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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Katey Bulley Debut CD: Sun Wolf


With her first solo CD Sun Wolf, Hamilton's Katie Bulley has embarked on a wonderful musical journey.  The songs are raw, rootsy and real!  Rockabilly, Blues, Folk and more are meshed with Katie's distinctive voice.

Her musical trip included a literal journey as she travelled to the US to explore the crossroads in Mississippi, New Orleans, Memphis and more.  The album was even recorded at legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN.

Sun Wolf definitely has the spirit of the historic studio within its sound.   This is primordial Blues at its best with a hint of a punk-rock attitude thrown in for good measure.

You can pick up the CD at her live shows, Dr. Disc in Hamilton and Looney Tunes in Burlington (The physical disc comes with a full 12 page booklet of lyrics typed out on a 40's Smith -Corona typewriter!)  It can also be downloaded through eMusic, cdbaby and iTunes.

Videos above courtesy of Katie Bulley

Links: Katie Bulley, More Katie Bulley Stories, More Releases

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Videos: Al Lukas and the James Anthony Band@Black Swan (March 22, 2014)

The Band: Al Lukas (vocals, guitar), James Anthony (guitar), James Rasmussen (bass), Bucky Berger (drums)

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More Ray Charles Covers/Stories

Blast from the Past: Al Lukas, James Anthony, Barry Mac and Mary Simon on Ensemble

Links: Al Lukas, More Al Lukas Stories, James Anthony, More James Anthony Stories

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Our Weekday Picks (July 21-24, 2014)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

12pm: Myles Branagh@Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

12pm: Lorna Heidt@Vogelsang Green (Kitchener) 

6pm: Ty Baynton@Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $12.50/FREE for RBG members

8pm: Stuart Laughton’s Trumpet Romance: A Wild Journey in Search of Music@Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10 

9pm: Conor Gains/Mackenzie Jordan@Morty's Pub (Waterloo) 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

12pm: Myles Branagh@Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

12pm: Brenda Brown@Gore Park (Hamilton)

12pm: Aubrey Wilson Quartet@Whitehern (Hamilton) 

6pm: Kevin Barrett and Julie Michels@Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $12.50/FREE for RBG Members 

7pm: Stuart Laughton’s Trumpet Romance: A Wild Journey in Search of Music@Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10  

7:30pm: Bruce in the USA (Springsteen Tribute)@Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $24.98 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 (12-6:30pm)

12pm: Myles Branagh@Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

12pm: Troy Harmer and the Persuaders@Gore Park (Hamilton)

3pm: Rocket Man (Elton John Tribute)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+  

Happening at the Forty@Grimsby
3-7pm@Grimsby Farmer's Market: Johnny Restas
3-7pm@Murray Street Park: Rutherford and Robichaud

5:30pm: Retro Party Groove@Gore Park (Hamilton) 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 (7pm-Close)

7pm: Brenda Brown Jazz Trio@Hamilton Waterfront (Discovery Drive) 

Happening at the Forty@Grimsby
Murray Street Park: Fireworks

8pm: Eli Young Band/Kira Isabella@Safari Niagara Amphitheatre $60.89 

8pm: The Marrieds/Ian Reid@Magnolia Cafe (Guelph) PWYC

8:30pm: Rocket Man (Elton John Tribute)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+  

9pm: Astrid Young w Victor DiLorenzo (Violent Femmes)@This Ain't Hollywood $12 adv/$15 door


July 24-26: Happening at the Forty@Grimsby

July 24-August 2: Rocket Man (Elton John Tribute)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+ 

CORRECTION!: July 25-26: Rock and Rumble Motorcycle Show w Music on Saturday@Civic Square (Kitchener)

Friday, July 25, 8pm: Paul Reddick@Pearl Company (Hamilton) $20/$15 students+arts workers

Friday, July 25, 8pm: Drew Leith and the Foundation/Reckless D CD Release/Josh Lamothe@Stonewalls (Hamilton) $10

July 25-27:  Hillside Festival@Guelph Lake Island $55+ Saturday and Weekend Passes SOLD OUT!

Saturday, July 26, 7pm: Shawn Trotter/Dylan Fowler@Erskine Presbyterian Church (Hamilton) $15

Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm: Brock Zeman/George Douglas (House Concert)@525094 Horn Road (Woodstock) $15

UPDATED! Saturday, July 26, 9pm: Luke and the Apostles/CATL/Tim Gibbons@This Ain't Hollywood $?

July 26-27: Elemental Blues: Summer on Fire Workshop w Hep Cat Hoppers@Hep Cats (Waterloo) $85+

Sunday, July 27, 10am-4pm: Oakville's Children's Festival w Live Music@Coronation Park

Sunday, July 27, 11am-4pm: Outlaw Food Truck Rally w Music@City Hall (Kitchener)

Sunday, July 27, 2pm: Sunday Blues Show w Bay City Blues Band/Jack de Keyzer@Bay City Music Hall (Hamilton)  $?

July 24-August 2: Rocket Man (Elton John Tribute)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+ 

Tuesday, July 29, 7pm: Guitar Workshop w  Shawn Trotter/Dylan Fowler@Erskine Presbyterian Church (Hamilton) $25 

Wednesday, July 30, 6pm: Jack de Keyzer@Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $12.50/FREE for RBG Members 

Thursday, July 31, 9pm: Roots Roundup w Lori Yates/Guests@This Ain't Hollywood $12adv/$15 door 

July 31-Aug 2, 6-6:45pm-Dance Workshop/7pm Music: Dusk Dances w music by Treasa Levasseur@Bayfront Park (Hamilton)

August 1-3: Millrace Festival@Downtown Cambridge

August 1-4: St. Catharines Ribfest@Montebello Park

NEW! Saturday August 2, 9pm: Ginger St. James CD Release@Boston Manor (Burlington) $?

August 3-4: Ice Cream Carnival w Live Music@Westfield Heritage Centre (Rockton)

Monday, August 4: Civic Holiday

August 3-4: Ice Cream Carnival w Live Music@Westfield Heritage Centre (Rockton)

Wednesday, August 6, 7:30pm (Dinner, 6:30pm): Elton Rohn: The Music of Elton John@Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $24.98+

Wednesday, August 6, 8:30pm: Jon Gomm and Guests/Maxton Smith/Zook and Boots@Cork Hall LIVE (Kitchener) $20 adv/$25 door

NEW! Wednesday, August 6, 9pm: Steve Poltz@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

Thursday, August 7, 7pm: Alaina and Bella/Huckleberry Gin/Wendi and Hugh Hunter@Waterford Old Town Hall (donation for fundraiser)

August 7-10: Woodstock Summer Streetfest

August 7-10: Kitchener Blues Festival

Friday, August 8: Artcrawl@James Street North (Hamilton)

Friday, August 8, 6-10pm: Raise the Roof@Dr. Disc (Hamilton) 

Friday, August 8, 8pm: Rita Chiarelli/Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra@Bay City Music Hall (Hamilton)$28/$24 Sr/$15 students 

Friday, August 8, 8pm: Florence K@Merritt Park Amphitheatre (Welland) $24.40

Friday, August 8, 8pm: Jen Chapin/Heather Glabb@Sessions on the River (Fort Erie) $20 adv/$25 door

NEW! Friday August 8, 8pm: Source of The Song Hosted by Bruce Madole w Benita Hill,
Mati Haskell, JK Gulley@Terra Cotta Community Centre (Terra Cotta, ON) $20

August 8-9: The Four Tops@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+

August 8-10: Brantford Ribfest@Cockshutt Park

August 8-10: Cambridge Family Fun Ribfest

August 8-9: Oakville Jazzfest

Saturday, August 9, 8pm: The Machine (Pink Floyd Tribute) w Niagara Symphony Orchestra@Safari Niagara Amphitheatre $60.89+

Saturday, August 9, 8pm: Ron Hynes@Pearl Company (Hamilton) $?

Saturday, August 9, 9pm: Jaystock II (Tribute & Benefit)@Casbah (Hamilton) $?

Sunday, August 10, 1-4pm: Hamilton Folk Club Picnic@1145 Sodom Road (Dundas)

NEW! Thurday, August 14, 7pm: Diversity/David Lum/Jericho@Waterford Old Town Hall (donation for fundraiser)

NEW! Thurday, August 14, 7pm: Ron Hynes@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $25

NEW! Thurday, August 14, 8pm: Kinky Friedman@Starlight (Waterloo) $18 adv

NEW! Saturday, August 16: Rock the Mill@Riverside Park (Cambridge)

NEW! August 15-16: Concert for a Cure@Chiefswood Park (Ohsweken)

NEW! August 15-17: Dundas Cactus Festival

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

New Ian Reid CD: Delivered on Delhi Street


Rockwood, Ontario singer/songwriter Ian Reid's latest CD, Delivered on Delhi Street is a rootsy, magical, organic album.  Filled with amazing songwriting, whimsy, surrealism and more - it has musical surprises around every corner.

You'll never know what you'll hear next.  There's ukulele, acoustic guitar, harmonica, woodwinds, and others.  Some songs will make you think and others will make you laugh - a few may even do both!  Throughout the entire disc, Ian's unique vocals make either aspect memorable.

You can pick up this awesome CD at Ian's fabulous live shows or buy it online at cdbaby.  It can also be downloaded cdbaby and iTunes

Video above courtesy of Denise MacCarthy

Two videos above courtesy of Latent Image Studios

Links: Ian Reid, More Ian Reid StoriesMore Releases

Blast from the Past: Videos of Ian Reid@Woolwich Arrow

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Local Country Stars Shine at CCMA Nominations

The 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award nominations have been unveiled and a number of local country superstars will be up for some hardware.  On September 7, 2014 in Alberta, we'll see if they come home with the awards.

The Waterloo region was well represented thanks to the Western Swing Authority  who are in the running for Best Group, Best Roots Artist.  Band members Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald (Steel Guitar) and Shane Guse from (Fiddle, Special Instrument  - Mandolin) were also up for a few awards.

Links: Western Swing Authority , More WSA Stories, Video above courtesy of Miguel Angel Diaz

Burlington's Tebey (Rising Star) and St. Catherines boy Tim Hicks (Album, Songwriter, Video, Rising Star) were also up for some nominations.

Links: Tebey, M , Video above courtesy of Tebey

Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tim Hicks


Here are some nominations highlights:



Special Instrument

Fans’ Choice Award

Female Artist
Male Artist
Interactive Artist
Canadian Country Music Association, Full Nomination ListMore CCMA Stories,

Blast from the Past:  The 2013 CCMA Winners

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