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Matt Patershuk runs the gamut of blues, country and roots music

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It is always a pleasure to see La Glace based folk/ country singer Matt Patershuk, so I was glad to arrive just in time for his second set at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday, Nov. 16.

Matt Patershuk returned to Lethbridge last week. Photo by Richard Amery
 He was in the mood to share some music and  relax a decent sized crowd with his big, soothing, rumbling baritone voice, which reminded me of Edmonton folk singer Scott Cook.

 He was joined by a drummer, lead guitarist and upright bassist to add a big, rockabilly style bottom end.

 He rode the edge of traditional ’50s style country music and  gut shaking slide blues, switching between a battered acoustic guitar and a old white Telecaster for the more country songs.

 He  played a variety of new originals plus a few choice covers of songs by bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson and Hank Williams.
His originals were heartfelt and though provoking, especially one based on the Greek myth of Atlas.

 But he was equally adept at playing old blues tunes including an excellent cover of “Jump , Jive and Wail,” which worked even without a horn section.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 30 November 2018 11:09 )  
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