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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday! Videos by Mandela, The Specials, Johnny Clegg, Santana

Today (July 18, 2018) would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday.

In honour of this great man, here are a few videos about the legendary activist and statesman:

Links: The Specials, Video above courtesy of The Specials

Links: Johnny Clegg, Video above courtesy of tenshu50

Links: Santana, More Santana Stories, Video above courtesy of JP CN

And now a speech from the man himself

Links: Nelson MandelaVideo above courtesy of Mars DanielsMore 100th Birthdays

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hamilton Legends the Shakers to Reunite at This Ain't Hollywood (Fri Jul 20)

The Shakers are a major part of Hamilton music history. They're getting together to celebrate current Teenage Head and Killjoys drummer Gene Champagne's 50th birthday at This Ain't Hollywood on Friday, July 20, 218. This sure-to-be-explosive show starts at 9 pm and is only $25!

Dave and Rick were on CHCH a while back to promote the show. here's the video:

Links: More CHCH VideosVideo above courtesy of CHCH

Here are a few classic video from this legendary group.

Links:  ShakersMore Shakers Stories, Videos above courtesy of Luis PPA!

Blast from the Past: the Complete Shakers CD Review

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Monday, July 16, 2018

GOOD LUCK! Local Canadian Country Music Award Nominees!

The 2018 Canadian Country Music Award nominations were unveiled recently and a number of local luminaries have been given the nod. Here's hoping a few of them will be taking home the hardware on September 9, 2018. The icing on the cake is that this year, the incredible event will be hosted by Hamilton!

Hammertown's own Chris Altmann is up for Steel Guitar Player of the Year. Peter Walker, the music director's for Hamilton's CHKX-FM was nominated for Music Director of the Year (Large Market).

Links: New Rebel WesternersChris AltmannMore Chris Altmann StoriesVideo above courtesy of Vesna Trkulja-Stevens

In the neighbouring city of Burlington, hometown boy Tebey is in the running for Record Producer of the Year for the work on his own album, Love a Girl.

Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey

Down the road apiece, there's St. Catharines country superstar Tim Hicks, who's up for the Fans' Choice Award. Gavin Michael Booth, the director of his video Slide Over is nominated for Video Director of the Year. The group behind his Loud single is in the running for Creative Team of the Year.

Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesVideo above courtesy of TimHicksVEVO

Other area nominees include Cambridge drummer Rich DaSilva (Drummer of the Year), two members of Waterloo's Western Swing AuthorityShane Guse (Special Instrument Player of the Year) Paul Chapman (Guitar Player of the Year) plus Barrytone Studios from St. Clements, ON (Recording Studio of the Year)

Links: Mac Shepherd, Rich DaSilva, More Rich DaSilva Stories, Video above courtesy of Rich DaSilva

Here's the complete list of nominees.

Steel Guitar Player
Music Director (Large Market)
Fans' Choice Award
Creative Team
Video Director
Special Instrument Player
Guitar Player
Recording Studio
Interactive Artist 
Bass Player
Fiddle Player
    Keyboard Player
    Music Director (Medium/Small Market)
    Booking Agency
    Country Club
    Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition
    Country Music Program or Special
    Management Company
      Links: Canadian Country Music AssociationMore CCMA Stories

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      Sunday, July 15, 2018

      Weekday Picks (July 16-19, 2018)

      Wednesday, July 18

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

      9pm: The Ramble ft The Beat Heathens w Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

      11-11:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show w Greg Moverley + Will Gillespie, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

      Please Support Local Charities

      From their website: The AIDS Network is a registered charitable organization, and offers services to the 1.5 million people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant.  Since 1986, The AIDS Network has been the primary voice for HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support.

      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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      Saturday, July 14, 2018

      News Roundup (Vaudevillian, Frankie and Jimmy, Jack de Keyzer, Mark McNeil, More)


      Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

      Trebleclef checked out Adam Ostrosser's weekly Carrigan Arms (Burlington) gig. That week, his guest was the always amazing Matty Simpson.

      Click here for more photos from the event


      Our little monkey also went to fist Music at Fieldcote show of the year. It kick off with the fabulous Mark McNeil backed by Trickbag, Lester Smith and Cottonwood Brass. It was incredible!

      Links: Mark McNeilMore Mark McNeil StoriesTrickbagMore Trickbag Stories, Les SmithMore Les Smith StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

      Click here for more photos from the event