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Masters of their trade, The Lonesome Ace Stringband bring grit, skill and abandon to old-time, Appalachian folk songs and fiddle/banjo tunes. They are Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass).
The music comes from a tradition that has inspired and brought together generations of people. Themes of love, loss, hard work and hardship, faith, and everyday life, speak to everyone. Their latest album ‘When The Sun Comes Up’ comprises mostly original compositions and focuses on the group’s fondness for the spiritual and redemptive side of the music, where characters are brought to life in song to confront mortality, impossible choices, and the relentless pressure of change.
You’ll feel the energy of three passionate musicians playing the bejesus out of those instruments and loving every minute. Their music is a type of polished grit, performed with a refreshing vibrancy that is seldom heard. It is a pleasure to behold.
“Three of the most accomplished old-time musicians on the planet”
WAMU, Washington DC
“These are three powerful musicians playing and singing some powerful music” Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
“It’s not only a beautiful performance, but a fascinating arrangement – which could describe any selection on this excellent album” The Old Time Herald