"Praise be to hillbilly heaven, the spirit of Hank Williams is alive and well. Alberta's Ol' Boots & the Hoots have resurrected the broken vocal formula that was perfected by Southern storytellers years ago and has since inspired so many amnesiac stadium-country singers. The 11-track Pinecone Cowboy features a poised collection of wittily crafted, downtempo western melodies, a cactus in the ass of modern, power-ballad country crooners that forgot the music of their grandfathers. " - EXCLAIM! Magazine
Rylands concise and lyrically driven songwriting is deep beyond his years with an emphasis on storytelling and an increasing awareness that life is always bigger than you think it is. Sometimes politically satirical and often offset with fun loving humor, Rylands wit and social conscience shine through in the well crafted vernacular of a songwriter that has found their voice. Accompanying himself with acoustic and electric guitar, tenor guitar, Harmonica, Piano, mandolin, button accordion and banjo, his multi instrumental approach provides the a great foil to the words he puts to paper.
Musaeus was founded in 1982 and has earned a reputation as one of Alberta’s most versatile and accomplished classical performing groups.
From the minute you meet Megan, you know her. Her spirituality, losses, and the truth behind her stories and songs. She is as open with herself as she is with her songwriting. Combining honesty and a powerful voice to create an unbeatable performance, Megan Nash is the shivers down your spine, the sugar in your tea and the feeling you can’t shake on a late night walk in the middle of nowhere.
We have a theme song for our festival - thanks to SPARKLE BLOOD for writing a song about Love & Records! Hear it here first!
Breaking the boundaries of traditional jazz, the Groove Apostles (GA) creates a modern sound fusing jazz and funk with an energetic performance. The Groove Apostles from Lethbridge Alberta is a small Fusion Alternative Band that specializes in Jazz, Funk, and Popular music. The band's classical background merges the sophistication of a Jazz Standard with the intensity and heart of a Soul tune.
$99 + tax for a standard room w breakfast - use booking code "LNR" before September 12 - limited rooms available!
Each local artist featured is interpreting this concept in their own unique style and perspective. A living wall - literally could be growing plants, it could be artists making a living wage, the garbage collected during a time of living or watching an artist create during the day - a living example of our beautiful existence. Please come see for yourself what the 5 chosen artists install during this years Love & Records!
Love & Records aims to be a premiere music event serving Southern Alberta with vendors from across Western Canada! There is truly something for everyone at Love & Records so be sure to save some money (aka: fun tickets) and get something amazing at this year's event.
CKXU has donated $2,500 to local NPOs over past three years and hopes to raise another $2,500 in 2016 - find out how you can help!
Downtown Lethbridge on September 17 will be AWESOME! Save the date, tell a friend, and don't miss the fun at Galt Gardens!
Help us with: event planning, marketing & promotions, set-up/take-down, art gallery, beer gardens, kitchen, kid's zone, sponsorship, stage, or one of the many other ways we need help! Join our team!
We are seeking artists for our outdoor art gallery! Exhibit multiple pieces, connect with buyers, and keep 100% of your proceeds.
Short-term project-based position; the project has a $1,500 budget for this position to commence work as soon as possible. Deliverable Deadline: June 30th, 2016. Apply NOW!
Love & Records 2015 may have come and gone, but the memories are here to stay! Enjoy the amazing video from L&R2015 - find yourself in the crowd, re-live the energy, and see the excitement from last year's event!
The vinyl record donation and recycling program accepts vinyl records and audio equipment from the community year-round. Records are then sold at the Love & Records music festival and record fair in Lethbridge in September. Money raised goes to fund the Love & Records music festival!
Love & Records is proud to sponsor a hole at the 2016 Spring Run-off Tournament, a PDGA C-Tier 2 day event that will feature an awesome weekend of disc golf with some of the premiere players in our community! Hosted by Bridge City Gunners Disc Golf at Nicolas Sheran Park in West Lethbridge held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Every year vinyl enthusiasts get excited about the special releases especially reserved for Record Store Day! As local record store Blueprint puts it this weekend is "guaranteed to be better than Christmas."
The Bi-Annual Calgary Music Collector Record & CD Show. 2016 dates are April 10 and October 30. Sellers from all over Alberta with amazing music memorabilia will be in attendance with DJs spinning records all day.