Friday, August 30, 2019

Kitty Wells' 100th Birthday

Today (August 30, 2019) would have been American Country trailblazer Kitty Wells' 100th birthday. She was the first female country singer to top the US country charts. Click here for her Wikipedia bio.

We asked a few local artists for their thoughts on the legendary songstress.

Lori Yates
Kitty Wells was the first female country singer to have a million selling number #1 hit. A true maverick, she paved the way for the rest of us.
Ginger St. James
The first lady of many things. From being the first female topping the billboard charts to the first female to headline a tour. This pioneer blazed a trail bright and hot enough for generations of songwriters to feel the impact and see her fire that still burns to this day.

Video above courtesy of manbehindthescreen

Video above courtesy of originalformulamusic

Links: Kitty Wells, Video above courtesy of hankgwe, More 100th Birthdays

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Angie and Brent Hare on Cultivate Music

Nanticoke's Angie and Brent Hare recently recorded a few videos posted on the Norfolk County YouTube series Cultivate Music.

Blast from the Past: Another Hares Video + News Roundup

Links: Angie and Brent Hare, More Hares StoriesMore Cultivate Music Videos, Videos above courtesy of Cultivate Music

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hamilton's Dave Waco Passes

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hamilton musician, David Washnuk aka Dave Waco. Visitation and cremation have happened already. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Here is the obituary:

WASHNUK, David (Dave Waco) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dave Washnuk on August 13, 2019 in his 74th year. Loving father of Jason (Alison), Dave (Suzette), Tammi, Deneil, Shalena, and Rosie. Dear grandfather of two grandchildren. Survived by his brother Ed and sister Olivia. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Dave was a car enthusiast who loved organizing car shows at Hutch's and the Grimsby Welcome Centre. He was a musician who played in many bands and travelled around a lot entertaining people. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences can be made at

Here is some of the social media reaction (we will post more as we find them):

Russell McAllister (Hamilton Bucket List Band)
Another iconic Hammer Musician Has left us. I just found out this morning. I worked with Dave many times over the years.He was great friends with Richard (King Biscuit Boy) Newell and many of the Blues and Country performers BITD. He will be missed by Dallas Harms and many of our music peers. Rest well, my friend.

Links: Dave Waco, Videos above courtesy of Dave Waco

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

News Roundup (Kinks, Sloppy Jalopy, Treble visits Niagara, more)

Music Related Cartoons

by Danny Shanahan

More Musical Toons

      Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

      Trebleclef checkout the Rockin' the Waterfront Wednesday weekly car show in Hamilton for the first time and got to check out the wonderful Sloppy Jalopy.

      Click here for more pics from the event

      Links: Sloppy JalopyMore Sloppy Jalopy StoriesVideo above courtesy of Vesna Trkulja


      Treble also vacationed in Niagara Falls. The trip included stops at the Ripley's Museum, Yuk Yuk's (to see the hilarious Darren Frost and more.

      Links: Darren Frost, Video above courtesy of Syndicado

      Click here for more pics from the vacation


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