NEW ALBUM COMING - NOVEMBER 4!
I'm so excited to let you know that my 3rd solo album "The Old Man and the C Chord" will be out this coming November. Pre-orders will be coming in September, so stay tuned for more info!
New Single - Ode to Champ
A love song for an old car? Yep! Click here to listen
You Love Banjos, You Love Dogs, You Wear Shirts...
Your new favorite T-Shirt! Click Here to take a look
I guess this was my "Covid Album". I'm so happy it was! Click the image to watch a short video about the project.
"ADELINE Brings together five musicians from four of today’s most beloved bands in old-time, bluegrass, and folk music. Adrian Gross on mandolin (The Slocan Ramblers), Mark Kilianski on guitar (Golden Shoals), Sam Allison on upright bass and bass harmonica (Sheesham and Lotus), John Showman on fiddle, and Chris Coole on the banjo (The Lonesome Ace Stringband). Captured at a 3-day recorded jam in the winter of 2021, the group play a selection of 15 old-time fiddle tunes with an overwhelming feeling of freedom and joy. www.adelineoldtime.com
New Fiddle and Banjo Album - "AFIELD" - It's alive!
I'm actually playing my 6-string banjo "Low Boy" on this album as I am the five-string (to be clear, I mean a banjo with an extra bass string, not a guitar-banjo). I'm also playing a whacky, low-down, octave banjo I call "Lower Boy".
Click here to read read, watch, listen, download, or order!
New Lonesome Ace Album is Streaming!
Way back in in the "before times" LAS played a great show at The Anza Club in Vancouver, BC. Lucky for us, we recorded the show with both high-quality audio and video. We were so happy with the result that we've mixed and mastered the whole thing. You can order a download from our website, or listen on your favorite streaming service.
John Hartford's Windows Revealed!
When we recorded the Adeline album, we wrote in the liner notes that we had loosely followed John Hartford's "Windows" method of backing up fiddle music. It seemed like lots of folks didn't know what we were talking about, so when a British publication called "The Old-Time News" asked me to write an article to explain it a little bit, I was happy to get the chance.
I was lucky enough to get to talk to my friend Bob Carlin a bit about his time with John and even got permission to use some of John's own words to help explain. If you'd like to read it, click here.