The Lonesome Ace Stringband


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Ontario's The Lonesome Ace Stringband in concert.

This trio of three extraordinary talented Canadians performs bluegrass and old-time music in the style of the American South.
Their impeccable instrumentation blends perfectly with their three-part vocal harmonies.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Doors at 7:30 p.m.

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $25 advance / $26.74 online
/ $30 at the door

Advance Tickets:

Eventbrite (26.74)
Click here to purchase.

In Person ($25.00)
Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl.
(Cash Only)

Admittance to this show requires adherence to all SHA Covid-19 Public Health Orders and The Exchange's Covid-19 Event Policy in effect on April 7.

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 their sound apart: consisting of 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

The Lonesome Ace Stringband released their first album, Old Time, in 2014. Their fifth album, Lively Times, was released in November 2021.

"This is 21st-century acoustic music at its stripped-down, sharply rendered best!"
Songlines Magazine (UK)

Videos here.

Web site here.