The Lonesome Ace Stringband
Sunday, February 20, 2022 IN PERSON! 7:30 pm at Fort Hunter
About This Event:
The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some righteous folk and country music.
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.
They don't sound like any other band.
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.
Three Canadians lost in the weird and wonderful traditional country music of the American South.
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.
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.