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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Hamilton Blues Lovers

Our esteemed blogger, Lou as The Mighty Hercules! Oympiaaaa!

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Links: Lindi Ortega, More Lindi Ortega StoriesVideo above courtesy of Last Gang Records

Links: Buffy Sainte-Marie, More Buffy Sainte-Marie Stories,  Video above courtesy of Anachronism80

Links: John Vosel, Video above courtesy of John Vosel

Links: Burt Convy, Video above courtesy of Iggie Phill

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Our Halloween Weekend Picks (October 31-November 2, 2014)

Friday, October 31, 2014 (Halloween) (6-7:30pm)

6pm: Johana Pavia@Blue Moon (Tree Room)(Petersburg)

7pm: Halloween Party w Rick and the 3D's@Waterdown Legion $5 (Goes to prizes)

7:30pm: Howloween w Sebastian Paige and the Virginia Wolves/Blood Moon/DJ Jonathan Cran@Ancaster Fairgrounds $20

7:30pm: Monster Mash-Up w Hooded Fang/Bandicoots (Single Release)/High Kites/Genies@Casbah (Hamilton) $8

7:30pm: Nathan Rogers@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $35

Friday, October 31, 2014 (Halloween) (8-9pm)

8pm: Mark LaForme Trio@Brantford Casino

8pm: Halloween Party w Laura ColeThe VaudevillianJohnny Debt@Porcelain Records (Hamilton) $15

8pm: Erin and Nara's Nightmare in Steven Street w Robin Benedict/Brennagh Burns/Stevie P + Open Mic@Pearl Company (Hamilton) $25

9pm: Halloween Party w 8 Second Mile@Boston Manor (Burington) $10

9pm Halloween Party w Crackers@Brown Barrel (Hamilton)

Friday, October 31, 2014 (Halloween) (9:30pm-Close)

9:30pm: Halloween Party w Toadhouse/Must Stash Hat/Reeding Rainbow@Homegrown Hamilton $7/$10 without costume

9:30pm: Halloween w Old Winos/Andy Griffiths/Frank Koren@Old Winery (Niagara on the Lake)

9:30pm: Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation@Odd Fellows Hall (Dundas) $10 adv/$12 door

9:30pm: Halloween Party John McKinley and Friends@Edelweiss Tavern (Kitchener) $15
10pm: Halloween Bash w Social Animals/Mike Williams Band@Dunas Verdes (Hamilton) $10/$5 if in costume

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (2-7:30pm)

2pm: James Anthony Band/John Mays and Al Lerman (Fathead)@Black Swan (Burlington)

2:30pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band/Harpdog Brown w Jordan Edmunds@Golden Pheasant (St. Catharines)

3pm: Liquid Lounge All-Stars/Raoul Bhaneja/Darren Gallen@Liquid Lounge (Brantford)

7pm: Celtic Pub Night w Steel City Rovers@Dundas Legion $20

River Arts Festival@Dunnville
7-10pm@Flyers Cafe: Opening Reception w Rick Henderson

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (8pm)

8pm: Broadsway with Heather Bambrick@Old Firehall Arts Center (Ancaster) $26

8pm: Steve Denommee CD Release Party/Bare Blue Sea@Purple Heather (Burlington) FREE

8pm: Blacken'd Red/Crawlin' Kingsnakes@Molson Canadian Studio $22.25+

8pm: Stuart Laughton's Radio Dial@Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $15

8pm: Suzie Vinnick@Lancaster Smokehouse (Kitchener) FREE 

8pm: Movie Screening: Love Lost and Found: The Story of Mel Brown@Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $10

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (2-6:30pm)

9pm: Supersuckers/Public Animal/catl@This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $20

9pm: Marla's/Plain Steel/Ardent/Violet Collective@Homegrown Hamilton $6

9pm Al Lerman (Fathead)@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

Daylight Savings Ends tomorrow set clocks 1 hr back tonight

Saturday, November 1, 2014  Hammer BluesFest@Knights of Columbus Hall (Hamilton) $20 Early Bird/$30
2pm Hammer Blues Band
3:30pm The Vaudevillian
4:30pm Alfie Smith
6pm The Smoke Wagon Blues Band
7:30pm Brant Parker
9pm Jack de Keyzer
10:30pm Harpdog Brown

Sunday, November 2, 2014 (10am-6:30pm)

10am-3pm: Kitchener Music, Records and Pop Culture Expo@Bingemans Conference Centre $4

2pm: Azalea@Munchies Coffee House (Hamilton) (PWYC)
2pm: Slocan Ramblers/Rhyme 'N' Reason@Dundas Legion $15

2pm: David Lum@Brantford Station Gallery $5-10 Suggested

2-4pm: River Arts Festival@Dunnville (NO MUSIC)

Sunday, November 2, 2014 (7pm-Close)

7pm: Tom Wilson and Jacob Moon@Stanley Ave Baptist Church (125th Birthday Celebration) (Hamilton) $20

7pm: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)@River Run Centre (Guelph) $49

8pm: All Saints Day Bash w Saints Are Coming@Casbah (Hamilton) $?

8pm: Kinda Kinky (Tribute Band)@This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $?

8pm: Garnet Rogers@
Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20


NEW! November 1-15: River Arts Festival@Dunnville 

Monday, November 3, 7:30pm: Mounties/Gay Nineties/Human Orchestra@Dundas Valley Montessori School $20

Tuesday, November 4, 9pm: Mo Kenny/Kim Churchill@Starlight (Waterloo) $15 

NEW! Wednesday, November 5, 8pm: Cover Me Burlington Contest (Movember Fundraiser)@Dickens (Burlington)

NEW!! Thursday, November 6, 2014: DEADLINE TO WIN TICKETS FOR HARRY MANX IN HAMILTON. Click here for information.

Friday, November 7, 7pm: MuseFest (Fundraiser)@Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $20 

NEW! Friday, November 7, 8pm: Joel Johnson Band (IBC Fundraiser)@Edelweiss Tavern (Kitchener) $15 adv/$20 door

November 7-8, 9pm: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $75+

Saturday, November 8, 7pm: Jacob Moon (EUROAID Fundraiser)@People's Church (Hamilton) $20 adv/$25 door

Saturday, November 8, 7pm: Low Country Hill (CD Release)@Casbah (Hamilton) $10

Saturday, November 8, 7:30pm: Evening Targeting Cancer w Pat Hewitt@Glen Abbey Golf Club (Oakville) $50

Saturday, November 8, 8pm: Tara Davidson Quartet@Old Firehall Arts Center (Ancaster) $26

Saturday, November 8, 8pm: John Wort Hannam@Carnegie Gallery (Dundas) $?

Saturday, November 8, 8pm: Jeff Bird and Sue Smith@Magnolia Cafe (Guelph) $20

Sunday, November 9, 10:30am-4pm: St. Catharines Record Show@Holiday Inn $4

Sunday, November 9, 11am-8pm: Oakville Guitar Show@Southside Cottage Grill $5

Sunday, November 9, 1-4pm: Spontaneous Singing and Sounding w Gary Diggins (One-day workshop)@238 Kathleen St.  (Guelph) $45

NEW! November 1-15: River Arts Festival@Dunnville 

Monday, November 10, 7:30pm: Sarah McLachlan@Hamilton Place $60+

Tuesday, November 11: Remembrance Day

Tuesday, November 11, 7pm: Pat Metheny Unity Group@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $69+  

Wednesday, November 12, 8pm: High Valley@Molson Canadian Studio $40.25 

NEW! Wednesday, November 12, 8pm: Cover Me Burlington Contest (Movember Fundraiser)@Dickens (Burlington) 

Wednesday, November 12, 8pm: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings@Market Centre Theatre (Woodstock) $? 

November 12-15: Kenny Rogers (Christmas and Hits)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $35+

Thursday, November 13, 8pm: Harry Manx@Molson Canadian Studio (Hamilton) $46.75

Friday, November 14: Artcrawl@James Street North (Hamilton)

Friday, November 14, 7pm: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings in the Round and by Request@Hamilton Public Library (Central Branch) $45

Friday, November 14, 8pm: Eric Church/Dwight Yoakam/Brandy Clark@First Ontario Centre (Hamilton) $45.25+

Friday, November 14, 8pm: Ennis@River Run Centre (Co-operators Hall) (Guelph) $27

Friday, November 14, 8pm: Michael Pickett/Mike Branton/Mighty Duck Blues Band@Roselawn Centre (Port Colbourne) $25 adult/$20 senior+student

Saturday, November 15, 8pm: John Fogerty Performs CCR songs from 1969@First Ontario Centre (Hamilton) $29.25+

Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Chico Antonio@Molson Canadian Studio (Hamilton) $41 

Saturday, November 15: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Chili Cook-Off w Live Music@Waterdown Legion

Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Ennis@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $33+

Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Royal Wood ft Peter Katz@Milton Centre for the Arts $25 

Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Tribute to Eva Cassidy featuring Candace Walkes@Old Firehall Arts Center (Ancaster) $26

NEW! Saturday, November 15, 8:30pm: Tara Davidson and Friends CD Release@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $?

NEW! Monday, November 17, 8pm: Don Francks and Friends@Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $30

NEW! Monday, November 17, 8pm: The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $22.75

NEW! Tuesday, November 18, 8pm: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $67+

NEW! Tuesday, November 18, 8pm: Royal Wood@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $22.75

NEW! Wednesday, November 19, 8pm: Jenn Grant@Molson Canadian Studio (Hamilton) $22.75+

NEW! Wednesday, November 19, 8pm: Cover Me Burlington Contest (Movember Fundraiser)@Dickens (Burlington) 

NEW! Wednesday, November 19, 8pm: Royal Wood@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $47+

NEW! Wednesday, November 19, 8pm: Kira Isabella/Autumn Hill@Sean O'Sullivan Theatre (St. Catharines) $44

NEW! November 19-20, 8pm: JUKE BOX Jeans 'n Classics Rock Symphony@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $32.75

NEW! Thursday, November 20, 8pm: Danny Michel/Jeremy Fisher@Sean O'Sullivan Theatre (St. Catharines) $44+

NEW! Thursday, November 20, 8pm: Dave Gunning@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

NEW! Friday, November 21, 2-5pm: A Country Christmas w the Walters Family@Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $35

NEW! Friday, November 21, 7pm: Hawksley Workman@Melrose United Church (Hamilton) ($150 for all 4 Live on Locke)

NEW! Saturday, November 22, 12:30-4pm: License to Sing: Voice Movement Workshop with Chris MacLean@238 Kathleen St. (Guelph) $45

NEW! Saturday, November 22, 8pm: Enrico Galante and Friends@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $55

NEW! Saturday, November 22, 8pm: Brian Setzer Orchestra (Christmas Rocks)@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $47.75

NEW! Saturday, November 22, 9pm: Strumbellas/Sam Cash/Simon Fallon/DJ Scott Bell@Casbah (Hamilton) $15

NEW! Sunday, November 23, 10:30am-4pm: Burlington Record Show@Burlington Senior's Centre $3

NEW! Sunday, November 23, 12:30-4pm: License to Sing II with Chris MacLean@238 Kathleen St. (Guelph) $45

NEW! Sunday, November 23, 7:30pm: Sonny Del-Rio Birthday Bash@Casbah (Hamilton) $?

NEW! Sunday, November 23, 8pm: Ron Manfield in Concert with the Bob Cary Orchestra (Fundraiser)@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $45

NEW!! Wednesday, November 26, 7:30pm: Christmas in Nashville@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $?

NEW! Wednesday, November 26, 8pm: Cover Me Burlington Contest (Movember Fundraiser)@Dickens (Burlington) FINALE!

NEW!! November 27-29: Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

News Roundup (Chris Altmann, Kim Deschamps, Rod Standish, Jack Bruce)




Blasts From the Past 
Thursday, October 30
Saturday, November 1
Monday, November 3
Tuesday, November 4
Wednesday, November 5
Thursday, November 6

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Win Tickets to See Harry Manx in Hamilton!

Thanks to our friends at Core Entertainment, we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to see the incomparable Harry Manx on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9pm.  This amazing show takes place at Molson Canadian Studio in Hamilton.

To enter, email blueshamilton@gmail.com with the name Manx in the subject line and your name in the message area. Only one entry per person through email. Deadline is November 6, 2014 at midnight. We will email the winner and they have three days to reply or we will choose someone else. You can also enter by sharing our Facebook post here or retweeting this post - THAT'S THREE CHANCES TO WIN.

If you haven't seen Harry Manx, you're in for treat. His magical, unique mix of Indian folk and Blues sounds will have you spellbound.

Click here to buy tickets if you want to be guaranteed a spot at this amazing show

Videos above courtesy of Dog My Cat Records

Blast from the Past: Video of Harry Manx and Other@2012 Kitchener Blues Festival

Links: Harry ManxMore Harry Manx Stories

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Guelph's Jane Lewis Releases a Perfect Pop-Folk CD: Stay With Me


Guelph singer/songwriter Jane Lewis has a perfect gem on her hands with her latest album, Stay With Me.  This mainly piano-driven disc is filled with stunning musical moments.  Her gorgeous voice and elegant lyrics supply many of those.

Though primarily a folk-pop recording, Jane and her friends pepper the album with primal funky rhythms, soul and blues.  For proof, check out the stunning jazzy cover of the Beatles' Come Together and the reggae feel of Evening Come!

Her backup group includes Gathering Sparks bandmates Sam Turton (guitar) and Eve Goldberg (harmony vocals) along with Jesse Turton (bass) and Adam Bowman (drums). Special guests include Jason Fowler, Doug Wilde, Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon, Linda McLean, and the Levy Sisters.

You can pick up a physical CD from Jane's live shows or her website.  It can also be downloaded through cdbaby and iTunes.

Video above courtesy of Jane Lewis

Video above courtesy of MaySound1

Blast from the Past: Gathering Sparks Debut EP 

Links: Jane Lewis, More Jane Lewis Stories, More Releases

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