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Junkman’s Quire play packed house for St. Patrick’s Day

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Average Joes was packed with St. Patrick’s Day revellers, March 17.

Local jazz/folk/celtic band Junkman’s Quire were in fine form, showing off the prowess of fiddlers Megan Brown and Tom Scott who traded maracas for his fiddle for an outstanding fiddle duel.

George Fowler of the Junkman’s Quire at the Average Joes for St Patrick’s Day. Photo by Richard Amery
 Kilt wearing Megan Brown was singing to wind up the set, though a kilted George Fowler took up his cello and sang the last song of the set I caught. Fowler added percussion, guitar and cello throughout.


 They entertained a full dance floor before taking a break.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:01 )
 

Adequate bring St. Patrick’s Day funk

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Adequate bring the funk to any party.

Adequate’s Keenan Pezderic at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 17. photo by Richard Amery
 This time, they brought the funk and the noise to a full Owl Acoustic lounge for St. patrick’s Day, March 17.


Keenan Pezderic sang lead vocals while playing bass instead of from behind the drum kit where he usually is when I see them.
 Scott Mezei gleefully smashed away at the drums while adding vocals to a variety of funk and  R and B hits.


I arrived in the middle of “You Sexy Thing,” and stuck around for some James Brown’ “Get Off of that Bed” and an excellent version of “I Heard It through the Grapevine.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:47 )
 

Petunia tests new songs for St. Patrick’s Day

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It is always fun to see Petunia test out new material.

Nathan Godfrey And Petunia returned to the Slice for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo by Richard Amery
 He returned to the Slice for St. Patrick’s Day to entertain approximately 50 people, promising to return later in the year with a full band.


Petunia and lead guitarist Nathan Godfrey played their usual gripping set of traditional country inspired music.

Petunia yodelled and told stories, noting he was recording another new CD.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:41 )
 

Coda plays blues classics for St. Patrick’s Day

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I caught part of the third set of local blues rock quartet Coda at Legends.

Coda playing Legends, March 17. photo by Richard Amery
 They had a busy March 17 as they were playing Honker’s 21st birthday bash earlier in the night as well. I caught them on two breaks before finally catching part of their last set at Legends.


Frontman/ lead guitarist Sheldon Shukaliak, bassist Rick Maddeaux plus a drummer and a keyboardist, played a tight set of blues and blues rock music including “She Caught the Katy” and “Before You Accuse Me.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:33 )
 

March ends with laughs and rock and roll

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It seems like March has flown by.
There are several fun shows winding up a snowy March and Easter weekend.

One Bad Son play the Enmax Centre with Shinedown and in This Moment, April 4. Photo by Richarcd Amery
 As usual, The Owl Acoustic Lounge features lots of laughs with the monthly comedy open mic, March 28.


 For something a little more cultural,  the U of L Jazz Ensemble performs a concert at the University Theatre, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday March 30.
 And Easter comes early this year. As Honker’s Pub is closed for Good Friday, March 30, they have moved their weekly open mic to Thursday, March 29. Kelly Klimchuk is the host for the week. Jolene Draper hosts the afternoon open mic on Saturday at 4 p.m., March 31.


 As usual  the Slice also has their open mic on Thursday.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge has a special ticketed event on Thursday, March 29 with Vancouver accordion powered pun Geoff Berner who is touring in support of his latest CD Canadiana Grotesquica. He will be joined by Richard Inman. Tickets are $12.

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