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Elliott Brood return with new tunes and great times

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Is it a bad thing that Elliott Brood are one of my favourite live acts, but I can’t name one of their songs? I know them to hear them, but can’t name the titles.Elliott Brood’s Casey Laforet does double duty on guitar and bass pedals at Average Joes, May 4. photo by Richard Amery

I know I always enjoy them as do the rest of their many Lethbridge fans who gleefully danced the dust off their shoes.

Elliott Brood’s Mark Sasso gets a crowd clapping at Average Joes , may 4 while playing banjo and harp. Photo by Richard Amery

 The Hamilton based roots/ folk/ rock trio returned to Lethbridge for another spellbinding performance, this time at Average Joes, May 4.

 They are working on new music and played a couple of the new songs but focussed on older material which had most of the audience dancing sweatily in the jammed back room of Average Joes.

Mark Sasso played plenty of upbeat banjo and some guitar while Casey Laforet was a blur, doing triple duty on acoustic and electric guitar, vocals and stomping away at bass pedals.

Drummer  Stephen Pitkin held a relentless beat behind the skins.

 One of the highlight featured Sasso and Laforet on ukuleles. They got the crowd to sing along with the ohh ohh ohs of another song.

They both switched to electric guitar for some of the newer songs. Just for something different, they folkified CCR’s “  Green River.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:27 )  
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