Hamilton Blues legends Play the Jordan House, August 5

Hamilton Blues legends Play the Jordan House, August 5
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

GOOD LUCK! Vote for Hamilton's Harrison Kennedy in the Downbeat Readers Poll!

The American Blues and Jazz magazine, Downbeat, is holding it's annual reader's poll and Hamilton Blues legend Harrison Kennedy is in the running for the Blues Artist Or Group category.  Anyone can register (all they need is your email and your name) and vote.  Users can also add their own choices to the groups.

Click here to vote.

Results will be published in the December issue (out in October) of the magazine.


Video above courtesy of Electro-Fi Records

Blast from the Past: Harrison Wins European Blues Award
Downbeat also recently released the results of their 2016 Critic's Poll where Buddy Guy won the Blues Artist Or Group award.

Montreal native Christine Jensen earned two wins: Rising Star–Arranger and Rising Star–Big Band. CONGRATS!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Album from Ancaster's Caroline Wiles is Awe-Inspiring!

Caroline Wiles' vocals will blow you away as soon as you hear them on her latest album, Lover's Lane.  The Ancaster singer/songwriter has a rich, awe-inspiring voice with incredible range.

The lady weaves incredible, sometimes inspirational stories with a pop-folk feel.  You'll hear everything from country, folk, pop, rock and more.  There's everything from touching ballads to infectious, catchy numbers done with gusto.

There's some phenomenal talent helping her out with this incredible music: Bob Doidge, Mike McCurlie (Banned from Heaven),  Danny Lockwood, Vince Rinaldo, Brenda Chisholm, Amy King, Larry Aul and Wendell Ferguson.

If you want a copy of this magnificent album (and why wouldn't you?) it can be picked up at her live shows or purchased through cdbaby or iTunes.

Blast from the Past: Caroline Wiles on Barber Shop Podcast

Links: Caroline WilesMore Caroline Wiles StoriesVideo above courtesy of VcardTVMore Releases

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Monday, July 25, 2016

CONGRATS! Fort Erie's Spencer MacKenzie Wins Toronto Blues Society Talent Search

Photo courtesy of Sandra MacKenzie
A total of six bands took part in the 2016 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search (3 of whom were local).  It was For Erie's teenage Blues superstar Spencer MacKenzie and his band who rocked their way to the top spot.  This comes only a few months after his win at this year's Kitchener Blues Festival Youth Legacy Showcase.


Links: Spencer MacKenzieMore Spencer Mackenzie Stories, Videos above courtesy of Daragent2

Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

Links: Toronto Blues SocietyMore TBS Talent Search Stories

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