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Early week shows and New Weather Machine CD release this week

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 A couple of excellent folk and  roots shows open the week. And they both begin early.

Jon Martin and the New Weather Machine release their new CD  at the Owl Acoustic Lounge Nov. 11. Photo by Richard Amery
 You might remember the fleet fingered fiddle and equally fast feet of Charlottetown’s Gordie MacKeeman from the South Country Fair a few years ago.
 He  brings his band the Rhythm Boys to the Geomatic Attic, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. to melt your faces with fiddle, rockabilly ant lots more. Tickets are $37.50.
 The Windy City Opry returns to the Slice, Nov. 8 as well.

 This week Winnipeg based 10 piece brass heavy Dirty Catfish Brass band will be performing with Eastern Canada based old time, bluegrass and roots duo Hornell and Sneddon. Matthew Hornell and Andrew Sneddon play timeless traditional ballads, old time country, bluegrass, originals and instrumentals. That show also begins at 8 p.m. on the dot and ends early. There is a $10 cover.

 The Geomatic Attic is a busy place this week as in addition to Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Skinny Dyck and his Chicken Catchers will be performing, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. in support of Danny Dyck’s excellent new compilation Skinny Dyck & Friends: 20 One Nighters. Tickets are $27.50.

 It will be the official Lethbridge CD release party for the compilation.

 Local indie rock/ progressive rock band the New Weather Machine also have a CD release party at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov. 11. Shaela Miller will also be performing.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge also has a busy week as they bring back Red Deer singer songwriter Tyler Allen on Nov 9. They feature Edmonton based musician Eric West and singer songwriter Max Hopkins on Nov. 10.

Also this weekend, Cal Toth brings Duelling pianos back to Average Joes, Nov. 10.
Also on Nov.10, the Lethbridge Folk Club hosts their monthly open mic at Casa f at 7 p.m. Bring your guitar and five dollars to cover the room rental.
If you need a dose of the blues this weekend, Calgary bluesman Eric Braun returns to Casino Lethbridge, Nov. 10 and 11.

Don’t forget about the monthly ukulele jam taking place at Casa, from 2-3 p.m., Nov., 12.
The Slice features Nanaimo born alternative rock band Wise Youngblood, Nov. 10.
 The Slice honours Remembrance Day, Nov 11 with a night of war movies and documentaries.

 This week Remebrance Day is on Saturday. While it is important to remember the sacrifices of our veterans year round, make some time to attend the Lethbridge Remembrance Day services at Exhibition Park or at the cenotaph downtown, Nov. 11. The public is invited to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies being held in our community: 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Lethbridge Exhibition Park – South Pavilion and Noon-12:30 p.m. at Lethbridge Cenotaph outside City Hall, (4 Avenue South, downtown).

  A little later in the month, Brodie Moniker of PandaCorn and Fancy Diamonds brings his solo project to the Slice, nov. 15 with local band the Mormon Girls and Makiisma.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:53 )  
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