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Give ’em Hell Boys give them hell at Windy City Opry

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Shaela Miller always has a great ear for music, so  I knew Edmonton’s  “Give Em’ Hell boys, would be a success at this month’s Windy City Opry, Wednesday, June 12 at the Slice.
 As usual, I only caught the end of the early show. But I was impressed to hear a variety of different music during a solid set of toe tapping honky tonk and country music, plus a few choice coverThe Give Em hall Boys at the Slice for the Windy City Opry, June 12. Photo by Richard Amerys.

 The quartet has a strong Bakersfield sound similar to Dwight Yoakam and featured pleasing multi- part harmonies, and lots of Telecaster twang from the hirsute Quinn Clark, lead guitarist Charlie Scream, bassist  Lindsay “Bootsy” Cline also adding sweet female harmonies and Eric The Drummer.

They put their own stamp on Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” brought out the rock on “ Bring It Back To You,” and ended with a mash up of a couple Waylon Jennings songs including “ Good Hearted Woman.” But showed off some substantial blues chops on Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile.”

And just because they could,they turned Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades, into a pretty decent twangy country song before being called back for an encore of a sweet  amped up bluegrass song.
 The next Windy City Opry is July 10 featuring Carolyn Mark and Sean Burns at the Slice.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 June 2019 08:57 )  
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