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Wild Weekend: CCMAs, Art Crawl, Supercrawl, Sept 8, 9 & 10

July 21st, 2011
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Artword Artbar has big plans for the wild weekend on James Street North, September 8, 9,  10.
CCMAhamiltoncmwlogo.JPGCCMA Canadian Country Music Awards are in town, and we have some fabulous country music showcases.
Thursday September 8, concert by The Western Swing Authority at 9 pm
Friday September 9 (James North Art Crawl), country star Tonya Kennedy, from 8 pm,  tip jar
Saturday September 10 (Supercrawl) afternoon, 2 to 4 pm:  “Ladies of Country” Showcase, featuring acoustic performances by Stephanie McIlroy, Nicole Scott, Tonya Kennedy and Kaitlin Kozell. (presented by Cameron Tilbury Publicity, Deborah Wood Publicity, Gull-Trax Productions and KC Media). CCMA Showcase.
Saturday September 10 evening: our favourite country guy J.P. Riemens (Artword Theatre’s “Tobacco Troubadour”) will be hosting a country songwriting workshop, as well as some pickin’ and singin’ of course. Details coming.

Event, Music

Western Swing Authority, CCMA Showcase, Thurs Sept 8 at 9 pm

July 20th, 2011
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WesternSwingAuthority.jpgCCMAhamiltoncmwlogo.JPGThursday September 8 at 9:00 pm, $5, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton. “Kick off your Canadian Country Music week in swinging style! With a list of 5 star reviews and airplay in 17 countries around the world, Canada’s very own super-group, The Western Swing Authority will start your CCMA weekend with bang”. (A special showcase for the CCMA’s.)
The Western Swing Authority brings the authentic sound of western swing in the classic style of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and inspired by great bands like The Time Jumpers and Asleep at the Wheel. The Western Swing Authority recreates the sound that attracted crowds to the dancehalls of Texas, Oklahoma and California in the 1930’s and 40’s, and has continued in popularity to present day. www.thewesternswingauthority.com/   http://www.myspace.com/thewesternswingauthority
SHANE GUSE (fiddle, vocal), STACEY LEE(vocal), PAUL CHAPMAN (guitar, vocal), PEE WEE CHARLES (steel guitar), DAN HOWLETT (fiddle, vocal), MATTHEW LIMA (bass) , CHARLIE ST DENIS (drums)  Read more…

Event, Music, Special event

Book Launch: Seraphim Editions fall authors, Thur Sept 8 at 6 pm

July 19th, 2011
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Thursday September 8 at 6:00 pm, free. Canadian publisher Seraphim Editions (http://www.seraphimeditions.com/) launches four new books for the fall of 2011 with readings by the authors. [Note the early start. There is a country music concert starting at 9 pm.] Authors are: Jean-Rae Baxter (Scattered Light), Rob Ritchie (In a Company of Fiddlers), Michael Nelson (Drowned, They Said: A Metis History), J.S. Porter (Lightness and Soul: Musings on Eight Jewish Writers) Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word