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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Win Tickets (& CD) to the Lester Smith & Trickbag Release Party

Get ready for some rockin' rootsy Blues when Lester Smith and his pals in Trickbag tear up Stonewalls (Hamilton) on May 28th at 8pm. The party's to celebrate their latest collaboration Another Day in Paradise, a cant-miss album that will make you feel alright.

Lester has kindly given us two pairs of tickets to give away. Winners will also get a copy of the new CD.

To get entries, you can do any or all of the following:
Winners will be drawn on May 25, 2022. and will have until the end of the day to respond. If there is no response, another winner will be drawn.



Monday, May 16, 2022

Win Tickets to the Triumphant Return of 'Blues With a Feeling'


The biggest Blues night in the land is back in 2022! After a COVID-caused hiatus, Blues With a Feeling is making a triumphant return. This incredible fundraiser honouring the late Blues giant King Biscuit Boy is always the highlight of the year.

On Saturday, June 4th, 2002 at 8pm, the Leander Boat Club will be rockin' to the sounds of Trickbag (featuring guests Lester Smith & Sonny Del-Rio), Tim Gibbons and the Swampbusters plus the Cameo Blues Band. A great deal for only $25.

We have two pairs of tickets to give away! Deadline to enter is May 26, 2022 at 11:59pm. To get entries, you can do any or all of the following:
Winners will be drawn on May 27, 2022. and will have until the end of the day to respond. If there is no response, another winner will be drawn.




Previous (Juno Winners)

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Please Support Local Charities




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.



CONGRATS! 2022 Juno Winners! Includes local artists

The 2022 Junos were awarded on May 14 & 15.

Here is the opening night awards ceremony

The televised awards ceremony on May 15.

Links: Juno AwardsMore Juno Stories, Videos above courtesy of CBC Music

Below is a complete list of winners. Local nominees are bolded.

CONGRATS EVERYONE!


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main Street' Turn 50 (Includes Local Covers)


Today (May 11, 2022) Exile on Main Street, the Rolling Stones classic album turns 50 years old.

Trivia:
Below are a few local covers of songs from the album.




And a video from the Stones themselves


Previous (Living Blues Award Nominations) - - - Next (Friday the 13th Videos)

Monday, May 9, 2022

GOOD LUCK! Artists from Waterdown's Stony Plain Records Nominated for 2022 Living Blues Awards! VOTE NOW! Deadline June 15.


Voting is now open for the 2022 Living Blues Awards. Many talented artists signed to Waterdown's Stony Plain Records (including Ottawa's Sue Foley) are in the running. The voting survey allows for write ins, so feel free to add your favourites as well.

Click here to vote - deadline is June 15, 2022.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! 

Album (New Recordings)

  • Pinky's Blues by Sue Foley (released by Waterdown's Stony Plain Records)



    Links: Sue FoleyMore Sue Foley StoriesVideo above courtesy of Sue Foley

  • 662 by Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
  • Spider in My Stew by Bob Corritore & Friends
  • You Gotta Have It by Tia Carroll
  • Living in a Burning House by Selwyn Birchwood
  • Now Dig This! by Crystal Thomas
  • Be Ready When I Call You by Guy Davis
  • Not in My Lifetime by Wee Willie Walker
  • Sippnotized by Mr. Sipp
  • Dear America by Eric Bibb
  • Long as I Got My Guitar by Zac Harmon
  • I Be Trying by Cedric Burnside
  • Raisin' Cain by Chris Cain
  • Surrender by Clarence Spady
  • 75 and Alive by Johnny Tucker featuring Kid Ramos and the Allstars

Artist of the Year (Female)

Guitar

Keyboard

Album (Reissue Recordings)

  • The Henry Glover Story (Various Artists)
  • Matchbox Bluesmaster Series, Set 1 (Various Artists)
  • Down Home Blues: Miami, Atlanta & the South Eastern States – Blues in the Alley (Various Artists)
  • Original West Side Chicago Blues Guitar: The Hip Linkchan Story, 1959-1988
  • I Love to Jump the Boogie by Eddie "Guitar" Burns
  • Chicago / The Blues / Today! (Various Artists)
  • R&B in DC 1940-1960: Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockin' Rhythm and More (Various Artists) 
  • True Genius by Ray Charles
  • The Jimmie Vaughan Story
  • Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans: Selected Singles As and Bs 1949-1962 by Tommy Ridgley

Artist (Male)

  • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
  • Tommy Castro
  • Bobby Rush
  • Mr. Sipp
  • Taj Mahal
  • Sugaray Rayford
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Bob Corritore
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Chris Cain

Book 

  • The Last Soul Company: The Malaco Records Story by Rob Bowman
  • The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture by Chris Thomas King
  • The Texas Blues of Smokey Hogg by Guido van Rijn
  • Timekeeper: My Life in Rhythm by Howard Grimes with Preston Lauterbach
  • I Don't Like the Blues: Race, Place & the Backbeat of Black Life by B. Brian Foster
  • I Ain't Studdin' Ya: My American Blues Story by Bobby Rush with Herb Powell
  • New York City Blues: Postwar Portraits from Harlem to the Village and Beyond by Larry Simon
  • King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King by Daniel de Vise

Harmonica

  • Billy Branch
  • Bob Corritore
  • Phil Wiggins
  • Kim Wilson
  • Mark Hummel
  • Andrew Alli
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Rick Estrin
  • Sugar Blue
  • Jason Ricci

Live Performer

  • Taj Mahal
  • Bobby Rush
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Buddy Guy
  • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
  • Victor Wainwright
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Crystal Thomas
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Mr. Sipp

Singer

  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Don Bryant
  • Trudy Lynn
  • Sugaray Rayford
  • Mavis Staples
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Crystal Thomas
  • John Németh
  • Johnny Tucker
  • Robert Finley

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Please Support Local Charities




Please Support Local Charities

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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