Friday, September 30, 2016

Weekend Picks (September 30-October 2, 2016)

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4:45pm: School of Rock Presents the Best of Bowie @ Starlight (Waterloo) $10

5-11pm: Finger 11 (Acoustic Show)/Strummers Union/More @ Powerhouse (Stoney Creek) $40 incl dinner

7pm: Dinner Show w Joe Callura (Tom Jones Tribute) @ Innsville (Stoney Creek) (Cellar) $?

7:30pm: We Walk The Line (Johnny Cash Tribute) @ Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover) $29

8pm: Kitchen Orkestra/Mackenzie Hunter @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10

8pm: BPAC 5th Anniversary Concert ft Royal Wood @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre (MT) $45

8pm: Legends on Tour (Elvis and Patsy Cline Tributes) @ Milton Centre for the Arts (Mattamy Theatre) $47

8:30pm: Odessa/Havana @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $25/$15 under 30

9pm: The Weber Brothers/Mississippi Bends @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $?

9pm: Shawn Brush w Harry White and Jon Steen/Judi Rideout @ American House (Waterdown)

9pm: Al Lerman (Fathead) @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9pm: Beach Boys @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $40+

9:30pm: Wavelength (Rush Tribute) @ Stonewalls (Hamilton) $10

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

News Roundup (Jack de Keyzer, Andy Griffiths, John Marlatt, Buckwheat Zydeco)

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                The Adventures of Trebleclef, the Hamilton Blues Lovers Monkey

                Trebleclef had his first visit to the wonderful Moonshine Cafe in Oakville.  It was a double birthday bash featuring Andy Griffiths and his band along with the bar owner, John Marlatt opening.

                Left to right: Lawrie Ingles, Lucio Agostini, birthday boy Andy Griffiths, Scott Apted, Justine Fischer

                Links: Andy GriffithsMore Andy Griffiths StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

                Treble at the front of the Moonshine with owner (and birthday boy) John Marlatt

                Links: John MarlattMore John Marlatt StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

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                  Wednesday, September 28, 2016

                  CONGRATS! 2016 Niagara Music Award Winners!

                  Cory Cruise's 4 Niagara Music Award  Trophies
                  Thorold Singer/Songwriter Cory Cruise was the big winner at the 9th Annual Niagara Music Awards.  He took home four trophies at the ceremony on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Battlefield Centre (United Church).

                  He had this to say on his Facebook Page: "I am SO honoured to have received 4 Niagara Music Awards tonight! Thank You my Friends! I feel truly blessed! I'm excited for you to hear my new songs!"

                  Links: Cory Cruise, More Cory Cruise StoriesVideo above courtesy of CoryCruise

                  Other multiple winners include rockers Avenue Inn (3) and punk band The Maysides (2).

                  CONGRATS EVERYONE!

                  Click here for the Niagara Fall Review story

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

                  Links: Niagara Music AwardsMore NMA Stories

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                  Tuesday, September 27, 2016

                  CONGRATS! Harrison Kennedy Receives Pennsylvania Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

                  Pennsylvania Blues Festival
                  Howlin' Wolf caricature, symbol of the  Pennsylvania Blues Festival
                  Hamilton Blues Legend Harrison Kennedy has always had an amazing worldwide reputation.  Now, he was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pennsylvania Blues Festival, where he performed September 17-18, 2016!

                  Hamilton commented on the win on his Facebook Page: "I'm happy to be able to do what I do, and my gratitude for this award is boundless ... USA ... USA ... hoo..Hoo!!

                  He also said, "Over the moon, getting the Lifetime Achievement Award from the good folks of the Pennsylvania Blues Festival ...felt like home!!!!"

                  CONGRATS HARRISON!

                  Blast from the Past: Harrison European Blues Award

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                  Monday, September 26, 2016

                  GOOD LUCK! Local Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees!

                  When the 12th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards come to Toronto in December 2016, there'll be some local artists up for some trophies.

                  There are quite a few Hamiltonians (both old and new) nominated this year.  Ben Caplan (New/Emerging Artist), Whitehorse (Pushing the Boundaires, Ensemble)Matthew Barber and Jill Barber (Producers), Corin Raymond (Contemporary Album) and David Gillis (Producer - for his work with Corin). Waterloo's Danny Michel is up for the English Songwriter and Contemporary Singer categories as well.

                  Links: Matthew Barber and Jill Barber, More Jill Barber Music, More Matthew Barber Stories, , Video above courtesy of Outside Music

                  Here's a complete list of nominees.

                  New/Emerging Artist
                  Young Performer
                  French Songwriter(s)
                  Aboriginal Songwriter(s)
                  World Group
                  World Solo Artist
                  Traditional Album
                  Traditional Singer
                  Instrumental Group
                  Instrumental Solo Artist

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