Fantastic females perform this week


This is a great week to catch super talented female singer songwriters.Eric Braun plays Casino Lethbridge this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery
But first, the February edition of Windy City Opry features bluegrass including Saskatoon based bluegrass/ old time country duo Rugged Little Thing aka banjo picker/ vocalist Jille Shotton and guitarist/vocalist Ryan Shotton and Gold Ol’ Goats’ bluegrass influenced folk side project the Doggone Brothers featuring Fernie residents Clayton Parsons and Michael Hepher. The show begins at 8 p.m. sharp. There is a $10 cover.

On the weekend, Calgary based blues trio the Eric Braun band return to Casino Lethbridge, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16.
The ladies take over on the weekend. Austin, Texas,  based, P.E.I raised country musician Whitney Rose plays her first Lethbridge show at the Geomatic Attic, Feb. 16 in support of her sophomore album “Rule 62.”
 The show begins at 8 p.m.
 Tickets are $32.50 in advance, $35.50 at the door.

Edmonton/ Kingston based songwriter Colleen Brown brings her new band Major Love, featuring members of Scenic Route From Alaska and Elijah Abrams play the Slice in support of their new single “Tear it Down” from a new self titled album to be released in August.
 Local indie rock band the Utilities will be opening the show in support of their new CD “ Heavy South.”
 The show begins at 9 p.m.
 Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Also on the weekend, LEMF holds their annual Bridge bash at the Moose Hall, Feb. 16 featuring local electronica artists Artikz, Verboze , mind of Gaia and Klyptik. Admission if free until 10 p.m.


Pianist Cal Toth plays a special second anniversary gig at the Kingsmen Ale house, Feb. 16
Over at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, local indie rock / pop/lo fi band WINT perform, Feb. 16.
 The next night, The Owl Acoustic lounge features a night of alternative rock and dream pop with Calgary based musicians Evan Freeman,Vagrant Souls and local  band Birch Barks.

 The Slice features several excellent pop punk bands, Feb. 17 with Saskatoon’s Mostly Wanted, local pop punk band Friends Over Fame, Greyscale Manor and Tanner Cyr. There is a $10 cover for that show, which begins at 9 p.m.
 And if you are in the mood to laugh, Mike “Pickle” Dambra returns to Lethbridge to perform at Average Joes, Sunday, Feb. 18. at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

 The next week begins with open mics at the Slice and Onion on Monday as usual. However, the Owl Acoustic Lounge features a special show on Tuesday, Feb. 20 as Fernie based stoke folk band Shred Kelly make a long awaited return to Lethbridge in support of their fourth album Archipelago. The show, which begins at 8 p.m., is a ticketed event. Admission is $20.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:08 )