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Friday, March 22, 2019

News Roundup (Jill Barber, Global Music Awards, Spec Covers Junos, more)


Highlights below. For complete list, click title above

Gold Medal Winners

Passings

Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

Trebleclef will be back soon!


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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Weekend Picks (March 22-24, 2019)

Friday, March 22

6:30pm: Southern Supper w Matt Allen @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

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

7:30pm: Wayne Krawchuk and Friends @ Pine Street Gardens (Hamilton) $20 call 905-522-1409 to reserve

7:30pm: Encore #4 - Quartet for the End of Time @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $29

8pm: Swing Into Spring w jazz pianist Paul Benton @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $15



8pm: Rev Bob Dangerous Things CD Release + Guests @ Corktown (Hamilton) $?

8pm: Dennis Duffin: An Evening of FLAMENCO PASSION! w Milena Tejada @ Pearl Company (Hamilton) $20

8pm: Eleven North + Guests @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $10 adv

8pm: Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root) w DM@ Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (Fort Erie) $?

8pm: Tony McManus + Julia Toaspern @ Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $27

8pm: Spoons @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $25

8:30pm: Cinquefoil (5 Artists, One Theme) @ Church of St. John the Evangelist (Hamilton) $20

9pm: Rocket and the Renedgades (Rocket's B-Bay Bash) @ Masque Wine Bar (Hamilton)


Saturday, March 23

2pm: Brant Parker Band and Conor Gains @ Donnelly's (Thorold)

2pm: Dwayne LaForme's Boogie Blues Band w Bill Durst @ Jeffrey's Lounge (Brantford)

2:30pm: The Coachmen w John McKinley @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

2:30pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band w Spencer MacKenzie @ West Hill Tavern (St. Catharines)




3pm: Bass Workshop w Jason Raso @ Long and McQuade (Guelph) FREE

3:30pm: Blues Etc ft Steve Grisbrook w Maureen Brown @ Monty's (St. Catharines)

7:30pm: Wayne Krawchuk and Friends @ Pine Street Gardens (Hamilton) $20 call 905-522-1409 to reserve

7:30pm: Oakville Chamber Orchestra: Bach's Complete Brandenburg Concertos @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $45

7:30pm: Erin Roots Presents: David Storey @ Busholme Inn (Erin) $15

8pm: Devin Patten @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $15

8pm: Together Again! Erin and Nara! Leonard, Burns and Dell, Robin Benedict @ Pearl Company (Hamilton) $20 adv/$25 door

8pm: Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band w Red Hot Ramble @ Old Fire Hall Performing Arts Centre (Ancaster) $35 905-966-'DUKE' (3853)

8pm: Ivy James Birthday Jam + Guests @ Less Than Level (Oakville) $10

8pm: Jesse Cook @ River Run Centre (Guelph) $?

8pm: Kill No Albatross + Guests @ Silence (Guelph) $10

8pm: Mark Rust w Dawud Wharnsby @ Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $15 adv/$18 door

8:30pm: Songwriters ft Art Alexakis (Everclear) Ken Block/Drew Copeland (Sister Hazel), Max Collins (Eve 6) @ Fallsview Casino Resort (Grand Hall) (Niagara Falls) $40

9-9:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show w Matty SimpsonAdam OstrosserJustine Fischer Hosted by Mark McNeil @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

9pm: Deeps Album Release + Guests @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $15

9pm: Slow Loris + Flat 5@ Corktown (Hamilton) $10

9pm: The Bandicoots • James Blonde • Ferraro @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10 door

9pm: Miles Davis Tribute ft Brownman Ali + Friends @ TWH Social (Kitchener) $20 door (Every Sat in March)



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Sunday, March 17, 2019

CONGRATS! Local Juno Winners + More


We would like to congratulate the local winners of the 2019 Juno Awards who brought home the hardware on the weekend of March 15-17, 2019. You made us proud!

Hamilton Rockers The Arkells won for Group of the Year, and Rock Album of the Year. Their producer Eric Ratz took Producer of the Year AwardColin James recording Miles To Go (ft Steeltown artists Jesse O'Brien and Steve Pelletier) also won Blues Album of the Year.





The Arkells also performed at the ceremony.



Links: ArkellsMore Arkells StoriesMore CBC Videos, Videos above courtesy of CBC Music

Also of note, Cambridge Country duo, The Reklaws performed at the televised awards gala on Sunday, March 17.



Links: ReklawsMore Reklaws StoriesMore CBC VideosVideo above courtesy of CBC Music

CONGRATS EVERYONE!

Photos from the Spectator

Here's a complete list of winners.

Previous  (St. Patrick's Day Videos)

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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.


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Videos by Quell the Swell, Elysian Dream, Muppets




Links: Quell the Swell, Video above courtesy of Troy Harmer Live In Concert At Your Place
Click here for more St. Patrick's Day videos

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Hamilton's Ronnie Copple Passes


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hamilton musician Ronnie Copple, who died on March 6, 2019.  Ronnie was a veteran artist who worked with the legendary King Biscuit Boy, Jack de Keyzer and many others. He was a familiar face at the Blues With a Feeling fundraisers where he'd play as people were coming in to the venue. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Check out this wonderful article from his former bandmate Doug Carter!



Links: Ron CoppleMore Ron Copple StoriesTrickbagMore Trickbag Stories, Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers 

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Weekday Picks (March 11-14, 2019)

Thursday, March 14


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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.


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Happy International Bagpipe Day! ft Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders + Guest Star Paul McCartney




Links: BeatlesMore Beatles Stories/Covers, Video above courtesy of Shirleyf448





Links: Argylls, Videos above courtesy of Andrew Spearin

Links: International Bagpipe Day More Bagpipe Day Videos

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

News Roundup (Ed Bickert Passes, BA Johnston, Beatles, More)

Reality Check


World
Passings

Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

Trebleclef will be back soon!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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Blues Blast  (hosted by Ken Wallis) is on 101.5 FM (Mohawk Radio) or https://1015thehawk.ca/ Tuesdays at 4pm

The show is repeated Thursdays at 8pm on Blues and Roots Radio

Ken also hosts the BluesSource International radio show on Blues and Roots Radio. Fridays at 7 pm

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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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 (News Roundup, Part 2) - - - Next (Mardis Gras Videos)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

News Roundup, Part 2: The Awards (Prism Prize, International Folk Music Awards)


Canadian winners bolded

Friday, March 1, 2019

News Roundup, Part 1 (Jackie Shane Passes, James Anthony + Ted Peters, Coachmen + Spencer Mackenzie)



Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

Trebleclef returned to the Coach and Lantern in Ancaster to see the Coachmen's weekly Saturday matinee. Their guest was the explosive Spencer Mackenzie.

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Later on, he also went to the Uptown Social House in Burlington again. This time the James Anthony Band teamed up with the fabulous Ted Peters.




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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

More Wonderful CHCH Videos (Jam for Kids, Khea Emmanuel, Neon Rain, Jay Diem Band)


We're catching up with all the wonderful music- related videos from CHCH this year. Here are a couple more:


Links: Hamilton Music CollectiveVideo above courtesy of CHCH


Links: Khea Emmanuel, More Khea StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH


Links: Neon RainMore Neon Rain StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH


Links: Jay Diem, More Jay Diem StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

More CHCH Videos

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

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From their website: Hamilton Food Share's purpose is to increase our community's capacity to reduce hunger. We do this by supplying much needed food supplies and short-term storage to food banks and hot meal programs. Additionally, our organization establishes community partnerships, donor relations and fundraising activities that support our food recovery operation.

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, February 22, 2019

News Roundup (Covenant Awards, James Anthony, Brant Parker, Blues Pirates)

Reality Check

More Musical Toons


News

Local

            Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

            Trebleclef visited the Uptown Social House in Burlington for the first time. He checked out the incredible James Anthony Band's weekly Saturday Blues matinee. The guest that week was the electrifying Brant Parker.




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            The next day, he went back to Stonewalls in Hamilton, They've got a weekly Sunday Blues matinee. The Blues Pirates were the stars of the show. Treble had lots o' fun!