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Dan Frechette and Kaya Luky
Thu, May 23


Time: 9 p.m.
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 Dan Frechette

Dan Frechette has performed several major folk festivals and has accomplished the rare distinction of performing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival a total of 5 occasions. His songs have been covered by The Duhks, Dervish, The Ploughboys, Emma Cloney, Jessee Havey, and The Stacks among other groups. He released 10 albums in 2012 all in different genres and has spent several years on the road promoting his songs and ebullient personality. His abilities as an impressionist and instrumentalist have impressed many a musician and audience. CBC’s Ismaila Alfa has declared “there’s no Dan Frechette song I don’t like” and CBC Radio has called Dan “one of Manitoba’s most loved entertainers.”

Kayla Luky

It’s a cuisine quote, but Paddleford’s words perfectly portray Kayla Luky. The singer-songwriter grew up in Grandview, Manitoba, a small farming community nestled between the Riding and Duck Mountains, but like many young folks in the area, Luky fled to Winnipeg following high school. Setting up shop in One Great City, the prairie girl penned, performed and produced her 2008 album “Story of my Life” in the ‘Peg. Recorded live in one-take, the record received very positive reviews from the Winnipeg Free Press, The Uniter, The Manitoban and Uptown Magazine. Still, something wasn’t right, and it wasn’t long before Luky realized the “Heart of the Continent” wasn’t where her heart was at.

Luky’s latest album “The Time it Takes” marks not only a homecoming for the young songstress, but a complete countrification of her sound. Take the sentimental saddle song “Cowboys Are Coming”, the banjo-driven boot stomper “Lonesome Ranger” or the aching, heart-breaking “My Flowers Are Empty” with its sad pedal steel and love lost refrain “You left me in shambles, you left me in pain, the summer dragged on and my heart didn’t change.” Metropolitan music makers would be hard-pressed to write a hard-luck song so genuine, but Luky’s small town setting gives it absolute authenticity. There can be a lot of loneliness in a one-bar town, but this is no individual effort.

We are very excited to be hitting the road together! Check out our jam packed schedule below! If you would like more information on any of these performances, please get in touch. Share with your friends, help us spread the word! :) (Dan and Kayla will be joined this tour by special guest singer/violinist Laurel Thomsen.)

Saturday May 18 - Carmen, MB - House Concert
Sunday May 19 - Regina, SK - The Artful Dodger
Monday May 20 - Eastend, SK - House Concert
Tuesday May 21 - Medicine Hat, AB - Inspire Cafe
Wednesday May 22 - Crowsnest Pass, AB - Rum Runners
Thursday May 23 - Lethbridge, AB - The Owl
Friday May 24 - Nanton, AB - The Auditorium Hotel
Saturday May 25 - Waterton, AB - The Bayshore Inn
Sunday May 26 - Waterton, AB - The Bayshore Inn
Monday May 27 - Waterton, AB - The Bayshore Inn
Tuesday May 28 - Waterton, AB - The Bayshore Inn
Wednesday May 29 - Calgary, AB - Wine-Ohs
Thursday May 30 - Calgary, AB - Mikey's Juke Joint
Friday May 31 - Black Diamond, AB - The Stop
Monday June 1 - Kelowna, BC - 19 Okanagan Grill and Bar
Tuesday June 2 - Mission, BC - House Concert



Owl Acoustic Lounge
411 3rd Ave South
T1J 0H2
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Lethbridge, AB

Owl is Lethbridge’s newest Lounge in the same building which had Mood, Squeaky’s Pub before and O Riley’s before that. They feature live acoustic music and excellent food. 

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