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Saturday, September 23, 2017

GOOD LUCK! Local Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees

The Canadian Folk Music Awards recently unveiled the nominees for their 10th annual celebration and three talented, area musicians will be up for awards. Hopefully, a few of them will take home the hardware on November 19, 2017 at the ceremony in Ottawa.

The Hidden Roots Collective (featuring Hamilton's Anni Sumi) is in the The New/Emerging Artist of the Year category. 

Former Guelphite Stephen Fearing leads the pack of nominees with four nods (Solo Artists of the Year, English Songwriter of the Years, Contemporary Singer of the Year and Producer of the Year).

Links: Stephen FearingMore Stephen Fearing Stories, , Video above courtesy of Lucky Dice

Last, but not least, Waterloo's Danny Michel is in the running for Producer of the Year and The Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award)

Links: Danny MichelMore Danny Michael StoriesVideo above courtesy of  Danny Michel


Here's a complete list of nominees

The New/Emerging Artist
Young Performer
French Songwriter(s)
Aboriginal Songwriter(s)
Instrumental Group

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Weekend Picks (September 22-24, 2017)

Saturday, September 23

Sunday, September 24

1-5pm: Abbleby Line Street Festival (b/w Fairview and New) Burlington

7-11pm: Niagara Music Awards @ Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $20+

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Smoke Wagon & Trickbag Rock the Corktown Again!

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band and Trickbag are teaming up again for a matinee that will certainly blow the roof of the Corktown this Saturday (September 23, 2017).  The last time they played together there the house was packed and everybody had the time of their lives!

Here are a few videos to whet your appetite!

Links: Smoke Wagon Blues BandMore Smoke Wagon Blues Band Stories, Videos above courtesy of Angelo NotoCampanella

Video above courtesy of Trickbag Canada

Links: TrickbagMore Trickbag Stories, Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

Blast from the Past: More Videos from Smoke Wagon & Trickbag

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CONGRATS! Local and Canadian Global Music Award Winners!

The Global Music Awards are a prestigious international music competition and on September 2017, a number of Canadian artists won silver and bronze medals for their amazing work.

In the local scene, Waterloo's JoJo Worthington earned a silver medal for her song Mid Youth Crisis

Links: JoJo WorthingtonMore JoJo Worthington StoriesSong above courtesy of JoJo's Bandcamp page

More Canadian winners listed below.

Complete List of Gold Medal Winners
Canadian Silver Medal Winners
Canadian Bronze Medal Winners

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