Dark Wrangler band and Danica Sommer play country tinged rock


There are always new talented local musicians performing in Lethbridge.
 Danica Sommer  performs with several different bands, but played a quick solo set at the Owl Acoustic lounge, opening for the Dark Wrangler Band, Friday, Jan. 24.

 She sDon Cassell of The Dark Wrangler Band at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Jan 24. Photo by Richard Ameryat seated in front of a microphone and mic stand, belting out a variety of covers  including some Amy Winehouse and Shovels and Rope. She has a big, beautiful, folk singer voice along the lines of Joan Baez or Joni Mitchell and a charismatic  and captivating stage demeanour.
She had the audience clapping along to one song, which she started off a capella.

 And ended her set with a rousing version of  Counting Crows’ ’90s chestnut “Mr. Jones.”

Danica Sommer at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Jan 24. Photo by Richard Amery
 she returned to the stage to add background vocals for Don Cassell’s new project  the Dark Wrangler band featuring  Dil Jopp on bass, Megan Brown on fiddle and vocals and lead guitarist Mel, who Cassell chuckled he had been playing with longer than most of the audience were alive.

 As usual he  had a ragged , raspy voice similar to John Fogerty, to the set had a strong CCR feel.
 He belted through a strong set of original material, then stood up to blow some hot harp while his lead guitarist sang lead on a song.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 January 2020 17:24 )