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Craig Cardiff returns to combine samples with folk music

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Craig Cardiff enraptures a good sized Wednesday night crowd. Photo by Richard AmeryA respectable sized Wednesday night crowd was in the audience for  folk/pop singer songwriter Craig Cardiff, Jan. 19.

The Ottawa based musician hasn’t been to Lethbridge in about three years, but spoke with the crowd like they were old friends hanging out in his living room rather than at the Slice.

He asked them to choose what songs they wanted to hear “a song about Wal Mart or a song about the Deer Hunter video game.

When they shouted they wanted to hear the Deer Hunter song, he recorded severals snatches of conversation and then played and sang over them, a song about people in a bar being distracted by Deer Hunter instead of listening to the musician.

By the end of his first set, he had a lone couple waltzing in the aisle to his melodies and extended the song so they could keep dancing before  taking a break.

“It feels nice to be back,” I’d like to come back in the fall,” he said after his set adding  he has been keeping busy at home, writing for film and taking care of his daughter back in Ottawa.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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