Wednesday, February 27, 2019

More Wonderful CHCH Videos (Jam for Kids, Khea Emmanuel, Neon Rain, Jay Diem Band)

We're catching up with all the wonderful music- related videos from CHCH this year. Here are a couple more:

Links: Hamilton Music CollectiveVideo above courtesy of CHCH

Links: Khea Emmanuel, More Khea StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

Links: Neon RainMore Neon Rain StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

Links: Jay Diem, More Jay Diem StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

More CHCH Videos

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Friday, February 22, 2019

News Roundup (Covenant Awards, James Anthony, Brant Parker, Blues Pirates)

Reality Check

More Musical Toons


  • Collaboration: Infinitely More and Drew Brown - My Soul Is Spoken For

    Links: Infinitely MoreDrew Brown, Video above courtesy of InfinitelyMoreBand

  • Instrumental Song: Drew Brown- Shadows and Light
  • Rap Song: Drew Brown and Cyril Guerette - Good Friday
  • Seasonal Album: Drew Brown - Beauty Bright
  • Artist: The Color
  • Album: The Colour - First Day Of My Life
  • Album Artwork Design: Brian Doerksen - Grateful (art by Roberta Landreth)
  • Children's Album: Q-Town - Break Free
  • Children's Song: Brad Guldemond and Greg Sykes - Even More
  • Country Song: Rosemary Siemens, Billy Sprague and Joe Beck: Heavenly Harvest
  • Country/Southern Gospel Album: Canada's Double Portion - There Is More
  • Female Vocalist: Brooke Nicholls
  • Folk Album: Infinitely More - The Beauty Of The One
  • Folk Song: Brian Doerksen - Scars On His Hands
  • Francophone Album: Mylen Quéry - Amour
  • Francophone Song: Sandie M - A La Croix
  • Gospel Album: Warren Dean Flandez - Speak
  • Gospel Song: Brian Doerksen and  Jaylene Johnson - If Jesus Is The Face Of God
  • Group: The Color
  • Inspirational Album: Brian Doerksen - Grateful
  • Inspirational Song: Mat Crisp, Joanna Lafleur, Steve Lensink, Brooke Nicholls and Chris Vacher: I Will Sing
  • Instrumental Album: Steve Wingfield - Amazing Grace - Songs Of Inspiration
  • Jazz/Blues Song: Johnny Summers - My God, He Said
  • Male Vocalist: Jordan St.Cyr
  • New Artist: Jordan St.Cyr
  • Pop/Rock Album: The Colour - First Day Of My Life
  • Pop Song: Jordan St.Cyr and Ben Calhoun - In My Lifetime
  • Praise and Worship Album: C4 Worship - What Is A Mountain - EP
  • Praise and Worship Song: Greg Sykes and Darren Mulligan - No Greater Love (How Marvelous)
  • Producer: Roy Salmond
  • Radio Single: The Color - Let It Be Love
  • Recorded Song: Jordan St.Cyr - In My Lifetime
  • Rock Song: West Of Here - The Other Side
  • Seasonal Song: Derin Bello and Andrew Horrocks: A Merry Christmas To You
  • Song: Jordan St.Cyr and Ben Calhoun - In My Lifetime
  • Southern Gospel Song: Christina Hemmerling, Debbie Hemmerling and Duncan A Hemmerling - Hands
  • Urban/Rap Album: Warren Dean Flandez - Speak
  • Urban Song: Chelsea Amber and Nate Savage - Face The Waves
  • Video: The Color - Let It Be Love

            Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

            Trebleclef visited the Uptown Social House in Burlington for the first time. He checked out the incredible James Anthony Band's weekly Saturday Blues matinee. The guest that week was the electrifying Brant Parker.


            The next day, he went back to Stonewalls in Hamilton, They've got a weekly Sunday Blues matinee. The Blues Pirates were the stars of the show. Treble had lots o' fun!

            Wednesday, February 20, 2019

            More Fabulous CHCH Music Videos! Mel Monaco, Ron Korb, Jessica Wilson, Derek Miller

            We're gonna be catching up on the fabulous videos we missed so far 2019.

            Links: Mel MonacoMore Mel Monaco StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

            Links: Ron Korb, More Rob Korb StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

            Links: Jessica Wilson, More Jessica Wilson StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

            Links: Derek MillerMore Derek Miller StoriesVideo above courtesy of CHCH

            More CHCH Videos

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            Saturday, February 16, 2019

            News Roundup (St. Catharines Arts Awards, Grammys, Sam Heller, Gaslight Alley, Ti-Cats, more)

            Chuckle Bros

            More Musical Toons
            Canadian Grammy Winners

                      Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

                      Trebleclef went to a wonderful matinee featuring Sam Heller and Gaslight Alley at Clifford Brewing in Hamilton.


                      Treble also bumped into Justin Vaughn of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who was at St. Charles Adult Education Centre speaking out against gender-based violence and harassment.

                      Tuesday, February 5, 2019

                      Happy Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig) Videos by Wendell Ferguson, the Beatles, Stanley Brothers, Miss Piggy + Elton John

                      Links: Wendell FergusonMore Wendell Ferguson StoriesVideo above courtesy of Frelgon

                      Links: BeatlesMore Beatles Covers/Stories, Video above courtesy of The Beatles

                      Links: The Stanley BrothersVideo above courtesy of Stanley Brothers - Topic

                      Links: Elton John, More Elton John Stories/CoversMuppetsMore Muppets StoriesVideo above courtesy of Z-1's World Of Wonders

                      More Chinese New Year Videos

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                      CONGRATS! Hamilton-Packed Album Wins Maple Blues Award

                      Canadian Blues legend Colin James swept the Maple Blues Awards with 5 wins. He was a similar face at the podium during the ceremony on February 4, 2019 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. His fabulous recording Miles to Go features Hamiltonians Jesse O'Brien (keys, writing), Steve Pelletier (bass) and Tom Wilson aka Lee Harvey Osmond (writing). Also, it's released by Waterdown's True North Records).

                      Links: Colin JamesMore Colin James StoriesSteve PelletierMore Steve Peletier StoriesJesse O'BrienLee Harvey OsmondMore Lee Harvey Osmond StoriesMore Jesse O'Brien StoriesVideo above courtesy of Colin James - Topic

                      CONGRATS EVERYONE!

                      Here is a complete list of winners
                      Blast from the Past: Last Years's Winners

                      Friday, February 1, 2019

                      GOOD LUCK! Local 2019 Juno Nominees

                      Whether it's Rock, Blues, Classical, Country or any other genre, Hamilton (and the surrounding areas) are well represented in the 2019 Juno nominees list. On March 16-17, 2019 in London, the awards will be handed out and hopefully a few of our local musical heroes will bring home some hardware.

                      The Rock Album of the Year category alone has three Hammertown bands: The Arkells, Monster Truck and The Trews. The Arkells are also up for Group of the Year, Producer of the Year and Album Artwork of the Year.

                      Links: The TrewsMore Trews StoriesVideo above courtesy of THE TREWS

                      As for Blues Album of the Year, Hamilton Bluesman Jack de Keyzer is one of the nominees and is also a guest on another nominated recording: Myles Goodwyn: Friends of the Blues. Steeltown artists Jesse O'Brien and Steve Pelletier work on the nominated Colin James album Miles To Go.

                      Links: Jack de KeyzerMore Jack de Keyzer Stories, More Robert Jordan Covers/StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jack de Keyzer

                      Other Hamilton musicians up for Junos include Whitehorse (Adult Contemporary Album of the Year), Diana Panton (Vocal Jazz Album of the Year) and  David Braid (Classical Album, Vocal or Choral, of the Year).

                      Links: Diana PantonMore Diana Panton StoriesVideo above courtesy of Diana Panton - Topic

                      St. Catharines Country superstar Tim Hicks and and the Reklaws from Cambridge are both in the running for Country Album of the Year. Elora's Kevin Breit is also nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year.

                      Links: Kevin BreitMore Kevin Breit StoriesVideo above courtesy of Stony Plain Records

                      GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

                      Here's a complete list of nominees.

                      Blues Album
                      Rock Album 
                      Country Album
                      Fan Choice
                      • Alessia Cara
                      • Avril Lavigne
                      • bülow
                      • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
                      • KILLY
                      • Loud Luxury
                      • NAV
                      • Shawn Mendes
                      • The Weeknd
                      • Tory Lanez
                      • Alessia Cara: Growing Pains
                      • bülow: Not A Love Song
                      • Loud Luxury: Body
                      • Shawn Mendes: In My Blood
                      • The Weeknd/Kendrick Lamar: Pray For Me
                      International Album
                      • Camila Cabello: Camila
                      • Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy
                      • Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues
                      • Post Malone: beerbongs and bentleys
                      • Travis Scott: ASTROWORLD
                      • Hubert Lenoir: Darlène
                      • Jann Arden: These Are The Days
                      • Shawn Mendes: Shawn Mendes
                      • The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy
                      • Three Days Grace: Outsider
                      • Alessia Cara
                      • Michael Bublé
                      • Shawn Mendes
                      • The Weeknd
                      • Tory Lanez
                      Breakthrough Artist
                      • bülow
                      • grandson
                      • Johnny Orlando
                      • KILLY
                      • Meghan Patrick
                      Breakthrough Group
                      • 88Glam
                      • Dizzy
                      • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
                      • Loud Luxury
                      • The Washboard Union
                      • Bahamas
                      • Donovan Woods
                      • Frank Dukes
                      • Jessie Reyez
                      • Shawn Mendes
                        Adult Alternative Album
                        • Bahamas: Earthtones
                        • Dan Mangan: More Or Less
                        • Gabrielle Shonk: Gabrielle Shonk
                        • Rhye: Blood
                        • The Barr Brothers: Queens Of The Breakers
                        Alternative Album
                        • Destroyer: ken
                        • Dizzy: Baby Teeth
                        • Fucked Up: Dose Your Dreams
                        • Tokyo Police Club: TPC
                        • U.S. Girls: In A Poem Unlimited
                        Pop Album
                        • bülow: Damaged
                        • Chromeo: Head Over Heels
                        • Hubert Lenoir: Darlène
                        • Shawn Mendes: Shawn Mendes
                        • Tyler Shaw: Intuition
                        Jazz Album (Solo)
                        • Alexis BaroL Sandstorm
                        • Alison Young: So Here We Are
                        • Larnell Lewis: In the Moment
                        • Renee Rosnes: Beloved of the Sky
                        • Robi Botos: Old Soul
                        Jazz Album (Group)
                        • Allison Au Quartet: Wander Wonder
                        • Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble: Atwood Suites
                        • Andy Milne and Dapp Theory: The Seasons of Being
                        • Liebman/Murley Quartet: Live at U of T
                        • Quinsin Nachoff's FLUX: Path of Totality
                        Francophone Album
                        • Cœur de pirate: en cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé
                        • Hubert Lenoir: Darlène
                        • Loud: Une année record
                        • Philippe Brach: Le silence des troupeaux
                        • Tire le coyote: Désherbage
                        Children's Album
                        • Beppie: Let's Go Bananas
                        • Ginalina: It Takes a Village
                        • Raffi: Dog on the Floor
                        • Sonshine and Broccoli: It's Cool To Be Kind
                        • Splash'N Boots: You, Me and the Sea
                        Classical Album (Solo or Chamber)
                        • Andrew Wan and Richard-Hamelin: Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7, 8
                        • Angela Hewitt; Scarlatti: Sonatas Vol.2
                        • Blake Pouliot with Hsin-I Huang: Ravel and Debussy: Sonates
                        • Gryphon Trio: The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke and Ravel
                        • Marc-André Hamelin: Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Flat Major D.960; Four Impromptus D.935
                        Classical Album (Large Ensemble)
                        • Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada conducted by Alexander Shelley: New Worlds/Nouveaux Mondes
                        • James Ehnes with Seattle Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Newton Howard and Kernis: Violin Concertos; Tovey: Stream of Limelight
                        • Louis Lortie with BBC Philharmonic: Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4
                        • Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arthur Post with Gryphon Trio: Into the Wonder
                        • Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian featuring Louis Lortie, Sarah Jeffrey, and Teng Li: Vaughan Williams
                        Classical Composition
                        • Ana Sokolović: Golden Slumbers Kiss your Eyes
                        • Bekah Simms: Granitic
                        • Cassandra Miller: About Bach
                        • Nicole Lizée: Katana of Choice
                        • Vincent Ho: Arctic Symphony
                        Rap Recording
                        • 88Glam: 88GLAM RELOADED
                        • Belly: IMMIGRANT
                        • KILLY: Surrender Your Soul
                        • NAV: RECKLESS
                        • Tory Lanez: LoVE me NOw
                        Dance Recording
                        • AZARI: Gotasoul
                        • Dzeko and Tiësto: Jackie Chan (ft. Preme and Post Malone)
                        • Jacques Greene: Avatar Beach
                        • Keys N Krates: CURA
                        • Loud Luxury: Body
                        RnB/Soul Recording 
                        • Anders: Twos
                        • Black Atlass: Pain and Pleasure
                        • Charlotte Day Wilson: Stone Woman
                        • Jessie Reyez: Being Human In Public
                        • The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy
                        Reggae Recording 
                        • Blessed:Money Don't Grow on Trees
                        • Chelsea Stewart: Genesis
                        • Dubmatix: Sly and Robbie meet Dubmatix – Overdubbed
                        • Exco Levi: Narrative
                        • Kafinal ft. Queen Ifrica: Talk Or No Talk
                        Indigenous Music Album
                        • Elisapie:  The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
                        • Jeremy Dutcher: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
                        • Leonard Sumner: Standing in the Light
                        • Northern Cree: Nitisanak - Brothers and Sister
                        • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: The Average Savage
                        Contemporary Roots Album
                        • AHI: In Our Time
                        • Donovan Woods: Both Ways
                        • Kaia Kater: Grenades
                        • Megan Nash: Seeker
                        • The Deep Dark Woods: Yarrow
                        Traditional Roots Album
                        • David Francey" The Broken Heart of Everything
                        • Pharis and Jason Romero: Sweet Old Religion
                        • The Slocan Ramblers: Queen City Jubilee
                        • The Wailin' Jennys: Fifteen
                        • Vishtèn: Horizons
                        Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album
                        • Brian Doerksen: Grateful
                        • LOVECOLLIDE: Tired Of Basic
                        • Manic Drive: Into the Wild
                        • Tim Neufeld and The Glory Boys: The Buffalo Roadshow
                        • Warren Dean Flandez: Speak
                        World Music Album 
                        • Ayrad: Zoubida
                        • Boogát: San Cristóbal Baile Inn
                        • Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach: Naath
                        • Telmary y Habana Sana: Fuerza Arara
                        • Wesli: Rapadou Kreyol
                        Recording Engineer
                        • Ben Kaplan
                        • Jason Dufour
                        • Robbie Lackritz
                        • Shawn Everett
                        • Steve Bays
                        • No Depression -- Bahamas
                        • Places -- Alaskan Tapes
                        • Powerless -- Classified
                        • Hang Ups -- Scott Helman
                        • Have A Nice Day - SonReal
                        Electronic Album
                        • Ekali: Crystal Eyes
                        • Felix Cartal: Next Season
                        • iamhill: Give It a Rest
                        • Milk and Bone: Deception Bay
                        • REZZ: Certain Kind of Magic
                        Metal/Hard Music Album
                        • Beyond Creation: Algorythm
                        • Cancer Bats: The Spark That Moves
                        • KEN Mode: Loved
                        • Kobra And The Lotus: Prevail II
                        • Voivod: The Wake
                        Comedy Album
                        • Chanty Marostica: The CHANTY Show
                        • Dave Merheje: Good Friend Bad Grammar
                        • Debra DiGiovanni: Lady Jazz
                        • Mayce Galoni: Awkwarder
                        • Pat Thornton: Chicken!
                        • Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Corey Hart
                        • Humanitarian Award : David Foster
                        • Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award: Duff Roman

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