Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CONGRATS! Vineland's David Gillis Wins 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award!



On December 3, 2016 the 12th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out to a number of amazing artists. Vineland's own David Gillis took home the Producer of the Year award for his work on new Hamiltonian Corin Raymond's latest album, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams.

David had the folowing to say on his Facebook page: "I want everyone to know I never could have won "The CFMA, Producer of the Year" award without Corin Raymond's great songs, his relentless pursuit of perfection and his authenticity as an artist!"



Links: David Gillis, More David Gillis StoriesCorin RaymondMore Corin Raymond Stories, , Video above courtesy of Gilmour Street Music Hall

The only multiple winner of the night was Folk veteran, David Francey, who won for Solo Artist of the Year ans Contemporary Album of the Year.



Links: David FranceyMore David Francey stories, Video above courtesy of David Francey

CONGRATS!

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

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    Monday, December 5, 2016

    Weekday Picks (December 5-8, 2016)

    From the website: Carpenter Hospice, located in the heart of Burlington, Ontario, provides individuals who are dying, and their families, with high quality palliative care in a home-like setting.


    Tuesday, December 6

    10:30am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    4-6pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis ft guests Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) and Steve Strongman @ 101.5 FM or 1015thehawk.ca
    6pm: Cheryl Lescom @ Morty's Pub (Waterloo)


    6:30pm: Southern Supper with The Vaudevillian @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

    7pm: Daryl Gray @ Doc Macilligan's (Niagara Falls)

    8pm: Scroogissimo (musical ft Charly Chiarelli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10

    8pm: Half Moon Run/Plants and Animals @ Centre in the Square (OnStage) (Kitchener) $36.50+

    9pm: Southern Supper with The Vaudevillian @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

    Wednesday, December 7

    1am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)




    11:30am: Elvis Rock ‘n’ Roll and Christmas Soul ft Stephen Michaels @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $51 incl lunch

    6:30pm: Elvis Rock ‘n’ Roll and Christmas Soul ft Stephen Michaels @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $57 incl dinner

    7pm: Daryl Gray @ Doc Macilligan's (Niagara Falls)

    7:30pm: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $55

    8pm: Scroogissimo (musical ft Charly Chiareli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $25

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

    9pm: Carlos and Chickie Christmas Show @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

    Thursday, December 8

    1am, 7am, 9am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    1-3pm: Percussion Workshop w Cheryl Prashker @ 74 Toronto St. (Guelph) $25


    6:30pm: Southern Supper with Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

    6:30pm: Caverners (Beatles Tribute) @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $57 incl dinner

    7-9pm: Percussion Workshop w Cheryl Prashker @ 74 Toronto St. (Guelph) $25

    7:30pm: Maceo Parker @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $59

    8pm: Scroogissimo (musical ft Charly Chiareli) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $25

    8pm: Voice Contest @ Noah's Kitchen (St. Catharines)

    8:30pm-1am: Burly Calling BCVIII @ Burlington

    8:30pm: Silvia Dee and the Boyfriend @ Churchill Arms (Waterloo)

    9pm: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    9pm: Southern Supper with Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

    9pm: A Dwayne Gretsky Christmas @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

    9pm: Pat Robitaille @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

    9pm: Mark Crissinger @ Two Doors Down (Brantford)


    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Experience Gritty, Vivid Storytelling on New Album from Hamilton's Dave Pomfret


    The new songs on A Devil's Urge, the compelling sophomore album from Dave Pomfret will lure you in with their catchy, rootsy, pop hooks.  Once they've captured you, be ready to experience some incredible, vivid, lyrical storytelling.

    Dave's gritty voice will guide you into tales of a bank robbing muscle man (a true story!), heartbreak, loss and more. Each track has its own phenomenal spirit and vibe. The layered texture of the sound also illuminates your way through this musical journey.  

    Dave's chosen a number of amazing local artists to back him up.  His co-horts in the band Fry Truck are here: Dan Medakovic (baking vocals), Chris Altmann (pedal steel, piano, organ) and Matt Coleman (fiddle). Also joining him are Mike Trebilcock (guitar, vocals) , Greg Brisco (organ), Jay Burr (horns), Ross Wooldridge (saxophone) plus Lisa Winn and Brennagh Burns  on backing vocals.

    You can pick up the CD at his wonderful live shows or go to Dr. Disc in Hamilton. It should be available on iTunes soon too.







    Blast from the Past: Dave's Previous CD

    Links: Dave PomfretMore Dave Pomfret Stories, Videos above courtesy of Dave PomfretMore Releases

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    Thursday, December 1, 2016

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                                The Adventures of Trebleclef, the Hamilton Blues Lovers Monkey

                                Trebleclef had a busy Thursday night!

                                First, he went to see Fraser/Daley rock their weekly request-filled night at the Anchor Bar in Burlington.



                                Later that night, he went to the Black Swan in Burlington to catch the James Anthony Band jammin' with Wendell Ferguson.