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Lethbridge Folk Club presents Lethbridge Folk Festival
Sat, Aug 14


Time: 12 p.m.- 7 p.m.

 Cover: None

Performance Schedule
Times are approximate
Time Performers
1:00 PM Junkman's Quire

Junkmans’s Quire (Lethbridge) 

Lethbridge Folk Festival Band Spotlight. Today's band: Junkman's Quire
Based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Junkman's Quire boasts a unique blend of influences. Equally comfortable with driving twin-fiddle and cello Celtic traditional tunes, swinging jazz and rocking originals, the Quire has a sound you won't hear anywhere else. Bandmembers Megan Brown, George Fowler, Steve Martin and Tom Scott bring eclectic tastes to the musical party. JQ’s members have performed in classical orchestras, fiddle groups, metal, rock, Afro-Celtic and country bands and even a Russian balalaika orchestra. 
2:00 PM Steve Keenan Band

Steve Keenan Band (Lethbridge) 

Lethbridge Folk Festival Band Spotlight: The Steve Keenan Band.
The Steve Keenan band is a blues rock band from Lethbridge, Alberta, featuring Steve Keenan on guitar and vocals, David Popovitch on bass and Darwin Romanchuk on the drums. Together they cover a wide variety of blues and southern rock music combined with original songs written by Keenan. They’ve played as a supporting act for The Glorious Sons, as well as other touring bands visiting Lethbridge. The band has just released their first full-length album, “In My Hands”, and have a single climbing up the top 100 charts. With their raw, powerful delivery of the blues, they continue to captivate their audiences with their live performances. The Steve Keenan band is a band you definitely don't want to miss! 
3:00 PM May Davis

Maggie May (Revelstoke) 

Lethbridge Folk Festival Band Spotlight: May Davis 
We all have those deep, life moments; where you feel like you are in the right place, at the right time, doing what you are meant to do. That is how May Davis feels when she performs. Her energy radiates from her in the form of soulful lyrics and raw, genuine vocals. Often compared to the likes of legendary vocalists like Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and Norah Jones, Davis has been said to have " ....the voice of an angel hit by a Whiskey truck" and is sure to intoxicate audiences with her witty stage presence and folk-inspired Americana music. Based in Revelstoke, B.C., May Davis released her first solo album, Denim Blues, in 2019. She is currently touring her just-released new album, One Way Ticket, and will be bringing the tour to Lethbridge for the August 14th festival. 
4:00 PM Celtic Routes

Celtic Routes (Lethbridge)

Celtic Routes, a Lethbridge-based Celtic music group performing Irish, Scottish and Canadian East Coast music songs and stories. 
5:00 PM Scott Cook

Scott Cook (Edmonton)

Alberta's Scott Cook ( has been living out of a van or a backpack for a dozen years now, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, and distilling his experiences into straight-talking, keenly observant verse.  His fourth independent release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track "Pass It Along" won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him "one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers".  His sixth studio album Further Down the Line won him his second CFMA nomination (English Songwriter of the Year), and comes packaged in a 132-page book containing a look back, in words and pictures, on a decade of full-time travel.  He's currently touring in support of his seventh collection, Tangle of Souls, which comes in a hardcover book of road stories and ruminations, both personal and political.  Cook is one of the hardest-working DIY troubadours on the road today, averaging around 150 shows including a dozen festivals every year since 2007.  All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.

"As good a modern folkie as we have these days.  A voice perfect for the genre.  An understanding beyond the norm."  –No Depression

"He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." –RnR Magazine  

6:00 PM The Travelling Mabels 

Travelling Mabels (Calgary) 

Lethbridge Folk Festival Band Spotlight: The Travelling Mabels.
Eva Levesque, Lana Floen, Therry Lawson and Keith Floen are The Travelling Mabels. An ACMA award winning folk/country group from southern Alberta, who for more than a decade, have brought their own unique brand of harmony, musicianship and down-home humour to Canadian audiences from coast to coast.
The group was formed in 2008. Over the next ten years they collectively wrote and recorded three Cd’s and have enjoyed extensive airplay on radio stations such as CBC and CKUA. Their song release, Alberta Blue, has been a long-time fan favourite and features a cameo vocal performance by the legendary Ian Tyson.
February of 2020 the group spent a week in New Orleans representing Alberta at The International Folk Alliance conference.
The Mabels have tapped into their creative energy during the pandemic and are working on new music they are eager to share with the world in 2021.
As an ardent fan once stated “If the Eagles and the Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris) were a family, then surely their children would be The Travelling Mabels”.


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