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Windy City Opry first anniversary with Skinny Dyck and the Chicken Catchers and Ryland Moranz
Wed, Dec 13
The Slice - Lethbridge


Time: 8 p.m.

Cover: $10

It's been 1 year since Shaela started the Windy City Opry showcases!For this special Opry event she has booked local talent, Ryland Moranz and Skinny Dyck and the Chicken Catchers. Also, I thought for the occasion it would be fun to wrap up the night with a set from the Shaela Miller band After the main attractions finish their sets, stick around for some dance hall shuffles and country noir.

Big thanks to everyone for their continued support of the Windy City Opry! Without all of you, these nights would not be possible. And huge thanks to our sponsors at Catwalk Salon and Spa, Blueprint Entertainment, and the Chin up Record Club (every Monday night from 8-9) on CKXU 88.3 fm. Our sponsors generously donate the door prizes for the event and help with advertising.

As always the show starts at 8pm sharp. $10 at the door for admission and with each cover charge you will receive a door prize ticket. I do three draws throughout the night were you can win all kinds of goodies. Read on to learn more about this months acts:


Ryland was born a singer/songwriter. Rylands concise and lyrically driven songwriting is deep beyond his years with an emphasis on storytelling and an increasing awareness that life is always bigger than you think it is. Sometimes politically satirical and often offset with fun loving humor, Rylands wit and social conscience shine through in the well crafted vernacular of a songwriter that has found their voice. Accompanying himself with acoustic and electric guitar, tenor guitar, Harmonica, Piano, mandolin, button accordion and banjo, his multi instrumental approach provides the a great foil to the words he puts to paper.


From fun-loving honky tonk to mope-along folk songs, Skinny Dyck writes music for the car stereo. Following years as the principal singer/songwriter in Lethbridge roots/country outfit "Treeline," and in the midst of a busy schedule as an in-demand pedal steel player, Ryan "Skinny" Dyck, has set out to both embrace and challenge the boundaries of vintage and underground country music. "I like to really focus on the technical and performance elements in what are typically fairly simple songs" says Skin from the driver's seat of his silver sedan. "I think in this genre - maybe every genre - it's a certain balance of heart and craft. The heart is the love you have for music and artistic expression; the craft is the hard work you put towards mastering your trade." The live show reflects a proportioned balance of the aforementioned, highlighted by the occasional steel guitar instrumental or a number from Johnny Paycheck's back catalogue. Having conceived and produced a 20 song compilation of western Canadian roots/country artists ("Skinny Dyck & Friends - Twenty One-Nighters" - to be released Fall 2017), Skin looks to continue his pursuit and celebration of real country music.

A seasoned purveyor of hot twang and battered heart honky tonk, Skinny Dyck is equal parts revivalist and visionary. “I love friggin Haggard, Junior Brown – and the folks that keep it fresh like Howe Gelb” remarks Skin; both elbows on the bar. An apprentice of the pedal steel guitar and an inventive penman of song, the obvious country music influences don’t serve to demystify his talent. As fun as it sounds, like a neon sign burning bright on a hot August night, catch Skinny Dyck & the Chicken Catchers next chance you get.


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314 - 8th Street South
T1J 2J6
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