Sunday, September 25, 2022

GOOD LUCK! Waterloo's Western Swing Authority Nominated for 2023 Ameripolitan Award

Waterloo's own Western Swing Authority will be only one of two Canucks groups representing Canada at the Ameripolitan Awards in Memphis on February 17-19, 2003.

Below is a complete list of nominees. Canadian artists are bolded. UPDATE: Winners are also listed

Rockabilly Group

Western Swing Group


  • Jimi Palacios - Country Du Monde (Winner)
  • Celia Villagran - Texas Hellkitten Radio
  • MARIVI YUBERO GARCIA - Marivipolitan
  • Del Villarreal Go Kat, GO! The Rock-A-Billy Show!


Founders of the Sound 

Honky Tonk Female

  • Summer Dean (Winner)
  • Hannah Juanita
  • Kathryn Legendre
  • Kristina Murray

Honky Tonk Male

Honky Tonk Group

  • Croy & The Boys (Winner)
  • Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts
  • The Shootouts
  • The Waymores
Keeper of the Key
Master Award


  • Katie Shore - Fiddle (Winner)
  • Daniel Mason - Banjo
  • Kullen Fox - Trumpet + Piano
  • Mike Bernal - Drums
  • T Jarrod Bonta - Piano

Outlaw Female

Outlaw Male

  • Scott H Biram (Winner)
  • Coleman Williams
  • Vincent Neil Emerson
  • Willi Carlilse

Outlaw Group

Rockabilly Female

  • Jane Rose (Winner)
  • Amy Griffin
  • Mozzy Dee
  • Saudia Young

Rockabilly Male

  • Nic Roulette (Winner)
  • Eddie Clendening
  • Mitch Polzak
  • Sean K Preston


  • Rattlesnake Saloon - Munich, Germany (Winner)
  • Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO
  • Roosters Country - Mesa, AZ
  • The Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY
  • Sagebrush, Austin TX

Western Swing Female

Western Swing Male

  • Wild Earp (Winner)
  • A Jay Wade
  • Kyle Eldridge
  • Sage Guyton

Sunday, September 18, 2022

August and September 2022 Episodes of 'Sold on Hamilton With Judy Marsales

On August 6 and September 10, 2022 CHML 900AM in Hamilton more fabulous episodes of the 'Sold On Hamilton with Judy Marsales' radio show.

This wonderful show is generally broadcast on the first Saturday on the month between 11am and 12pm. It is hosted by Judy Marsales, owner of Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd (a proud HBL sponsor) and an amazing local music supporter. The program showcases the best and brightest citizens of the Hammer, including many musicians. Judy also discusses the Hamilton housing market.

The August 6, 2022 show featured Karen Craig of Living Rock, Meredith McLeod of Hamilton City Magazine and real estate broker, Lisa Blunt from Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.

Links: Hamilton City MagazineShow above courtesy of Global NewsSold on HamiltonMore 'Sold on Hamilton' Stories

Links: Harrison KennedyMore Harrison Kennedy StoriesVideo above courtesy of HamiltonCityMag

The September 10, 2022 show featured Paul Cavanagh of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Stephen Macartney of Raintree Irrigation & Outdoor Systems, and Tim Potocic of Supercrawl

Links: SupercrawlShow above courtesy of Global NewsSold on HamiltonMore 'Sold on Hamilton' Stories

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Monday, September 12, 2022

CONGRATS! Cambridge's The Reklaws Win Two Canadian Country Music Awards!

On September 11, 2022, Cambridge's Reklaws won two Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA). 


Below is a complete list of winners (local artists are bolded)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Back to School! (Jeremy Fisher, Rick and the Krickets, John Kay of Steppenwolf)

Update of 2017 Post

Links: More Rick & the Krickets StoriesVideo above courtesy of SimVid

Links: Steppenwolf (John Kay, from Waterloo, is the singer), More Steppenwolf StoriesVideo above courtesy of Rock on Thessaloniki


Interested in going back to school for music? Check out our wonderful sponsor, Picks & 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 school children. 

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