The Heartaches Stringband

Acoustic Honkytonk from Southwestern Ontario

Back to the St. Regis, with Onion Honey!

Show poster - The Heartaches at the St. Regis

It’s that time again – how did the month fly by so fast?? We’re back to the St. Regis Tavern this Friday, April 28th, for our monthly last-Friday show. We’re bringing a special treat – our pals Onion Honey, coming from Kitchener to lay some kazoo-lovin’, jug-bandy oldtime goodness on you!

The fun gets started after 8:30pm, at the prestigious St. Regis Tavern! You can find more information about the night on our Facebook post here.  See you soon!

London Crawling – and Home County!

Well that was a hoot! Amanda Lynn kicked off the Jack Richardson London Music Awards #LondonCrawling event in downtown London tonight. And that was immediately after Home County Music and Arts Festival artistic director announced the 2017 Festival’s local line-up – which will include Amanda Lynn! Stay tuned for more details, but Home County is running July 14-16, 2017 in beautiful Victoria Park, in downtown London.

What a thrill!

Amanda Lynn Stubley at the Home County JRMA night. #jackrichardsonawards @jrlmalondon @ldnmusicoffice

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St. Regis this Friday, with Dobro!

Well thank you to Stratford’s Local Community Food Centre for an amazing Bluegrass Brunch! We had a tremendous time, playing there, and were really impressed by the way this organization brings together its community.  You can see photos from the event on our facebook page here..

We can’t believe it’s already time for our last-Friday-of-the-month residence at the Prestigious St. Regis Tavern, but we’re thrilled to be back, because dobro player extraordinaire Jake Foster is going to be joining us!  Plan to come out, and bring dancing shoes and a hanky, because that dobro can break your heart and get your feet tapping all at the same time.  You know the drill – pay what you can, the music starts after 8pm and we promise you the warmest welcome in town!  See you soon.

The Heartaches, plus Jake!

poster for gig march 31st The Heartaches with Jake Foster


Heartaches Brunch in Stratford!

Hey friends, there’s no better way to relax on the weekend then with some delicious breakfast and acoustic music. We are thrilled to be playing the Stratford Bluegrass Brunch this weekend, Sunday March 26th,  at the Local Community Food Centre! There’ll be music and a hearty brunch, by donation, from 10-1pm.


bluegrass brunch in Stratford


This is the monthly show that is usually hosted by our pals The Blurry Pickers.  We’d love to see you if you can make it. If you have a passion for food and community, you’ll be blown away by what they have going in Stratford.  Us food-loving, music making folks in London could learn a thing or two from these wonderful people! Maybe we can get inspired to start our own brunch here in town.

WOW. “Gem” EP Release thank you!

Amanda Lynn Stubley performing with banjo

Amanda Lynn Stubley launches “Gem” at The SoHo Bar and Grill. Photo by Fred Smith.

Well friends, it’s Amanda Lynn writing, and I’m overwhelmed! Thank you to everyone who came out to The SoHo Bar & Grill for my EP release party on March 5th.  We sold out of CDs in 1/2 hour. We maxed out the room. We sold The SoHo out of food and most beverages.  It was thoroughly amazing!

I think we nearly had quorum for a Home County Music and Art Festival board meeting, and we definitely had enough people in the room to throw a great festival.  Words can’t express what this means to me.  What a joy!

I have more EPs now. You can message me at sweetappalachia AT gmail DOT com if you’d like one.  Or even better, like my new artist facebook page: and ask me there.  Or pop over to Grooves Record Store and buy one there.

Now, onward I go! I’m still inviting you to consider voting for me in the Folk / Roots category of the Jack Richardson London Music Awards, at  Voting is open until March 24th.  I’ve got a couple of solo shows coming up this month – March 11th at Musical Chairs at the St. Regis Tavern . And my first every time playing Fitzrays Indie Wednesday, March 15th, with Martin Horak!

With so much gratitude,   Amanda Lynn


The Heartaches Stringband at the SoHo Bar & Grill

The Heartaches capped off the EP release with a barn-burner. Photo by Andrew Black