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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Ty Baynton Album: Good Ol' Boy


For great modern Country Rock don't go no further than Good Ol' Boy, the latest album from Waterdown's Ty Baynton.  You'll get 14 amazing songs about good times, hard times and everything in between.

This local country star knows how to get listeners riled up and ready to party.  Anthems like Raising a Little Cain and Canadian Country Boy will have you pumping your fist.  Ty's also a master of the heartfelt song.  The nostalgic Grandpa's Song and the romantic Love You Tonight will hit you down in your soul.

Download this incredible album from eMusic, cdbaby and iTunes.

Videos above courtesy of Ty Baynton

Blast from the Past: Ty Baynton Wins Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase

Links: Ty Baynton, More Ty Baynton Stories, More Releases

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Our Weekday Picks (July 28-31, 2014)


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

12pm: Troy Harmer@Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

12pm: Shane Guse@Vogelsang Green (Kitchener)

3pm and 8:30pm: Rocket Man (Elton John Tribute)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+  

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

9pm: Matt Weidinger/Jon Knight (Soulstack)@Morty's Pub (Waterloo)  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (12-4:30pm)

12pm: Troy Harmer@Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

12pm: Alfie Smith and Nicole Christian@Ferguson Station (Hamilton)

12pm: Doug Feaver@Whitehern (Hamilton)

12pm: Yiannia Kapoulas@Gore Park (Hamilton)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (5pm-Close)

5pm: The Dave Ptolemy Band@Ancaster Farmers Market

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

7:30pm: Weston Silver Band@Central Park Bandshell (Burlington)

9pm: The Lovelocks@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $7 

Thursday, July 31, 2014 (12-7:30pm)

12pm: Dulamon@Gore Park (Hamilton)

12pm: Troy Harmer@Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

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

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

7pm: Bent Bugle Band@Firemen's Park (Niagara Falls)

7pm: Al Corbiel Jazz Band@Hamilton Waterfront (Discovery Drive)

Thursday, July 31, 2014 (8pm-Close)

8pm: Astrid Young w Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes)/Monkey Fightin' Snakes@Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (Fort Erie) $20

8pm: The Marrieds/Outside the Box (Peter Light/David Lum/Gwen Potter)@Magnolia Cafe (Guelph) PWYC 

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

9pm: Robin Benedict@Fionn MacCool's (Guelph)  

9pm: Roots Roundup w Lori Yates/Guests@This Ain't Hollywood $12adv/$15 door
The Sinners Choir, Lori Yates and the Drugstore Cowboys, Misssissippi Bends


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

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

NEW!! Friday, August 1, 9pm: Split Squad/Gord Lewis (Teenage Head) w Dave Rave@This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $19.21

August 1-3: Millrace Festival@Downtown Cambridge

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

NEW!! Saturday August 2, 12pm-2am: Petestock@Polonia Park (Niagara on the Lake)

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

NEW!! Wednesday, August 20, 6:30pm: Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels@Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $12.50/FREE for RBG Members 

NEW!! Thursday, August 21, 7pm: John and Sheila Ludgate/Russ Burns/Serendipity (Rosemary, Doug and Dave)@Waterford Old Town Hall (donation for fundraiser)

NEW!! August 21-24: Woodstock Fair@Woodstock Fairgrounds

NEW!! August 22-24: Niagara Jazz Festival@Niagara on the Lake $149 (Weekend) 

NEW!! August 22-24: Guelph Ribfest@Riverside Park

NEW!! Saturday, August 23, 10:30am-8pm: Hamilton Multi-Cultural Festival@Waterfront Trust

NEW!! Saturday, August 23, 12-11pm: Greenbelt Harvest Picnic@Christie Lake (Dundas)

NEW!! August 23-24: Hoedown w Angela Siracusa/Jeff Brown/Hailee Rose@Hank's Place (Ohshweken)

NEW!! Sunday, August 24, 7pm: Adrean Farrugia/Mary McKay (JazzFest)@Savoury and Sweet (Chippawa) $20

NEW!! Sunday, August 24, 9pm: Inside Llewyn Davis (Movie Screening)@Gage Park (Hamilton)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

CBC's Top Canadian Songs List (1-25)


Well, CBC has finally finished its 100 Best Canadian Songs Ever list by revealing numbers 1-25 earlier this week.  Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now took top honours.  Unfortunately, no local musicians were included this time. A few made it on the previous lists though.  See below for more.

1. Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now

Links: Joni Mitchell, More Joni Mitchell Stories, Video above courtesy of Blues Anders

2. Neil Young: Helpless
3. Tragically Hip: Wheat Kings
4. The Band: The Wait
5. Arcade Fire: Wake Up
6. Guess Who: American Woman
7. Rush: Tom Sawyer
8. Leonard Cohen: Suzanne
9. Feist: Mushaboom
10. Maestro Fresh Wes: Let Your Backbone Slide
11. Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah
12. Bryan Adams: Summer of '69
13. Ian and Sylvia Tyson: Four Strong Winds
14. Buffy Sainte-Marie: Universal Soldier
15. Bruce Cockburn: Lovers in a Dangerous Time
16. Blue Rodeo: Lost Together
17. Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown

Links: Gordon Lightfoot, More Gordon Lightfoot Stories, Video above courtesy of Nelson Santander

18. Sloan: Coax Me
19. Neil Young: Needle and the Damage Done

Links: Neil Young, More Neil Young Stories, Video above courtesy of Egista07

20. k.d. lang: Constant Craving
21. Guess Who: These Eyes
22. Joel Plaskett: Nowhere With You
23. Joni Mitchell: River
24. Anne Murray: Snowbird
25. Traditional: Un Canadien Errant

More from the List

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Katie 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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