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Willhorse plays rare acoustic show

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 I always look forward to Golden rock band Willhorse’s Lethbridge shows, and I needed a pick me up more than ever on Dec. 19. So I was somewhat Willhirse turned things down, Dec. 19. Photo by Richard Amerydisappointed that  the show was a laid back acoustic show.

  I was counting on Willhorse to wake me up, but it was pretty laid back. 
 That disappointment faded right from their first note.

You could still hear an excellent rock band distilled to its essence with a stripped down acoustic show. The electric guitar was plugged in for solos and everyone else grooved on acoustic guitars and bass. They got a lot of dancers with a cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’ and kept them there.

Rolla Olak opening with  upbeat folk music. Photo by Richard AmeryI enjoyed the songs from their CD especially a great acoustic version of ‘Tempered Hearts.’

Other highlights from the CD were ‘Little Things’ and ‘Stoke it Up.’
Throughout their set they sang some excellent harmonies, played a lot of new songs including a handful with Vancouver Island singer Rolla Olak, who opened the show.

Rolla Olak opened the show with a strong set of folk singer-songwriter songs backed by an acoustic Willhorse.

He sat front and centre and tossed his hirsute head, while strumming guitar and playing harmonica solos.

His music ranged from straight ahead folk to more tender bluesy material.
They slowed things down after than and were well into a version of ‘The Weight before I called it a night.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 27 December 2013 10:28 )  
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