Old timey good times at the historic Grand Central!
The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play 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 in old-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 (New Country Rehab, The David Francey Band, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Fiver).
Fronted by the clear and fearless vocals of Anie Radish: Redgirl’s music is built around her pure and unfettered voice, clawhammer banjo, guitar and occasionally, a sassy ukulele.
Michael Hepher (married to the girl) on lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, brings a balance in harmony, humour and musical creativity to the songs and stories of the band.
Redgirl has made music together since early 2001, originally at the core of a 6 piece bluegrass/roots ensemble called “as the crow flies”. Influences include Lynn Miles, Gillian Welch, Bruce Cockburn, Annie-Lou, Crooked Still and Ian Tyson. Redgirl are based in Fernie.