Sunday, September 29, 2019

GOOD LUCK! Ginger St. James w Snowheel Slim and FOG Blues & Brass Band to Represent Area in International Blues Challenge

On Sunday, October 29, 2019 the Grand River Blues Society held a competition at Bobby O'Brien's in Kitchener to see who would represent the area at the 2020  International Blues Challenge in Memphis on Jan. 28 – Feb. 1. Seven acts vied for the honour and the winners were Hamilton's  Ginger St. James with Snowheel Slim (solo/duo category) and the FOG Blues and Brass Band from Kitchener (group category)

Links: Ginger St. James, More Ginger St. James StoriesSnowHeel SlimMore Snow-Heel Slim StoriesVideo above courtesy of Robert Manley

Links: FOG Blues and Brass BandMore FOG Blues & Brass, Video above courtesy of FOG BLUES


Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

Links: International Blues ChallengeMore IBC Stories

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

News Roundup (Hachey the MouthPEACE, LTtheMonk, Duane Rutter & Les Smith, more)

Loose Parts
More Musical Toons

Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

Trebleclef visited Supercrawl 2019 and enjoyed all the sights and sounds.

He also popped by the Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group meeting at Birchway Sound for the first time. Their special guest was Duane Rutter (backed up by the wonderful Les Smith), who put on an incredible show.

Links: Duane RutterMore Duane Rutter StoriesLes SmithMore Les Smith StoriesVideos above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

Click here for more pictures of the event


Our little monkey also enjoyed the 2019 Comics Jam Guelph

Treble (aka Batmonkey) w Lou, our Blogger and Eric Powell, artist and writer of the popular Goon comic
Click here for more pictures from the event


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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Abbey Road Turns 50! Covers by Hailee Rose, Revolver, Erin McGean & Christopher Clause, Muppets

50 years ago today (Sept 26) the Beatles released their classic album Abbey Road.

Here are some local covers of songs from that seminal album.

Links: Hailee RoseMore Hailee Rose StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jaimie Vernon

Links: Revolver, Video above courtesy of Revolverbeatlesmusic

Links: Erin McGeanChristopher Clause, More Christopher Clause StoriesVideo above courtesy of Erin McGean

And now, a special bonus videoo by the Muppets

Links: MuppetsMore Muppets StoriesVideo above courtesy of Z-1's World Of Wonders

Links: BeatlesMore Beatles Covers/Stories

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

CONGRATS! Cambridge's The Reklaws Bring Home 2 Canadian Country Music Awards

Cambridge Country duo, the Reklaws, made their hometown proud after picking up two Canadian Country Music Awards on September 8, 2019 in Calgary, AB. They won for Album of the Year (Feels Like That) and Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year (Long Live The Night).

Links: ReklawsMore Reklaws StoriesVideo above courtesy of The Reklaws

Ben Knechtel, their video director also earned some hardware (Video Director of the Year). He also directed The Worst Kindfeaturing St. Catharines superstar Tim Hicks and Lindsay Ell

Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesLindsay EllMore Lindsay Ell StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tim Hicks

The big winner of the night was Tenille Townes, who won 4 awards, including Video of the Year.

Links: Tenille Townes, Video above courtesy of Tenille Townes

Here's a complete list of winners.
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners
    Links: Canadian Country Music AssociationMore CCMA Stories

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    Sunday, September 8, 2019

    News Roundup (Elyse Saunders, SOCAN Foundation Prizes, Global Music Awards)

    Bent Pinky
    Strange Brew
    More Musical Toons

    Mah Moud: Sigada” (ON)

    Links: Mah Moud, Video above courtesy BIRP!

    Lou-Adriane Cassidy: Poussière (QC)

    Links: Lou-Adriane CassidyVideo above courtesy if ICI Musique


    GRAE: Your Hands (ON)

    Links: Grae, Video above courtesy of Graé - Topic


    Kasia Leigh: Love Song #1 (SK) (NO VIDEO AVAILABLE)


    Arianna Ohlsson: Heaven

    Links: Arianna Ohlsson, Video above courtesy of Arianna Ohlsson


    Global Music Award Winners
    Canadian winners below, click title for full list

    Gold Medals
    Silver Medals
    Bronze Medals

    Adventures of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    Check out the Fabulous Carnegie Concerts 2019 Lineup: Lynne Hanson, Wayne Krawchuk, Madison Violet, Nathan Rogers

    Saturday, September 28: LYNNE HANSON

    Links: Lynn Hanson, More Lynn Hanson Stories, Video above courtesy of Lynne Hanson

    Saturday November 23rd: WAYNE KRAWCHUK and the Pine Street Gentlemen

    Links: Wayne KrawchukMore Wayne Krawchuk Stories, Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

    Saturday January 25th: MADISON VIOLET

    Links: Madison Violet, Video above courtesy of Madison Violet

    Saturday March 28th: NATHAN ROGERS

    Links: Nathan Rogers, Video above courtesy of browncowfolk

    From the Carnegie Concerts newsletter:

    Our first concert is coming up very soon and many people have been calling for individual tickets for certain concerts. They go on sale Tuesday Sept. 3rd.
    Only 25 tickets will be available for each show so don't delay.

    Sat. Sept. 21:   Lynne Hanson  $23 advance + HST
    Sat. Nov. 23:   Wayne Krawchuk and his Pine Street Gentlemen   $22 advance + HST
    Sat. Jan. 25:   Madison Violet   $32 advance + HST
    Sat. Mar. 28:   Nathan Rogers   $23 advance + HST

    Call the Carnegie Gallery at 905-627-4265 to make your purchase. Or stop by in person.  Your name will be added to the guest list for the show. All you have to do is identify yourself at the door.

    Also we still have only 6 subscriptions remaining for all 4 concerts.  $92 + HST   If you can't make it to one of the shows, they are transferable.  Subscribers get preferred seating closer to the stage.

    Call the Carnegie Gallery starting on Tuesday June 4th at 905-627-4265.  Or stop by in person 10 King St. West in beautiful downtown Dundas.

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    Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Celebrate Back to School With These Amazing Videos! Jason Raso, Gary US Bonds, Dan Baird

    First, a quick lesson in honour of back to school . . .

    Links: Jason Raso, More Jason Raso Stories, Video above courtesy of Jason Raso Music

    Links: Gary US Bonds, Video above courtesy of Walt Eb

    Links: Dan Baird, Video above courtesy of Dan Baird - Topic

    Interested in going back to school for music? Check out our wonderful sponsor, Pick n Sticks. They have incredible music lessons.

    For more (mostly adult) education, we recommend the St. Charles Centre (our blogger's day job) who offer high school credit courses, ESL, computer workshops, career programs and more, Also FREE language classes for elementary/secondary school children. 

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