BIO

Al LaMonaca, a Roots, Americana and Bluegrass mainstay of the Calgary music scene for decades has played guitar, banjo and dobro in acoustic bands, duos and trios: Stray Dawgs, Rock Bottom, Hothouse Bluegrass Band (opened for Alison Kraus in Calgary) and Wheatland County (kicked off the very first Edmonton Folk Festival in 1978) to name a few.

what people are saying about 'the boathouse demo tapes'

Steve Fisher

Bluegrass performer, teacher and ethnomusicologist

As expected, the album showcases his excellent guitar playing, lead and harmony vocals and capable dobro and banjo work. The surprise is his skills as a songwriter. Nine of the tracks are originals written by Al or co-written with his good friend and collaborator, Jarred Albright.

ERIC HOLT

PRESIDENT FOOTHILLS BLUEGRASS MUSIC SOCIETY

If you are fan of acoustic roots and bluegrass music you are going to like and enjoy this album.  The song selections are good, a little bluesy, a little heartbreak, some fun, and a couple of instrumentals for good measure.  The singing is good, the harmonies are good, and bluegrass fans will get all the great instrumental breaks that you would expect from this master player (and friends).

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Al LaMonaca

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