Stoney Lonesome


  • From St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Formed in 1982 by by guitarist and lead singer Kate MacKenzie and banjo player Kevin Barnes.
  • They were voted Best Bluegrass Band by the Minnesota Music Academy every year from 1984 through 1989.
  • They were regulars on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” radio program. They provided backup for such artists as Johnny Gimble, Rose Maddox, Minnie Pearl, Mac Wiseman and many others.
  • MacKenzie was also part of Garrison Keillor’s Hopeful Gospel Quartet (with Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams.)
  • 1991, released Lonesome Tonight album (Red House).
  • 1992, released Blue Heartache album (Red House).
  • 1995, MacKenzie left the band.