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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hamilton Legends the Shakers to Reunite at This Ain't Hollywood (Fri Jul 20)


The Shakers are a major part of Hamilton music history. They're getting together to celebrate current Teenage Head and Killjoys drummer Gene Champagne's 50th birthday at This Ain't Hollywood on Friday, July 20, 218. This sure-to-be-explosive show starts at 9 pm and is only $25!

Dave and Rick were on CHCH a while back to promote the show. here's the video:


Links: More CHCH VideosVideo above courtesy of CHCH

Here are a few classic video from this legendary group.







Links:  ShakersMore Shakers Stories, Videos above courtesy of Luis PPA!

Blast from the Past: the Complete Shakers CD Review

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Monday, July 16, 2018

GOOD LUCK! Local Canadian Country Music Award Nominees!


The 2018 Canadian Country Music Award nominations were unveiled recently and a number of local luminaries have been given the nod. Here's hoping a few of them will be taking home the hardware on September 9, 2018. The icing on the cake is that this year, the incredible event will be hosted by Hamilton!

Hammertown's own Chris Altmann is up for Steel Guitar Player of the Year. Peter Walker, the music director's for Hamilton's CHKX-FM was nominated for Music Director of the Year (Large Market).



Links: New Rebel WesternersChris AltmannMore Chris Altmann StoriesVideo above courtesy of Vesna Trkulja-Stevens

In the neighbouring city of Burlington, hometown boy Tebey is in the running for Record Producer of the Year for the work on his own album, Love a Girl.



Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey

Down the road apiece, there's St. Catharines country superstar Tim Hicks, who's up for the Fans' Choice Award. Gavin Michael Booth, the director of his video Slide Over is nominated for Video Director of the Year. The group behind his Loud single is in the running for Creative Team of the Year.



Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesVideo above courtesy of TimHicksVEVO

Other area nominees include Cambridge drummer Rich DaSilva (Drummer of the Year), two members of Waterloo's Western Swing AuthorityShane Guse (Special Instrument Player of the Year) Paul Chapman (Guitar Player of the Year) plus Barrytone Studios from St. Clements, ON (Recording Studio of the Year)



Links: Mac Shepherd, Rich DaSilva, More Rich DaSilva Stories, Video above courtesy of Rich DaSilva

Here's the complete list of nominees.

Steel Guitar Player
Music Director (Large Market)
Fans' Choice Award
Creative Team
Video Director
Drummer
Special Instrument Player
Guitar Player
Recording Studio
Album
Interactive Artist 
Songwriter(s) 
Bass Player
Fiddle Player
    Keyboard Player
    Music Director (Medium/Small Market)
    Booking Agency
    Country Club
    Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition
    Country Music Program or Special
    Management Company
      Links: Canadian Country Music AssociationMore CCMA Stories

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      Sunday, July 15, 2018

      Weekday Picks (July 16-19, 2018)

      Tuesday, July 17


      Wednesday, July 18



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


      9pm: The Ramble ft The Beat Heathens w Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

      11-11:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show w Greg Moverley + Will Gillespie, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)


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      From their website: The AIDS Network is a registered charitable organization, and offers services to the 1.5 million people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant.  Since 1986, The AIDS Network has been the primary voice for HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support.

      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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      Saturday, July 14, 2018

      News Roundup (Vaudevillian, Frankie and Jimmy, Jack de Keyzer, Mark McNeil, More)


      Local
      Passings

      Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

      Trebleclef checked out Adam Ostrosser's weekly Carrigan Arms (Burlington) gig. That week, his guest was the always amazing Matty Simpson.


      Click here for more photos from the event

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      Our little monkey also went to fist Music at Fieldcote show of the year. It kick off with the fabulous Mark McNeil backed by Trickbag, Lester Smith and Cottonwood Brass. It was incredible!




      Links: Mark McNeilMore Mark McNeil StoriesTrickbagMore Trickbag Stories, Les SmithMore Les Smith StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

      Click here for more photos from the event

      Thursday, July 12, 2018

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      Wednesday, July 11, 2018

      Wonderful Lunch Concerts at Gore Park This Summer (Includes Videos)


      Need a lunch time pick me up? Well, Gore Park in Hamilton is hosting lunch time concerts from 12-2pm from Tuesday to Friday this summer. Check out the schedule above!

      Here are a few videos from upcoming performers:



      Links: Big John and the Night Trippers, Video above courtesy of Big John and the Night Trippers



      Links: Joe's Garage Band, Video above courtesy of Andy H



      Links: Quails in the NestMore Quails in the Nest StoriesVideo above courtesy of Quails in the Nest - Topic



      Links: William Mukuna, Video above courtesy of MohawkTV247

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      Monday, July 9, 2018

      Love Hate City by Hamilton's Nathan Fleet is Unpredictable and Eclectic


      You name it and Hamilton's Nathan Fleet has most likely thrown it into his latest album, Love Hate City. He forges amazing sounds with bits of punk, classic rock, soul, funk, blues and everything in between. It's an unpredicatble surprise in each and every song. Driven by incredible guitar work, wonderful vocals and more, its eclectic nature will make it worth your while.

      Love Hate City is an album about his hometown, the Hammer. You can feel the soul of the former steel city oozing out of each track.

      You can get copies of this explosive CD at his great live shows or through his online shop. It's also available via iTunes and cdbaby.







      Links: Nathan Fleet, More Nathan Fleet Stories, Videos above courtesy of Nathan Fleet, More Releases

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      Sunday, July 8, 2018

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      From their website: Neighbour to Neighbour works to improve the quality of life in our community by offering access to tutoring programs for children, community kitchen programs, utility subsidy programs, family counselling, emergency food access and a host of other interventions. Neighbour to Neighbour is empowering people with the tools and ideas that will help change their lives.

      They also have an amazing used book store.

      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, July 5, 2018

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      Wednesday, July 4, 2018

      Videos: Legendary Hamilton Bands @ It's Your Festival 2018 (Shakers, Crowbar, Teenage Head, Junkhouse)


      The 2018 It's Your Festival boasted a number of legendary Hamilton bands for the Canada Day weekend.  Luckily a few people took some footage and we'd like to showcase it here.

      We couldn't find anything from Crowbar so if anyone knows of any videos, please email us at blueshamilton@gmail.com and we'll add it to this page.



      Links: ShakersMore Shakers Stories, More footage from this showVideo above courtesy of TetsuOmega



      Links: CrowbarMore Crowbar StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers



      Links: Teenage HeadMore Teenage Head StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous



      Links: JunkhouseMore Junkhouse StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

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      Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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      Every Wednesday night, the Hamilton Blues Lovers send out an e-mail blast with the latest happenings in the local Blues/Folk/Jazz/Roots/Country scene. Find out about new CD releases, upcoming shows, our exclusive videos and much more.

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      Monday, July 2, 2018

      Please Support Local Charities

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      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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