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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Brenda Brown Self-Titled Debut EP

Hamilton jazz singer Brenda Brown recently released her amazing self-titled debut EP. It's filled with six beautifully sung, smooth, poppy jazz gems.tunes

Brenda lends her fabulous voice to some amazing covers such as Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love, Patsy Cline's Crazy plus a few standards.  She and her band also shine on the superb original track, I Don't Talk to Strangers.

The lady surrounds herself with some great musicians such as Ross Wooldridge (piano, sax, arrangements), Glenn Anderson (drums),  Chris Bank (bass) and others.  The EP was recorded by Carl Jennings (Freedom Train).

You can get a physical CD by contacting her. The EP can also be downloaded through her bandcamp page.

Videos below courtesy of Brenda Brown

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Weekday Picks (April 21-24, 2014)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 
8pm: Azalea/Ash and Bloom@Artword Artbar $10

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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8pm: Classic Albums Live: Beatles - Abbey Road@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $25+

8:30pm: Burton Cummings (Guess Who)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $55+

Independent Music Festival@BurlingtonBoston Manor
8:30pm The Lad Classic
9:20pm A Thousand Cures
10:10pm The Anti-Queens
11pm Little Sunday

9pm: Jon Brooks/Maria Dunn@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10  


April 24-27: Independent Music Festival@Burlington

Friday, April 25, 6pm: St. Joseph's Villa Fundraiser w John Ellison and Band@LIUNA Station $175

Friday, April 25, 8pm: Anything Goes@Milton Centre for the Arts $42/$37 Student, senior and child

NEW! Friday, April 25, 8pm: N'awlins Fundraiser w Roberta Hunter (Red Hot Ramble)@Chrysalids Theatre (Kitchener) $?

NEW!! Friday, April 25, 8pm: Dave Rave/Angela Siracusa/Ryan Langdon@Golden Pheasant (St. Catharines) FREE

Friday, April 25, 9pm: Bob Bryden Record Release@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Friday, April 25, 10pm: Gruvoria Album Release/Johnny Nails and the Reverse Zombies@Corktown $10

April 25-26, 7:30pm: A Beatles Revolution with the Caverners@Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $19.98+

April 25-26, 8pm: KWS Pops: Ray Charles Tribute w Jodi NehRita@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $11-$88

April 25-27: Waterloo Region Food & Drink Show@Kitchener Memorial Auditorium $12 per day

April 25-27: In The Soil Arts Festival@St. Catharines

NEW!! Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Devin Cuddy Band/Whitney Rose/Ben Somer@Molson Canadian Studio $23.25+

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: IOOF Valley City Lodge Fundraiser w Sonny Del Rio and the 5 Star Revue@Dundas Legion $15

NEW!! Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Full Bawdy Comedy Show w Shelley Marshall (Music by Ginger St. James)@Pearl Company $25

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Sean Ashby@Blue Moon (Petersburg)(Wilmot Room) $10 adv/$15 door

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Tom Wilson/Scarlett Jane@Rookery (Kitchener) $30 adv/$35 door

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Wendell Ferguson/Morgan Davis@Zooma Zooma (Jordan, ON) Please Reserve

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Tia McGraff/Tommy Parham/David Starr@Artword Artbar $15

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: 25th Anniversary Party@Jimmy Jazz (Guelph)

Saturday, April 26, 8:30pm: Steve Strongman@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $15

NEW!! Saturday, April 26, 9pm: Henry Taylor/Craig Smith (Charity Event)@Edelweiss Tavern (Hall) (Kitchener) $10

Saturday, April 26, 10pm: Colonel Bruce Hampton/Diesel Dog@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Sunday April 27, 10:30am-4pm: Cambridge Record Show@Holiday Inn $4

Sunday April 27, 10:30am-4pm: Grand River Blues Society 11th Anniversary Show w Jonathan Knight/Matt Weidinger@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $10

Sunday April 27, 3pm: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $10

Tuesday, April 29, 8pm: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $10

Wednesday, April 30, 7pm: Jacob Moon Album Release@Casbah $15

Wednesday, April 30, 8pm: Jill Barber@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $25+

April 30-May 11: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $20 adv/$25 door

NEW!! Thursday, May 1, 9pm: CATL Release Party/Frankie and Jimmy/Janitors@This Ain't Hollywood $8

Thursday, May 1, 9pm: Morgan Davis/Wendell Ferguson@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

Friday, May 2, 7pm: April Wine/Matt Storch and the Usual Suspects@Portuguese Club (Cambridge) $45

Friday, May 2, 8pm: 24th Street Wailers/Daddy Long Legs@Starlight (Waterloo) $15 adv

Friday, May 2, 8pm: Joanne Shaw Taylor@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $52

Friday, May 2, 8pm: Acoustics/Tia McGraff@Best Western/Brant Park Inn (Brantford) $20

Friday, May 2, 9pm: Ritchie Parish Ritchie (Tanglefoot)@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

Saturday, May 3: Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 3, 10:30am-8pm: Taking it to the Streets (Shopping and Music)@Downtown St. Catharines

NEW! Saturday, May 3, 1-4pm: May Day Celebrations@McDougall Cottage (Cambridge) Donation

Saturday, May 3, 4-5:30pm: Workshop w Dave Young/Terry Promane (show at 8:30pm)@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $5

Saturday, May 3, 7pm: Rise Against Cancer VI@Oxford Auditorium (Woodstock) $15

NEW! Saturday, May 3, 8pm: Hamilton Blues Society Extravaganza@Pearl Company $?

Saturday, May 3, 8:30pm: Larry Mercey Trio/Amish Ambassadors@Blue Moon (Petersburg) $20 adv/$25 door

Saturday, May 3, 9pm: Blind Mule (Final Show in Hamilton)/Wax Mannequin Band/DoneFors@Sealed Art $?

Saturday, May 3, 9pm: Chris Biggs (97.7) Autism Fundraiser@Boston Manor (Burlington) $?

NEW! Monday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo

NEW! Monday, May 5, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Fiddle Workshops w Alana Cline (Beginner)@Irish Canadian Club $? 

NEW! May 6-10: Canadian Music Week

NEW!! Wednesday, May 7: Canadian Radio Music Awards (Tim Hicks and Walk Of the Earth are nominated)@Mod Club (Toronto)

NEW! Wednesday, May 7, 8pm: Gordon Lightfoot@Hamilton Place $?

NEW! Wednesday, May 7, 8pm: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $77+

NEW!! Thursday, May 8, 8pm: Climb for Cancer Fundraiser w Azalea/Tomi Swick@Hamilton Police Association Banquet Hall $?

NEW! Thursday, May 8, 8pm: Mounties (ft Hawksley Workman)@Starlight (Waterloo) $18 adv

NEW! Friday, May 9: Artcrawl@James Street North 

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Poor Angus@Pearl Company $? 

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $20+

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Weber Brothers Album Release@Starlight (Waterloo) $12 adv/$15 door

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Steve Strongman CD Release@Molson Canadian Studio $?

NEW!! Friday, May 9, 9pm: Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story Book Launch and Concert@This Ain't Hollywood $?

NEW! Saturday, May 10: Independent Music Awards@Kool Haus (Toronto)

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 7pm: Lazy Lester/Bharath and His Rhythm Four@Starlight  (Waterloo) $20 adv

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Hamilton All Star Jazz 30th Anniversary Celebration@Redeemer University (Ancaster) $25/$20 seniors

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Musical Art Gala w Dave Gould and Friends@Pearl Company $?

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Sound of Music Fundraiser w David Wilcox/Freedom Train@Central Arena (Burlington) $45 (incl dinner)

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Jerome Godboo@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $15

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8:30pm: Reenie CD Release/Charlena Russell@Cork Hall LIVE (Kitchener) $10 adv/$20 door

NEW! Sunday, May 11, 3-5pm: Elvis: Loving You (Pete Paquette with Rudy and the Angels)@Dunfield Theatre (Cambridge) $35

NEW!! Sunday, May 11: Mother's Day

NEW! Sunday, May 11, 7:15pm: Ben Caplan/Michelle Tredger@Beth Jacob Synagogue $20

NEW!! Monday, May 12, 1-2:30pm: Singing Harmony by Ear (6 weeks) w/ @Jane Lewis@238 Kathleen St. (Guelph) $150

NEW!! Monday, May 12, 7-8:30pm: Joy of Singing Workshop (6 weeks) w/ Jane Lewis@238 Kathleen St. (Guelph) $150

NEW!! Tuesday, May 13, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Tin Whistle Lesson with Mark Fletcher@Corktown $15/$10 CCE members

NEW!! Tuesday, May 13, 8pm: George Thorogood and the Destroyers@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $25+ 

NEW!! Wednesday, May 14, 2pm: Carnegie Hall 1938 “The Birth of Swing”@Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $38

NEW!! Wednesday, May 14, 8pmGeorge Thorogood and the Destroyers@Hamilton Place $39.50+ 

NEW!! Thursday, May 15, 8pmLucid@Pearl Company $?

NEW!! Thursday, May 15, 8pm: Pearly Jenkins@Brantford Arts Block $20

NEW!! Saturday, May 17: World Fiddle Day

NEW!! Saturday, May 17, 9pm: Ritchie Parrish Ritchie (Tanglefoot)@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

New Marc Pettigrew CD: Second Wind

Second Wind, the latest stupendous CD from Burlington singer/songwriter Marc Pettigrew is more than just the name of the album.  The title also describes the story behind it's making.

Marc put his four decade music career on hold because of a genetic lung disease.  In September 2012, he received a double lung transplant.  Shortly after the gift of his "Second Wind" comes this amazing disc.

His voice is obviously as strong as ever on the album as he sings through great rock and folk tracks (some with a Caribbean flavour).  Marc's storytelling skills are also incredible.

Joining him in his wonderful comeback are the Weber Brothers (Sam and Ryan), Marcus Browne, Shia "Cookie" Pier, and James McKenty of the Spades (who also engineered.  The album was ably produced by Steve Loree.

You can purchase the CD or download it at cdbaby. It can also be downloaded though iTunes.

Videos below courtesy of SimVid2

Links: Marc Pettigrew, More Releases

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

News Roundup (Chelsea Crites, Awards, Jesse Winchester, Wilber James)

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East Coast Music Award Winners

Highlights below
More ECMA Stories

Funny Stuff

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Katey Gatta Debut Album: Songs From the Basement

Welland singer/songwriter Katey Gatta's debut album: Songs From the Basement has an ethereal beauty about it.  Artistic and atmospheric, these eight tracks will amaze listeners.

Her sound is a remarkable union of mainly jazz and folk with pieces of blues, pop and more.  Katey's emotional voice adds an almost ghostly element that'll give you shivers.  The lady's sparse acoustic guitar adds to the haunting feel.

Along with some wonderful originals, the album includes a unique cover of the Doors classic Light My Fire.

So if you're in for something a little the mood for something different, you can download this incredible album at her bandcamp page.

Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

Video above courtesy of Savoury and Sweet

Links: Katey GattaMore Releases

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