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Leslie Alexander and Jenny Allen promise a more polished and rocking show

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Singer/songwriter Leslie Alexander is looking forward to bringing a more polished show with good friend and folk festival favourite Jenny Allen, to the Slice, Dec. 16.Leslie Alexander and Jenny Allen return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery

“Jenny and I are like two sisters born out of the same same pod,” said Alexander from Cayley, shivering through her first Southern Alberta winter in about 20 years. She was based out of Vancouver for many years, but recently relocated back to Cayley.

“It’s like we can read each other’s minds. I’ll be taking down my mic and look over at her taking down her mic, I’ll be putting away my guitar and she’ll be putting away her guitar,” Alexander observed adding they are looking forward to returning to Lethbridge  to play a ‘more polished’ show.

“That’s not to knock the show before, but the Lethbridge show in April, we were just testing each other out. It was our first time playing together. We went to the television station and she played a song I didn’t know so I had to learn it on the fly. Now we’ve played 30-40 shows together, ” she said adding they both sang on each others’ new solo records they both have coming out in the new year.

“So we’ve really developed well together,” she continued adding touring together has been a nice change from touring with bands, Alexander with  the Wild Rose Hippies and Allen with the Fates.

Alexander said her new material has become more rock inspired over the years.
“My music is less country and more rock and roll and R and B. Jenny’s music tends to be  a mixture of folk and pop,” she continued adding her new CD will be called ‘Nobody’s Baby,’while Allen hasn’t settled on a title for hers yet.

“We’re just working in tandem. I’ve never had a working relationship like this,” she enthused adding they are both looking forwad to touring on the new solo records, and are looking into grant applications to fund a record together.
“I’m looking forward to playing the Slice again. The show is much stronger,” she said.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 December 2010 11:35 )  
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