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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New Episode of Ensemble! ft Benjamin Dakota Rogers + Rachel Heart

Benjamin Dakota Rogers and Rachel Heart will be the latest incredible stars of the new episode of Ensemble! on Cable 14 TV.  Backing this wonderful duo will be Will Macaulay on guitar.  They'll be joined by host Mark McNeil.

Here are a few videos from them:

Links: Benjamin Dakota RogersMore Benjamin Dakota Rogers Stories, Videos above courtesy of Benjamin Dakota Rogers

Links: Rachel HeartMore Rachel Heart Stories, Videos above courtesy of Cultivate Music

The schedule for this episode (more will be added as we find out):
  • Tuesday, September 18: 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 22: 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 23: 6:00 pm

Previous (Country Music Day Videos)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Weekday Picks (September 17-20, 2018)

Tuesday, September 18
Wednesday, September 19

6:30pm: Southern Supper w Johnny Burgin @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45

7:30pm: Mastodon, Dinosaur Jr, Netherlands @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $44+

8pm: Windchillfactor @ Casbah (Hamilton) $8 incl copy of CD

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

8:30pm: Fergie @ Fallsview Casino Resort (Niagara Falls) $150+

Thursday, September 20

5-11pm: Ancaster Fall Fair @ Ancaster Fairgrounds

6pm: Season Launch Party ft The Wilkinsons (@8pm) @ FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton $10

7pm: Jesse Parent w Craig + Ryan of LoFi Mind @ Lana's Lounge (Waterloo)

7pm: Circle Singing w Jane Lewis + Joni NehRita @ TBA (KW area) $20

8-10pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ www.BluesandRootsRadio.com (Every Thu)

8pm: Nick Maclean Quartet @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10 adv $15 door

8pm: BTS @ FirstOntario Centre (Hamilton) $80+

8pm: Equinox Groove Party ft Dave Gould + Guests @ Corktown (Hamilton) $5

8pm: Gareth Inkster + Guests @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $6

8pm: Jory Nash CD Release @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

8pm: Short Hills w The Treetops + Guests @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $10 adv

8pm: Outfest 5th Anniversary (Theatre, Musicals, Movement) @ Registry Theatre (Kitchener)

8pm: Gipsy Kings @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $64.50+

8:30pm: Interactive Music Night w Judy and the Noteworthies @ King's Landing (Hamilton) (3rd Thu of Month)

Please Support Local Charities

From their website: Our objective is to accumulate capital, earn investment income and use this income to make charitable donations in Norfolk County.

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.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

News Roundup, Part 2 (Shakers, Arkells, Tim Hicks, Indie Charts)

More Musical Toons


Local Musicians on August 31, 2018 Charts

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    Spectator Stories

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

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    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Danny Michel's Space Van Season 5 Videos

    We here at the Hamilton Blues Lovers recently discovered that Waterloo singer/songwriter Danny Michel has a wonderful webcast series Dan's Space Van where he interviews amazing musicians in his vehicle.

    Season 6 recently started up so we're posting videos of the 5th season to catch you up. We'll be posting future episodes through our News Roundup series.

    Links: Bahamas, Video above courtesy of Danny Michel

    Links: Skye Wallace, Video above courtesy of Danny Michel

    Links: Joel Plaskett, More Joel Plaskett Stories, Video above courtesy of Danny Michel

    Links: Irish MythenMore Irish Mythen StoriesVideo above courtesy of Danny Michel

    Links: Kevin BreitMore Kevin Breit StoriesVideo above courtesy of Danny Michel

    Links: Danny MichelMore Danny Michael Stories

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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    CONGRATS! Waterloo's Shane Guse Wins Canadian Country Music Award + Complete Winners List

    Shane Guse with Stacey Lee Guse at the CCMA's 
    Waterloo's Shane Guse (Western Swing Authority) has added another trophy to his shelf. He won the Special Instrument Player of the Year award (for his mandolin work) on September 9, 2018 at the Gala Award dinner of the 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards in Hamilton!

    Links: Roger SchmidtWestern Swing AuthorityMore WSA StoriesVideo above courtesy of Furch/Stonebridge Guitars

    The awards were a major success for Hammertown (so much that they are hosting it again in 2020).

    The big winner was host Shania Twain, who took home 4 awards.

    Links: Shania TwainMore Shania Twain Stories, Video above courtesy of Shania Twain

    Click here for the Hamilton Spectator story on the event.

    Here's a complete list of winners:

    Main Awards (September 9)
    Gala Dinner (September 8)
    Industry Lunch (September 7)
    Links: Canadian Country Music AssociationMore CCMA Stories

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    New Episode of Ensemble! ft Matty Simpson + Adam Ostrosser

    New episodes of Ensemble! on Cable 14 TV keep on coming! Soon, you 'll able to see the fabulous Matty Simpson teaming up with the talented Adam Ostrosser. Both will be backed up by bassist extraordinaire Justine Fischer.  Host Mark McNeil will be interviewing them as well. It will be a blast!

    Here are a few videos from the guys:

    Links: Matty SimpsonMore Matty Simpson StoriesAdam Ostrosser, More Adam Ostrosser Stories, Videos above courtesy of oaklandoptic

    The schedule for this episode (more will be added as we find out)
    • Wednesday, September 12: 8:30 am
    • Thursday, September 13: 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 11:30 pm
    • NEW! Friday, September 14: 8:30am
    • NEW! Saturday, September 15: 3:30 am, 11:30 am, 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm
    • NEW! Sunday, September 16: 2:00 am, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm

    Previous (Corey Lueck and Dan Thomas Videos) - - - Next (Shane Guse Wins CCMA Award+ Complete Winners List)

    Sunday, September 9, 2018

    Please Support Local Charities

    Please Support Local Charities

    From their website: The Mission of the Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) is to help individuals and families in maintaining self sufficiency by providing assistance with basic needs.

    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.

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    New Ensemble! Episode ft Corey Lueck and Dan Thomas

    The next new episode of Ensemble!, the Cable 14 TV show will be out soon. This latest one showcases the incredible Corey Lueck of the Smoke Wagon Blues Band and the explosive Dan Thomas (ex-Hammertones, 5-Star Revue). Backing the duo are Paul Panchezak of Trickbag on drums and Corey's Smoke Wagon bandmate Jason Colavecchia on the bass. This'll be quite the Blues extravaganza. Mark McNeil will be hosting this one as well.

    This episode can also be streamed online on cable14now.com if you are a Rogers, Cogeco or Source subscriber.

    Here are a few videos from the guys:

    More Taj Mahal Covers/Stories

    More Stevie Wonder Covers/Stories

    Links: Smoke Wagon Blues BandMore Smoke Wagon Blues Band Stories, More Dan Thomas StoriesVideos above courtesy of James Goodrick

    The schedule for this episode (more will be added as we find out):
    • Monday, September 10: 1:00 pm
    • Wednesday, September 12: 3:00 pm
    • NEW! Friday, September 14: 5:30pm

    Previous (News Roundup: Shanika Maria, Andre Bisson, Abby J Hall, Stan Rogers, More) - - - Next (Matty Simpson and Adam Ostrosser Videos)

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Support Local Charities

    Support Local Charities

    From their site: Our vision is to sustain our reputation as being a premier no-kill humane society in Ontario. We strive to continually improve our protocols and practices in order to ensure exemplary care for our residents and to act ethically and in the best interests of both animals and potential adopters.

    They also have two great thrift shops.

    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.

    Previous (Labour Day Videos) - - - Next (Back to School Videos)

    Happy Labour Day! Videos by Ray Materick, Brad MacDonald, Steve Foster

    In honour of Labour Day, here are a few videos from the compilation, Steelworker's Waltz

    Links: Ray MaterickMore Ray Materick StoriesVideo above courtesy of Ray Materick - Topic

    Video above courtesy of Brad MacDonald -Topic

    Video above courtesy of Steve Foster - Topic

    Blast from the Past: Our Review of Steelworker's Waltz

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    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    New Ensemble Episode ft Alex Kadet and Sabine Ndalamba

    The wonderful Ensemble! Cable 14 TV show is back for a another season with new host Mark McNeil. The next one features the amazing Alex Kadet and the wonderful Sabine Ndalamba. They'll be accompanied by the accomplished Celeste Konopka on violin.

    NEW! This episode can now be streamed online on cable14now.com if you are a Rogers, Cogeco or Source subscriber.

    Here are a few videos to whet you appetite.

    Links: Alex Kadet, Videos above courtesy of Alex Kadet

    Links: Sabine Ndalamba, Videos above courtesy of Sabine Ndalamba

    Here is the schedule (more to come):
    • Tuesday, September 11: 2:30pm
    • NEW! Friday, September 14: 3pm

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