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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Unbelievable Blues Coming Soon to the Jet Hall in Hamilton!

Our good friends at BluesSource Entertainment have been putting on some unbelievable Saturday Night Blues shows at the Jet Hall in Hamilton.  There'll be many more stunning acts to come.

Tickets are generally $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Click here to buy tickets! IT'S WELL WORTH IT!

Stay tuned for an upcoming ticket contest!

Here's a preview of what's in store for the lucky listeners.

Links: Joel JohnsonMore Joel Johnson StoriesVideo above courtesy of BluesJohnson

Links: Frank CosentinoMore Frank Cosentino StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jim Etchells

Links: Sugar Devils,  Video above courtesy of the Sugar Devils

Links: Al Lerman, More Fathead (Al's Band) StoriesVideo above courtesy of VideoHornby

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Weekday Picks (November 30-December 3, 2015)

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Tuesday, December 1

1am, 6am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Jesse Parent/Scotty Bakalar @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

3pm: Azalea @ Cotton Factory (Hamilton)

Holiday Train w Kira Isabella and Wes Mack
3:30pm @ ​10 Malcolm Street (Cambridge) (Shae DuPuy, 3:30pm before train, 4pm Kira/Wes)
5:30pm @ ​​Inglis Street (Ayr)
6:45pm @​ 199 Winnett Street (Woodstock)

7pm: Snow on Snow Concert ftr Kevin Ramessar @ Preston Idea Exchange (Cambridge)

7pm: Jack de Keyzer @ Morty's Pub (Waterloo)

Wednesday, December 2

1pm: Bruce 'House' Milner, Jim Atkinson and Friends @ Harbour Museum (Port Dover)

3:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Jesse Parent/Scotty Bakalar @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

6pm: Dan Walsh @ Jo Jo's Chic N Wings (Brantford)

8pm: Matthew Pullicino and Olivia Brown/Guests @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $5/PWYC

8pm: A Darlene Love Christmas @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $49

8pm: Matthew Good/Scott Helman @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $35

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

8:30pm: Justin Lund and JoJo Worthington @ Red Brick Cafe (Guelph) FREE/PWYC

Thursday, December 3

11:30am, 6:30pm: Flannwood Mac @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $51 (incl lunch)/$57 (incl dinner)

7pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Jesse Parent/Scotty Bakalar @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7pm: Neeraj Prem @ McMaster LIVELab (Hamilton) $25

7pm: Outside the Box @ Uncorked on Main (Georgetown)

7pm: The Way We Was, The Story of The Kendall Wall Band Documentary Screening @ Lakeshore Catholic Performing Arts Centre (Port Colbourne) $?

7:30pm: Elvis: A Christmas Special w Pete Paquette @ John Elliott Theatre (Georgetown) $39

8pm: An Instrument for Every Child Fundraiser w Tony Monaco Organ Trio @ Park St Gasworks (Hamilton) $35/$25 students

9pm: Food Bank Benefit @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) Cash or food donation
(John Marlatt, Patrick Ballantyne Band, The O'Chays, Ambre McLean)

Thursday, December 3 - Burly Calling @ Burlington

Kent Abbot Memorial Toy Drive@Joe Dog's $10 or good toy

9-9:30pm Big Durty
9:40-10:10pm Adelleda
10:20-10:50pm Mickey Moone
11-11:20pm Rules
11:30pm-12am Say Yes
12:20-12:50am Chuck Coles

Downstairs: Brad MacDonald, Skittlebrau, Dee Saint, Lost Ones, Crazydom, Steeziak, Lucky Sakai, Don Connect

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hamilton Blues Lovers Turns 7 Years Old Today!

A message from Lou, our blogger:

It was 7 years ago today (November 29) that I created a Kijiji ad announcing to the world that there was a new organization called the Hamilton Blues Lovers.  What started as a small social group evolved into a blog, Twitter feed, Facebook presence, YouTube page, a weekly e-mail newsletter and more.

One of the major highlights of the year was winning a the Hamilton Music Award for best website.  I am truly honoured!  Thank you to all who help support our website.

Another major change this year was the addition of Trebleclef, our cute little monkey mascot. He's been travelling the area meeting amazing musicians and attending spectacular venues!  I hope you've check out his adventures.

I plan to continue covering the wonderful musical scene that we are lucky enough to experience.  Thank you to all the friends I have met in my musical travels.  A special thank you to my beautiful wife Linda for her incredible marketing assistance was well as her love and support.  I LOVE YOU SWEETIE!!!!

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

GOOD LUCK! Waterloo's Western Swing Authority Nominated for Ameripolitan Music Awards! Vote for Them!

Waterloo's amazing band, The Western Swing Authority have been nominated in two categories (Western Swing Group and Western Swing Female) of the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards.  It's great seeing an incredible local band getting some international recognition!

From the awards website: The Ameripolitan Music Awards were created to benefit and acknowledge artists whose work does not readily conform to the tastes of today’s “country” or other music genres and organizations. It also provides fans with a means of finding these artists and their music.
Other Canadians in the running are London's Tara Dunphy for Honky Tonk Female, The Neon Stars from Vancouver (Rockabilly Group), Montreal's Bloodshot Bill (Outlaw Male) and Paul Pigat (Rockabilly Male, Musician), who's originally from Toronto and now lives on the West Coast. Former Canadian Redd Volkaert was nominated for Best Musician as well.

Video above courtesy of Tara Dunphy

Video above courtesy of TheNitroGrettsch

You can even help by voting for them by clicking here!  Voting ends December 26, 2015. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Here's a complete list of nominees

Western Swing Group
Western Swing Male
Honky Tonk Group
Honky Tonk Male
Rockabilly Female
Outlaw Group 
Outlaw Female
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