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Short of Able in it for the long haul

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Things are starting to take off for  Edmonton based indie rock  band  Short of Able since releasing their sophomore CD “ The Last One’s Gone” in October.SHort of Able  plays Lethbridge, May 3. Photo by Nicole Ashley

 They will be visiting the Lethbridge for the first time when they play the Slice, May 3.

“We’ve  just been playing a lot and trying to take the new album as far as we can, We wasn't to get as far as we can get with it,” said lead guitarist Devin Phillips.

 They have been nominated  for an Edmonton Music Award and just returned from Canadian Music Week in Toronto and even were placed in the Top 10 albums of the year on Mike Ross’s popular Edmonton based music blog.
“It’s been really great,” Phillips summarized.

The band has been together for approximately three years.

They had never been to Toronto before, so the band enjoyed their first Canadian Music Week.
“We met a lot of people. The who’s who of  the Canadian music industry are there.  We didn’t get much sleep which is to be expected. We met a girl who is a host on CBC 3  Radio, so we sat and talked with her for a while. We’re still getting e-mails from people we met in bars a month ago,” he enthused.

“We were told not to take the first offer you get from a manager or booking agent. It’s a slow process.”
 He said they were offered to play a couple smaller festivals in the Toronto area, w but weren’t sure if they would be able to make it.

“We’re also writing music for a new CD. We’ll probably won’t record it until next year. We might go to Toronto to record it because we went to Revolution Studios and Serena Ryder was recording new music there. So we got to hear some of that, which was very cool,” he said.

 In the meantime they are excited about their Alberta tour, which begins in Jasper, then back to Edmonton for the Edmonton Music Awards.

“We’ll bring a good, high energy show from the back to the front,” he said.
We’re an all original indie rock band, but we also play a couple covers by the Black Keys and Tom Petty, ” he said.
“We want to get people dancing. There is lots of interaction with the crowd,” he continued.

“ But the  big thing for us is  to get better every time we play a venue. We try make each show better than the one before and just bring a better show,” he said.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 03 May 2013 23:15 )  
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