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Puttin’ on the Foil put on no airs about having a good time

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Calgary based country/punk band Puttin’ On the Foil may come across as loud, drunk, stupid rednecks if you look at their website. And to an extent they are as drink, drugs and rock and roll dominate their songs, but there is more to them than that.

Puttin On the Foil return to Lethbridge in Friday. Photo by Ruichard Amery
“We’re a working band,” said bassist/vocalist Kevin Rowland aka Train Rekk,  who bring the hard rocking, fun loving trio to the Slice, Aug. 4 with the 425s.

“But we know how to play tons of covers. We can play over 100 some songs, so we can play anything, as long as people want us to play,” said Rowland. The band has released two Cd s of original material, “Sing-Along Drinking Songs” and “Fired Up, Ready to Roll.”

“We’’re all about having a good time,” Rowland continued.

“We’ve been playing a lot,” he said. They play around Calgary and recently went out to B.C and played Vancouver Island.

“It was a great show and we had time to fish,” he said.

“We also played Elkford. A lot of guys work in the mines and they wake up in the morning and put us on to pump themselves again and aftertheir shift because they want to party. So they came to the show and knew all the words,” he said.

“We’d like to be able to play a lot more original shows, though we will throw them into a set if we‘re playing covers,” he continued,  adding they are working on their third CD, which they hope to release in September.

“We have about 17 songs now. We want to have enough songs so there isn’t as long of a wait time between them,” he said.

They were last in Lethbridge two years ago in 2015 around the time they released their latest album, playing with a variety of local punk bands.

 “We played a biker rally in Invermere this summer and we played for two and a half hours. We’d like to play more of those. because they’re just out to have a good time too,” he continued.

“ A lot of horrible things come out of my mouth. There’s too much  political correctness these days. My wife  won’t even come to our shows, because she knows the things that come out of my mouth, but she came to a show and told me ‘ I didn’t realize how good you guys are,” he reminisced.

“It’s high energy from the get go. If you come with a sense of humour and an open mind, you will have a good time. If you don’t you won‘t,” he warned.
The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 August 2017 19:57 )  
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