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Derek Hintz helps heat up Windy City Opry

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Attendance has been down a little for the last couple Windy City Oprys at the Slice, so I was pleased to see a packed house on a Wednesday night, Aug. 9.Derek Hintz and the Dust Bowl Dynamos playing the Windy City Opry, Aug. 9. Photo by Richard Amery
 A lot of people were there to visit with Edmonton based musician Andrew Scott, who lived in Lethbridge for awhile.

 Unfortunately I missed that, but I caught the tail end of an excellent set from Medicine Hat’s Derek Hintz and  the Dustbowl  Dynamos, which included guitarist Brady Enslen, upright bassist Matt Coldwell, steel guitarist Tim Herman and banjo player Tyler Allen, who played a wicked set of energetic, upbeat, freewheeling, country and roots music featuring plenty of banjo, upright bass and steel guitar which pretty much set the night on fire. The harmonies and laid back quirky feel reminded me  of the more country side of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

 He had his following as well as his parents . He invited his mother on stage to sing harmonies on “Shit Goes Down.”

 That drew rousing cheers and host Shaela Miller invited them back to play an encore.
Dave McCann plays the September edition of Windy City Opry at the Slice.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:24 )  
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