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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Weekend Picks (August 23-25, 2019)


Saturday, August 24

Waterloo Busker Carnival @ City Hall

Woodstock Fair @ Woodstock Fairgrounds

10am-11pm: Winona Peach Festival @ Winona Park

11am-11pm: Guelph Ribfest @ Riverside Park

12-9pm: LINK Picnic Festival @ Victoria Park (Kitchener)

2-7pm: Fundraiser for Native Women’s Centre @ Casbah (Hamilton) $15 adv/$20 door

2-11pm: Strangewaves presents Strange Day at the Bay @ Bayfront Park (Hamilton)

2pm: No Change in the Weather: A Newfoundland Musical @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $45+

2:30-10pm: Livestock Niagara @ Niagara Falls

8pm: Marcelo Puente trip fundraiser @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) donation

8pm: Donovan Woods and The Opposition @ Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre (Niagara on the Lake) $76

8pm: Rob Thomas @ New Meridian Community Centre (Fonthill) $45



8pm: Fred Eaglesmith w Tiff Gin @ Queen Victoria Park (Niagara Stage)(Niagara Falls)

9pm: LOCASH @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $30+

9:30pm: Utility Sound Presents: House of David Gang + Guests @ Corktown $20 door only

Sunday, August 25







8pm: Hamilton City of Music Showcase @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) FREE


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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


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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hamilton's Dave Waco Passes


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hamilton musician, David Washnuk aka Dave Waco. Visitation and cremation have happened already. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Here is the obituary:

WASHNUK, David (Dave Waco) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dave Washnuk on August 13, 2019 in his 74th year. Loving father of Jason (Alison), Dave (Suzette), Tammi, Deneil, Shalena, and Rosie. Dear grandfather of two grandchildren. Survived by his brother Ed and sister Olivia. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Dave was a car enthusiast who loved organizing car shows at Hutch's and the Grimsby Welcome Centre. He was a musician who played in many bands and travelled around a lot entertaining people. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences can be made at www.dermodys.com

Here is some of the social media reaction (we will post more as we find them):

Russell McAllister (Hamilton Bucket List Band)
Another iconic Hammer Musician Has left us. I just found out this morning. I worked with Dave many times over the years.He was great friends with Richard (King Biscuit Boy) Newell and many of the Blues and Country performers BITD. He will be missed by Dallas Harms and many of our music peers. Rest well, my friend.





Links: Dave Waco, Videos above courtesy of Dave Waco

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Monday, August 19, 2019

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From their website: Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is a non-profit social enterprise in Ontario, Canada, dedicated to inspiring sustainability leadership in our business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities.

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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Monday, August 12, 2019

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

News Roundup (Kinks, Sloppy Jalopy, Treble visits Niagara, more)

Music Related Cartoons

by Danny Shanahan

More Musical Toons

      Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

      Trebleclef checkout the Rockin' the Waterfront Wednesday weekly car show in Hamilton for the first time and got to check out the wonderful Sloppy Jalopy.


      Click here for more pics from the event



      Links: Sloppy JalopyMore Sloppy Jalopy StoriesVideo above courtesy of Vesna Trkulja

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      Treble also vacationed in Niagara Falls. The trip included stops at the Ripley's Museum, Yuk Yuk's (to see the hilarious Darren Frost and more.




      Links: Darren Frost, Video above courtesy of Syndicado

      Click here for more pics from the vacation

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      Thursday, August 8, 2019

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      Monday, August 5, 2019

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      Thursday, August 1, 2019

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