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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekday Picks (December 10-13, 2018)

Wednesday, December 12

Thursday, December 13

Violin Day

3:30-4pm: Ensemble! TV Show w Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Rachel Heart, Will Macaulay Hosted by Mark McNeil @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)



6:30pm: Winter Dreams: A Christmas Concert @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Cairns Recital Hall) (St. Catharines) $15



7pm: Ellevator + Basement Revolver @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $15

7:30pm: Melissa Etheridge: Holiday Show @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $69+

7:30pm; Lunch At Allen’s (Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, Ian Thomas) @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $45.04

7:30pm: Gary Diggins Presents: Winter Labyrinth Walk - Contemplative soundscapes @ Silence (Guelph) $20



8pm: Jennifer Castle @ Starlight (Waterloo) $12 adv/$15 door

9pm: The Ramble ft the Beat Heathens w Jimmy Bowskill @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15


Please Support Local Charities


The Oakville and Milton SPCA provides services and support to local animals and residents by engaging the diverse communities they serve. HBL is placing this in honour of Paul C Young.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.


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Friday, December 7, 2018

News Roundup (Rat Parade, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Danny Michel, more)

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          Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

          Trebleclef returned to the Corktown to rock out to Trickbag and their special guest Dave Rave. He boogied all afternoon long!


          Click here for more pics from the event

          Thursday, December 6, 2018

          Tuesday, December 4, 2018

          Check out the Sold on Hamilton Radio Archive


          Our friend and sponsor Judy Marsales, co-hosts an incredible radio show called Sold on Hamilton on 900 CHML AM (1st Saturday of the month 11am-12pm). On the program she interviews interesting people from Hamilton and informs listeners on many goings on in the city. Many talented Hammertown musicians have appeared on the show.

          These episodes are available to listen to and download online. Below is our guide to all the shows, with direct links and a few previews you can listen to directly in this page.
          We will be posting any new ones as part of our News Roundup series.

          Preview (News Roundup: Marlon Chaplin, Rose Cousins, Cartoons, more) - - - Next (News Roundup: Rat Parade, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Danny Michel, more)

          Monday, December 3, 2018

          Please Support Local Charities




          Please Support Local Charities


          The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.

          Thursday, November 29, 2018

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          Hamilton Blues Lovers Turns 10 Today!


          This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Hamilton Blues Lovers! On November 29, 2008, Lou, our blogger advertised a new organization dedicated to the local music scene. The rest is local music history.

          It has been a spectacular 10 years. Here are some highlights:
          A word from Lou:
          I want to thank my beautiful wife Linda for all her help and support for all these years. I LOVE YOU! I'd also like to thank our sponsors, the incredibly talented local musicians and all the new friends I've made as a result of the HBL. HERE'S TO ANOTHER 10!


          Links: Led Zeppelin, More Led Zeppelin Stories, Video above courtesy of  zoso8t0

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          Wednesday, November 28, 2018

          Kitchener's Brian Vollmer (Helix) Forges a Dazzling, Classic Solo Album


          Kitchener's Brian Vollmer has stepped out from the shadow of his legendary metal band Helix to forge a dazzling new solo disc, Get Yer Hands Dirty. He goes for a more classic rock vibe with lots o' boogie thrown in for good measure. The album's hard driving and guitar driven but there's a lot of soul and funkiness in its veins.

          This remarkable collection features kick ass covers of The Sensational Alex Harvey BandRose TattooTerry ReidLong John Baldry, Slade, Fleetwood Mac and more. To top it off, there's two thrilling originals: When the Bitter’s Got the Better of You and Get Yer Hands Dirty

          Vollmer's aided and abetted by a team of sensational musicians, including:
          You can pick up a copy at the Helix online shopcdbaby and iTunes then crank it up!







          Blast from the Past: Helix Nominated for Music Express Award

          Links: Helix, More Helix Stories, Videos above courtesy of helixrockband

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          Monday, November 26, 2018

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          From their website: The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in March 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Campaign aims to raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers.

          The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.

          Friday, November 23, 2018

          News Roundup (Don Hayter Passes, Rachel + Timothy Senko, Maggies, Cambridge Times Readers Choice, More)




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            Music-related winners below. Click title for complete list.

            Talkin' Blues Podcasts
            Passings

                  Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

                  Trebleclef experienced the marvellous Kim Deschamps for the first time when the musician returned to his hometown to play a show at Clifford Brewing in Hamilton. It was a great show!



                  Thursday, November 22, 2018

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                  Wednesday, November 21, 2018

                  Sonny Del Rio's 18th Annual Christmas Extravaganza Will Rock Your Stockings!


                  Sonny Del Rio's annual X-Mas bash is always the highlight of the holiday season and this year's edition will be packed with fabulous music. It's also a celebration of Sonny's 75th birthday and a release party for his new live DVD/CD. Even Santa himself is planning a visit to check out the festivities.

                  For only $20, you 'll get the see all of the incredible bands showcased below at the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton. Sunday, November 25, 2018, 1-5pm. IT'LL BE A MAGICAL NIGHT!



                  Links: Sonny Del RioMore Sonny Del Rio StoriesMore 5-Star Revue StoriesMore Louis Jordan Covers/StoriesVideo above courtesy of James Goodrick



                  Links: TrickbagMore Trickbag Stories, Video above courtesy of Trickbag Canada



                  Links: Smoke Wagon Blues BandMore Smoke Wagon Blues Band Stories, Video above courtesy of Corey Lueck



                  Links: Big Johnny BlueMore Big Johnny Blue Stories, Video above courtesy of Vesna Trkulja-Stevens




                  Links: Jude JohnsonMore Jude Johnson StoriesCarl HortonMore Carl Horton Stories, Video above courtesy of Jude Johnson



                  Links: The Rockets, More Rockets Stories, Video above courtesy of Vesna Trkulja-Stevens

                  Blast from the Past: Sax Day videos ft Sonny Del Rio

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                  Monday, November 19, 2018

                  The Treeline on Cultivate Music


                  Alberta band Treeline recently recorded a few videos posted on the Norfolk CountyYouTube series Cultivate Music.









                  Links: TreelineMore Cultivate Music Videos, Videos above courtesy of Cultivate Music

                  Previous (News Roundup: Mayer/Purcell, Monowhales, Spirit of the West, Top Culture Days) - - - Next (Videos: Sonny Del Rio, Trickbag, Smoke Wagon, Big Johnny Blue, Rockets, Jude Johnson)

                  Sunday, November 18, 2018

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                  Support Local Charities


                  From their website: The Canadian Heroes Foundation is a Registered Not for Profit organization and is about creating awareness and support for our front line responders, our fallen heroes and families. It is also a tribute to those who have served in the past, present and future.

                  The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.


                  Thursday, November 15, 2018

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                  Happy Drumming Day ft Jack Pedler

                  This year, we'd like to showcase the legendary Hamilton drummer Jack Pedler. He is going through some health issues and could use your help.


                  Please click here to help support Jack Pedler's Recovery/Medical Fund





                  Links: Jack PedlerMore Jack Pedler Stories, Video above courtesy of 







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                  Wednesday, November 14, 2018

                  Hamilton's Arkells on CBC's q


                  Hamilton rockers the Arkells recently performed on CBC's q. Here are a few videos from their appearance.







                  Blast from the Past: Arkells win SOCAN award

                  Links: ArkellsMore Arkells Storiesq on CBC, More q StoriesVideos above courtesy of q on CBC, Video above courtesy of Arkells Music

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                  Tuesday, November 13, 2018

                  Derrick Drover on Cultivate Music


                  Canadian singer/songwriter Derrick Drover has had a few videos posted on the Simcoe YouTube series Cultivate Music.









                  Links: Derrick DroverMore Cultivate Music Videos, Videos above courtesy of Cultivate Music

                  Previous (Remembrance Day Videos) - - - Next (Arkells on CBC's Q)

                  Saturday, November 10, 2018

                  News Roundup, Part 2 (Waterloo Record Reader Awards, Craig Cardif, Saffron A, More)



                  Music-related winners below. Click title for full list.

                  Live Dining/Entertainment Facility
                  Spectator Stories
                  Passings

                        Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

                        Trebleclef adventures are in Part 1 of this week's News Roundup

                        Click here for Part 1: HBL 10th Anniversary Bash Edition