Meet the Lonesome Ace Stringband

If you like old time Appalachian music, you should come see The Lonesome Ace Stringband.  Three talented musicians in their own right come together and create music that will have you tapping your feet and in awe of their virtuosity and artistry.

Chris Coole on banjo has been involved with over 150 recordings including David Francey, Jim Cuddy and Natalie MacMaster.  Chances are he’s playing fiddle on one of your favourite CDs.  He has been playing since he was 17 and spent 10 years learning his craft by busking in Toronto.

John Showman has played fiddle since he was 6.  He started in classical violin until he was 19 and tired of it.  He didn’t play again until he heard Irish fiddle player, Kevin Burke.  And since then he hasn’t stopped.

Max Heineman was born into a musical family.  By the time he was 12, he was singing and playing bass with his family’s band in a weekly gig.  He got his first upright bass in high school and discovered bluegrass in 1998.

In 2009 they decided to form The Lonesome Ace Stringband and we are lucky they are gracing Desboro Music Hall with their amazing musicianship.  This is a show you don’t want to miss, especially if you love bluegrass.

Come see them live on Sat Sept 22

Doors Open 7pm
Music Starts 7:30pm
ALL Ages

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Meet Madison Galloway

Our opener, Madison may be young but she has been on dozens of stages and has already shared the stage with such names as 54-40 and The Sadies.  She’s always been musical and quite talented.  Self-taught on harmonica, ukulele and banjo, she can also play the guitar and piano.  But don’t forget her voice…she can rock out like Janis Joplin or draw you in like Joni Mitchell with her versatile voice.  This is what makes her concerts such fun.  This is one girl to watch out for!  Check out her two videos below and see how different they can be from each other. Then come join us on Friday April 20 to see this all live!

Get your tickets for a great night of music with Madison and The O’Pears.
Friday April 20, 2018
All Ages
Doors open 7pm, Music starts at 7:30pm

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August: Trent Severn and Leah Mathies

Summer is nearly over as August comes along.  For a little pick-me-up to remember the carefree days of summer, come on out to see Trent Severn and Leah Mathies on Friday August 12.


Trent Severn is comprised of three very talented ladies on their own – Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning and Lindsay Schindler – but put them together and it’s an explosion.  Their songs are quintessential Canadiana. What does that mean? Well, with songs such as “Stealin Syrup” (about the big maple syrup heist in 2012) and references to Mulroney, the Bluenose, William Lishman (the guy who taught geese to fly with his ultralight aircraft), Steven Truscott (who was wrongfully convicted at the age of 14) and of course snowstorms, how could they be singing about anything but Canada?  Some of the ideas for the songs come from experiences with other Canadians and the communities that make up this great country.  They love hearing stories from all parts of Canada.  (Who knows?  Maybe Desboro will make it into their next song…)  They’ve even sung with Col Chris Hadfield!  Their songs are country and folk rolled together with banjo, guitar, bass, violin/fiddle, stomp box and three part harmonies. It’s going to be a fun time!  We’re very much looking forward to hearing their voices echoing through the Hall.

leah mathies

Leah Mathies is another bright light in the world of music.  She’s got a fresh, young voice that hails from a farm from the Owen Sound area.  She’s only beginning her career but is already a prolific writer.  You might have heard her song, “Mesmerized”, which she wrote when she was in Grade 10!  She’s what you might call “a rising star”.  Come out and support our local artists.  We’re excited to have her join us and show off what she’s been working on.

Don’t miss this night of fantastic harmonies, stories and fun.

So come on out on Friday August 12, 2016
Doors Open: 7pm, Music Starts: 7:30pm
All Ages

If you want to read their bios and hear some songs, go to their Events Page

Tickets available:
Buy Tickets online
Box office hours (Saturday August 6: 9am – 12pm)
Phone/text Joe Klages (519) 377-2358
At the Door (if there are any left) the day of the concert