"This is some of the most amazing music I have heard in a long, long time...everyone needs to hear it." - Russ Pyle (The Porter Draw) "... This debut is a bit of a diamond in the rough. With bright, light and melodic ventures the vocals and music are reminiscent at times of Ian Matth ew's 70's forays into country rock." - Paul Kerr (Americana UK) With the Jan '09 release of their debut self-titled album, Stringer Lake has hit the ground running. Already getting airplay in North America (including CBC Radio), Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe - Stringer Lake is getting accolades from just about everyone who hears their album. With a wide-range of influences - from Gram Parsons to Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, from James Taylor to Led Zeppelin, from Ricki Scaggs to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young- Stringer Lake is creating music that will bring new life to (and inevitably shape) the Canadiana music scene. The creative genius behind Stringer Lake's music comes from the collaboration of two Stouffville, Ontario musicians, Allan Reesor-McDowell and Aidan Boyd - each bringing a different set of musical skills and experiences to the table. Songwriter Reesor-McDowell has the ability to tell a story through an irresistible combination of down-to-earth lyrics, brilliant melodies, alongside haunting harmonies. Couple that with Boyd's unique knack at shaping and developing a song with pedal steel, dobro, lap steel, electric, and twelve-string guitars and you have a sound that you won't soon forget. For this debut album, Stringer Lake hooked up with Producer Chris "Lurch" Rudyk to record at Broadcast Lane Studio in Pittsburgh, PA. With a career in the music business under his belt as a Sound Technician, Road Manager, and later a Producer and Engineer (having worked with bands/musicians such as Feist, Rush, REM, Ron Sexsmith, Rufus Wainright, Barenaked Ladies, The Tragically Hip, 54:40, Jeff Healy Band, Oscar Peterson, The Cure, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Cockburn, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, The Band, Driveway, Skinny Puppy & Fred Eaglesmith), Lurch provided Stringer Lake with the perspective and experience they needed to be successful in the studio. To record the album, Stringer Lake was joined by a number of accomplished musicians: Bob Banerjee, Brad Yoder, Clarence Grant II, Heather Kropf, Jason Rafalak, Randy Venturnini, 'Shay', and David Throckmortin.