The Fates return to sing beautiful harmonies


 Only one thing is better  than hearing a woman sing and that’s three of them harmonizing together. That’s why it was so wonderful to have Calgary based folk trio the Fates back in town, not only to sing on my radio show the Hotrock Blues Beat, but to play at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Aug. 31.

The Fates playing the Owl, Aug. 31. Photo by Richard Amery
 The last time the trio of Jenny Allen,  Lin Elder and Lori Reid were in town was a show for the Lethbridge Folk Club in 2016, so with was great to have them back.

 It is  a magical feeling listening to them sing together again like a three person Indigo Girls
 I caught most of their last set of the night.

 The three alternated on acoustic guitars and a variety of percussion instruments including a cajon box drum. They also took turns singing lead vocals and added gorgeous harmonies throughout.
 They played a couple from the 2018 CD “ Therapy,” as well as a couple brand new songs.
 Allen played banjo on a couple of songs as well.

Allen sang a catchy song “ Some Days We‘re in Love” written by an ex-boyfriend, saying they like to play songs by their friends and the ex counts as a friend.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2019 11:22 )