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Medicine Hat’s Jay Bowcott and Michael Coughlan strut their stuff

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 Two Medicine Hat songwriters visited The Owl Acoustic Lounge, Sept. 7.Mike Coughlan and  band play some of his songs. Photo by Richard Amery

Michael Coughlan was up first with a more laid back set of mostly original folk music. He sang a catchy number about Medicine Hat and another catchy song called “Fascist on Broadway.

 He invited Jay Bowcott on stage to sing a  song with him, then Bowcott took a seat behind the drums  as Brady Enslen played extra guitar for the rest of their set of more upbeat alt-country music which had a bluesy feel. Enslen added some subtle solos as they played some original music,  a couple of songs from Jay Bowcott and Coughlan’s first band  Art School and a Wilco cover.

Jay Bowcott kept up the energy  on his own with an acoustic guitar and a snare drum set at his feet.
 He played more traditional folk by Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie’s “Jesse James.”

 The good sized audience clapped along as he added a harmonica solo.
 He played a lot of harmonica throughout his set.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:12 )  
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