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Richard Inman and Markus Sommer trade stories and songs

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It is always a treat to see Winnipeg born songwriter Richard Inman. He had a good sized crowd listening intently at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov. 30 as he was joined by Markus Sommer.Markus Sommer and Richard Inman at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov. 30. Photo by Richard Amery
I caught them at the end of a two hour set, but stuck around for the second.

Inman is a talented songwriter and guitarist with a big baritone  voice. He played a couple of familiar songs I hear on CKUA  from time to time.

Ponoka songwriter Markus Sommer also sang in a beautiful baritone, cranking a out a waltz while complaining about people not listening, but inviting people to sing along anyway.

 They duo took turns  singing their own songs though Inman noted he and Sommer had several songs they wrote together and promised to play them later. Inman played a pretty new song called “Lilac” about being on the road.

 Instead they traded  country roots classics as Sommer busted out some Guy Clark, while  Inman  upped the ante with a Townes Van Zandt song.
 I left that early because I didn’t want to miss an excellent show from Calgary rock band  Homeless in Hawaii at the Slice.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 December 2019 15:09 )  
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