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matinee Jack Garton and thd Demon Squad
Sun, May 13
Smokehouse Bar and Grill - Lethbridge


Time: 4-6 p.m.

Cover: none

 Jack Garton and  the Demon Squad

Gen. Jack Garton - accordion/trumpet/songs/strategy
M Gen - Amrit Basi - Drums
Br. Gen - Brendon Hartley - Bass
Lt. Adam Farnsworth - keys
Col Steven Drake - lap steel
M Sage Trampleasure - violin
Joel Fernandes - electric guitar

The roots roller-coaster band Demon Squadron is the engine behind Jack Garton’s songs. Formed in 2013 and named after Garton’s grandfather’s special ops flight squadron in WWII, the band is a highly-trained crew of Vancouver’s most unique musical talent. From rockabilly to rocksteady, country to cajun, every show is roots music mayhem executed with classic showmanship and wry humour. While touring Western Canada, Washington State and Alaska, the Squadron has been honoured to serve on festival main stages, concert halls, theatres, clubs and cook-outs. It’s all in the line of duty for BC’s rambling servicemen and women as they continue to wage Garton’s campaigns of heavy honesty and devastating joy throughout the region.

Steeped in the solitude of the mountains and islands of the Pacific Northwest, raised in the boisterous and irreverent East Vancouver arts community, Jack Garton’s music is a dance party for the vulnerable at heart. In the lineage of Weird and Wonderful Canadian songwriters Leonard Cohen, k.d.Lang, Corb Lund and Geoff Berner, Garton’s songs alchemize brokenness and pride, and celebrate the sheer “absurd difficulty of being alive” (Geoff Berner) with wit and grace. Over the last ten years while touring Canada, the USA and Europe, Garton has developed a distinctive voice on the accordion, mixing cajun, european and country styles with ease into an exciting roots music feast. Whether backed by his powerful band the Demon Squadron or solo, armed with an accordion and trumpet, his shows are theatrical, fluid, confessional, and fun. They reflect a lifetime of devotion to the art of live music as well as an impressive breadth of life experience including his roles as a father and husband, local gravedigger, theatre artist and music teacher.

Garton’s upcoming release “Move the Mess Around” is a manual for living with commitment, set to a roots roller-coaster soundtrack courtesy of his loyal band the Demon Squadron.


Smokehouse Bar and Grill   -   Website
265 13 St. north
T1H 6Y7
Country: ca


265 13 St. North
Lethbridge, Alberta
Call (403) 380-4880

A southern style smokehouse where we smoke everything from brisket to chicken to ribs and seafood. A southern tradition right here in southern Alberta
Serving up Lethbridge’s best and only TRUE smoked barbecued meats, The Smokehouse BBQ and Bar is a true southern style joint. The 750 lbs competition style commercial smoker and multiple wood blend for smoking is just two indicators of how serious we take our art. We also use only the best Alberta raised meats. This is not a place for small appetites, although they do have an arrange of vegetarian, gluten free and kids items. The food is delicious and the prices are modest.
The interior is styled after a contemporary roadhouse and features southern style music all day long from Johnny Cash and Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Rockabilly sounds of Brian Setzer and founding rock artists like Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. In addition they have a quaint patio for sipping ice cold brews with all your friends during the summer months and a wood burning fire place inside for the winter months..
Other than huge portions and lots of cold hand selected beer they also offer their specially selected whiskeys, bourbons and wines to suit your every need.
A colorful place with a lot of character…and characters. If all this isn’t enough be sure to check out The Smokehouse’s TV’s for all your sports and PPV needs. Plus check out their stage for live entertainment from time to time. Get on it!!!

How does our barbecue get so tasty????
We start by rubbing all of our meats with our homemade spice rub. Then after letting it marinade for 24 hours we cook it slow and low using a blend of real wood smoke. This is the secret that makes our chicken, ribs, organic brisket and pork shoulder fall apart in your mouth and so tasty.
Remember that true wood smoking will turn meat pink, even chicken, but will be fully cooked because of the long cooking time in the smoker. You can try our meat dry, no sauce, or wet with any of our unique, homemade barbecue sauces.
Music is a huge part of a Southern BBQ experience so check back from time to time for live entertainment.
Enjoy our southern tradition.
Basic Info

Food Styles
Soul Food

Price Range
$$ (10-30)

Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm



Takes Reservations
Walk-Ins Welcome
Good For Groups
Good For Kids
Take Out
Waiter Service

Culinary Team
Red Seal Chef Michael Wilson
1st Level Sommelier Christopher M. Theiss
General manager
Mr. Michael Wilson and Mrs. Cathy Wilson

Parking Lot

Public Transit
Lethbridge Public Transit

Payment Options

History by Year
    •    Opened in 2013

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