Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Barn Katz@Brant Hills Church

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Sue Sweetman (vocals) is joined by Johnny Frame (guitar, vocals on Shut Up in the Mines of Coal Creek), Tim McDonald (banjo), Adam Dobson (bass), Joe Clark (Mandolin, vocals on Boll Weevil)

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Rhyme 'N' Reason
also played at this fundraiser. Click here for video.


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mighty Duck Blues Band @ the Golden Pheasant (February 12, 2011)

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The Mighty Duck Blues Band is: Dave Curry (guitar, vocals on Bringing It Back), Gary Kendall (Downchild) (bass, vocals on Gotta Find My Baby), Canada Dave Torosian (keyboards), Jim Casson (drums)

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Harrison Kennedy Wins Memphis, TN Solo Competition

Hamilton Blues legend, Harrison Kennedy won the best solo artist competition at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tenesse last weekend. Over 150 acts from around the world competed during the whole week.

Harrison's trip was sponsored by the good folks at the Canal Bank Blues Shuffle in Thorold. The win included a $1,500 cash prize and lots of US exposure.


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Crowbar's "Oh, What a Feeling" To Be Inducted Into 2011 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Oh, What a Feeling, the biggest hit for Hamilton legends, Crowbar will be inducted into the 2011 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The song, written by singer/pianist Kelly Jay and bassist Roly Greenway, became on of the first major can-con era successes in 1971.

The special event itself will take place on April 2, 2011 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Robbie Robertson of the Band will also be inducted for his body of work.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Local Talent Nominated for Junos

A number of local musicians were nominated for the 2011 Juno Awards. This year, they'll be awarded on March 27.

The main category for local people seems to be Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Nominees include Daniel Lanois's band, Black Dub, Luke Doucet, and Sarah Harmer. They'll be up for the award along with Canadian legend Neil Young and Justin Nozuka. Lanois and Harmer are also up for the best producer award.

Other categories of note:

Del Barber
Justin Rutledge
Lynn Miles
Old Man Luedecke
Ruth Moody

Chic Gamine
Le Vent du Nord
The Creaking Tree String Quartet
The Marigolds

Harry Manx
Jim Byrnes
The Johnny Max Band
The Sojourners

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Good luck to everyone.

Brennagh Burns @ Moonshine Cafe (January 28, 2010)

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Brennagh was opening for the Dharlings.

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