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Danny Michel draws another big audience

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Danny Michel always draws a crowd when he plays Lethbridge — even in the middle of the week. So I wasn’t too surprised to barely be able to move at the Slice, June 10 as  his fans came out in force.

Danny Michel playing a solo show for an enthusiastic crwod at the Slice, June 10. Photo by Richard Amery It was just the Toronto based songwriter, his guitar, effects and his huge grin entertaining the captivated crowd, most of them hanging on every word.

 He was well into his set by the time arrive, but I get there to hear an older song “Two Hearts” and a few of his more popular numbers including “What Colour Are You,” “Love Until You break Your heart,” ”Sad and Beautiful World” and Tennessee Tobacco, ” which drew several dancers to the front of the stage.

 He was friendly, warm, affable and chipper as always,  caressing his guitar, surreptitiously bending down to adjust and effect and start some seamless looping.

 As always he sounded a lot like Paul Simon’s sweet, comfortable brand of ’70s folk rock.
I was pleased to catch a few of my favourites like “Sad and Beautiful World” and “ crowd Favourite “Tennessee Tobacco.”

  The crowd cheered loudly at the end of the show. He returned to the stage saying “ I”m here, you don’t have to do that anymore.”

 He finished off the show by premiering a brand new song.
“ I hate the phrase ‘good old days.’ These are the good old days,” he said, before singing a song he “wrote a few days ago” echoing those sentiments.

 It was catchy enough to have most of the crowd humming along with it and vocalizing along with the bridge of the song.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:20 )  
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