If you didn’t get enough toe tapping, hip swinging twanging rockabilly with Cousin Harley and MonkeyJunk’s two shows at the Mocha Cabana and the Geomatic Attic, or if they left you wanting more, then this is your lucky week with a pair of talented rockabilly acts standing out with Lethbridge shows.
Young, up and coming Calgary rockabilly quartet Peter and the Wolves rock and roll at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 24. As well, Hamilton’s Ginger St. James promises to be a foot stomping good time at the Slice, April 23.
There is a $10 cover for St. James, who draws from the spirits of Wanda Jackson, June Carter and Patsy Cline, with the modern day outlaw sass of Elizabeth Cook. She was curator and front woman of burlesque group the Steeltown Sirens and View magazine named her best female artist five years in a row.
That is competing with a great blues show at the Cave courtesy of the Lethbridge Folk Club , who bring in New York bluesman and actor Guy Davis. He has starred on Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow, has played major music festivals and has been on the Conan O’Brien show. He tells stories and plays heartfelt Delta blues. His most recent, sixth album is “Legacy.”
Ticket sales have been very slow for this show. He’s one of these cats who deserve a lot more love than he gets in Lethbridge. Tickets cost $40 for non-member guests (which also includes the annual membership) or $35 for members and students. It takes place at 8 p.m, April 23.
It is a good week for Delta blues and folk music.
Whitehorse, Yukon musician Gordie Tentrees comes to The Slice, April 24 in support of his brand new album “Less Is More. As a special treat he will be bringing multi-instrumentalist Jaxon Haldane, who used to play in Winnipeg punk bluegrass band The D-Rangers.
The show begins at 9 p.m.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge has Calgary songwriter Mariel Buckley, April 25.
If you want to bang your head to the sound of Southern Alberta metal, be at Inferno, April 25 with classic metal act Obsidian Soul who take the stage with Killage and progressive metal band Accalia at 8:30 p.m. sharp. There is a five dollar cover for the show.
For more mainstream metal, ’80s metal band Def Leppard play the Enmax Centre with special guests One Bad Son, April 25. If you aren’t going to that and want to rock Australian style. The Lazys, who just finished a tour with Danko Jones, will stop by the Slice, April 25.