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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Weekday Picks (July 22-25, 2019)

Monday, July 22

Hamilton Fringe Festival

9am: Road Crew @ Milton Farmers' Market

11:30am-12pm: Ensemble! TV Show w Corey Lueck (Smoke Wagon Blues Band), Dan Thomas, Paul Panchezak (Trickbag), Jason Colavecchia Hosted by Mark McNeil @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

12pm: Rick Henderson @ Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

7:30pm: Brant Harmonica Guild @ Warmington's (Brantford) (2nd/4th week of month)

Tuesday, July 23
4-6pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ 101.5 FM or

6:30pm: Karli June @ Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $13.50/FREE for RBG Members

7pm: Kelly Jay Musical Celebration of Life @ Leander Boat Club (Hamilton) PWYC

7pm: Hamilton Fringe Festival Presents Tiny Bill Cody Sees the Devil (stories and music) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $12 (Fringe backer button required)

7pm: Canal Bank Shuffle Presents Victor Wainwright and the Train @ Holy Rosary Hall (Thorold) $15 adv/$20 door

9pm: Hamilton Fringe Festival Presents Charly's Piano (play w music) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $12 w Fringe backer button

9:30pm: Hamilton Fringe Festival presents Diamond in the Rough (musical ft Will Gillespie) @ Player's Guild (Hamilton) $12

Wednesday, July 24

Hamilton Fringe Festival

12pm: Doug Feaver @ Whitehern (Hamilton)

5pm: Rockin' The Waterfront: Car Show (Mopars) w City Kids Band @ Pier 4 Park (Hamilton) FREE

6:30pm: Southern Supper w Matt Weidinger @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

6:30pm: Kristen Violet May @ Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) $13.50/FREE for RBG Members

7pm: Hamilton Fringe Festival Presents Charly's Piano (play w music) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $12 w Fringe backer button

7pm: Julie Doiron + Guests @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $15 adv

8pm: Blues Jam w John Lee + the Hookers w Spencer Mackenzie @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar (Kitchener)

8pm: Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents: SEMPITERNO @ Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $22 adv/$25 door

8:30pm: Interactive Music Night w Judy and the Noteworthies @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

8:30pm: Shari Ulrich @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

9pm: Hamilton Fringe Festival Presents Tiny Bill Cody Sees the Devil (stories and music) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $12 (Fringe backer button required)

Thursday, July 25

Hamilton Fringe Festival

6-9pm: Dusk Dances ft Steel City Rovers @ Bayfront Park (Hamilton) PWYC/$10 suggested

7pm: Hamilton Fringe Festival Presents Tiny Bill Cody Sees the Devil (stories and music) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $12 (Fringe backer button required)

7pm: Sarah Beatty @ Bishop's Park (Hamilton)

7pm: Jordan John and His All-Star Band @ Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park (Oakville) (Weekly in July/Aug)

7pm: Life in Vacuum + Guests @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $10 adv

7:30pm: Brott Music Festival Presents Fly Me To the Moon (Sinatra tribute) @ LIUNA Station (Hamilton) $54

7:30pm: Shari Ulrich Trio @ Silence (Guelph) $25

8-10pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ (Every Thu)

8:30pm: OneRepublic @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $150

9pm: Hamilton Fringe Festival Presents Charly's Piano (play w music) @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $12 w Fringe backer button

9pm: In the Country w Dave Woods @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

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        Monday, July 15, 2019

        GOOD LUCK! Local 2019 Canadian Country Music Award Nominees

        Many local areas are filled with hometown pride as some of their own were nominated for the 2019 CCMA Awards. You can watch the ceremony on Global TV where it'll be broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m.

        Peter Walker, the director for Hamilton's CHKX-FM is nominated for Music Director of the Year.

        Burlington's Tebey is one of three local acts vying for Album of the Year and Producer of the Year with his co-producer Danick Dupelle.

        Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey

        St. Catharines Country superstar Tim Hicks is also up for Album of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and the Fan's Choice Award. His bandmate Rob Wells, also from St. Catharines, recieved a nod for Drummer of the Year.

        Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesLindsay EllMore Lindsay Ell StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tim Hicks

        Cambridge duo the Reklaws have four nods to their credit: Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Video of the Year and the Fan's Choice Award. Another Cambridge boy, Rich DaSilva was nominated for Drummer of the Year.

        Links: ReklawsMore Reklaws StoriesVideo above courtesy of The Reklaws

        Links: Rich DaSilvaMore Rich DaSilva StoriesLeah DanielsVideo above courtesy of Rich DaSilva

        Ben Knechtel, who directed videos for Tim Hicks and the Reklaws is up for Video Director of the Year.

        Brantford's Linsey Beckett earned a nod for Fiddle Player of the Year. Also from Brantford, Doug Johnson is up for steel Guitar Player of the Year.

        Links: Linsey Beckett, South Mountain, Video above courtesy of rwhmoto

        Links: Doug Johnson, Muir Family Band, Video above courtesy of angussss10

        Down Waterloo way, member of the Western Swing Authority are getting a lot of recognition.  Shane Guse is nominated for Specialty Instrument Player of the Year. Paul Chapman is up for Guitarist of the Year and Jason Barry's Barrytone Studios is in the running for Recording Studio of the Year.

        Links: Western Swing AuthorityMore WSA StoriesVideo above courtesy of Ranch Radio

        Here's a complete list of nominees.

        • Tim Hicks
        • Paul Brandt
        • Dean Brody
        • Brett Kissel
        • Dallas Smith
        Fan's Choice
        Vote here
        • Tim Hicks
        • The Reklaws
        • Gord Bamford
        • Paul Brandt
        • Dean Brody
        • Hunter Brothers
        • James Barker Band
        • Brett Kissel
        • Dallas Smith
        • Guylaine Tanguay
        Fiddle Player
        • Linsey Beckett
        • Tyler Beckett
        • Denis Dufresne
        • Mike Sanyshyn
        • Tyler Vollrath
        Group or Duo
        • The Reklaws
        • High Valley
        • Hunter Brothers
        • James Barker Band
        • The Washboard Union
        Guitar Player
        • Paul Chapman
        • Ryan Davidson
        • Matt McKay
        • Darren Savard
        • Geoff Torrn
        Male Artist
        • Tim Hicks
        • Paul Brandt
        • Dean Brody
        • Brett Kissel
        • Dallas Smith
        Music Director (Large Market)
        • Peter Walker - CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM - Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON
        • Steph Hansen - CISN-FM/CKRY-FM - Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
        • A.J. Keller - CFCW - Edmonton, AB
        • Amanda Kingsland - CKBY-FM - Ottawa, ON
        • Rebecca Lafrance - CKKL-FM - Ottawa, ON
        Recording Studio
        • Barrytone Studios - St. Clements, ON
        • Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK
        • MCC Recording Studio - Calgary, AB
        • OCL Studios - Chestemere, AB
        • Revolution Recording - Toronto, ON
        Record Producer
        • Danick Dupelle, Tebey / Single: Who's Gonna Love You (Tebey)
        • Jeff Dalziel /Album: Juliet (Dan Davidson) 
        • Adam Gregory, Bart McKay / Album: Perfect World (Adam Gregory)
        • Mitch Merrett, F. Reid Shippen / Album: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion (Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)
        • Joey Moi, Dave Cohen /Album: The Fall (Dallas Smith)
        Specialty Instrument Player
        • Shane Guse
        • David Barber
        • Denis Dufresne
        • Mitch Jay
        • Connor Riddell
        Steel Guitar Player
        • Feels Like That - The Reklaws
        • Camouflage - Jess Moskaluke
        • Criminal - Lindsay Ell
        • Somebody’s Daughter - Tenille Townes
        • Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick
        Video Director

        Bass Player
        • Kirby Barber
        • Lisa Dodd
        • Curtis Ebner
        • Doug Elash
        • Justin Kudding
        Booking Agency
        • The Feldman Agency
        • Invictus Entertainment Group
        • Paquin Artists Agency
        • Sakamoto Agency
        • United Talent Agency
        Country Club
        • Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
        • OK Corral and Cabaret – Kelowna, BC
        • Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB
        • Rock 'N' Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON
        Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition
        • Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB
        • Boots And Hearts Music Festival - Oro-Medonte, ON
        • Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB
        • Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE
        • Havelock Country Jamboree – Havelock, ON
        Country Music Program or Special
        • CBC q Live At The Grand Ole Opry - CBCq
        • The Dungarees Christmas Special - Rogers Media and The Dungarees
        • Girl Power Hour - Rogers Media
        • Jess Moskaluke's A Small Town Christmas - MDM Recordings Inc.
        • Paul McGuire’s Country Countdown - ole TV
        Creative Directors
        • Design Team: Bronwin Parks / Album: All In, Artist Merchandise (Chris Buck Band) 
        • Design Team: Alee, Photography: Uryelle Dimailig /Single: Don't Make Me Miss You (Alee)  
        • Design Team: Buckspring Inc., Photography: Andrik Langfield, Tanner Wendell Stewart, Jonathan Taylor Sweet, Paul Tellefsen / Albums: The Journey YYC Vol. 1, The Journey BNA Vol. 2, The Journey YYC-BNA Deluxe Volume / Single: Bittersweet feat. Lindsay Ell; Tour Graphics: The Journey Tour (Paul Brandt)
        • Design Team: Bronwin Parks / Album: Sides, Single: Danger Danger, Artist Merchandise (KIRA)
        • Design Team: Scotty Kipfer, Photography: Brad Kelly / Taking My Time (Scotty Kipfer)
        Female Artists
        • Lindsay Ell
        • Jess Moskaluke
        • Meghan Patrick
        • Guylaine Tanguay
        • Tenille Townes
        Industry Person
        • Steve Coady - Vice President, Radio Promotions - Warner Music Canada  
        • Mike Denney – President - MDM Recordings Inc.
        • Brianne Deslippe - Vice President of Promotion/General Manager - Canada - Big Loud Records  
        • Ron Kitchener - President, CEO - RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
        • Shannon McNevan - Director of AnR - Universal Music Canada
        Interactive Artist/Group
        • Lindsay Ell
        • Aaron Goodvin
        • James Barker Band
        • Brett Kissel
        • Nice Horse
        Keyboard Player
        • Mike Little
        • Bart McKay
        • Brendan Waters
        Management Company
        • Big Loud Management
        • Cache Entertainment
        • Invictus Entertainment Group
        • MDM Artist Management Services
        • Starseed Entertainment
        Music Director (Medium/Small Market)
        • Shilo Bellis - CJXL-FM - Moncton, NB
        • Paul Ferguson - CHCQ-FM - Belleville, ON
        • Luca James - CKGY-FM - Red Deer, AB
        • Cory Noel - CKLJ/CKVG - Olds, AB/Vegreville, AB
        Music Publishing Company
        • BMG Rights Management Canada
        • ole
        • Royalty Records Publishing
        • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
        • Warner/Chappell Music Canada
        Record Company
        • MDM Recordings Inc.
        • Open Road Recordings
        • Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
        • Universal Music Canada
        • Warner Music Canada
        • Amazon Music
        • Apple Music
        • Spotify Canada Inc.
        Rising Star
        • Shawn Austin
        • Jade Eagleson
        • Eric Ethridge
        • JoJo Mason
        • Sons Of Daughters
        Roots Album
        • Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion - Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
        • Both Ways - Donovan Woods
        • Heart Of Glass - Jessica Mitchell
        • Juliet - Dan Davidson
        • What We're Made Of - The Washboard Union
        • Criminal - Lindsay Ell
        • Dive Bar - Gord Bamford
        • Good Together - James Barker Band
        • Somebody's Daughter - Tenille Townes
        • Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick
        Songwriters of the Year
        • Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel -  Cecilia (Brett Kissel)
        • Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long - Down (Gord Bamford)
        • James Barker, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood - Keep It Simple (James Barker Band)
        • Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins - Save Some Of That Whiskey (Jess Moskaluke)
        • Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes - Somebody’s Daughter (Tenille Townes)
        Talent Buyer or Promoter
        • Paul Biro - Sakamoto Agency
        • Jim Cressman - Invictus Entertainment Group
        • Adam Oppenheim - Stampede Entertainment Inc.
        • Lisa Zechmeister - Republic Live
        Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners
          Links: Canadian Country Music AssociationMore CCMA Stories

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