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Spitzee Post band play newgrass for Lethbridge Folk Club

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The Lethbridge Folk Club didn’t have a great turnout for their March 17 presentation of High River newgrass band, the Spitzee Post band at the Lethbridge College Cave.

The Spitzee Post Band playing the Lethbridge Folk Club, March 17. Photo by Richard Amery
 Only 18 paid attendees were in attendance.
 I caught them in the middle of a break, but caught a solid second set which opened with the Waterboys‘ “Fisherman’s Blues” and showed off lead singer Joe Gore’s mandolin.

They switched instruments throughout the set. Rhonda Shippey alternated between acoustic guitar and banjo. Gore traded his mandolin for a guitar, lead guitarist  Wayne Corner alternated between a national steel guitar for slide guitar and an acoustic guitar. upright bassist Coralee Gore thumped and shuddered out rhythm. Craig West played some hot fiddle throughout the set.

They also played a Steeldrivers song “ The Ghost of the Machine.”
 Gore had a big raspy voice along the lines of Steve Earle or Dr. John with just a touch of Chris Stapleton.
Just to show off their diverse musical tastes, they played a very cool  original called “Reggae Rider,” which  blended bluegrass with reggae music.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:32 )  
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