Enter to win tickets to Blues With a Feeling 2019

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Weekend Picks (May 24-26, 2019)

Friday, May 24

2Rivers Festival @ Guelph

7-8pm: Blues Source International w Ken Wallis @ www.BluesandRootsRadio.com (Every Fri)

7:30pm: The Good Brothers @ Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (Fort Erie) $?

8pm: Joshua Arden Miller @ Bobbie's Bar and Grill (Hamilton)

8pm: Camp Trillium Fundraiser w Corin Raymond @ Oddfellows Hall (Dundas)

8pm: The Box @ Seneca Queen Theatre (Niagara Falls) $31.25

8pm: Brownman Electryc Trio @ The Boathouse (Kitchener) $15 adv/$20 door

8pm: Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Presents: The Piano Men w Jim Witter @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $?

8pm: Kasador @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $10

8:30pm: Marcus Starr Band w Guests @ Corktown (Hamilton) $10 adv/$15 door

9pm: Tin Pan North @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9pm: Rick Springfield @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $30

9:30pm: Steve Sinnicks @ Cat N Fiddle (Hamilton)

9:30pm: Old Winos w Shane + Stacey Lee Guse (Western Swing Authority) @ Old Winery (Niagara on the Lake)

Saturday, May 25

2Rivers Festival @ Guelph

9:30am-1pm: 25th Anniversary: Freewheelin' Folk Show (Radio Show) Hosted by Jim Marino @ 93.3 CFMU or cfmu.ca (Hamilton)

11am-5pm: Eden Mills Arts Festival @ Eden Mills Community Hall

1-5pm: School Closing Celebrations w Live Music @ Delta High School (Hamilton)

2:30pm: James Anthony Band + Brant Parker @ Uptown Social House (Burlington)

2:30pm: Mike Branton Trio w Chris Wheeler @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

2:30pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band w Paul James @ Jo Blos (St. Catharines)

3pm: Trickbag w Blaine Bomberry + Stan Szymkow @ Frankie's (Brantford) $5 

3-8pm: Hohner Avenue Porch Party @ Kitchener

5:30-11:30pm: Burlington Rib and Lobsterfest w Live Music @ Central Arena $65 by Apr 30/$75 after

6pm: Soda Pony + Guests @ Casbah (Hamilton) $?

6pm: Singalong w Gathering Sparks @ Café Crêperie (Elora) PWYC ($15-20 suggested)

6:30pm: Haiti Fundraiser w Jacob Moon @ Restoration House (Hamilton) $20 adv/$25 door

7pm: Windchilfacter @ Zoetic (Hamilton) $12 or food donation

7pm: YMCA Band Battle @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $12

7:30pm: Erin Roots Presents: Piper Hayes @ Busholme Inn (Erin) $20

8pm: Celebrating the Life of Brian Griffith (Fundraiser) @ Corktown (Hamilton) $20 or donation of your choice

8pm: The Understudies: Waaaay Off Broadway (Musical Improv Comdey)@ Staircase (Hamilton) $10

8pm: Jazz Connection Big Band @ Pearl Company (Hamilton) $20

8pm: An Unforgettable Night: Celebrating the Music of Nat King Cole w Hamilton All-Star Jazz @ Hillfield Strathallan College (Hamilton) $25

8pm: Kamancello + Erso @ Silence (Guelph) $15

8pm: Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Presents: The Piano Men w Jim Witter @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $?

9-9:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show w Benjamin Dakota RogersRachel Heart, Will Macaulay Hosted by Mark McNeil @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

9pm: Jack de Keyzer @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

9pm: Rick Springfield @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $30

9:30pm: Dave Pomfret @ Cat N Fiddle (Hamilton)

9:30pm: Backroom 11 @ Stonewalls (Hamilton) $10

9:30pm: Niagara Rhythm Section w Raoul Bhaneja + Darren Gallen @ Old Winery (Niagara on the Lake)

Sunday, May 26

2pm: Blues for Soldiers Fundraiser ft Howitzer Blues Band w Joshua Arden Miller @ Brantford Gunner's Club $5

2pm: Brantford Open Stage @ Best Western/Brant Park Inn $4 (Every 2 Weeks)

3pm: Big Rude Jake Band @ Stonewalls (Hamilton)

4pm: Anagnoson and Kinton: The Orchestral Piano @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $49

7pm: Loud English + Guests @ Doors Pub (Hamilton) $10

7pm: Jane Sibbery @ Station 1 Coffee House (Grimsby) $25 adv/$30 door

7pm: The Wildhood + Guests @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $10

8pm: Light Rail Transit (debut) + Kasador @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10 door

8pm: Brownman Electryc Trio @ Mahtay Cafe (St. Catharines) $15 adv/$20 door

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CONGRATS! Local Artists Win Awards During 2019 Canadian Music Week!

The dust has settled on the 2019 Canadian Music Week festivities and a few local artists walked away with awards. CONGRATS!

Here's a full list of winners. Local winners are bolded.

Indie Music Awards Winners
  • Album: Alexandra Stréliski – INSCAPE
  • Group: The Dead South
  • Songwriter: Sarah MacDougall
  • Alternative Artist or Group: MONOWHALES
  • Indigenous Artist or Group: Jeremy Dutcher
  • Single: DVBBS – IDWK
  • Artist: Lindi Ortega
  • Electronic/Dance Artist or Group: Milk and Bone
  • Francophone Artist or Group: Jean-Michel Blais
  • Pop Artist or Group: Said The Whale
  • Rap/RnB Artist or Group: Shad
  • Singer-Songwriter Artist or Group: Sarah MacDougall


Live Music Industry Awards Winners
  • Road Warrior of the Year: Dave Gardiner (Arkells)
  • Small Festival: Hillside Festival (Guelph ON)
  • Medium Festival: Riverfest Elora (Elora, ON)
  • Major Festival: Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec, QC)
  • Family Program: Winnipeg Children’s Festival (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Green Operations Festival: Skookum (Vancouver, BC)
  • Not-For-Profit Festival: RBC Bluesfest Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
  • Best Teamwork in Soft Seat/Performing Arts Centre: National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON)
  • Best Teamwork in Major Club: Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)
  • Best Teamwork in an Arena: Budweiser Gardens (London, ON)
  • Best Teamwork in a Medium Club: Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON)
  • Best Teamwork in a Small Club: The Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON)
  • Concert / Club Talent Buyer of the Year: Craig Laskey (Collective Concerts)
  • Canadian Live Association Community Impact Award: PLUS1 Organization (Ottawa, ON)
  • SOCAN Licensed To Play Award: Jazz Bistro (Toronto, ON)
  • Agent: Julien Paquin (Paquin Entertainment Group, Management Team)
  • A/V Production Company: Solotech
  • Brand / Music Program: Junos
  • Production Manager: Simon Garner (Bryan Adams)
  • New Touring Artist: Loud Luxury
  • Manager: Bernie Breen/Jenn Pressey (Bernie Breen Management)
  • Festival Buyer: Evenko (Montreal, QC)
  • Legends of Live Award: Triumph
  • Music City: Quebec City, QC


Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Winners

Main Awards
  • Music Director (Major Market: Lisa Grossi – CHUM FM (Toronto)
  • Music Director (Secondary Market): Barry Stewart – Hot Country 103.5/Jewel 105 (Halifax)
  • Music Director (Small Market): Shilo Bellis – New Country 96.9 (Moncton)
  • On Air Talent (Major Market): Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 (Edmonton)
  • On Air Talent (Secondary Market): Jeff and Rachel – 97.5 Virgin (London)
  • Program Director (Major Market): Sarah Cummings – CHUM FM (Toronto)
  • Program Director (Secondary Market): Brad Gibb – FM96/Fresh (London)/Jim McCourtie – 89X/93.9 The River (Windsor )
  • Program Director (Small Market): Matt Cleveland – Capital FM 106.9 (Fredericton)
  • Promotion: Kiss Your Ashby Goodbye – CHUM FM (Toronto)
  • Station (Medium Market): 96.3 Cruz-FM (Saskatoon)
  • Station (Adult Contemporary): 98.1 CHFI (Toronto)
  • Station (Contemporary Hit Radio): The New Hot 899 (Ottawa)
  • Station (Classic Gold): Boom 97.3 (Toronto)
  • Station (Country): Country 105 (Calgary)
  • Station (Multi-Cultural): CHIN (Toronto)
  • Station (News/Talk/Sports); 680 News (Toronto)
  • Station (Rock): Indie 88 (Toronto)
  • Station (Small): K-Rock 105.7 (Kingston)
Industry Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Robbie Robertson

    Links: Robbie Robertson, More Stories/Covers of the Band, Video above courtesy of billbilladaadaa a

  • Talent Development Story: Loud Luxury
  • Booking Agency: The Feldman Agency  
  • Casino/Specialty Venue: Casino Rama Resort (Orillia)
  • Digital Music Streaming Service: Spotify
  • Independent Distributor: eOne
  • Independent Label: Arts and Crafts
  • Independant Music Store: Dine Alone Store/Wax on Wheels (Toronto)
  • Music Journalist: Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
  • Major Facility (Over 8000): Budweiser Stage (Toronto)
  • Major Facility (Under 8000): Brandt Centre (Regina)
  • Management Company: Bruce Allen Management
  • Major Label: Universal Music
  • Major Retailer: Sunrise Records
  • Music Publisher: Universal Music Publishing
  • Music School: Fanshawe College (London)/Metalworks Institute (Mississauga)
  • Performing Arts Centre (Over 1500): The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (Toronto)
  • Promoter: Live Nation
  • Publicist: Joanne Setterington, Indoor Recess
  • Recording Studio: Revolution Recording (Toronto)

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Weekday Picks (May 21-23, 2019)

Wednesday, May 22

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

8pm: The Rural Alberta Advantage @ Casbah (Hamilton) $25

8pm: Dan Edmonds + Guests @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $10

8pm: inCanto: A Journey of Italian Music Through Time @ River Run Centre (Co-operator's Hall) (Guelph) $59

8pm: Jean n Classics: Music of the Brill Building @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $35

8pm: Hit after Hit Tour with George Canyon + Guests @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $49.50

8:30pm: Enrique Iglesias @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $150+

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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Liberace's 100th Birthday

Today (May 16, 2019) would have been Liberace's 100th birthday. He was a legendary performer known for his showmanship and over-the-top visuals.

Links: Liberace, Videos above courtesy of Biggest Liberace FanMore 100th Birthdays

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Enter to Win Tix to Blues With a Feeling 2019!

Blues With a Feeling 2019 will be one of this year's biggest musical spectacles! Steeltown's Leander Boat Club will be rockin' on Saturday June 1st! The fabulous lineup includes two Hamilton Juno winners: Steve Strongman and Jack de Keyzer. Danny Marks will be bringing his incredible music to the festivities as well. Music starts at 8pm.

Tickets are only $30. Monies raised goes to a musical scholarship in the name of the late, legendary Hammertown Bluesman King Biscuit Boy.

Like last year, we have a pair of tickets to this explosive experience to give away. Here are the different ways to enter the draw
Deadline for entry is May 27 at midnight. The winner will be notified and given a day to respond. If not, another winner will be picked.


Links: Jack de KeyzerMore Jack de Keyzer Stories,  Video above courtesy of Jack de Keyzer

Links: Steve StrongmanMore Steve Strongman StoriesVideo above courtesy of Blair Burns

Links: Danny MarksMore Danny Marks StoriesVideo above courtesy of steviej2j

Links: King Biscuit BoyMore KBB StoriesVideo above courtesy of Richard Newell - Topic

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Monday, May 13, 2019

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

News Roundup Part 2: Awards (St. Catharines Arts Awards, East Coast Music Awards, More)

Local nominee: Songwriter(s) of the Year - Jill Barber and Ryan Guldemond: Girl's Gotta Do

Links: Jill BarberMore Jill Barber MusicVideo above courtesy of Jill Barber - Topic

East Coast Music Awards Winners
Highlights below. Click above for complete list of winners (incl. industry awards).
Local artists are bolded.
  • Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame: Stan Rogers (from Hamilton)

    Links: Stan RogersMore Stan Rogers StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jan Hammer

  • Blues Recording of the Year: Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues (ft Hamilton's Jack de Keyzer)

    Links: Myles GoodwynMore April Wine StoriesJack de KeyzerMore Jack de Keyzer Stories, Video above courtesy of Wild K. Music

  • Album: Classified - Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change
  • Contemporary Roots Recording: Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
  • Country Recording: Mallory Johnson - Mallory Johnson
  • Fans’ Choice Entertainer: The Barra MacNeils
  • Fans’ Choice Video of the Year: Makayla Lynn - "Joyride"
  • Folk Recording: Gunning and Cormier - Two
  • Group Recording: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire - Viens avec moi
  • Indigenous Artist: Jeremy Dutcher
  • Jazz Recording: Ouroboros - Kitchuses
  • Loud Recording: Kilmore - Call Of The Void
  • Pop Recording: Paper Lions - At Long Creek II
  • RnB/Soul Recording: Reeny Smith - WWIII: Strength. Courage. Love.
  • Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year: Classified - Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change
  • Rising Star Recording: Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
  • Rock Recording: Postdata - Let’s Be Wilderness
  • Roots/Traditional Recording: Vishtèn - Horizons
  • Solo Recording: Classified - Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change
  • Song: The East Pointers - "Two Weeks"

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Please Support Local Charities

Please Support Local Charities

From the website: Carpenter Hospice, located in the heart of Burlington, Ontario, provides individuals who are dying, and their families, with high quality palliative care in a home-like setting.

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.

Happy National Cartoonists Day!

Reality Check

Off the Mark

Chuckle Bros
Local Cartoonists:
Please email us at blueshamilton@gmail.com if you know of any other cartoonists that should be on our list.

Links: More of our CartoonsMore Cartoonist Day Posts

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