Sunday, June 30, 2024

Canada Day Videos by Trews, John Prince, Log Driver's Waltz

Update of 2017 Post






Links: John PrinceMore John Prince Stories, Video above courtesy of Kristi McLenaghan



Links: Brantford's Wade Hemsworth (the songwriter), Mountain City Four (musical performers),  Information on the Song/VideoVideo above courtesy of NFB

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From their website: We are a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers, and have been helping the needy families of Oakville since 1988. We currently serve 350 to 420 families (approx. 1,300 people) per month from our location at 1240 Speers Road, between 3rd Line and 4th Line.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.



Sunday, June 23, 2024

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From their website: Interval House will provide a safe place, support for abused women with or without children, community outreach services and practice-based research in our shared quest for freedom from violence.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.



Saturday, June 22, 2024

2024 Polaris Prize Long List Including Local Artists

From the Polaris Prize website:

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its 40 album Long List.

The Long List is where Polaris reveals the 40 nominated albums that will be considered for a given year’s Prize. This year’s Long List is presented by Canada Council for the Arts.

The Polaris Music Prize Short List revealing the 10 finalist albums being considered for this year’s Prize will be unveiled on July 11. More details on this will be announced in the coming weeks.

The winning album will be revealed during the Polaris Gala, taking place Tuesday, September 17 at Massey Hall in Toronto. This will be the second year the Polaris Gala will be taking place at the iconic 130-year-old Massey Hall, Canada’s marquee live venue. Tickets to the Polaris Gala are on sale now via the Massey Hall website.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 courtesy of Slaight Family Foundation, going to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales.

You can view the Long List announcement below

Links: Polaris Music PrizeMore Polaris StoriesVideo above courtesy of polarismusicprize

Here is the complete Long List:


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Thursday, June 20, 2024

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The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.



Friday, June 14, 2024

Glenn Marais to Represent the Grand River Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge

Newmarket's Glenn Marais is going to Memphis to represent the Grand River Blues Society, He won the Road to Memphis Competition (Solo/Duo category) on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the Brantford Polish Hall. His group, the Mojo Train went to Memphis last year to compete in the Band contest.

Links: Glenn Marais More Glenn Marais StoriesVideo above courtesy of Bruce Hall

There was some fierce competition. Below are videos of the performances from that event.

Danny Boy Phelan

Madison Galloway

McKenna Moonah Blues Duo

Frank Cosentino

The Two Timers

Tim Bastmeyer


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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Ensemble! Wins 2024 Cable 14 Impact Award

Ensemble! the wonderful Cable 14 music TV show recently received some well-deserved recognition. The program won in the Outstanding Social Media Promotion category at the 2024 Impact Awards that first aired on June 11, 2024. The program was also nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Series.  Ensemble, created/produced by HBL's Linda Fraser and hosted by the incredible Dave Rave has been entertaining audiences for over a decade.

The live event itself took place at the Westdale in Hamilton on May 28, 2024.

Below you can see the full ceremony. Presenters included musician Tom Wilson, Mayor Andrea Horvath, former CHCH personality Connie Smith & many more.

Video above courtesy of Cable 14

Below is a complete list of winners


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Monday, June 10, 2024

Winners of the 2024 City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Hamilton's wonderful artistic community was on display on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at the Westinghouse HQ. This was the site of the 2024 City of Hamilton Arts Arts Awards.

Below is the compete winners.

Arts Champions

Creator

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Portugal Day Videos by Victor Morgado, Grenville Pinto & Tony Camara, Trovante


Please join us in celebrating our founder/blogger Lou's ethnic background!

Victor Morgado is a Niagara area musician of Portuguese descent.



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Grenville Pinto is a Hamilton born musician of Portuguese descent. Tony Camara is a Toronto musician of Portuguese descent.



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Trovante were a popular 70's-80's Portuguese band



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From their website: The Farley Foundation assists those who are struggling financially to pay for veterinary care for their pets. Pet owners who cannot afford medical care for their sick or injured pet, and who fall into one of the categories below, are encouraged to talk to their veterinarian about the availability of Farley Foundation funding.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.



Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Winners of the 2024 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards


A number of local acts took home some hardware at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards ceremony held in Mississauga on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Here's a complete list of winners


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Monday, June 3, 2024

Winners of the 2024 Bernice Adams Legacy Awards


Cambridge, ON celebrated their arts & culture on May 23, 2024 during the Bernice Adams Legacy Awards Night. Named for the City Councillor Bernice Adams, who assed away in 1980, the event featured a mix of winners from the artistic community.

Here's a complete list of winners:

CONGRATS EVERYONE!

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Jimmy Rogers' 100th Birthday - Covers by Jack de Keyzer + Suzie Vinnick


Today (June 3, 2024) would have been American Blues legend Jimmy Rogers' 100th birthday.

Biographic Highlights (From Wikipedia)

  • Born James Arthur Lane in New Ruleville, Mississippi (June 3, 1924)
  • Recorded as a harmonica player and singer for the Harlem record label (1946)
  • Joined the Muddy Waters band (1947)
  • Recorded That's Alright as a solo performer on Chess Records (1950)
  • Worked briefly with Howling Wolf (1960's)
  • First album (compilation of Chess recordings): Chicago Bound (1970)
  • Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame (1995)
  • Passed away on December 19, 1997
Below are a few local musicians covering Jimmy's songs.




A video from the man himself:



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From their website: Neighbour to Neighbour works to improve the quality of life in our community by offering access to tutoring programs for children, community kitchen programs, utility subsidy programs, family counselling, emergency food access and a host of other interventions. Neighbour to Neighbour is empowering people with the tools and ideas that will help change their lives.

They also have an amazing used book store.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.