Lonesome Ace Stringband

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Walker Farm
705 Main St
Weston, VT 05161
$15 in advance; $20 at door; Children under 12 free

The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that plays 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 inold-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. 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. LAS doesn’t sound like any other band.

Supporting is the Terrible Mountain Stringband, which fuses original, contemporary, and traditional material, bringing heartfelt new life and relevance to the chain of American folk music. Third generation fiddle players Ida
Mae and Lila Specker learned to play the fiddle from their father, John Specker. Together with Josh Norman on guitar, vocals and percussion, Lila and Ida Mae formed Terrible Mountain Stringband in 2017. Carrying on the legacy of their forefathers, the band pays homage to the past while continuously evolving their unique sound.


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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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