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MD Wren and the Sick Kids play honky tonk with humour

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The Slice was a honky tonking with a handful of people and Victoria based country band MD Wren and the Sick Kids, March 10.M.D. Wren playing humourous honky tonk. photo by Richard Amery
 While I caught them on a set break I’m glad I caught their second set with a handful of people. Their music had a lot of twang a a lot of humour from wry frontman/ acoustic guitarist  MD Wren.

There was plenty of hot Telecaster playing and Hank Williams twang.
 One immediate highlight as a song about an “unholy trinity between a man, a woman and the Devil.”

Equally amusing was their catchy song about human sacrifice called “It’s Happening All Around You.”

 They also played an appealing “love song that could only be written by a man in his late ’30s,” called “Settle For You.”

 In addition to some hot playing, some excellent stand-up bass playing they also sang excellent vocal harmonies. There was a lot of Elvis Presley influence  which they showed on a hot cover of “Play House with You” and on an original about Elvis.

—By Richard Amery,  L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:45 )  
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