- August 14, 2017
Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition - an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians is a classic Bluegrass quintet - always far greater than the sum of its parts.
The members of The Lonely Heartstring Band, who met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, originally formed as a bluegrass Beatles cover band. Its repertoire has expanded since then " still mixing covers in with new songs created by Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals), Matt Witler (mandolin, vocals), George Clements (guitar, vocals), Charles Clements (bass, vocals), and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo).
Since their beginnings in 2012, they has been on the rise and have shown no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA Momentum Award and their 2016 release of their debut full-length album, 'Deep Waters' on Rounder Records, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career.
The quintet stopped by Beehive Productions Studio in Saranac Lake, New York in July 2017 to perform fresh songs - which will be included on their upcoming sophomore release sometime in 2018 - for an exclusive Folk Alley Session.