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Trevor Alguire to play contemplative music for Lethbridge

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Ottawa based musician Trevor Alguire is excited to come back to Southern Alberta to play a few shows in support of his fifth CD “Miles Away.”Trevor Alguire returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo Submitted
 Alguire and “go to band” in Calgary — bassist Trevor Maduke and drummer Jay Bradley, play the Slice, May 9.

“ They have been for the past two years. And Jay used to live out east with me before he moved out here 16 or 17 years ago.

 We used to play in bands a lot louder. So it’s nice to see old friends but also to be on stage playing music,” said a jet lagged  Alguire, just stepping of the plane following a successful tour of Germany and the Netherlands.

 They may also be joined by Andrew Bueckert on fiddle and possibly guitar on bass.
“ We like to switch it up. But he hurt his hand. So I hope he’ll be all right,” he said.
 They will be playing nine shows in 12 days together.
“ It will be great,” he continued.

“ They practice on their own, then I’ll come in and we’ll practice for three hours.
 He said people are enjoying the new CD “Miles Away.”
 We went into it with the songs as they were instead of as pieces of a puzzle, ” he said adding he hadn’t played any of them live before recording them.

“ I was just coming off tours and maybe played one of them live once. We went into the studio and laid them down as they were,” he continued adding he approached this CD  in mo  re of a producer role.

 “Jason Jakunas, who produced my last couple  albums  produced this one, but I was able to tell him more what I wanted,” he said.

“Most of the songs were written over the past six to 10 months. This CD just feels right. it’s been five albums. It’s been a lot of roads,” he said.
“ The last CD was darker but people loved it. I was going through a lot and my bass player was going through cancer,” he said adding his songs capture his life at aspecific point in time.

“I’ve never been much of a fiction guy,” he said.

“My songs capture where I am at a moment,” he said,adding there is no set lyrical themes.
“ I was writing about political things and the government and how things have changed.” he said. It is more upbeat, but not too upbeat.
“ Sometimes you ant to hear something that is a little more contemplative. Something that will make you think,” he said.
Trevor Alguire plays the Slice, May 9.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 05 May 2014 09:33 )  
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