The Lonesome Ace Stringband – When the Sun Comes Up

Album (Brief) | Self Release | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

Chris Coole, John Showman and Max Heineman make up the Lonesome Ace Stringband, with banjo, fiddle and bass under their respective command. The Canadian trio’s third album takes old-time music and gives it a modern twist, taking the tradition to new places, whilst mixing their own original songs with established material, notably “Pretty Boy Floyd”, with a nod to both John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie. Despite some stellar playing, the trio’s vocal prowess ought not to be overlooked, especially on “Life’s Treasure”.