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Aaron Pritchett returns to Lethbridge with hot hit single VW Bus

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B.C based country Star Aaron Pritchett is  on a roll with a score of hit singles from his latest  Juno nominated album “ The Score,“ including the latest single “VW Van.”

Aaron Pritchett returns to Average Joes, Sept. 5. Photo by Richard Amery
He is excited to return to Lethbridge to play Average Joes, Sept. 4 with Craig Moritz in support of the CD.

“It’s been a crazy year. It’s been really busy,” said Pritchett, preparing for a show at the CNE in Toronto.

“ But it was nice. I got to take three weeks off in July.”

 He is pleased  with the string of hits from the last album  including “VW Bus,” coming hot on the heels of the other hit singles “Out of the Blue,” “Dirt Road In Em,” “Out of the Blue” and “Mama’s Boy Meets a Daddy’s Girl”

“ I actually bought a 1973 VW bus, so as soon as the song was submitted with the name ‘VW Bus,’ I said ‘this is perfect. I hope it’s good,”he enthused.

“It‘s kind of describes my life now,” said Pritchett who lives an easygoing life spent half on the road and half at home on Gabriola Island, where he bought the Silva Bay Restaurant and Pub last year.
“ It’s a song that’s a very much slice of life story and I always like to choose the best songs I can whether I write them or not,” he observed.

“It‘s been a few years since I’ve had  so many hits, so it‘s nice,” he said.


 He will be joined by the same band as his last visit including bassist  Shane Hendrickson, band leader Scott Smith, drummer Jayson Brinkworth and new addition Kirby Barber, who adds a new dimension  to the show and the sound.
“We’ve added Kirby Barber. She’s a really good guitar player and she can sing the high harmonies. She’s definitely added an extra layer of sound,” Pritchett enthused.

He noted the new CD has more traditional instrumentation.

“ The last album was more country rock edge. This one has more mandolin  and fiddle. Those instruments are tracked, so they’re there in the live show. But we don’t have them live. It would be nice to have them live, but all of the mandolin players are already in bands,” he observed.

 He always enjoys returning to Average Joes.
“They’re always good to us and the audiences like to have fun,” Pritchett said.
 Tickets for the, Sept. 4 show are $35 in advance, $40 on the day of the show. The show begins at 8 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:48 )  
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