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South Country Fair 2019 begins with lots of rock and roll

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It always seems that South Country Fair is plagued by  unpleasant weather on the first day. It is also Leeroy Stagger playing South Country Fair. Photo by Richard Amerya given that the attendees don't seem to mind at all.
 I was able to get to the Flor macleod Fish and Games Park, Friday, July 19, in good time due to Macbeth being canceled due to weather.
 While parking, I heard Ali Stuart belting out “Like it That Way,” her second place entry in the South Country Fair  songwriting contest.
 I was just in time for a gripping set  from Leeroy Stagger and his hot band including Ryland Moranz, keyboardist Michael Ayotte, long time bassist Tyson Maiko and drummer Kyle Harmon.

 The started off slow, with some newer songs but including  favourites like “ I Want it All,.”
 They explored their pop side more on a couple new songs like “Strange Attractor,” the single from their next CD. They also showed their love for punk music on “ Joe Strummer  and Joey Ramone.”
 I was really looking forward to Edmonton born, Salish B.C. based  blues/jazz trio Blue Moon Marquee as it has been a while since I had seen them.

Guitarist/vocalist AW Cardinal, and bassist/drummer/ singer Jasmine Collette had added a keyboardist since I last saw them,  which allowed them to further explore the worlds of jazz/ shuffle and  gritty traditional blues.
 They played a lot of new music from their brand new record “ Bare Knuckles and Brawn.”
  A highlight was a song about rats, which iAerial artists performing during Blue Moon Marquee’|s set at South Country Fair. Photo by Richard Amerysn’t on the new CD.

  They played  sweltering blues warming up a chilly and rainy night. As always,  Cardinal growled out a  gripping version of  blues classic “St. James Infirmary.” While they were playing, aerial artists performed a variety of tricks hanging from a hoop, placed next to the stage.

 Peter and the Wolves are always a lot of fun. Now they have expanded  their lineup to include three back  up singers, one of whom plays saxophone and  another playing frontman Peter Cormier’s guitar, they are able to further  explore vintage rock and roll sounds and for Cormier to focus on piano.

Cormier also played some rapid fire  guitar solos, and playing it behind his head.

 They were also in the moodRevel in Dimes at South Country Fair. Photo by Richard Amery to try out new material, including highlight “Smoking in the kitchen,” though favourites like “ Hey Hey Veronica,” and “Jailbird Josephine,” were still highlights.
 The rain started to fall as  the last act of the night, Brooklyn, New York based Revel in Dimes closed off the night/
 They looked like they stepped right out of the ’70s with their bassist/ harp player sported a massive afro. The lead singer shimmied and shook as she belted out    soul and R and  B  music , which reminded me of Grace Potter.
 they played a tight and funk fuelled set of high energy music that was  off the hook.Blue Moon Marquee’s Jasmine Collette at South Country Fair. Photo by Richard Amery

 Today will be pretty amazing as well. If you missed Revel in Dimes, they will be playing a workshop with bad Buddy and Jack Garton at 2:45 p.m..

 Calgary songwriter Tom Phillips is sure to be a highlight at 6 p.m.
 Curt Young and the Healers will supply some blues from Edmonton he also opens the east stage in a workshop with Tom Phillips, Mark Sadlier Brown and Abigail Lapelle, Jack Garton and Demon Squadron will be playing some rock and roll,. and get ready to move with Celtic rockers Captain Tractor, who close off the South Stage at 12:30 p.m.

 The East Stage has a mostly local line up with Calgary’s Tara Warburton.
 Rancho Deluxe  will play their own brand of southern Alberta roots rock at2:30 followed by Dennis Boumann and Edmonton based rock/ soul surf quartet  Bad Buddy closing things off at  5:35 p.m.

 line up

South stage:

Emcee Leeroy Stagger

11 a.m. Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
Noon NLA Workshop with Lise Schultz

1 p.m.
 Sandra Lamouche Hoop dancing
1:30 p.m. Abigail Lapell

2:45: There’s A party Going on with Jack Garton, Bad Buddy , Revel in Dimes

4 p.m. Volunteer photo

4:30 p.m. Emcee Andrew Scott
 Ryland Moranz

5:45 : Slammers

6 p.m.: Tom Phillips

7:15: Curt Young and the Healers

8:30 Emcee Ryland Moranz Joshua Bebee first place winner 

9:45 p.m.: Jack Garton and Demon Squadron

10:50 p.m. Circus act Insomniacs
Peter and the Wolves at South Country Fair. Photo by Richard Amery

12:30 Captain Tractor

East Stage

11 a.m. Emcee mark Sadlier Brown

Songs of Sage advice Tom Phillips, Mark Sadlier Brown, Curt Young, Abigail Lapelle

1:05:Tara Warburton

2:30 p.m. Rancho Deluxe

3:24 Dennis Boumann

4:30 emcee Gillian Moranz


5:35 Bad Buddy

Lotus Land

9 a.m. Twin hearts Meditation and Super brain yoga with Kurt and Patti

10 a.m. 26 Foundational Yoga poses with Martha Affleck
 Tibetian bowl meditation

11 a.,m. Conscious Connected Breathwork with Giselle Gillard
noon Demo Thai Cooking with Krit Niamjin

1 p.m. Songwriting workshop with Curt Young and the Healers at awareness tipi
Ukulele workshop for beginniers with Andrew Scott

2 p.m. intro to hoop Dancing with sandra lamouche awareness tipi
3 p.m. Healing Energies and massage technique Mikka Corbeil

4 p.m. Psychic Sampler with Wendy Aikens
5 p.m. Adult Choir rehearsal with InCahoots
7 p.m. Adrienne Adams
8 p.m David Roberts
9 p.m. mel Vee

10 p.m. Lethbridge Independent Film Society  Saturday Summer Spooks
Tickets are :weekend pass $116.94 advance,; Student Senior Weekend pass advance $105.86
 General Saturday evening pass $60; Saturday afternoon pass $40; Sunday Afternoon pass  $40
Saturday All day pass $75 Student senior Friday evening pass $60, Senior Student Evening pass Saturday $60 Student Senior Saturday afternoon pass $0 Student Senior Sunday afternoon pass $40 and Student Senior  all day pass $70

— by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 July 2019 23:04 )  
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