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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September: The Schotts and Zakary Miller

September ushers in autumn, my favourite time of the year.  And of course, we’re bringing in the acts I’m most looking forward to (Shhh….don’t tell the others).  It’s going to be such a great concert.  I’m so excited!

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The Schotts are a husband and wife team.  He plays the mandolin, fiddle and guitar.  She plays guitar.  They both sing.  His finger picking, their harmonies, a mix of bluegrass, folk and country ballads and good ole’ storytelling = sublime beauty in music.  This really is the show I’ve been waiting for.

Many of their songs are about Norfolk County, where they’re from.  In fact, since Darrin turned 50 this year, he decided that they wanted to release 50 original fiddle tunes, once a week for a year.  Each of them are named after hamlets/villages from Norfolk County.  They are proud of where they’re from and it shows.

Darrin has played/recorded with many different artists including The Good Brothers when he was 17, The Ennis Sisters, Stomping’ Tom Connors, Ashley Condon, who we saw earlier in our season and even our favourite, David Francey!  And his finger picking is absolutely amazing.

Together with Alison’s sweet vocals they create some beautiful, nostalgic music that you can’t help tapping your feet to or singing along.

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Zakary Miller, the opening act, has his own unique sound that he calls “Canadiana swing” with his band (tuba, trombone, trumpet, sax and clarinet and his vocals).  It’s a little mix of country twang, swing, jazz and folk.  There’s even some yodelling!  Can’t imagine what that sounds like?  You’ve got to come out to see the show.  The fun these guys all have playing together comes through in their music.  The music is catchy and playful.

You’ve definitely got to come out to this performance.  It’s going to be such a great night of unique music.  I can’t help but repeat how excited I am for it.

So come on out on Saturday September 10, 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 Sept 3, 10: 9am – 12pm)
Phone/text Joe Klages (519) 377-2358
At the Door (if there are any left) the day of the concert