Thursday, November 7, 2013

News Roundup (Spec Awards, Blues Blast Awards, Tom Wilson, Lou Reed, Krickets)


Spectator's Readers' Choice Awards

All lists are Platinum, Gold, Silver
  • Festival: Super Crawl, Winona Peach Festival, Locke Street Festival
  • Live Entertainment Facility: Hamilton Place, Copps Coliseum, Theatre Aquarius
  • Concert Venue: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton Place, This Ain't Hollywood
  • Live Jazz Club: Augusta House, Cat'N'Fiddle, Stonewalls 
  • Live Music Bar/Lounge: Casbah, Slainte, Stonewalls
  • Music School: Academy of Performing Arts, Suzuki School of Music, Picks & Sticks 
  • Recording Studio: Grant Avenue, Hive, Sound Cave
  • Music Instrument Store: Long & McQuade, Mountain Music, Payne Music
  • Record/CD Store: Cheapies, Beat Goes On, Dr. Disc 
  • Local Artists: Julia Veenstra, Kathryn Smith, Tom Wilson 



 Blues Blast Award Winners
  • Contemporary Blues Album: Shaun Murphy – Ask For The Moon
  • Traditional Blues Album: The Cash Box Kings – Black Toppin'
  • Blues Rock Album: Albert Castiglia – Living The Dream
  • Soul Blues Album: Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot
  • New Artist Debut Release: Southern Hospitality – Easy Livin'
  • Song of the Year: Cee Cee James & Rob "Slideboy" Andrews – "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues"
  • Female Blues Artist of the Year: Shaun Murphy
  • Male Blues Artist of the Year: Doug MacLeod
  • Blues Band of the Year: Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Sean Costello Rising Star Award: Doug Deming

Blasts from the Past

Featured Videos

Links: Rick and the Krickets, More Rick and the Krickets Stories, Video courtesy of SimVid2

Links: Lou Reed, More Lou Reed Stories, Video courtesy of Raufschunaiden

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