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Lots of rock, pop and country this week

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This week rocks and pops.The Bridgette Yarwood duo plays twice this week. Photo by Richard Amery
Things get started with Gabe Thaine’s High Level Variety, Show onOct. 15 at 8 p.m.  Michael Bartz is the host.
Classic rock fans will be in hippie Heaven as Creedence Clearwater Revival’s  John Fogerty returns to the Enmax Centre, Wednesday, Oct. 16 with his “My 50 Year Trip Tour.”
 Expect to hear CCR classics and Fogerty’s solo hits.

 Tickets are $29.95, $49.50, $79.50, $99.95 (Incl. GST) + s/c . The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

 For a little bit of a contrast to that, Sherwood Park alt-pop band The Royal Foundry return to the Slice, Oct. 16 as well. Winnipeg based songwriter Roman Clarke is also on the bill plus local singer songwriter Tyson Ray Borsboom.
 Expect a plethora of wild and wonderful musical instruments and manic ’80s pop energy from Royal Foundry.
For something a little more mellow, Northern Albertan country musician Maddie Storvold, who was on CTV’s the launch and recently released her hit single ’Don’t Say you Love Me’, plays the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 16 as well.

If you love acoustic guitar pyrotechnics and percussion, Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso, Daniel Champagne returns to the Slice, Oct. 17.
Admission is $20. He sold out the Slice almost exactly a year ago.
The weekend is all about pop music.
 Average Joes features welcomes Tyler Shaw’s “Wanted” tour to the stage, Friday, Oct. 18.
 Shaw was nominated a for the 2019 pop album of the year for his sophomore CD  “Intuition,” which spawned the hit singles ”With you” and  “To the Man Who Let Her Go.”
 He will be joined by Craig Stickland on guitar.
 Strickland, who has toured with Alessia Cara and Matt Good, will also be opening the show, which begins at 10:15 p.m.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

 Jon Martin returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge with Edmonton musician St. Arnaud, Oct. 18.

 It’s great to see Bridgette Yarwood on stage again. She brings her jazz/ pop duo to Good Times, Oct. 18 at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance $10 at the door. If you miss that show, she is also playing a big afternoon  fundraising concert at the Gate Church, Saturday, Oct. 18. Also on that bill are local blues band Coda, Deacon Harley and thew Spark and Behold.  Tickets are $10. The show runs from 1-5 p.m.

Average Joes presents the a eleventh annual Scotchtoberfest, Oct. 19 from 8-11 p.m. with local rock bands DNR, the Nova Scotiables and the Lethbridge Firefighters Pipes and Drums.The event is a fundraiser for A New Dawn. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

This week’s folk fix comes courtesy of Winnipeg musician Vince Andrushko who plays the Slice, Oct. 19 with George Arsene. Prairie Huckster play folk  and roots music music at Plum on Oct. 19 as well.They are also at Theoretically brewing on Friday with Casati and john Greenshields. The show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

Hanna born, Lethbridge based Trevor Christensen and El Mule  will be be playing country and rock at Casino Lethbridge all weekend.

 Saturday is an exciting day for blues fans.
 The Lethbridge Folk Club presents Tri Continental aka Bill Bourne, Madagascar Slim and Lester Quitzau to the Lethbridge College Cave, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 members, $30 invited guests, $10 children 6-14 accompanied by adult $5 membership. The Steve Keenan Band will be opening the show.

The other big blues show, Oct. 19 is Colorado’s Johnny O who brings his trio back to the Slice stage with Keith Catfish Woodrow opening the show. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 in advance.
 And jazz jams are back at the Owl Acoustic Lounge.
 HBO3 hosts an afternoon jam at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 19 beginning at 3 p.m.

They make way for alternative rock later on with MomBod, morii and bass and drum duo Perverts. Admission is by donation.
 And Charles Haycock will be making you laugh at Good Times for two shows, Oct. 19  at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The fun doesn’t stop there.
 Country music fans have a great show at the Enmax to look forward to on Monday, Oct. 21. Headliners Dallas Smith and Dean Brody will be joined by Reklaws, Chad Brownlee and MacKenzie Porter. Tickets are $32, 54.50, $64.50 $85.50, $105.50 plus service charges. The show begins at 7 p.m.
 And the fun continues as  quirky pop  rock band Hollerado return to Lethbridge as part of their farewell tour and in support of their catchy new album “Retaliation Vacation.”
 They play the Slice, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. There is a $15 cover.
 Winnipeg area songwriter Del Barber plays the Geomatic Attic, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m,. He is supporting his new CD “Easy Keeper.”

L.A. Beat has two free tickets to give away to The Lethbridge Folk Club’s upcoming show at the Lethbridge College Cave, Oct.26. Be the first to e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell me the neams of the three members of the group.

—by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 October 2019 21:00 )  
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