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Roger Marin duo plays excellent show for a few fans

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As it was an exceptional week for live music in Lethbridge, it was not surprising , though not unexpected, albeit still Roger Marin  and Mike Tuyp. Photo by Richard Amerydisappointing that Roger Marin had all of three people  (which ended up doubling around 11 p.m.) witnessing his exceptional show at the Slice, April 3.

  For whatever reason, Marin, who used to play in Fred Eaglesmith’s band, never draws a big crowd in Lethbridge. But regardless, he always gives it his all.

Marin, performing as a  duo this time with guitarist Mike Tuyp, played through  a good selection of both older songs and songs off his latest CD “Silvertown.” 

While the band is missed on a lot of the material, especially on the newer material, Marin is more than a capable guitarist/songwriter/ frontman, to pull the songs off.

 He told a few stories about the songs while Tuyp played tastefully twangy, Telecaster solos which enhanced the music.
 Some of my favourites were included in the first set including “Dagwood and Blondie” and “Hold Your Head Up” and a couple others which featured harmonized countrified guitar solo action.

He  spoke of how Serena  Ryder wanted to record  ‘Regina‘s Song,’ but “didn’t want to come across as a lesbian,” before ending his first set with “High Roads,” from his second CD.

 After a brief break, upon which the crowd multiplied, he began his second set with “ Hate Yourself,” one of the highlights off his latest CD “Silvertown” followed by his unique take on Fred Eaglesmith’s “49 Tons,” and a rare version of his quirky number “Film Star.”

Then he invited Slice waitress Eva Montgomery on stage to play a handful of sings with Tuyp before closing the set with a  couple more songs and ending with a request for “Broken Hearts and Busted Songs.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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