E David Strange

 vocals, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, harmonica

 

 E David Strange of Lonesome Sky relaxes in a northern Ontario artist’s basementPublished singer/songwriter E David Strange began performing at age 15.  He left the east coast for Ontario and in 1975 he started his career as a full-time road musician with The Bernie Dobbin Agency in Kingston, Ontario.  His last three bands have been with Act I Entertainment in Ottawa, Ont. and Saint John, NB. He has toured across Canada numerous times with bands such as:

 

         Velvet Elephant - Belleville, Ontario

            Kingpin – Toronto - record release 1979; Canadian Top 40 (Have I the Right)

         The Action – Ottawa – punk rock

         The Blues Bandits – Ottawa – blues

         Digby Wolf – Embrun, Ontario – classic style rock

         The Digby Wolf Band – Saint John, NB
               
all original heavy blues/punk rock written by E Dave and The Digby Wolf Band
                cd/album "The Wolf Inside" released July 2002 
                the album received airplay on various radio stations throughout the country

         Lonesome Sky – Saint John, NB – original rockabilly blues
                cd/album "Backporch Blues"
released Friday the 13th, July 2012

 

E Dave has been very active in the community, organizing, as well as performing at fundraisers and charity events over the years.  For the last two years he has turned his attention towards the veterans and has been helping raise money at several Legion Branches.

Ammaree

banjo, vocals, promotion & marketing

 

Ammaree took formal classical piano lessons for over a decade and passed The Royal Conservatory of Music's Grade XIII test when she was 14.  She then spent a couple years learning to play clarinet and flute.  

 

In 2002 she took over managing Act 1 Entertainment, doing promotion and marketing for bands.  

 

After working with Lonesome Sky in a management capacity for 3 years she decided to take up the banjo and play with the band.

Friends of Lonesome Sky

The Lonesome Sky Backporch Blues album and live videos include guest performers.     

John Arris   

       Backporch Blues Album

       Live videos

 

Randy CurrieRandy Currie - playing the dobro for the Backporch Blues sessions

Backporch Blues Album

Track 1: dobro; Waitin' on my Baby

Track 2: guitar; I Miss You Baby

Track 3: guitar; Just Another Thursday Night (at the Queen's Hotel)

Track 5: classical guitar; Just Thinking About You 

Track 8: classical guitar; Lady in the Blue Dress

Track 10: guitar; I Want You Back

 

 

Nick Reid 

Backporch Blues Album

Nick Reid at the Backporch Blues sessions

Track 4: guitar; The Way She Is

Track 7: guitar; Sometimes in the Mornin'

Track 9: guitar; It Makes me Wonder (a soldier's song)

Live Videos

It's Only Make Believe (Conway Twitty)

Last Kiss (Wednesday/Pearl Jam)

  

 

 

Dylan Farrell 

Dylan Farrell playing during the Backporch Blues sessions

Backporch Blues Album

Track 6: guitar; I'll Get Back to You

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Facey

Live Videos

Shake Rattle & Roll video

Keith was born in England and came to Canada as a child. When he was 10 he started lessons in classical violin. At 15, he picked up the mandolin and pursued an interest in ethnic music - Eastern European, Greek, Gypsy etc. In the early 90's, his left hand was crushed in an accident and he stopped playing until 2005, when he regained enough use of his fingers to play again.

 

In 2006, he joined Comhaltas (pronounced COAL tus) and developed a repertoir of traditional Irish tunes, gradually performing more and more frequently with the group and eventually as a solo performer. 

 

 

Jim Gee

Live Videos                              

Lady in the Blue Dress (a Lonesome Sky original)

Oh Donna (Ritchie Valens)

Jim is a guitar player who lives in Dryden, Ontario.  He learned the repertoire long-distance in order to play the July 25, 2013 fundraising show at The Centre.  

 

His talent and fine touch earned him spontaneous applause after his lead break in "Lady in the Blue Dress".

 

 

Greg Thomas Marks

Live Videos

Four Strong Winds

It's Only Make Believe

Last Kiss

Oh Lonesome Me

Shake Rattle & Roll

 

Steve Zaat

Live Videos

Oh Lonesome Me

Shake Rattle & Roll