Lonesome Ace Stringband

  • February 15, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Red Bird

    1165 Bank Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
Ticket Price (CAD) $30.00 This event is now over

Masters of their trade, The Lonesome Ace Stringband brings grit, skill, and abandon to Americana music, bridging old-time, bluegrass and folk traditions into a seamless hybrid of original material that is at once fresh and timeless.  

The trio’s sound is anchored in the fiddle and clawhammer banjo of John Showman and Chris Coole. They are joined by a rotating cast of extraordinary upright bassists (including founding member Max Malone, James Mceleney, and Lotus Wight). With spine-tingling harmonies and interchanging lead vocals, 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 in old-time, and an on-stage rapport that transcends all of this. As of 2023, the band has toured internationally, been engaged at some of the largest festivals in North America and Europe (including   Merlefest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Gooikorts, John Hartford Memorial ), and recorded 6 albums.

“This is 21st-century acoustic music at its stripped-down, sharply-rendered best!”
- Songlines Magazine

“Three powerful musicians, playing and singing some powerful music”
- Bluegrass Unlimited

Website - www.lonesomeace.com

Facebook  -  https://www.facebook.com/lonesomeacestringband

Instagram -  https://www.facebook.com/lonesomeacestringband

Spotify -  https://open.spotify.com/artist/504JYVhTf3TWNWUEiV5gcb

Youtube -  Lonesome Ace Youtube Playlist 

Date & Time

Thu., Feb. 15, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Venue Details

Red Bird

1165 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4 Red Bird
Red Bird Live

Red Bird is an intimate, 80 capacity music venue with excellent sound and sight lines from every seat.

We are licensed and have a selection of locally crafted beers and ciders plus a small but fine selections of wine and spirits. 

We also carry a selection of non-alcoholic beverages such as locally made sodas and non-alcoholic beers, and a small menu of snack foods such as pressed sandwiches, hot dogs, soft pretzels and pastries.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age. 

Doors open one hour ahead of the performance time. 

Parking is available at the south end of our building and on side streets (please be respectful of parking restrictions).

Regrettably, our space is not accessible. There are six gradual and wide steps to our front door with railings on each side. Once inside, everything is on one floor including an accessible washroom. 

Event end times will vary depending on the artist.

There is no phone number for the venue. Please email bookings@redbirdlive.ca or reach out via social media with inquiries. 

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