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Hallett a blues highlight on a Monday

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 Keith Hallett  played to a sparse audience at the Slice, March 1. Photo by Richard Amery Even I can’t make it to every gig going on in Lethbridge. I usually try to take a night or two off, but I couldn’t pass up a chance to see Fredericton, New Brunswick bluesman Keith Hallett, March 1 at the Slice.
 I was one of about  three who caught a wicked show on Monday.
Looking like John Popper from Blues Traveller, Hallett’s voice was similar to  the JW Jones  of the JW Jones Blues Band and popper, while his slide playing was reminiscent of Sonny Landreth. He was picking every note with his fingers, nary a pick was to be found.  He displayed superb feel and control for his instrument, making his guitar, shriek, moan and whisper. He even proved to be an adept swing player on a couple upbeat instrumentals and dabbled in a little finger picked  rockabilly.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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