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Erin Ross competes with Whoop Up Days

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Calgary blues / roots musician Erin Ross either has incredibly bad timing in Lethbridge or people don’t appreciate talent when they hear it.

Erin Ross playing the Slice, Aug. 23. Photo by Richard Amery
 It might be a little of both. This time she was competing with the Arkells at Whoop Up Days, which I cut short so I could catch her at the Slice, Friday, Aug. 23.

 I was just in time, as she was winding up an upbeat set of catchy alt country and blues music backed by Tyler Bird on bass and a drummer. She played a heartfelt, yet uptempo autobiographical song which was new to me.

As usual, she has a lovely, enrapturing voice. And she ended her set too soon.

She was brandishing her blonde Telecaster for a more alt-country sound rather than the straight ahead delta blues she usually plays. She sometimes brings a banjo, but I didn’t see it this time.

 I didn’t stick around for Alleviate, who were most of the audience, because I wanted to catch Gillian and Ryland Moranz who were done at the Owl Acoustic Lounge by the time I arrived.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 August 2019 12:21 )  
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