Video: The Lonesome Ace Stringband “The Echo”

Lonesome Ace Stringband
Photo Credit: Joel Varjassy

Toronto trio Lonesome Ace Stringband lament ‘The Echo’ in their new video.   The group’s three-part harmonies are classic old-timey Americana and lift the track to heights that belies their simple lineup of bass, banjo, and fiddle.  ‘The Echo’ is the fourth single from the group’s new album release ‘Try To Make It Fly’.  The trio is seen performing in close quarters in the video as scenes of the Canadian landscape fly by like a nostalgic dream on Super 8 film. Fiddle player John Showman reflected on making the new album, “It felt like a place where we could be ourselves as writers and craft music that would fit the genre regardless of what we found ourselves writing about lyrically,” Showman is joined by Chris Coole on Banjo and Max Malone on upright bass.  This is their fifth release as a group.


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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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