with a voice that fills the room and an incredible band backing her, this is a show that doesn’t disappoint! Come jig the night away, Jan 19th at 9pm, $15 tickets.
tickets are available at The Slice and Blueprint Records.
Come help us bring “Heavy South” into the world! We couldn’t be more excited for this show. We’ll have “Heavy South” LPs and CDs in tow (for sure) and our shirts all tucked in (maybe). We’re joined by the impossibly good Brenna Lowrie Band – it’s gonna be a real heck of a time.
***BRENNA LOWRIE BAND***
9pm; cover by donation.
The Decadent Phase will be playing at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Saturday, January 20! Come on down for a night of rock and roll as four hippies lay down some old fashioned covers, with a smattering of original tunes for good measure. The fun starts at nine(ish) o’clock, and is by donation, as always! Hope to see you there!
Ladies and Gentle Folk….. The Line up you have all been waiting for!!
This years 12th Annual Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival is Jam Packed with some of Western Canada’s Greatest Musicians to be found!
The Medicine Hat Folk Music Club Proudly presents the musical talents of the following Musicians and Bands on Saturday January 27th, 2018 :
Blackberry Wood and Their Circus Side Show
Poor Nameless Boy
Godfrey & Tod
Boots & The Hoots
Greg Herman & Tina Bannow
Dean Smale & the Big Gloria’s
This years Annual Supper and Song Gala will be hosted at Medalta Potteries this year with the Unbelievably talented musical hosts The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra…… Do Not Miss this up close and personal musical dinner Gala unlike any other dinner event around that will be held on Thursday January 25th, 2018.
Friday January 26th, Medalta Potteries will once again Host the year end Gala for Medicine Hat Folk Club’s Singer Songwriter Night. This extremely popular event has been running on a donation basis for a number of years now and is a great chance to come join us in celebrating some of the best talent to be found in the area.
A great number of Free Cafe Concerts will take place from January 22nd to 26th at a variety of Cafe’s and Pubs around town…. stay tuned for schedules of those events to follow. This is a great way to get out and enjoy some of the amazing venues around town while also getting a sample of the music being offered by some of Medicine Hat, Alberta ‘s most talented Folk/Country musicians and Singer/Songwriters.
A complete list of times, ticket prices and musician profiles will soon be available at www.topfest.ca as well as www.tixx.ca
Don’t be left out in the cold this winter….. tell your friends and bring a crowd! Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival will be sure to be the most fun you will have this January!
Mauno is back, and they’re bringing an excellent band from Montreal with them… Look Vibrant! Both bands offer good vibes and tons of talent. Locals Body Lens are joining them on the bill, so make sure to come out and support!
Wednesday, January 24th
9pm at Owl Acoustic Lounge
MHB is at the Casino Friday January 26 and Saturday January 27. Shows start at 8 p.m. to midnight.
Come on out for a great evening of music, dancing, drinks, and food.
Been Awhile Since We Were At The Owl… Do Spin By For Dancin’ n Drinkn’… Heartfelt songs From Bangers To The Occaisional Swooner, Fine Folks, Fine Food, Libations, Conviviality And Nary a Cover!!!Hope To See Yall…
A gripping and authentic Tribute to the greatest band in rock and roll history. With a thunderous sound, Heavy Airship descends on the Kootenay region of British Columbia like a storm coming in from the Misty Mountain. In just a short time the Nelson-based Led Zeppelin tribute has gained a faithful following in the area and has shared the stage with the likes of Dr. Hook, Mrs. Strange, and the legendary AC/DC tribute act BC/DC.
Recreating the classic sound of Led Zeppelin, Heavy Airship consists of Craig Thiessen on vocals, Gus Dixon on guitar, Quillan Hanley on bass guitar and Eddie Thomas on drums.
Saturday Jan.27th, 10pm
$10 advance $15 at the door
advance tickets available at The Slice and Blueprint Records
Pat Maloney is all over Ontario again in January, visiting some favourite spots before heading back to Western Canada.
A true red and white travelling songwriter, Pat Maloney has performed a thousand times in the last few years all over Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. He’s a casual strummer who sings in a rich baritone, stomping away and whistling like no other. Three full length albums deep, Pat’s catalogue is diverse in character & feel. A committed genre hopper, his music is inclusive and free of pretension. The one thing his songs have in common is that they all tell stories. Real stories, with real heart and a healthy sense of humour. His favourite bartender once said his voice makes her want to sip a nice bourbon and fall in love. He told her he would add that to his next bio.
Owl Acoustic Lounge
TERRIFIC KIDS PRESENTS
ANCIENT SHAPES, WARES AND GHOST WOMAN
“Ancient Shapes is Daniel Romano; immediate and fierce power pop reminiscent of early Buzzcocks and Television; music hard and desperate, as it should be, vocals balanced on the rails but never quite falling off. Ancient Shapes is a study of a blank and nameless generation. This is the sound. These are the moves. The name is Ancient Shapes. May we all have fearless death tomorrow.”
“To see Wares take the stage is to see passion incarnate. Stomping around in front of the crowd, she starts her songs by smashing a single drum repeatedly as hard as she can, then explodes into song. The veins in her neck bulge as she makes the loudest noise possible. Maneuvering herself into the audience, she meets a fan face to face and sings directly to them. One woman, one guitar, and a lot of noise. It’s an incredibly aggressive and loud spectacle that everyone should aim to see at least once.” – Noisey
Wares will be performing as a full band
Channeling sounds from a past time, Ghost Woman puts a new spin on psychedelic rock / pop / country reminiscent of Ty Segall and a Spaghetti Western Soundtrack.
(Ex: Michael Rault)
Daniel Romano, Wares, Terrific Kids Artist Collective
This event is intended to be safe for all!
Please treat others with kindness and respect
THE JAMES BARKER BAND LAUNCHES “GAME ON TOUR”WITH CCMA FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR MEGHAN PATRICK AND SPECIAL GUEST JOJO MASON
Toronto, ON (September 25, 2017) – Fresh off of their recent gold certifications for “Chills” and “Lawn Chair Lazy,” the James Barker Band is excited to announce their national tour with CCMA Female Artist of the Year / CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Meghan Patrick and special guest Jojo Mason.
“This last year has been a crazy and humbling ride. Now we’re excited to come celebrate with country music lovers from coast to coast and our good pals Meghan Patrick and Jojo Mason. This is gonna be one for the ages. Get your tickets fast so we’re sure we’ll get the chance to party together. GAME ON!” stated James Barker.
The James Barker Band has had a record-setting year since the release of their first single “Lawn Chair Lazy” in May 2016, which was the highest debuting Canadian Country single of all time as well as recently being certified gold. James Barker Band followed up with their sophomore single “Just Sayin’”, and the #1 and gold certified single “Chills”. In addition to their record-setting year, the James Barker Band has opened dates for Keith Urban, Deirks Bentley, Brothers Osbourne, and Dean Brody as well as playing festivals such as Country Thunder, Craven Jamboree, Boots & Hearts, and Dauphin Countryfest.
James Barker Band will be joined by this year’s winner of the CCMA Female Artist of the Year and CCMA Rising Star awards, Meghan Patrick. Since being signed to Warner Music Canada, and releasing her debut album “Grace & Grit”, Meghan has shared the stage and toured with the likes of Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Tom Cochrane, Kip Moore and Dwight Yoakam, and has played such events as the Calgary Stampede, Havelock Jamboree and Lucknow Music in the Fields.
“I’m really excited to team up with my great friends and take this show coast-to-coast! It’s going to be a party!” explained Meghan Patrick.
Joining the tour as a special guest will be 604 Records / Sony Recording Artist Jojo Mason whom recently celebrated his fourth consecutive Top 10 single, and is one of the most infectious entertainers in the country.
The Game On Tour with James Barker Band and Meghan Patrick
with special guest Jojo Mason
Presale starts Tuesday September 26, 2017 @ 10am local time,
and general on-sale begins Thursday September 28, 2017 @ 10am local time.
Please visit www.jamesbarkerband.com for all ticketing and show date info!
In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivalled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years. The band’s big sound, fuelled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.”
Lil’ Ed Williams comes to the blues naturally. His uncle, Chicago slide guitar king and master songwriter J.B. Hutto, taught him how to feel, not just play the blues. Nine albums and thousands of performances later, Lil’ Ed is now universally hailed as a giant of the genre. Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials—bassist (and Ed’s half-brother) James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton—have remained together for nearly 30 years (an extraordinary feat for any group), the band fuelling Ed’s songs with their rock-solid, road-tested, telepathic musicianship.
The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials is the musically electrifying, emotionally intense and downright fun new album from the band Guitar Player calls “a snarling boogie-blues machine…they blow down the walls.” The CD features Lil’ Ed’s incendiary playing and playful, passionate singing, with the ragged-but-right Blues Imperials cooking like mad alongside him. Produced by Williams and Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, it is a tour-de-force of authentic, deeply rooted Chicago blues. Williams wrote or co-wrote all but two of album’s 14 songs, the other gems written by Uncle J.B. The Chicago Reader says the band’s music “is a soundtrack for dancing and celebration infused with a sense of hard-won survival. Williams attacks his lyrics like he attacks his guitar: with bare-bones intensity that makes each word sound like a matter of life or death.”
Born in Chicago on April 8, 1955, in the heart of Chicago’s tough West Side, Ed grew up surrounded by music. He was playing guitar, then drums and bass, by the time he was 12. Ed and Pookie received lessons and support from their famous uncle. “J.B. taught me everything I know,” says Ed. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.” Ed and Pookie spent their teen years making music together, and in 1975 formed the first incarnation of The Blues Imperials. They played their first gig at a West Side club called Big Duke’s Blue Flame, splitting the $6 take four ways. Over the next few years, the group played every club in the neighbourhood. Even so, they still needed day jobs to pay the bills. Ed worked ten hours a day as a buffer at the Red Carpet Car Wash. Pookie drove a school bus. Night after night they played their roaring brand of blues in tiny clubs, and eventually the word reached Alligator president Bruce Iglauer.
At the time, Iglauer was looking for local talent for The New Bluebloods, an anthology of some of Chicago’s younger blues musicians. “Ed and his band had a good reputation,” recalls Iglauer. “I had only seen them live once or twice. I knew Ed was a hot slide player, but I had no idea what he and the band were really capable of. I just knew that their music reminded me of Hound Dog Taylor and J.B. Hutto, two of my favourite musicians. It seemed like having a band this rough and ready would be a nice change of pace for the anthology, so I asked them to come down to the studio and cut a couple of songs. I never expected what happened.”
The band—never having been in a recording studio before—treated the studio like a club, playing live to Iglauer, the engineer, and all the people on the other side of the control room glass. After Ed recorded his two rehearsed songs quickly, there was still plenty of studio time left, so they just kept playing. After 10 songs were in the can, Iglauer offered the band a full album contract. The end result of the session was 30 songs cut in three hours with no overdubs and only one second take. Twelve of those songs became the band’s debut album, Roughhousin’, released in September of 1986.
The national press reacted with amazement to the blues world’s new discovery. Feature stories ran in Spin, Musician, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune and dozens of other publications. The Village Voice declared, “Roughhousin’ just may be the blues album of the year.” The New York Times raved, “Raw-boned, old-fashioned Chicago blues has a new young master—Lil’ Ed Williams.”
But it wasn’t until 1987, when guitarist Mike Garrett joined the band, and a year later, when Garrett recruited his Detroit hometown friend Kelly Littleton to play drums, that things really began to take off. Garrett’s risk-taking rhythm guitar work and Littleton’s unpredictable, old school drumming were the perfect complement to Lil’ Ed’s and Pookie’s rambunctious playing. With their 1989 album Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits, doors opened and audiences poured in. Through relentless touring, the group crystallized, becoming tighter with each performance, more adept in their abilities to read each other’s musical moves. Their spontaneous and unpredictable live show became legendary among blues fans worldwide.
They have played the Chicago Blues Festival multiple times, and have appeared at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival, The Tampa Bay Blues Festival, The San Diego Blues Festival, The Pennsylvania Blues Festival and dozens of other festivals around the country. Satisfying worldwide demand, they have performed at festivals in Canada, Great Britain, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Japan, Australia, India, Turkey and Panama.
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials released eight Alligator albums between 1986 and 2012. With each one, the band’s national and international stature grew as their fan base—known internationally as “Ed Heads”—continued to expand. With 2006’s Rattleshake, Ed and company reached a whole new audience. Die-hard “Ed Head” Conan O’Brien brought the band before millions of television viewers on two separate occasions. Success and accolades never stop pouring in. Living Blues called 2012’s Jump Start “scorching and soulful” with “crafty, clever lyrics…joyous and stomping.”
The group took home the Living Blues Award for Best Live Performer in 2011, 2012 and 2013. They won the prestigious Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year in both 2007 and 2009. The Associated Press says, “Williams fills Chicago’s biggest shoes with more life and heat than anyone on stage today.”
With The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, the band continues to bring their blistering Chicago blues to “Ed Heads” new and old. Their infectious energy, joyful showmanship and masterful playing have been honed to a razor’s edge by their many years together. Lil’ Ed, Pookie, Mike and Kelly have seen sports stars and presidents, musical fads and fashion trends come and go. Meanwhile, their fiery music has more than stood the test of time. “We’re not band members,” says Williams, “we’re family, and families stay together.” Night after night, gig after riotous gig, the musical family called Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials bring their big, dynamic Chicago blues sound to fans across the country and around the world.
Excerpt taken from website: https://www.alligator.com/artists/Lil-Ed-and-The-Blues-Imperials/
Don’t Miss Canada’s Best Bud Light Super Bowl Party
Lethbridge, AB– Average Joe’s Sports Bar with 94.1 CJOC and Bud Light is pleased to announce details for Canada’s Best Super Bowl Party, February 4, 2018.
Join us to celebrate the biggest day in sports! Patrons can win one of the following prizes from Visions Electronics 1 – 78” HDTV, 1 – 55” HDTV and 2 – 32” HDTV’S, from Bud Light a NFL Mini Fridge, Budweiser Wireless Speaker-amplifier and a Budweiser Leather Chair but they must be in attendance prior to 4:00 p.m. to qualify for all prizes. Also customers will have a chance to win Bud Light Merchandise, Bert & Mac’s prizing and Twelve Replica NFL Jerseys.
Buckets of Budweiser and Bud Light bottles will be $23 ($5.75 a bottle). Fans can dig in with their choice of ½ price wings.
Tickets for Canada’s Best Bud Light Super Bowl Party are only $5 and are available at Average Joe’s Sports Bar or listen to 94.1 CJOC to win tickets. The first 200 people get a door prize valued over $10 and chance to win one of our many prizes.
Come down early to get your seat. Doors open at 1:30pm.
Dueling Piano’s With Cal Toth & Friends at Average Joe’s Sports Bar
“Fowl Moon” Date Night/Joint Masterpiece – Paint & Sip
Location: Owl Acoustic Lounge
Tuesday, February 14, 7PM to 9PM
It’s another “Date Night Masterpiece” (a.k.a “Joint Masterpiece”) with Smudge! Come on down to the Owl Acoustic Lounge for very special Valentine’s Day Paint & Sip with that special someone. Smudge will provide each artist with a hand-prepared 16″x20″ canvas which will be prepared with one half of this painting (so that when you put them together, you get what’s shown), all art materials, instruction (like – REAL instruction) and even clean up! You don’t have to worry about a thing because we take care of all you need to create a beautiful masterpiece. Arrive no later than 6:45PM for check in.
Note: Any food or drink ordered are not included in your purchase price and are paid separately to the venue.
Register online or in-studio during our office hours. Please purchase the total number of seats you will need for you and your friends rather than individual seats as this helps us with seating. That being said, our events are inclusive and we cannot guarantee that you will be seated with a specific group or in a specific area. This just means you may get to make new friends!
To register in-studio, please visit us during our office hours
For full Terms & Conditions, please click at the bottom of most of our website pages.
The book of poetry deals with how reality was represented by Matisse Magritte and Dali. It also shares events from each of their lives.
Nobleford spoken word slam winners will be a part of the event proving that poetry is the point.
This launch will be the culminating event of the U of Lethbridge’s poetry symposium GIVING WITNESS.
Available at Owl Acoustic Lounge and Blueprint Entertainment
Since their inception, the Fernie, BC-based “Stoke-Folk” band have been re-defining what “folk music” means in Canada. Through their individual pan-Canadian backgrounds, Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ian Page-Shiner, and Ty West have amplified the traditional sound of folk music with a more contemporary approach. They have humbly pioneered Canada’s modern folk sound – pushing the boundaries of the genre and creating “Stoke-Folk” – a genre that truly encapsulates the peaks and valleys that define Canada.
Shred Kelly has garnered themselves sold-out shows with 200-300 people across Canada. They’ve performed at some of the Nation’s premier festivals and received a growing list of awards and recognition. Their initial success is largely due to the fun, accessible, and genuine love they have for performing live.
Shred Kelly released their 3rd album, Sing To The Night, on January 27th, 2015. The new material shows the growth and depth that the band has explored throughout the creative process, and once again demonstrates their signature claw-hammer banjo riffs, layered ambient synth, powerhouse rock, and sweet vocal harmonies. Their acclaimed producer John Critchley (Elliott Brood, Dan Mangan, Amelia Curran, The Once) from Green Door Studios was a master at creating an album that pushed their creativity and gave Shred Kelly a new take on their signature sound. Their music is a perfect blend of “stoke” and “folk”. That translates perfectly onto an album or a packed dance floor.
CODA is back with some new tunes and some old ones. We hope to see everyone out there and shake off those February blues. Bring your MOJO with you.
DOUBLE BILL at The Slice
Saturday, February 24th
Mayhemingways release their brand new album Skip Land (fuzz-folk/bluegrass/Cajun)
Skinny Dyck and the Chicken Catchers (old school country w/ new school sensibilities)
Tickets at the door!
$10 Shows starts around 9pm.
Lethbridge, Ab. – On Saturday February 24th Average Joe’s will once again open its doors in support of a major community fundraiser. This time it is for the LFC Lethbridge Football Club and KidSport. The evening will feature the great listening and dancing music of The Chevelles. There will also be both a Live and Silent Auction with many exciting items to bid on. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20.00 at the Soccer Office or from the LFC team manager. Tickets the day of the show will be available at the door for $25.00.
Note: Triple M Housing is the major sponsor for this fundraiser event. Average Joe’s Sports Bar is located at 420 -6th street south in downtown Lethbridge.
Peterborough fuzz-folk duo returns to Twin Butte on Wednesday, February 28th, this time with a new album ‘Skip Land’! Good times, great food, and tequila! Gonna be fun.
WINNER OF THE KOKO TAYLOR AWARD AT THE 38th BLUES MUSIC AWARDS-MAY 11th 2017
Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, is a native Texan (Houston) who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel). She has developed “Diunna’s style of Blues” in the same tradition as so many other great Texas blues men and women. She combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.
Diunna and her band Blue Mercy have performed throughout the United States and Internationally. She has performed all over Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil and The Caribbean. She will tell you she travels and plays the Blues anywhere she is invited with a beneficial contract.
Performing with Bob Margolin, Keb Mo, Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, James Cotton, Carrie Bell, Big Bill Morganfield, Smoking Joe Kubek and B’Nois King, Anson Funderburge, Sam Meyers and the Rockets, Bernard Allison, Odetta, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, I.J. Gosey, Sherman Robertson, Kenny Neal, the late great Teddy “Cry Cry” Reynolds, Mud Morganfield and numerous others has truly been an honor in her career.
Her commitment to Blues goes well beyond performing on stage. She served for three years as President of the Houston Blues Society, making history as the first woman ever elected to this position. During her presidency she used her professional guidance and grant writing skills to produce the Willie Mae “Big Momma” Thornton Blues Festival, bringing in the talents of “The Queen Of Blues” Mrs. Koko Taylor, Mr. Bernard Allison, Texas Johnny Brown, I.J. Gosey, Diane Price, Mel Waiters, Betty Lewis, Gary Clark, Jr., Jeremy And The Hotboys, along with many others. Diunna started the annual Houston Blues Society Founders Day and actively continued the Blues In Schools Program throughout the state, as well as many of the countries where she and her band perform. She also played an integral in founding Friends of Blues of Montgomery County.
Winner of “Best New Artist Debut” at the 2008 Blues Music Awards
Winner of the “Koko Taylor Award-Traditional Blues Female” in 2014 and 2017.
Her latest CD “Trying To Hold On” reached #1 on XM/Sirius Radio Bluesville Chart, #1 on French Blues charts, #1 on Living Blues charts for the month of December 2012, and reached the top of Blues charts in UK, Australia and USA.
In addition to being an accomplished performer, Diunna is also a very talented song writer making the semi-finals and finals of the International Songwriting competition.
(excerpt taken from website)
The Bent 8 Car Club is excited to announce we have confirmed with Casino Lethbridge – PURE Canadian Gaming The Bent 8 Boogie Show and Shine will be the first Saturday in June again next year, June 2, 2018! The backup date in the event of rain/poor weather will be June 9, 2018
Again, we can’t thank everyone enough for making this year such a great success, and next year’s show will be even bigger and better! Mark it on your calendars and stay tuned for more details as they become available! You can even pre-register already on our website at www.bent8carclub.ca
Live music, vendors, cool customs, hot rods, and much more!
South Country Fair is an old World, peace-oriented, outdoor camping Folk and Roots festival near Fort Macleod, Alberta Canada. Established in 1986, we focus mainly on the amazing mosaic of Canadian culture by exploring regional and contemporary music, spoken word and other forms, in a riparian forest on the edge of the Western Canadian steppes. Our unofficial motto is “Eschew Obfuscation”.