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Lots of local music and roots from Calgary this week

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The week is all about local music. But there are also a couple of excellent roots and folk shows happening. The week’s live music fun begins on Wednesday, Jan. 11 with the second edition of the Windy City Opry at the Slice. The performers include Calgary’s Mariel  Buckley, who will also spend time in Lethbridge working on her new CD with Leeroy Stagger.

John Wort Hannam plays the University of lethbridge True North Cabaret this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 Medicine Hat based duo Enslow featuring Jay Bowcott and Brady Enslen combining their musical talents. Host Shaela Miller may also play a couple of songs. The Opry begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.
 The other big roots/ country show is  Saturday, Jan. 14 featuring Tim Hus playing the Lethbridge College Cave with special guests, Carter Felker and Skinny Dyck. That show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $25 for Lethbridge Folk Club members and $30 for invited guests and includes a membership for the season.

A variety of local bands are playing this week as well.

Local classic rockers the Chevelles are playing a fundraiser for the LFC U14 girls soccer club, Jan. 13 at Coyote Joes. The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

On the more alternative end of the scale, funk/fusion band Blazed Gringo and the Man,’70s pop rock / glam rock style band Jane Doe and local desert rock band Rainbow Patrol rock the Slice on Jan 13. The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a five dollar cover.


 The Owl Acoustic Lounge will be hopping on the weekend, first with the blues rock stylings of the Steve Keenan Band, Jan. 13. There is no cover for the show. On Jan. 14, things get a little funky with local funk-rock band Adequate who are sure to get you on your feet. Admission is by donation.
 There are plenty of open mics  throughout the week as usual including the Lethbridge Folk Club’s monthly open mic at Casa.

 It begins at 7 p.m.. Admission is five dollars to cover the room rental.

 And a new Saturday night open mic begins at Coyote Joes, on Jan. 14. The stage plus house piano and acoustic guitar will be set up. All you need to bring is your muse and perhaps a few friends. The event begins at 8 p.m. Time slots are first come first serve.

Also on Saturday, the University of Lethbridge hosts their annual Snow Jam outside of University Hall. it will conclude with the True North Cabaret featuring John Wort Hannam, The Groove Apostles and the Blue. They will be performing in the University of Lethbridge Student’s Union ballroom.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:58 )  
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