Lost Highway Navigators

Categories: Groups and Duos, Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Adult Contemporary, Country, Folk

Contact

Patton MacLean
633 Ave L South
Saskatoon, SK, S7M 2H6

Mobile: (306) 290-0024

Description

Lost Highway Navigators deliver honkytonk tunes that recall the classic country music of Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Jimmy Martin, Wanda Jackson and Hank Williams.

This "open-source, trad-curious" project features a made-to-measure collection of veteran Saskatchewan roots musicians led by award-winning songwriter, guitarist and harmonica journeyman Patton MacLean.

"We're trying to be true to the sound of early country music for folks who want a little less bro-down and a little more hoedown. Music about loving, hurting, drinking, and flirting. "

This core is acoustic: upright bass, accordion, dobro, fiddle, rhythm guitar and harmonica, complimented by drums, telecaster and pedal steel. The music is incessantly catchy- for dancing, toe tapping, or singing along, except when briefly broken by rasping lament or lyrical, delicate instrumental.

"You'll hear a lot of straight-up 4/4 country shuffle tunes, some Harlan Howard classics, a trucking song, one or two tearjerkers, and more than a couple of songs about love gone wrong for all the right reasons."

What should be surprising is the breadth of this music's appeal. LHN fire it up, and little kids start bouncing around, couples start dancing, people stop and tap their feet."

"We play simple, old-fashioned, swallow-and-grin honkytonk music. It's music for the whole family, just maybe not every family."

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Videos

  • Lurch Through the Day - Live Video

    Live video shot at the Bassment in Saskatoon, Canada, February 2016-opening for The Stray Birds.