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The Cave

5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

October 2014

The Wardens

October 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener: Richard Burke Reflecting over 65 years of adventure, The Wardens – Bradley Bischoff, Scott Ward and Ray Schmidt – share original songs and stories about the history and traditions of Canada’s National Park Warden Service.

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November 2014

Erin Ross Trio

November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Ryland Moranz Ross is a very traditional roots and blues performer who draws her main influences not from the pop music industry of today, but rather from the vibrant blues and roots music scene of the 1920’s- 1940’s. Included in Ross’s influences are the delta blues style and the east piedmont style. Musical performers that influence her most directly are country blues musicians like Elizabeth Cotten, Mississippi John Hurt and Rev. Gary Davis, all of whom were phenomenal…

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February 2015

Rotary Park

February 21, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Leon Barr Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, Canadian folk-bluegrass fusion. Known for their  high energy and diverse live performances this quintet has proven to be the perfect fit for any type of event. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass brings a unique type of Canadian music to the table. Sure to get your hands clapping and feet stomping, Rotary Park has made a name…

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September 2015

Tim Williams

September 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Wayne Thordarson Imagine, if you can, a front porch where Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Hula Hattie, Flaco Jimenez and Bob Marley meet often and discover just how much they have in common. Tim’s music would fit right in. Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi – instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the ‘Roots’ music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the…

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October 2015

Allan & Arnell

October 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

If you’re searching for music that will take you to the blue sky prairies, into the rugged mountains for some fresh air or around a campfire to hear a tall tale then listen to the music of Allan & Arnell. Alberta musicians Jane Allan & Lance Arnell can play a song that will bring a memory back, inspire an adverture and warm your spirits. Acoustic instruments compliment their tasteful vocals in a variety of musical styles:  bluegrass, country, folk, roots and a growing collection of their original…

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Ken Hamm

October 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Leon Barr “…Plays and sings the blues like he was born and bred in the Mississippi Delta… maintains their original character while infusing them with his own interpretive flavor.” – ‘Guitar Player’ Magazine KEN HAMM is a Western Canadian blues and roots music artist with an international reputation.  Emerging from early coffeehouses and Northern Ontario bluesbands, to festivals and concert halls, Ken has been playing professionally since the late 1960’s. He has a reputation as a dynamic, moving performer,…

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November 2015

Jenny Allen

November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Dynamic folk rock, with a twist of rootsy blues. Outstanding vocals, instrumentation and strong penmanship have made this versatile performer a must see at major folk festivals and clubs throughout Canada and the US. There must be something in the water, the air, or deep within the earth that gets into Canadian musicians early in life. You hear it in Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and a host of other artists born and bred up north. Jenny Allen seems…

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Linda McRae

November 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Shaela Miller & Skinny Dyck “Linda’s absolute love of traditional roots music runs deep down into the Appalachian dirt,  and it shows in everything she does, total commitment!  And now she’s playin’ clawhammer banjo! Gotta love it!” Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mary Gauthier) *****  “one of the most pure, soulful, honest and distinctive voices in Roots music, period!”  Allison Brock, Wide Cut Country, CKUA Earning two-platinum and three gold records as a member of Spirit of the West Linda left…

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January 2016

Go Ask Earl

January 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Cathy Hawley Go Ask Earl is an increasingly popular band on the Calgary music scene.  A combination of strong instrumentals, tight harmonies and a blend of traditional and original material makes this group one that is sure to satisfy your desire for top notch bluegrass talent. And now with the addition of Jack Loree on resonator guitar, this band just keeps getting better and better! Besides Jack, Go Ask Earl members include Bruce Leinan (fiddle, vocals), Carolin McBrien…

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September 2016

Oscar Lopez Duo

September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Dale Ketcheson Oscar Lopez’s Latin guitar groove makes him a standout on the world music stage. Oscar’s infectious rhythms, guitar mastery and improvisational wit will make you marvel and definitely want to get up and dance. Speaking of which, Oscar has shared the stage with dancers from Alberta Ballet and with big bands like The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra with Spirit of the West. A two-time JUNO Award winner and multi-nominee, he continues to surprise…

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November 2016

Valdy

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Jolene Draper & the Inquisitive Few “Valdy is regarded as one of Canada’s most distinctive and successful minstrels.” – Humber Log “He’s a master of country, folk, rock and blues, and the catch is that whatever the sound, people know that Valdy is sincere.” Saskatoon Star Phoenix Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Canada has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to…

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January 2017

Tim Hus Trio

January 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Carter Felker with Skinny Dyck Hello friends! I’m Tim Hus. I was born in the little Kooteney Lake town of Nelson BC, which is a railway town on the Canadian Pacific’s secondary mainline in Southern British Columbia. Since then I’ve been all over the place, mainly here and there, doin’ this an’ that. I saw a lot of highways, walked a lot of miles, shook a lot of hands, heard a lot of stories, laughed at a lot of…

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February 2017

Scott Cook and the Second Chances

February 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Burning Bridges featuring Steven Foord and Megan Brown A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Edmonton’s Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over a decade of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His fourth release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track “Pass It Along” won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK…

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March 2017

The Misery Mountain Boys

March 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Charlie Ewing with Bob Blair The Misery Mountain Boys are an acoustic ensemble, playing a variety of eclectic roots music. With strong musicianship, and drawing on a diverse influence from swing, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, reggae, and funk, the groups performance is high-energy and interactive, playful yet unpredictable. The roots of the Misery Mountain Boys lie on the banks of the mighty Peace River, in small-town Northern Alberta where guitarist Steve Gevenich and mandolinist Dom Golec grew up sharing…

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May 2017

Back Porch Swing

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Ken Sears Since 2003 Back Porch Swing has been writing songs and performing at festivals and clubs across western Canada. Their hot licks, funny lyrics, smooth delivery, tight harmonies and ever-changing musical styles will have you wondering “what don’t they do?” From square dancing, to western swing, from bluegrass to folk their “ cowjazz” flavor will leave you a fan.

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September 2017

Garnet Rogers

September 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match.With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music,…

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October 2017

Connie Kaldor

October 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Connie Kaldor has been performing for most of her life. Born into a musical family, she grew up singing in the choir. Her love of performing led her to a theatre degree from the University of Alberta, and then to alternative theatre companies such as the Mummers and Theatre Passe Muraille, an influence still very much in evidence at any Connie Kaldor concert. Although she left theatre to pursue her songwriting career quite early, her…

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November 2017

Junkman’s Quire

November 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

A six-piece line-up from Lethbridge, Junkman’s Quire boasts a unique blend of influences. Equally comfortable with driving twin-fiddle and cello celtic traditional tunes, sax-powered jazz and rocking originals, the Quire has a sound that you really won’t hear anywhere else. Winning the South Country Fair’s songwriting competition in 2013 and shortlisted for the Ship and Anchor’s 2016 songwriting competition, Junkman’s Quire makes stand-out music. Junkman’s Quire also put the bling into bilingual and can do (and have done) shows in…

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January 2018

Peter and the Wolves

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Sandy Gervais Deep in the wilds of Calgary, nestled along the river valley, lies the suburban outpost of Bowness. Following the Second World War, veterans moved in and carved out a rough ’n’ ready hepcat culture of their own— the hotel bar and beauty parlour, the pool hall and ice cream store, angle parking filled with four door sedans while rat rods roamed down the main drag on Saturday night gave it all the markings of a small…

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February 2018

The Bix Mix Boys

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Cathy Hawley Since 2006, the Bix Mix Boys goal has been to bring together a broad influence of music from each band member to create a unique, Canadian bluegrass sound. We are devoted musicians, concentrating both on exceptional instrumentation and precise vocal harmonies. Our ultimate goal is to entertain. We believe in providing the total package of high-quality music with an entertaining stage presence. We strive to achieve that intimate engagement with the audience, regardless if the audience…

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March 2018

The Spitzee Post Band

March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener – Charlie Ewing With the love of folk, bluegrass, old timey, and killer new grass the “pied pipers” of High River Alberta have been on a quest to put energy and fun in their music, we like to call “Bluesgrass”! From the Calgary Stampede to festivals all over the west, spreading the love of music. Come give us a listen ! Some of the best things in life are formed from disaster. Such is the case with The Spitzee Post…

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September 2018

The Wardens

September 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener: Cathy Hawley With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, The Wardens – Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt – are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years. The Wardens’ mountain music – blending folk, roots and western styles – is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest,…

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October 2018

Rotary Park

October 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, alternative bluegrass. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass is sure to have to listener immersed and captivated in a sonic atmosphere of Progressive Canadiana. In early April 2016 Rotary Park performed at JUNOfest to a sold out crowd at the Palomino Smokehouse. After a summer of playing festivals, parties, and music venues across Alberta, long time Rotary Park friend…

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November 2018

Doc MacLean with Albert Frost CanAfrica Blues Tour

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener: Henk Van Ginninken Ride shotgun on an epic, blues road tour as Doc MacLean and Albert Frost unite in a four wheel, continental drift. Mixing Delta with west Africa, Son House with Ali Farka Toura, electric with acoustic, new stories with old… This Canadian-African collaboration will surprise and delight as it rolls over nine Canadian provinces, coast to coast. Doc MacLean and Albert Frost. One guy played with Son House, the other with Ali Farka Toure. So now now, CanAfrica Blues:…

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January 2019

John Wort Hannam

January 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener: Gabriel Thaine In 2001 John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Those songs would become his first recording Pocket Full Of Holes, released in 2003. Seventeen years later, the Alberta musician is releasing his seventh full-length recording Acres Of Elbow Room and has a few feathers in that lucky hat for his first six offerings. Feathers that include…

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February 2019

BillBourne

February 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener: Reid Seibert & Bruce MacKay A multiple Canadian Juno Award winner, Bill has received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances. A veteran of the international blues & roots music scene, life on the road is reflected in Bill’s music – powerful rhythms and soulful songs, steeped in World Beat, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Folk, Latin, Funk, Poetry and more… Bill was raised in a musical family in rural Alberta. When he was 2 years old, he was known…

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March 2019

IRISH MYTHEN

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener: George Fowler Mythen is an Irish-born contemporary Canadian folk artist who’s been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. She has performed alongside Rod Stewart, Gordon Lightfoot, and Lucinda Williams, and has established herself as a staple at events like the Mariposa Folk Festival and Folk Alliance International Conference. Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada. “This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a…

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April 2019

KEN HAMM

April 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Cave, 5000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada

Opener: Karen Romanchuk Three Ken Hamm is a well known acoustic solo musician based in Forget, SK. His playing is influenced by early blues recordings and a love of oldtimey music, resulting in a varied repertoire of original and traditional songs ranging from metalguitar driven hardedge blues workouts to softer dobro and banjo pieces. His main influences include Ry Cooder,  Mississippi John Hurt, John Fahey and John Hartford. Ken learned to play during the 1950,s, when guitar slingers like Elvis, Buddy Holly, and the Ventures prevailed. In the…

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