Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CONGRATS! Stephen Fearing and Danny Michel Win Canadian Folk Music Awards

Pictures courtesy of the Canadian Folk Music Awards
Former Guelphite Stephen Fearing and Waterloo's Danny Michel took home some hardware at the 10th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards. Stephen won for Contemporary Singer of the Year and Danny earned two awards: Producer of the Year and The Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award.

Links: Stephen FearingMore Stephen Fearing Stories, , Video above courtesy of David Barrs

Links: Danny MichelMore Danny Michael StoriesVideo above courtesy of  Danny Michel

The only other multiple winner was Ken Yates who won in the New/Emerging Artist of the Year and English Songwriter(s) of the Year categories.

Links: Ken Yates, Video above courtesy of Ken Yates


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

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    Monday, November 20, 2017

    More Tasty Food and Amazing Music at Mississippi Queen Foods

    If you're looking for some incredible food to go with your fabulous music, you can't go wrong with Mississippi Queen Foods and her famous Southern Supper series.

    Here's what in store for the next little while (prices include food). Click the date for Facebook event page. Click prices to order tickets.

    Wednesday, November 22: Sinners Choir, 6:30pm ($45 - full dinner)/9pm ($25)

    Video above courtesy of 25musical

    Friday, November 24: Jerome Godboo and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors), 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Links: Jerome GodbooMore Jerome Godboo StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jerome Godboo

    Thursday, November 30: Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk), 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Links: MonkeyJunk, More MonkeyJunk Stories, Video above courtesy of Kevin Simpson

    Thursday, December 7: Terry Gillespie, 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Video above courtesy of Terry Gillespie

    Wednesday, December 13: Sean Pinchin, 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Links: Sean PinchinMore Sean Pinchin StoriesVideo above courtesy of ivarius75

    Thursday, December 21, Chuck Jackson (Downchild) and Tyler Yarema (Christmas Show), 6:30pm/9pm ($45 - full dinner)

    Links: Chuck JacksonMore Downchild Stories, Tyler Yarema, Video above courtesy of wrs46

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    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Weekday Picks (November 20-23, 2017)

    Tuesday, November 21

    4-6pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ 101.5 FM or 1015thehawk.ca

    7pm: Guitar Hamilton Student Showcase @ Westdale Library (Hamilton)

    7:30pm: Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar: Oleg Timofeyev + Vadim Kolpakov @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $20/$15 seniors+students

    8:30-9pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Dana Swarbrick and Geoff Hudson, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    9pm: Duchess Says + Guests @ Casbah (Hamilton) $12.50

    Wednesday, November 22

    1-1:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Greg Moverley + Will Gillespie, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    1pm: Music's Greatest Icons (Tribute Show) @ Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $20+/Lunch at 12pm available at extra cost

    3:30-4pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Maggie Hamilton + Song, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    6:30pm: Southern Supper w Sinners Choir @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

    7pm: Classical Guitar Showcase w Jesse Luciani @ Greensville Library (Hamilton)

    8pm: Timna and Dario Duo (Brazil/Argentina) @ Artword Artbar $?

    8pm: Joe Bonamassa @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $99+

    8pm: Thor CD Release w Frank Soda and The Imps @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10

    8pm: Wild T and the Spirit @ Pub Fiction (Ancaster) $25 adv/$30 door

    8pm: Jeremy Fisher + Friends @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $?

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

    9pm: Southern Supper w Sinners Choir @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $25 incl food

    9pm: Carlos Mallia's Birthday Showcase @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $7

    Thursday, November 23

    11:30am-12pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Maggie Hamilton + Song, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    1pm: Music's Greatest Icons (Tribute Show) @ Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $20+/Lunch at 12pm available at extra cost

    2-2:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Maggie Hamilton + Song, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    2pm: John McDermott Christmas w Heather Rankin @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $45

    7pm: Jesse Parent w Nick Barkley @ Monigram Coffee Roasters (Cambridge) $10 door

    7:30-Close: International Pop Overthrow Toronto/Hamilton @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

    7:30pm: DreamSpeak - Ambient Music w Gary Diggins @ Silence (Guelph) $15

    7:30pm: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $59.50+

    8pm: Dylan MenzieKen Yates @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $12 adv/$15 door

    8pm: Brodie Dakin + Ben Somer @ Staircase Theatre (Hamilton) $5

    8pm: Victim Services Simcoe ft Loose Moralz w Paul Sage + Mary Kovacs @ Bobbie's Bar and Grill (Hamilton)

    8pm: Pip CD Release w Brad Cheeseman + Jadon Haughton @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10/$5

    8pm: Diana Krall @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $80+

    8pm: UnCovered: Springsteen and Dylan @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $69.50

    8pm: Steve Strongman @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

    8pm: Jeremy Fisher @ Starlight (Waterloo) $20

    8pm: SonReal @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $22/$94.71 VIP

    9pm: Matty Simpson @ Cat N Fiddle (Hamilton)

    9pm: The Baudelaires: Mind the Bollocks (Tribute) @ The Boathouse (Kitchener)

    Please 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.

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    New Album from Hamilton's George Lardie Has Inviting Vibe

    Wheels of Life, the latest  exquisite CD from Hamilton's George Lardie is an album for the everyman (or everywoman). Filled with down-to-earth, hook-laden songs, the recording has an inviting vibe that welcomes you in for a spell.

    Just like life itself, the CD takes you through love, loss, enjoying the little things that make life enjoyable and much more.  George's lyrics can really tell a story and create a feeling. The melodic and infectious music also offers guidance throughout the emotional part of the journey.

    Joining George in this rhythmic expedition is Robert Nind, Carm Milioto (Live How You Live), Olivia Brown and various members of the Hamilton Bucket List Band.  Together, they have created quite a delightful slice of life.

    Be sure to grab a copy of the CD at his entertaining live shows or through his website.  You can also download it through his Bandcamp page.

    You can stream the album below. Click here if you can't see it.

    Links: George LardieMore Releases

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    Friday, November 17, 2017

    News Roundup (Aestrid, Kevin Foster, Persons, Ammoye)

    Cambridge Times Readers' Choice Award Winners
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