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Carolyn Mark bringing Ragtag Misfits to Lethbridge

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The ever bubbly and talented Carolyn Mark returns to Lethbridge on Tuesday, Aug 21 to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge with old friend Kris Demeanor and new friends Shirley Gnome and Manitoba based, Germany based “Old Seed” as part of the  Ragtag Misfits Tour.

Carolyn Mark returns to Lethbridge with Kris Demeanor, Shirley Gnome and Old Seed, Aug. 21. Photo by Richard Amery
“ I’ve never toured with them before. I’ve toured a lot with Kris, but Shirley Gnome is a new friend and so is Old Seed. But we’re taking two separate cars just in case we don’t get along,” Mark giggled from Winnipeg where she is getting ready to play the Times Changed in Winnipeg with Kris Demeanor and Geoff Berner before heading to the Trout Forest music Festival north-east of Kenora, Ontario.

“ It‘s a like south Country Fair. It is about the same size and has a a similar vibe, except it is next to a lake,” she said, adding Berner won’t be coming  to Lethbridge with them.

“He’s flying home to spend time with family,”she said, adding she is excited to play with Shirley Gnome.
“I met her at Artswells. And I drove from Vancouver to Victoria with her. She’s hilarious.  I went to her show in Victoria and I didn’t take my eyes off her.  All her songs are just filthy. After her show she said to me ‘I guess Victoria people don’t get jokes.’ I said ‘It’s because you’re such a beautiful singer, they were listening to that,” Mark continued.

“ We’re touring together with only one day off until Sept. 8,” she said adding she doesn’t know what the show will look like.
“ This will be the first time we’ve all actually met each other,” Mark said.
 Mark writes pleasing, upbeat ditties like the “Baby Goats”  and the“Stampede Song (Get it In).”

“Thanks for the idea, we might do a sing-a-long with that as the band,” she said, adding she won’t be bringing bassist Terri Upton to this show.
“She had to work. I love her.  She makes me sound a lot better, than I am,” she said.
 She enjoyed performing at South Country Fair.
“Kris is the new mayor ( of South Country Fair. Maybe he’ll bring his crown. He took over from washboard Hank,” she enthused.
“ South Country Fair was amazing. Shaela Miller was amazing. And  I got to play with Kris and Geoff and sing in a choir with Hank Pine. I got to be a Hankette,” she reminisced.

Admission to the show, which begins at around 9:30 p.m., is by donation.

— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:47 )  
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