The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some righteous folk and country music. There’s a depth of groove and sense of space not often heard in bluegrass today, a level of instrumental interplay and vocal blend uncommon in old-time, and an on-stage rapport that transcends all of this.
Three Canadians lost in the weird and wonderful traditional country music of the American South, the band members Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass) are each journeyman musicians and veterans of some of Canada’s top roots music acts (New Country Rehab, The David Francey Band, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Fiver).
Instrumentation alone instantly sets Lonesome Ace Stringband’s sound apart: consisting of just fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and upright bass, the band moves freely between having a sound so powerful that it doesn’t seem like it should be coming from a trio, to a sparseness and fragility that draws the listener in and refreshes the ear.
All three are compelling lead singers, each with his own character and range. This allows for the vocal texture to shift depending on how the song needs to feel – and what the song has to say. When those voices come together the power of the harmonies is unshakable. It’s clear to anyone who’s heard Lonesome Ace Stringband that they just don’t sound like any other band.
“21st-century acoustic music at its stripped-down, sharply-rendered best” ~ Songline Magazine
Come and see for yourself why these guys are so loved!
Every effort is made to ensure all information is correct at time of publication. We may not always be made aware of any future alterations and cannot be held responsible for incorrect information. Please always check before travel, for further information on The Lonesome Ace Stringband in Shoreham-by-Seaat Ropetackle Arts Centre visit their website.