Past Concerts – Lethbridge Folk Club
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Winter Wilson

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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Winter Wilson are a folk duo from England. Recently nominated as best folk duo on Folking.com, the pair have been touring different continents with their critically-acclaimed act. Now in their 6th year as full-time musicians, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies […]

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14 September 2019

Lethbridge Jazz & Blues Festival, June 7 to 15

Southminster United Church, 1011 4 Avenue S.
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P9 Canada
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Lethbridge Jazz & Blues Festival  List of Events   Young Lions Concert – The Gate June 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Kaley Kinjo & The Hypocrites – City Hall Foyer June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Jazz at the Park – Galt Gardens June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm […]

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12 June 2019

Oscar Lopez

CASA, 230 8 St S
Lethbridge, AB T1J 5H2 Canada
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Oscar Lopez's Latin guitar groove makes him a standout on the world music stage.   Born in Santiago, Chile, Oscar was encouraged by his father to play the violin and its close relative the mandolin, influencing his signature rhythmic playing style. He soon chose the nylon-string guitar as his "soul" instrument.   In 1979 he […]

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08 June 2019

KEN HAMM

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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27 April 2019

IRISH MYTHEN

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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23 March 2019

BillBourne

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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, […]

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23 February 2019

John Wort Hannam

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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12 January 2019

Doc MacLean with Albert Frost CanAfrica Blues Tour

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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10 November 2018

Rotary Park

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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13 October 2018

The Wardens

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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08 September 2018

The Spitzee Post Band

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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. […]

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17 March 2018

The Bix Mix Boys

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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10 February 2018

Peter and the Wolves

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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13 January 2018

Junkman’s Quire

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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25 November 2017

Connie Kaldor

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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15 October 2017

Garnet Rogers

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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) […]

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17 September 2017

Back Porch Swing

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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” […]

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06 May 2017

The Misery Mountain Boys

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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04 March 2017

Scott Cook and the Second Chances

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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04 February 2017

Tim Hus Trio

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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14 January 2017

Valdy

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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19 November 2016

Oscar Lopez Duo

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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17 September 2016

Go Ask Earl

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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16 January 2016

Linda McRae

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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20 November 2015

Jenny Allen

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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06 November 2015

Ken Hamm

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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24 October 2015

Allan & Arnell

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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02 October 2015

Tim Williams

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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26 September 2015

Rotary Park

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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21 February 2015

Ken Stead

Ken has always been a singer and a musician. At nine, he appeared in a Broadway version of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” alongside Donny Osmond. The money he earned from his appearances was used to purchase a much loved piano and he was soon playing tunes by ear. Piano eventually gave way to […]

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30 January 2015

The Sadlier-Brown Band

Opener – Jack Daniels The Sadlier-Brown band consists of three core members. Mark Sadlier-Brown (guitar/ vocals), his wife Bev (percussion) and Derek Pullium (upright bass/ vocals). Sometimes the Sadlier-Brown band will bring on a special guest or two to join the family. This band brings the vibe of a old time family get together to […]

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10 January 2015

Charlie Ewing

Charlie’s musical life began while his Dad sang old cowboy and folk songs on his Martin 00-17 guitar, then listening to records from his parents and older sisters’ collections… artists like Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, Joan Baez, Ian and Sylvia, Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot and later discovering Jimmy Rogers, Woody Guthrie and Hank […]

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05 December 2014

Erin Ross Trio

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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 […]

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15 November 2014

The Wardens

The Cave, 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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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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25 October 2014

The Wardens

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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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. Superb musicianship, haunting vocals and chilling tales from three men who spent their careers in the most rugged of all places. The Wardens bring […]

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13 January 2014

Go Ask Earl

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Common Ground 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 […]

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11 January 2014

Junkman’s Choir

Opener – Dale Ketcheson A mix of folk, rock, jazz, traditional and anything in between!

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07 December 2013

Dr. ZOO

“World Celtic Pop” – Paul Simon Graceland meets Spirit of the West! Nominated 2009 ECMA World Recording of the Year and Music NL Entertainer of the Year. Dr. Zoo is the vision of singer/songwriter Randal Arsenault from Newfoundland, Canada. For years Randal has lived and traveled in Africa, completing a doctorate of zoology on competition […]

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05 October 2013
13 September 2013

Pharis & Jason Romero

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Erin Ross 2012 Independent Music Award – Best Americana Album #1 Album on the North American Folk DJ playlists – September 2011 Completely and absolutely beautiful – just great. – Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales Quite simply it would be a crime if this album were to linger forever in a banjo music backwater […]

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09 February 2013

Lizzy Hoyt Band

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Jake Ian Francois Biber, Vermilion Standard – September 15th, 2011 Since she could walk, Lizzy Hoyt played the fiddle and now she has The Royal Canadian Legion in her sights, as she’ll be opening the Vermilion Folk Club season on Sept. 24. Locals may remember seeing Hoyt perform last year with Keri-Lynn Zwicker when […]

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19 January 2013

The Hackamores (Western Swing)

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Charlie Ewing Bringing together a number of veteran performers from the Calgary country, blues and gypsy jazz scenes in a shared love of western swing – performing original songs and tunes from the repertoires of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Merle Travis, Floyd Tillman, Ray Price…. Calgary Folk Fest : “When The Hackamores […]

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08 December 2012

Wendell and the Wheat (Wendell Ferguson and Catherine Wheatley)

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Dale Ketcheson Six time CCMA Guitar Player of the Year, Wendell Ferguson has traveled the globe and accompanied a veritable who’s who in both the country field – (George Fox, Duane Steele, Tommy Hunter, Shania Twain, The Dixie Chicks) and the folk arena – (Gordon Lightfoot, Quartette, Bob Snider, Cindy Church). He is […]

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10 November 2012

The Bix Mix Boys

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener “Common Ground” (Cathy Hawley and Bryan Bradfield) Welcome to Canadian bluegrass at it’s best! The Bix Mix Boys are one of Canada’s most talented bluegrass bands. They focus on the highest quality of music, both vocally and instrumentally. While keeping the tradition of bluegrass alive, they want to bring their unique, Canadian interpretation to […]

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15 October 2012

David Ross MacDonald

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Maureen Chambers Acoustic Guitar Magazine likened MacDonald’s vocals, lyrics, and intricate fingerstyle guitar style to “a collaboration between Nick Drake and a mid-1970s Bruce Cockburn”. Ross deals in subtlety, intimacy and nuance with a tunesmiths hand that coins songs and music with a haunting and poignant quality. Born of a jazz musician father he […]

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15 September 2012

Fish and Bird

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Andrew Scott Fish & Bird’s latest album, Every Whisper is a Shout Across the Void, marks a major step forward for the young band. The project began in Victoria, BC in 2006 as an acoustic duo, comprised of Taylor Ashton (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Adam Iredale-Gray (fiddle). On their 2007 self titled debut, their take […]

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02 June 2012

Tim Williams

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Dale Ketcheson 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 […]

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12 May 2012

Willy Blizzard Band

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Jean Greer-McCarthy Willy Blizzard is riding a musical journey that literally spans the decades, even the centuries.  Their 2010 album In From the Coldconveys the emotional depth of a songwriter who is so earth-centred he actually holds a degree in Agriculture. Willy Blizzard is fronted by lead vocalist John Hough who has shared the stage with David Rea, Jesse […]

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21 April 2012

Andrew & Zachari Smith

Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Opener – Geoff Noble “There’s no doubt that Andrew and Zach excel on their own musically but having them together, accompanying each other with drums, mandolin, dobro and pitch perfect harmonies is just spectacular”castanet.net Andrew and Zachari Smith are a folk, alt-country and tap-style guitar father/son duo. They are accomplished songwriters, engaging storytellers and multi-instrumentalists. Andrew […]

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24 March 2012