2024 Prism Prize Shotlist including Milton's Nemahsis
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From the Billboard Canada site This morning (May 15), the Canadian Academy announced the Top 10 Canadian music videos of the year. These videos, selected from a pool of 300, have been shortlisted for the Prism Prize’s Grand Prize, which awards the artist and director with a $20,000 CAD cash prize, the most lucrative award in the realm of music videos worldwide. The 2024 Prism Prize Shortlist: I Wanna Be Your Right Hand by Nemahsis (Milton) | Directors: Norman Wong & Amy Gardner Links: Nemahsis, Video above courtesy of Nemahsis Blame Brett by The Beaches | Dir ..read more
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2024 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees Including Brantford's Logan Staats
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Nominees for the 2024 Western Canadian Music Awards were recently announced. Former Six Nations & Brantford resident, Logan Staats is up for two awards: Indigenous Artist of the Year  & Songwriter of the Year. Indigenous Artist of the Year      Logan Staats (formerly from Brantford) BC Links: Logan Staats, More Logan Staats Stories, Video above courtesy of L Staats Celeigh Cardinal - AB FONTINE - MB Garret T. Willie - BC PIQSIQ - BC Songwriter(s) of the Year  Logan Staats (formerly from Brantford) "A Light In The Atti ..read more
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2024 Blues Music Award Winners including Burlington's Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
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The Blues Music Awards was handed out at a ceremony in Memphis on May 9, 2024 Below is a complete list of winners. Canadian Artists are bolded.  Instrumentalist - Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne (Burlington) (signed to Waterdown's Stony Plain Records) Links: Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, More Kenny "Blues Boss" Stories,  Video above courtesy of mycompasstv Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female Artist): Sue Foley (Ottawa) (signed to Waterdown's Stony Plain Records) Links: Sue Foley,  ..read more
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Happy National Train Day! Videos by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Rob Lamothe, Tianna Woods
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Update of 2021 post Links: Rodeo Kings, More BARK Stories, Video above courtesy of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings  Links: Rob Lamothe, More Rob Lamothe Stories, Video above courtesy of Rob Lamothe - Topic Links: Tianna Woods, More Tianna Woods Stories, Video above courtesy of Tiannawoodsmusic More Train Day Videos Previous (Evan Rotella Debut Album ..read more
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Niagara's Evan Rotella Debut Album an Old School Blend of Country, Folk & Rock
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Talented Niagara musician Evan Rotella may be young but his songwriting's old school in the best way possible. His incredible debut album Happy to be Here is a marvelous blend of country, folk and classic rock. Evan sings us tales of life experiences (travelling, nostalgia, regrets and more) beyond his years. On top of that, his guitar work is exquisite here and the merry band of musicians backing him up raise the bar as well, Guests:  Bobby Mahoney (guitar) Dave Rave (guitar, vocals) Joe Grushecky (guitar, vocals) Joe D'Urso (vocals) Jason Heath (guitar) Jas ..read more
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East Coast Music Award Winners Including an Album with Vineland's Suzie Vinnick
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The 2024 East Coast Music Award winner were announced at an amazing festival in Charlottetown, PE from May 1 - 5, 2024. International Roots & Blues Kitchen Party, an album featuring East Coast musician Charlie A'Court with Vineland's Suzie Vinnick and Australian Llyod Spiegel won in the Blues Recording of the Year category. Below is the East Coast Music Awards 2024 Awards Ceremony Links: East Coast Music Awards, More ECMA Stories, Video above courtesy of Rogers tv Below is a complete listing of winners. Blues Record ..read more
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Happy World Laughter Day! Videos by Red Green, Scott Faulconbridge, Gordie Tapp
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Links: Red Green, More Red Green Stories, Video above courtesy of RedGreenTV Links: Scott Faulconbridge, Video above courtesy of Scott Faulconbridge - Topic Links: Gordie Tapp, More Gordie Tapp Stories, Archie Campbell, Video above courtesy of McPepper More World Laughter Day Videos Previous ..read more
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Happy Cartoonist Day!
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Update of 2011 post Click here for more of our Cartoons Local Cartoonists: Sandra Bell-Lundy (Between Friends) (born in St. Catharines) Sheree Bradford-Lea (born in Hamilton) Blaine (RIP) (Hamilton Spectator) Cartoon Bob (Oakville) caricatures Chris Chambers (Hamilton musician and cartoonist)(some mature content) Scott Chantler (Waterloo) David Collier (Hamilton) Richard Comely (Captain Canuck creator) (Cambridge, Hamilton) Brian Fray (Guelph) Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse)(Lived in Hamilton) Graeme MacKay (Hamilton Spectat ..read more
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2024 Living Blues Award Nominees Including Local Artists! VOTE!
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Recently, Living Blues Magazine announced the nominees for their 2024 awards. A few local artists received a nod. The public can vote for their choices by clicking here. Deadline to vote is June 15. Below is a complete list of nominees (voters are allowed write in choices though).  * signed to Waterdown's Stony Plain Records Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)  Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (Burlington)* Marcia Ball Roosevelt Purifoy Victor Wainwright Eden Brent Anthony Geraci Ben Levin Mitch Woods Dave Keyes Bruce Katz Best Blues Album of 2023 (New Recordings)  Eric Bibb: Rid ..read more
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Strong Debut from Hamilton's Garnetta Cromwell
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2w ago
As a former Olympic weight-lifter, Hamilton musician Garnetta Cromwell knows all about strength. Actually, strength can be the main theme of her incredible debut solo album, Time to Shine. There are songs about strong women, tunes about having a strong will and more. Even the slower songs have a strong vibe to them. Powerful Funk, Soul and Blues beats flex their way into each and every number throughout this brawny album. Her band, DaGroovmasters: GARNETTA CROMWELL (Lead vocals, Congas, Percussions) ROBIN HOUSTON (Drums) MARK HOWE (Bass) TOSHIHIRO OTANI (Electric Guitar) S ..read more
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