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Back Porch Swing finish Lethbridge Folk Club season

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The Lethbridge folk club wound down their season, May 6 at the Lethbridge College Cave with a great show from Edmonton/ Saint Albert based Back Porch Swing.

Back porch Swing winding up the season for the Lethbridge Folk Club at the Lethbridge College Cave,May 6. Photo by Richard Amery
 An attentive audience of approximately 60 enjoyed  a set of jazz tinged western swing , bluegrass and quirky country music from guitarist/vocalist Penny Malmberg, mandolinist/ guitarist Jim Malmberg, violinist Cam Neufeld and upright bassist Kevin Jacobson.

Everybody got to solo, especially when Jim Malmberg traded his guitar for the mandolin.

 I arrived in time to hear a quirky song about aging called “Muffin Top.”

 Penny Malmberg introduced the songs and told stories in addition to singing most of the lead vocals. As usual, Cam Neufeld played beautiful violin lines.

They happily fulfilled a request  for a song about a pig called Francine who made a bid for freedom en route to the abattoir. Jim Malmberg played a hot acoustic guitar lead before exchanging it for the mandolin and playing sizzling leads on that including a medley of “What the Fox,” which incorporated a wicked version of the “Spiderman” theme song, which wound down the show.
One highlight was a song about canned music as was a bluegrass version of the Rolling Stones “Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:04 )  
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