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Mahoney folkify a variety of hits

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Mahoney returned to lethbridge, Feb. 22. Photo by Richard AmeryMedicine Hat folk duo Mahoney returned to Lethbridge, Feb. 22 to not only play country night at the Lethbridge Hurricanes game at the  Enmax Centre, but also an afterparty at the Shark Club.

They were still in country mode at the beginning of their set, which was to be formed by audience requests as management passed around request sheets listing all of the songs they  knew.

 But before the requests started coming in, they showed an impressive repertoire ranging from Johnny Cash to Celtic drinking songs, which they turned into their own brand of acoustic folk.

 The duo, including Ryan Massini on guitar, drums and  djembe  and vocals plus vocalist / guitarist Trent Roset played the Dropkick Murphys’  “Ship Me Up to Boston,” with Roset playing the accordion/ pipe lead on guitar and followed it up with a  request for  R. Kelly. Just for some variety they added the the theme from popular ’70s, ’80s TV series the Littlest Hobo, then noticed a patron wearing a NOFX shirt, and played an acoustic folk cover  of NOFX’s “Leave It Be.”
 They ended a fast paced first set with a nice cover of The Elvis Presley hit  “Suspicious Minds.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:56 )  
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