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Musical friends give Leigh Doerksen a tour boost

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Another big show, April 21 was a late starting send-off for local singer/ songwriter Leigh Doerksen at the Tongue N Leigh Doerksen. Photo by Richard AmeryGroove.
 An array of talent gathered on stage to help him raise money for an upcoming summer tour.


Papa King at the Tongue N Groove. Photo by Richard Amery
 I only caught a few of them including a strong set by the Necessities an all too brief set by local bluesman Papa King and a solid, ambient set of rock from Doerksen.

King, who also played at the Tongue n Groove, April 23 was backed by a pretty killer band including Doerksen on lead guitar and bassist Daniel Enns as well as a drummer, whose name I missed.

King started with a Dr. Johnish gravel voiced version of his own song “Busy Boy Blues,” as well as a hot version of “Baby Please Don’t Go.”

Brenna Lowrie was a highlight as well, though I only heard her sing background on an excellent version of Neil Young’s “Ohio.”
Jesse Northey and rapper Mase One were also on the bill among others.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 April 2011 15:39 )  
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