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Elliott Brood coming back to Lethbridge for two shows

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Toronto alt country/ roots trio Elliott Brood aways enjoy returning to Lethbridge.Elliott Brood returns to Lethbridge, June 25-26. Photo by Richard Amery
It’s like a second home to us,” said lead vocalist Mark Sasso adding they have always received much support here.

They are returning to play two shows at the Slice, June 25 and 26.
The first show, June 25 is with a two Vancouver indie-folk, psychedelic bands  Twin River and Capitol 6.

“We don’t know them, but we‘re looking forward to hearing them,” Sasso said.
“That’s how we discover new music by playing with new bands,” he said.

“ We wanted to do two shows when we were there in the fall, but we booked too many shows, so we weren’t able to. So it is nice to play two shows this time so so we can come and hang out with our friends there for a couple of days instead of just leaving the next morning,” he said.
 They will be playing a completely different show each night.

“ We never play the same show every night anyway. But it is a good chance for us to try out some new material,” he said.

 While  their last CD has a lot of electric instruments on  it, that isn’t unusual.

“We’ve been playing electric for a long time. It‘s nice to be able to pull back and  play acoustic for a couple songs, but I like to rock out as much as I like to play laid back folk,” he said.

Elliott Brood are taking a break from touring on their latest CD “Days  Into Years,” which was inspired by visiting the graves of Canadian soldiers graves in First World War battlefields in France.

Recently they played several shows in the Southern United States including  Chattanooga, Tennessee for the first time where they drew 4,500 people to the show.

While they were touring the southern United States, they visited  the site of the Battle of Chickamauga, an old Civil War battlefield on the Georgia/ Tennessee border.

But unlike the battlefields in France, this one didn’t inspire an album.
“ It didn’t really inspire us. It’s huge field. But it was a huge battle at the end of the Civil War,” he observed adding a lot of people came up to the band and talked about the Civil War with them.

They have a busy summer of festivals lined up.

“We have the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Saskatoon Jazz Festival and we have a couple festivals in the united States, so there will be less touring and more staying put in one place seeing friends at these festivals and meeting new friends,” he said.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:01 )  
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