The Heartaches Stringband

Acoustic Honkytonk from Southwestern Ontario

Wow Woodfield! & Next Up: Uncle Dan-Fest!

Well that was amazing Woodfield!  Thanks so much to the Woodfield Community Porch Concert Series for creating a beautiful space for people to gather and share time and music.  The next Woodfield show is June 29th, don’t miss it!

Here’s a tweet from the “mayor” of London as the night kicked off:

Just a reminder – we play the last Friday of the month at the prestigious St. Regis Tavern, 8ish – 11:30ish PM. We feature frequent guests and you never know who’s going to walk in and play with us. Expect a warm welcome and a good time. Come as you are – pay what you can.

Our June show Friday June 30th! It will be dedicated to celebrating the birth of our favourite bass player – Uncle Dan Henshall! There’ll be an array of characters as charming and diverse as you’d expect, for a 20-something guy who’s called himself “Uncle Dan” since highschool! We can’t wait to see you there.

Yodelingly yours, The Heartaches.

Woodfield Community Porch Concert! June 15th

Historic Woodfield lettering

We’re thrilled to be included in the Woodfield Community Porch Concert Series this year.  This is a great community-building event that happens on the front porches of London’s beautiful Woodfield neighborhood.  And we all know, The Heartaches’ music belongs on porches!

We’ll be playing Thursday, June 15th, kicking off a great night! We’ll be followed by Aistis and Christian Hegele. The whole thing gets underway at 7pm. There’s no charge, but they’ll be collecting donations to support future shows. So grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring a picnic and join us at 498 Dufferin Ave. in London. We promise magic will happen!  Contact us if you have questions,, or click on the event page on Facebook.  See you on the porch!

Front porch concert with crowd in front of old house


June shows – Uncle Dan & Amanda Lynn!

Hey folks! Gosh it’s been quieter around Heartaches-land that we meant it to be! What a busy month May was – it slipped right past us. There are couple shows we wanted to let you know about:


On June 3rd, Uncle Dan’s River Valley Stringband will be playing a matinee at 4pm, at The Richmond Tavern.  Amanda Lynn will be a special guest for the show, so the afternoon promises at least 50% Heartache! Click here for more details.


Poster Amanda Lynn Stubley at The Local Pub

Also, big news! Amanda Lynn is playing a show in Toronto on June 10th. It’s her first time playing in The Big Smoke, so she’d love your help in spreading the word.  It’s a matinee from 5-7pm, at The Local on Roncesvalles.

This great little pub is one of Toronto’s hotspots for the oldtimey honkytonk that The Heartaches love. Martin will be joining her, which will be pretty special, as they were married a couple of blocks away! Who knows what musical mayhem might ensue, but they’re sure looking forward to it! Details are here, and the poster is below.