Lonesome Ace Stringband

Lonesome Ace Stringband’s new album Try To Make It Fly marks not only a reinvigorated, live-on-stage sound for the band, but also a brave foray into more Americana-leaning songwriting, and for the first time, an album full of original songs.

Since 2007, Lonesome Ace Stringband—John Showman (fiddle), Chris Coole (clawhammer banjo), and Max Malone (upright bass)—have been refining both their instrumental prowess as well as their songcraft together as an ever-evolving, ever-maturing trio. With their latest single, “The Echo,” the band tackles a hard-to-realize truth of living and thinking within an isolated bubble. “This song is about the experience of realizing that you may be basking in the echo of your own tribe,” the group says of the song.

Lonesome Ace Stringband’s latest single “Praying For Rain” came to its writer in a matter of minutes. Max Malone—bassist and one-third of the Toronto-based, acoustic power trio—and his wife had packed up everything they owned into a trailer and hauled it from Toronto to a tiny town called Horsefly in British Columbia to begin building their dream homestead.

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