Friday, January 1, 2016

2015: Year in Review

2015 was an amazing year for local music.  Hamilton received official designation as the Blues Capital of Canada.  The Hamilton Blues Lovers Blog also won it's first Hamilton Music industry Award.  This was also the year that we introduced Trebleclef, our music-lovin' mascot. His travels took him across the region as he met wonderful musicians and supporters of live music.

On a sad note, we lost a number of local luminaries such as John Hess (harmonica player)Billy Berman (Rick and the Krickets bassist)Bill Powell (Festival of Friends founder)Tony RushSteve Tom (Daddy Long Legs bassist), Hamilton music supporter Bill Kerr and pianist Harry McDade.  Canadian musicians Ron HynesBuddy "The Bear" Armstrong and Peter "Sab" Sabourin passed away in 2015 as well.

On the international front, one of the biggest Blues men of all time, BB King died. Others losses included Cory Wells (Three Dog Night), Smokin' Joe Kubek, Ornette Coleman, Clark Terry , and Kim Fowler (Producer/Writer/Musician).

Most Popular Blog Posts
Other Highlights of the Year
Our Top 3 Reviews
Our Top 3 Videos 

Spencer Mackenzie, Jack de Keyzer, Neil Nickafor, Steve Barnes & Bill Holinaty cover Dylan
Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Links: Spencer MacKenzieMore Spencer Mackenzie StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

Jude Johnson and Friends: Jingle Bells @ Hamilton Hometown Christmas at Bay City Music Hall #HamOntMusic #HamOnt Carl Horton, Paul Panchezak, Wayne Krawchuk, Sonny Del-Rio, Lily Sazz - Musician, Mark Volkov, Mike Malone
Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Saturday, December 19, 2015

Links: Jude JohnsonMore Jude Johnson StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

Shawn Brush covers Daniel Lanois's The Maker w Mark Foley and Harry White #BurlOnMusic #HamOntMusic #HamOnt
Posted by Hamilton B. Lous on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Links: Shawn Brush, More Shawn Brush StoriesMore Daniel Lanois Covers/StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

Here's to an ever better 2016!!!!

Blast from the Past: 2014 in Review

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