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The ‘Music-Blues’ Category

Blue Moon Marquee, gypsy blues jazz, Sat July 15

June 9th, 2017
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Saturday July 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $15/$10. Gypsy-blues jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee (A.W. Cardinal guitar, vocals and Jasmine Colette upright bass, percussion, vocals) are swinging by Artword Artbar! This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, folk roots, swing, and ragtime. This year they are playing at seven Jazz festivals across Canada (Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Kaslo). They have also been nominated for Indigenous Group of the year for the 2017 Western Canadian Music awards. Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Jasmine Colette, aka Badlands Jazz, is the rhythm section who not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies. Blue Moon Marquee‘s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry are their trademark.  www.bluemoonmarquee.com      https://bluemoonmarquee.bandcamp.com/
 “The spirits of Memphis Minnie, Louis Armstrong, Read more…

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music-World

Jazzy blues & more, The Kirkendolls, Fri June 16

May 18th, 2017
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Friday June 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $10/ pwyc. A return visit by The Kirkendolls, a new local band: Mark Caruana on vocals and guitar, Tom Shea on bass, Jamie Shea on guitar, and Mario Laquintana on drums. The music is a mix of music from originals to jazzy re-arrangements to soulful blues and beyond. About half of their songs are originals by Mark Caruana, who was the guitar player for Big Rude Jake in Toronto throughout most of the 90s. Later he had his own jazz trio/quartet playing in the jazz clubs in Toronto to the early 2000s. Since then he has played mostly solo for private events. He moved to Hamilton a few years ago and has put this new band together.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

CONCERT: Cootes Paradise, Fri June 9

May 16th, 2017
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Friday June 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar:
Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax). PLUS an opening set by the noted Hamilton musician and songwriter Michael J. Birthelmer.
http://www.cootesparadiseband.ca/

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

Beats Workin’ duo David Hurley & Charly Chiarelli, Thurs June 1

May 4th, 2017
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Thursday June 1, 2017, 8 pm. $10. Beats Workin’ is a duo from Kingston: David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

BLUES: The Mike Almas Blues Band, Fri May 26

April 29th, 2017
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Friday May 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. To reserve call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region. His ability on guitar is a force to be reckoned with. His stage presence, rapport with an audience, and sonic energy makes for a memorable night. Mike Almas Band website
Band members: Mike Almas, guitar/vocals, Joanne Augustyn, vocals/percussion, Cameron Colburn, drums, Michael Gieseking, bass/vocals.

Event, Music-Blues

Singer-songwriters Gina Horswood & Karen Morand, Wed Apr 26

March 17th, 2017
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Singer-songwriters Karen Morand, from Windsor, and Gina Horswood, on tour from Australia, are coming to Artword Artbar on their Ontario tour. Gina and Karen are not just a couple of chicks playing guitars. Their Saints and Sinners tour finds them rambling down highways‚ unraveling stories and songs with powerhouse vocals and infectious beats. Their original songs echo dusty roads, dark bars and creaking church pews. A night of gritty gospel and earthy blues will be sure to leave ya with a satisfied soul.
www.karenmorand.com         www.ginahorswood.com

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Beg To Differ, special concert for Good Friday, April 14

March 9th, 2017
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BegToDiffer2Friday April 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba. Beg To Differ Trio present a special Good Friday concert. Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma on guitar; Steve Foster on drums. Unique renditions of blues, jazz and funk songs, drawing from a large musical repertoire from early blues roots to jazzified contemporary songs. http://reverbnation.com/begtodiffertrio

Event, Music-Blues, Special event

Em & Joss (Emily Kemp & Jocelyn Russell vocal duo), Sat Apr 1

March 1st, 2017
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Saturday April 1, 2017, at 8 pm. $10. The powerhouse vocal duo Em & Joss (Emily Kemp and Jocelyn Russell) sing a wide variety of genres, including rock, jazz, pop, folk and blues, with some originals in the mix. Their music is vocal-driven, full of rich, sultry harmonies that create a down-to-earth feel of true feminine beauty. Both are graduates of the Mohawk College Music Program and have been performing throughout the GTHA for a number of years.
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Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues, Sat March 25

February 15th, 2017
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Jennis-9671-smallcSaturday March 25, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.  Back at Artword Artbar! The wonderful  folk-blues duo JennisJennis brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond‘s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. It makes for a very entertaining performance, filled with energy, passion and humour. www.jennis.ca     www.jengillmormusic.ca

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Two Bands! Rock and blues! Fri March 10

February 2nd, 2017
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Friday March 10, 2017, 8 pm, Art Crawl tip jar. A lively busy Friday night at Artword Artbar. Joey DePaiva, bass, and Shelby Crego, guitar, are bringing two bands from Mohawk Music, playing mostly rock and blues. One long set each.
Band 1: Aoife Doyle vocals, Leah Korkowski vocals, Shirley Simpson vocals, Graysen Lee guitar, Shelby Crego guitar, Jamie Bekyarovich guitar, Joey DePaiva bass, Nik Hurst keyboards & piano, Cooper Hannahson drums.
Band 2: Lauren Perreira vocals, Shelby Crego guitar, Olivia Brown bass, Miles Branaugh keys, Cooper Hannahson drums.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

CONCERT: Cootes Paradise, Sat March 4, 2017

January 10th, 2017
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Saturday March 4, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online
A new powerhouse band of familiar faces:
Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax).
http://www.cootesparadiseband.ca/

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Jazzy blues w. the Kirkendolls, Fri Feb 17, 2017

January 4th, 2017
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Friday February 17, 2017, at 8 pm, cover pwyc. The Kirkendolls, a new local band: Mark Caruana on vocals and guitar, Tom Shea on bass, Jamie Shea on guitar, and Mario Laquintana on drums. The music is a mix of music from originals to jazzy re-arrangements to soulful blues and beyond. About half of their songs are originals by Mark Caruana, who was the guitar player for Big Rude Jake in Toronto throughout most of the 90s. Later he had his own jazz trio/quartet playing in the jazz clubs in Toronto to the early 2000s. Since then he has played mostly solo for private events. He moved to Hamilton a few years ago and has put this new band together.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

Beg To Differ Trio, Sat Feb 11, 2017

January 4th, 2017
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BegToDiffer2Saturday February 11, 2017, 8 pm, tip jar. An Artword favourite, the high-energy Beg To Differ Trio playing blues / jazz / funk — Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma on guitar; Steve Foster on drums. Unique renditions of blues, jazz and funk songs, drawing from a large musical repertoire from early blues roots to jazzified contemporary songs. http://reverbnation.com/begtodiffertrio

Event, Music, Music-Blues

CONCERT: Stuart Laughton, and Radio Dial, Fri Feb 3, 2017

December 19th, 2016
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Friday February 3, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 0r  BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Stuart Laughton is back with his wonderful Radio Dial show, and lots of new material. The lineup for Feb 3 includes Rebecca Campbell (guitar/vocals), Jim Clayton (piano), Martin Worthy (drums), and Steve Lucas (bass), and of course, Stuart Laughton on trumpet, guitar, and many other instruments!
Why RADIO DIAL? Because on long car trips, Stuart scours the radio waves for interesting music, and wanted to bring a similarly eclectic presentation to the stage (think Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café, with the speaking and musical proportions reversed). http://www.radiodial.ca/  It helps that Stuart sings and plays a dozen instruments, Read more…

Event, Music, Music-Blues

The Distillery Blues Trio + Ginger St. James, Thurs Feb 2, 2017

December 16th, 2016
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Thursday February 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. The Distillery is a blues trio from Toronto: Chloe Watkinson vocals, Neil Hendry acoustic and electric guitars, Jordan Safer harmonica, keys and lap steel guitar. Special guest Ginger St. James.
http://thedistilleryblues.com/ Their debut release What You Told Me won the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Blues. The band was a finalist in the 2012 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. A West Coast Canada tour and two US tours lead to the 2015 EP How We Carry On, followed by various festival performances (including JunoFest, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Lighthouse Blues Festival, Southside Shuffle, Canal Bank Shuffle, Toronto TD Jazz Festival, Barrie Jazz & Blues). The band’s latest three-song recording is now available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

Andre Bisson & band, the Memphis Challenge Fundraiser, Fri Jan 27, 2017

December 11th, 2016
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Friday January 27, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Online ticketing: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/16952/
Here’s the story: Andre Bisson and his band won the Grand River Blues Society Road to Memphis Competition to compete at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee this February. This show is raising funds for the cost of the travel and accommodations to move a 6-piece band to Memphis for a week to compete and represent Canadian Blues.
A few days before they leave for the competition, the band will perform Andre’s original and cover arrangements with a 6-piece band at Artword Artbar. Come hear Andre’s upbeat Blues, R&B and Soul with heavy horns and rhythm!  www.andrebisson.ca
The Band for Jan 27: Andre Bisson vocals/guitar, Loretta Hale trumpet, Mike Albert tenor sax, Simon Wheeldon bari sax, Olivia Brown bass, Sean Bruce Parker drums.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

Artword closed Dec 12-Jan 26, back Jan 27, 2017

December 5th, 2016
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Artword Artbar is taking a break.
Last day of programming in 2016 is Sunday December 11, for our final matinee of our hit play Scroogissimo.
First day of programming in 2017 is Friday January 27, for a big fundraiser for the Andre Bisson Band who take off on a tour to Memphis. Showtime is 8 pm.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, News

Jazz/blues/soul vocalist Siona Neale, Fri Oct 14

September 5th, 2016
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Siona Neale_4574_cFriday October 14, 2016, 8 pm, $10. Hamiltonian Siona Neale sings jazz/blues/soul classics, as a duo with guitarist James Ruben. Remembrance is a key theme, with timeless songs by Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, and some originals. Whether singing about social justice or loss, joy or tragedy, Neale brings you to the heart of the matter, to the roots of the story behind the song. Neale has a dual career in Europe and Canada. “One of Canada’s most vibrant cultural exports” (Polish Canadian Embassy), Siona Neale captivates audiences with her magnetic energy, deep, dark voice, and sizzling moves. She easily navigates between her Caribbean and rock and roll, soulful North American heritages.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

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