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Title:
Windy City Opry with Petunia and Nathan Godfrey with Steven William Foord
When:
Wed, Feb 13
Where:
The Slice - Lethbridge
Category:
Country

Description

Time 8 p.m.

Cover:$10

Hey everyone! I sure missed not having a Windy City Opry in January! That was a bummer! The WCO is back in full force on the second Wednesday of February and I hope to see you there. We've got the incredibly talented Vancouver based artist, Petunia booked this month and he will be performing as a duo with Nathan Godfrey. Petunia is no stranger to Lethbridge or the Slice stage. Please spread the word and share this event page so we get the best crowd out possible. We also have Lethbridge's own murder ballad slinging, Steven William Foord. A perfectly matched bill for a perfect night.

Shout out to our sponsors at Catwalk SalonSpa Official and Street Legal Records for generously donating door prizes every month. And also to the Chin Up Record Club every Monday night from 8-9pm on CKXU 88.3 FM

Show starts promptly at 8 pm and will wrap up around 1030. $10 cover at the door. You get one free door prize ticket with every cover charge paid, you're more than welcome to buy more at the door. All proceeds go to the artists. read on to learn more about this months acts:

PETUNIA duo with Nathan Godfrey
(Petunia & The Vipers)
https://youtu.be/vp56C2w2eSk

Petunia is more than just an entertainer, he’s a modern musical enigma. Imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby, that yodeled… or Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction. This is just one way of describing the man known simply as Petunia. He’s an adventure seeker, a poker player, and a mysterious stranger. He’s been referred to as “The Savior of Country Music”, and a man who exists in a different era, bringing the past forth as something new to be celebrated and not forgotten.

Petunia grew up in rural Quebec, in exactly the sort of surroundings that a country musician would find idyllic, with old dilapidated barns, secret forts, and acres of unspoiled land. As an adult, the wandering spirit took a firm hold on his life, so he set out on the road, playing every major street corner across Canada and throughout the NYC subway system, before graduating to full fledged touring musician. When he’s not on the road playing shows, Petunia is also involved in the theatre world; building side projects, writing scores, acting, or collaborating with theatre artists. He currently resides in Vancouver BC, and works with several sets of sidemen across Canada, the US and Europe in addition to his own Vancouver based band, The Vipers. A restless wanderer, a musical historian, and a quirky yet amazing talent, Petunia is simply a Canadian treasure joining the greats from north of the 49th.

PETUNIA, The man:

Petunia is more than just an entertainer, he’s a modern musical enigma. Imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby, that yodeled… or Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction. This is just one way of describing the man known simply as Petunia. He’s an adventure seeker, a poker player, and a mysterious stranger. He’s been referred to as “The Savior of Country Music”, and a man who exists in a different era, bringing the past forth as something new to be celebrated and not forgotten.

PETUNIA & THE VIPERS, The band:
Petunia & The Vipers formed in 2007, starting out as a sometimes-band, playing locally on the west coast. Petunia & The Vipers play several tours a year while Petunia is not touring on solo or duo missions. The full band is a typically a five piece, however a violinist is added when required, or when other accompanists are unable to play. The Vipers play in various other projects and are well known through their efforts. Guitarist Stephen Nikleva and Lap Steel player Jimmy Roy are former Ricochets, of Ray Condo and the Ricochets, while Patrick Metzger plays bass with several projects, including a bluegrass band led by some-time violinist Kathleen Nisbet.

Aside from playing songs from their last 6 albums, on this tour the band will be featuring their latest release “Lonesome, Heavy and Lonesome”, perhaps their most sophisticated and varied release to date.

MORE CRITICAL ACCLAIM:

Louis Armstrong was once asked what his favorite kind of music was, and his response was simple; “Good music”. Petunia & the Vipers’ sound may not sit comfortably in one certain genre, but “Good Music” describes it well. Together with his band the Vipers they play original music combining elements of classic 1920’s, 30’s 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s country, country blues, western swing, alt country rock, Mexicana, French cabaret, Romanian, ragtime, jazz, punk and folk music’s. A new music that springboards off of music of the past and jumps into the present day, left with only echoes of the past… Something in between 1920’s and steam punk.

“Petunia and the mother****ing Vipers. One of the best bands in the world today, of any kind” -- Phil Alvin of The Blasters.

“…Hybrid musical style…edge of punk appreciation…this is an amazing album…a whole range of different styles” -- Bob Harris, BBC

“REAL UNDERGROUND MUSIC. Foot-tapping country & western laced with rock and jazz.” -- The New York Post

“Petunia and the Vipers glide effortlessly between every Country niche with the greatest of ease…” -- Alan Harrison, NoDepression.com

“Petunia & The Vipers are one of these creative generators and innovators, and their music and moxy can be found defining the cutting edge of what is considered creative in country and roots today, while still keeping alive what made country music great in the past.” -- SavingCountryMusic.com


LINKS:

https://petuniamusic.bandcamp.com/releases
https://petuniaandthevipers.com/
Petunia & The Vipers

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PETUNIA, The man:

Petunia is more than just an entertainer, he’s a modern musical enigma. Imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby, that yodeled… or Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction. This is just one way of describing the man known simply as Petunia. He’s an adventure seeker, a poker player, and a mysterious stranger. He’s been referred to as “The Savior of Country Music”, and a man who exists in a different era, bringing the past forth as something new to be celebrated and not forgotten.

PETUNIA & THE VIPERS, The band:
Petunia & The Vipers formed in 2007, starting out as a sometimes-band, playing locally on the west coast. Petunia & The Vipers play several tours a year while Petunia is not touring on solo or duo missions. The full band is a typically a five piece, however a violinist is added when required, or when other accompanists are unable to play. The Vipers play in various other projects and are well known through their efforts. Guitarist Stephen Nikleva and Lap Steel player Jimmy Roy are former Ricochets, of Ray Condo and the Ricochets, while Patrick Metzger plays bass with several projects, including a bluegrass band led by some-time violinist Kathleen Nisbet.

Aside from playing songs from their last 6 albums, on this tour the band will be featuring their latest release “Lonesome, Heavy and Lonesome”, perhaps their most sophisticated and varied release to date.


MORE CRITICAL ACCLAIM:

Louis Armstrong was once asked what his favorite kind of music was, and his response was simple; “Good music”. Petunia & the Vipers’ sound may not sit comfortably in one certain genre, but “Good Music” describes it well. Together with his band the Vipers they play original music combining elements of classic 1920’s, 30’s 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s country, country blues, western swing, alt country rock, Mexicana, French cabaret, Romanian, ragtime, jazz, punk and folk music’s. A new music that springboards off of music of the past and jumps into the present day, left with only echoes of the past… Something in between 1920’s and steam punk.

“Petunia and the mother****ing Vipers. One of the best bands in the world today, of any kind” -- Phil Alvin of The Blasters.

“…Hybrid musical style…edge of punk appreciation…this is an amazing album…a whole range of different styles” -- Bob Harris, BBC

“REAL UNDERGROUND MUSIC. Foot-tapping country & western laced with rock and jazz.” -- The New York Post

“Petunia and the Vipers glide effortlessly between every Country niche with the greatest of ease…” -- Alan Harrison, NoDepression.com

“Petunia & The Vipers are one of these creative generators and innovators, and their music and moxy can be found defining the cutting edge of what is considered creative in country and roots today, while still keeping alive what made country music great in the past.” -- SavingCountryMusic.com


LINKS:

https://petuniamusic.bandcamp.com/releases
https://petuniaandthevipers.com/
Petunia & The Vipers

Always a sure crowd pleaser, Petunia & The Vipers create a delicious blend of Americana, Roots, Country, Western Swing, Honky-Tonk and Cowboy Blues.

From Vancouver, BC, they've got rockabilly attitude, country swing heart, and sweet melodic ballads - all with just the right amount of darkness and grit.

Self described as "Hank Williams on acid", "Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie's Hobo junction" they're also "one of the best bands in the world today…of any kind!"

Petunia & The Vipers
https://petuniamusic.bandcamp.com

Petunia and the Vipers http://www.petuniaandthevipers.com/

 

Formed December 2007, after Petunia relocated to Vancouver, the group really got going in 2009 with touring which saw them reaching Los Angeles and recording the bedtracks for their album at The Sound Factory by the end of the year. Since then the band has played everywhere across western Canada, the the US Pacific Coast, twice through the United Kingdom, and in Texas for SXSW 2014. Petunia also plays solo across Canada and the US throughout the year.

The Petunia & The Vipers release is a sumptuous collection that's earned rave reviews. With rockabilly, country swing, sweet melodic ballads, and just the right amount of darkness and grit, it leaves you wanting to start back at the beginning as soon as you finish listening to it. Recorded at The Sound Factory in Hollywood, CA, Petunia & The Vipers was produced by Petunia & Phil Sgriccia, and mixed by Marc L'Esperance with additional recording at Heavyosonic in Vancouver. It was mastered by Bernie Grundman, who also mastered Tom Waits' latest recording, and it's available on vinyl, CD and for download from CDBaby and iTunes.

Petunia will be releasing a new solo/combo/Vipers album in early summer 2014. 

Formed December 2007, after Petunia relocated to Vancouver, the group really got going in 2009 with touring which saw them reaching Los Angeles and recording the bedtracks for their album at The Sound Factory by the end of the year. Since then the band has played everywhere across western Canada, the the US Pacific Coast, twice through the United Kingdom, and in Texas for SXSW 2014. Petunia also plays solo across Canada and the US throughout the year.

The Petunia & The Vipers release is a sumptuous collection that's earned rave reviews. With rockabilly, country swing, sweet melodic ballads, and just the right amount of darkness and grit, it leaves you wanting to start back at the beginning as soon as you finish listening to it. Recorded at The Sound Factory in Hollywood, CA, Petunia & The Vipers was produced by Petunia & Phil Sgriccia, and mixed by Marc L'Esperance with additional recording at Heavyosonic in Vancouver. It was mastered by Bernie Grundman, who also mastered Tom Waits' latest recording, and it's available on vinyl, CD and for download from CDBaby and iTunes.

Petunia will be releasing a new solo/combo/Vipers album in early summer 2014. 

Venue

The SliceMap
Venue:
The Slice   -   Website
Street:
314 - 8th Street South
ZIP:
T1J 2J6
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

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