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1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

March 2012

Andrew & Zachari Smith

March 24, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 and Zachari bring their many talents to audiences with ease; their voices meld, like only families can, and they perform in relaxed synchronicity. The Smiths…

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April 2012

Willy Blizzard Band

April 21, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 Winchester, and Canada’s beloved Valdy.  He has opened for Tom Russell at Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club, and his performance credits include the Vancouver Folk Festival, the Mission Folk Festival, the Filberg Festival, Harrison…

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May 2012

Tim Williams

May 12, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 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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June 2012

Fish and Bird

June 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 on ‘folk’ included original songs in odd time signatures and traditional murder ballads with rock beats. 2009’s Left Brain Blues was a more mature exploration of the…

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September 2012

David Ross MacDonald

September 15, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 returned to his musical roots after some years underground as a geologist and now plies his trade not only as an internationally touring songwriter but…

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October 2012

The Bix Mix Boys

October 15, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 the genre, whether singing original songs about Canada and Alberta or performing songs from well-known Canadian artists. They’ve entrenched themselves into the Edmonton bluegrass scene…

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November 2012

Wendell and the Wheat (Wendell Ferguson and Catherine Wheatley)

November 10, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 one of the best loved and most respected guitar players in Canada. Wendell performs his own, very funny songs at Folk Festivals and concert series.…

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December 2012

The Hackamores (Western Swing)

December 8, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 say they swing, believe ‘em. As their music glides over lightly treaded trails of country swing, the band swings a wide loop that captures traditional…

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January 2013

Lizzy Hoyt Band

January 19, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 Zwicker’s Cello player couldn’t make it. Hoyt filled in with her fiddle. Hoyt says she looks forward to returning to the stage to share her…

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February 2013

Pharis & Jason Romero

February 9, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 – it must surely be a contender for the North American folk album of the year. 9/10. – Americana UK The album is warm and…

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January 2014

Go Ask Earl

January 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 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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The Wardens

January 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Wolf’s Den, 1502 – 2nd Avenue South (MJS Cycle)
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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 it. Blood, sweat and tears of bygone days in Banff and Jasper. True tales from these Men for the Mountains.  

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