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The Watertower Grill welcomes Jolene Draper and the Inquisitive Few

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Friday, Jan. 11 was my first opportunity to check out the new Watertower Grill, located, as expected in the Watertower on Mayor McGrath.Jolene Draper and Steve Martin  at the Watertower Grill. Photo by Richard Amery
 The room was packed wall to wall for Jolene Draper and the Inquisitive Few and I had to squeeze my way through a lot of chairs and tables placed right next to each other to make it to the bar, located right next to the windows, so you can see Lethbridge from the west.

 It is always a pleasure to hear  Jolene Draper sing especially when backed by a crack band of bassist Steve Martin, lead guitarist Braeden Rouse and drummer Ryan Ebbinghoff.

I arrived during a sultry version of Peggy Lee’s “Fever.”
They covered a variety of musical styles including quirky , jazz tinged originals, a couple of capable covers of classics like me and Bobby mcGee, ’90s rock with Four Non Blondes’ “What’s Going On” and a spooky Portishead cover, which ended the set I saw.

 Martin alternated between  upright bass and electric bass. Rouse showed he was a phenomenal guitarist, playing ambient riffs and bluesy solos.
 They added a touch of psychedelic rock. And their drummer kept a strong, steady beat. Draper, as always, sang in her beautiful, unique warble.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:37 )  
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