake up Mills Hardware in Hamilton on Thursday April 27, 2017 at 8pm. He'll be joined by Canada's own Kelly Prescott.

Thanks to our pals at Core Entertainment, we've got a pair of tickets to give away!

Here's what you can do to enter to win.
Deadline to enter is Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm The winner will be contacted and be given until the end of the day to respond. If there's no response, another winner will be chosen.

Click here to purchase tickets to this amazing show.

Wanna see what you're in for? Check out the videos below.







Videos above courtesy of Shooter Jennings



Video above courtesy of Kelly Prescott

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CONGRATS! Jack de Keyzer Recognized as Master Blues Artist


On April 6, 2017, Hamilton Blues legend Jack de Keyzer was recognized as a Master Blues Artist from Canada by the Blues Hall of Fame website.

Congrats!







Links: Jack de KeyzerMore Jack de Keyzer Stories, Videos above courtesy of Jack de Keyzer

Blast from the Past: More Jack de Keyzer Videos

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekday Picks (April 10-13, 2017)

Support Local Charities
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.


Wednesday, April 12

6-6:30am Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Cory Cruise and Gillian Nicola, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)



8pm: Absolute Journey (Tribute) @ Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $20+

8pm: Whitehorse @ Starlight (Waterloo) $35

8pm: Emma Rush @ KW Chamber Music Society (The Music Room) (Waterloo) $35/$20 student

8pm: Age of Electric @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $20

8:30pm: Math Club/Klarka Weinwurm/Gareth Inkster @ Casbah (Hamilton) $8

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

Thursday, April 13

3-3:30am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Cory Cruise and Gillian Nicola, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7-7:30am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Cory Cruise and Gillian Nicola, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

10am: Breakfast of Champions (Radio Show) w Paul Panchezak (Trickbag) @ 93.3 CFMU or cfmu.ca (Hamilton)


8pm: George Douglas and the Hopeful Poets CD Release/Dave Pomfret/Matty Simpson Band @ Corktown (Hamilton) $10

8pm: Morgan James @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre (MT) $58

8pm: Abbamania and Night Fever (Tributes) @ River Run Centre (Guelph) $45

8pm: Kitchener Blues Festival Launch Party w Paul Reddick Band ft Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk)/Sean Pinchin @ The Wax (Kitchener) $25 adv/$30 door

8pm: Pick a Piper Album Release/Yoo Doo Right/Edna King @ Starlight (Waterloo) $8

9pm: Kevin Breit and Mark Lalama @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

9pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band/David Gogo @ The Bar Upstairs (St. Catharines)


9pm: Jerome Godboo Band/Steven Elmo Murphy @ Brantford Gunner's Club $15 adv/$20 door


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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hamilton's Jesse O'Brien Plays on Incredible New Chris Antonik Album


Hamilton's Jesse O'Brien does a bang-up job tickling the ivories on Monarch, the latest powerful album from Toronto Bluesman Chris Antonik. They and the rest of the band have created a soulful, funky, rockin' Blues recording that'll get people hoppin'.

The music'll shake you up as Chris' voice hits you with its passion. This album is a moving experience both physically and  emotionally. It stands up to any Blues release out there.

Chris and Jesse are joined by Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck) on drums, bassist Guenther Kapelle (Wild T and the Spirit) and Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar (vocals). They're responsible for the energetic and full sound on Monarch.

You can pick up this uplifting disc at Chris' shows, through his online shop or download it using iTunes. You'll be glad you did.



Blast from the Past: A Chris Antonik Video and Much More

Links: Chris AntonikMore Chris Antonik StoriesMore Releases, Video above courtesy of Chris Antonik

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

GOOD LUCK! Local 2017 Indigineous Music Award Nominations


The Indigenous Music Awards took a year off and now they are back in full force! As always, a number of amazing local artists got nods in a few categories.

Fort Erie's DJ Shub is up for three awards (Best Music Video, Best Radio Single and Best Instrumental Album). Brantford has two hometown boys in the running: Jace Martin (Best Pop Album) and Logan Staats (Best Folk Album, Music Video). Six Nations Blluesman Derek Miller is also nominated for Best Producer for his work on Logan's album, Goodbye Goldia.



Links: Logan StaatsMore Logan Staats StoriesVideo above courtesy of Logan Staats



Links: DJ Shub, Video above courtesy of DJ Shub



Links: Jace MartinMore Jace Martin StoriesVideo above courtesy of keesic1

Hopefully, they'll win a few on May 19, 2017 at the ceremony in Winnipeg!

GOOD LUCK GUYS!

Here's a complete list of niminees.

Folk Album
Producer/Engineer
Pop Album
Blues Album
Country Album
Hand Drum Album
Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone Album
Peyote Album
Pow Wow Album (Contemporary)
Pow Wow Album (Traditional)
Rock Album
New Artist
Rap/Hip Hop Album
Best Radio Station Program – Promoting Indigenous Music
International Indigenous Release
Lifetime Achievement Award: Northern Cree

Blast from the Past: The 2015 Winners

Links: The Indigenous Music Awards, More IMA stories

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