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CBC Newfoundland radio interview with Angela Antle for her Weekend Arts Magazine ~ WAM! Listen to the Interview here!
East Coast Kitchen Party ~ remains a fundamental feature of Atlantic Canada’s culture. It speaks to our history and our future.Review of Halfway up the Stairs from East Coast Kitchen Party
Folk Oasis, with Val Cormier, CITR, 101.9 FM Vancouver, BC ~ Folk Oasis airs every Wednesday from 8 to 10pm.Join Lorne and Val as they chat about his new album, 'Halfway up the Stairs', amongst other things. Have a listen at your leisure at: Folk Oasis Lorne Warr Interview
To hear Lorne's interview go to the 29 minute mark ~ but the whole show is great!
Craig Mills host of Blues and Roots Radio featured Lorne on his program "The Eastern Passage" His review of his album "Halfway up the Stairs" ~ "A lovely musical representation of the then and now connecting islands on both edges of the country. Lorne is well on his way to climbing the rest of the stairs with this album"
Lewisporte Pilot, Artist Feature by Carolyn R. Parsons:
"LEWISPORTE/BOWEN ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Artistic freedom is the theme and the method behind the songwriting of Lewisporte born singer-songwriter Lorne Warr.
His newest offering, Halfway up the Stairs, promises to be a collection of organically grown tunes with just one fiddle set not being written by the Bowen Island, British Columbia resident."
Read the Full Article Here!
Maya Chang, Festival Coordinator, Desert Daze Festival
"His music inspires and the warmth of his voice comes through in every song."
North by Northwest CBC Radio
Sheryl MacKay - Host
"Lorne Warr's vocals on Wild Mountain Thyme are brilliant, always leading listeners to write in to ask who is singing. Plus their musical version of The Cremation of Sam McGee should be declared a Canadian classic."
Bowen Island Undercurrent ~ Olympic Torch Run Winning Composition Songwriting Contest
"Back to the Island Again" ...Warr's song, with its upbeat tempo, in a style reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot's finest tunes, ended up being the unanimous decision." Murray Atherton, Spirit of BC, Chair Person.
Diane Lalonge, Poet, Author, and Broadcaster, Vancouver, BC"Lorne Warr, born and raised in Lewisporte Newfoundland, is rapidly evolving into a tour de force on the Canadian folk scene. His grasp of multifaceted folk idioms give his work a colour and texture that defines the fabric of our own common experience and his heartfelt and exquisitely crafted lyrics put his songs on a par with some of the greats of Canadian folk history. His songs "East Side West Side" and "The Nellie W", have just as much punch and poignancy as anything Stan Rogers ever wrote and "Come Down to Paris" The Edge of the Ocean" could easily compare with fellow Newfoundlander Ron Hynes' unforgettable "Sonny's Dream". With his Olympic pick for the torch run," Back to the Island Again", there is a faint whisper of a young Gordon Lightfoot but with a totally west coast feel. You can practically smell the wet cedar while he's singing."
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