This week is all about roots music with superb shows coming up beginning with Jeremy Fisher at the Geomatic Attic, Feb. 6. On the other hand if you like Lenny Breau style jazz guitar, Keith Price will be playing fingerpicked jazz style guitar at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Feb. 8. And if you like old style country, you will want to be at Jason and Pharis Romero’s performance at the Lethbridge Folk Club Wolf’s Den, Feb.9. It will be full of plenty of traditional sounds and banjo picking goodness. In a similar vein, Kevan Tolley returns to the Mocha Cabana Feb. 8 and Feb. 9.
On the pop side of folk music, Juno award winning songwriter Jeremy Fisher performs at the Geomatic Attic, Feb. 6. If you like your folk music infused with a touch of rock music, check out Vancouver/ Victoria based’s Good For Grapes who return to Lethbridge to play the Slice, Feb. 7. Also on the mellow folk side of the spectrum, Winnipeg born, Calgary based Mike Aron Tod and Chris Gheran return to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, in support of Tod’s brand new CD, “the California Tapes.” Gheran also has a relatively new CD, ‘Matterhorn’ which was released in 2012. On the other hand if you like experimental jazz music, Gordon Leigh and the Naked Ear get funky at the Mix Lounge in Ric’s Grill, Feb. 8. Lethbridge, rapper Furious D, who often performs with Gordon Leigh and the Naked Ear, will be performing a solo show at the Slice, Feb. 8.
For a more straight ahead rock show, local bands Lightworker, Fort Macleod pop-punk band Sophomore Jakes and Shelter the Weak play an all ages gig at the Moose Hall, Feb. 9. the music begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. On another note, if you are in the mood to laugh, don’t miss Playgoers of Lethbridge’s production of The brilliant backstage comedy Noises Off! It runs Feb. 6-9 at the Yeates theatre.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor