Canadian digital audio service, Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) included quite a number of area acts in their Best Blues Album list for 2015.
Links: Andre Bisson, More Andre Bisson stories, Video above courtesy of Sheila Donovan
Links: Steve Strongman, More Steve Strongman stories, Video above courtesy of Stingray Music
That's not all from Hammertown though: a number of recordings featuring work by Steve Strongman (w Roly Platt), Harrison Kennedy (w Eric Bibb), Tom Wilson (writing w Matt Anderson) and Jack de Keyzer (w Harmonica Shah) made the cut as well. Mark Crissinger's Blues Expression, which was recorded in Hamilton, won the 88th spot.
Niagara's Suzie Vinnick co-wrote with Matt Anderson for his Weightless album (#115) and Oakville boy Jordan John teamed up with Roly Platt for the Inside Out CD
Here is the top ten list with the local performers shown below.
- Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar: Send The Nightingale
- Michael Jerome Browne: Sliding Delta
- Rick Fines: Driving Home
- Blackburn: Brothers In This World
- Roly Platt: Inside Out (ft Hamilton's Steve Strongman and Oakville's Jordan John)
- Bernard Allison: In The Mix
- Brad Hatfield: For A Change
- Lee Palmer: Like Elway
- Steve Earle: Terraplane
- Rob Paparozzi and The Ed Palermo Big Band: Electric Butter
115. Matt Andersen: Weightless (Songs co-written by Hamilton's Tom Wilson and Niagara's Suzie Vinnick)129. Harmonica Shah: If You Live To Get Old, You Will Understand (ft Hamilton's Jack de Keyzer)
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