Hi-Fi Lonesome Sound System.

HI-FI: An electronic system for reproducing high-fidelity sound from radio or recordings.

HIGH LONESOME SOUND: This phrase was coined in 1963 by New Lost City Ramblers co-founder John Cohen, who used it to name a short film he made about Kentucky mountain music. The “high lonesome sound” quickly became a familiar catch-phrase used to describe the essence of bluegrass music.

SOUND SYSTEM: The sound system concept first became popular in the 1950s, in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica. DJs would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers and set up street parties. In the beginning, the DJs played American rhythm and blues music, but as time progressed and more local music was created, the sound migrated to a local flavor.

Recent Shows

The Basement East, Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, April 8th from 8-9pm.

Key West Songwriter’s Festival Kickoff Party, Ocean Key Sunset Pier, Key West Florida, May 4th 5-6pm.

Kelly’s Carribean Bar, Grille & Brewery, Key West, Florida, May 5th 9:30pm

ACME Feed & Seed Rooftop, Nashville, Tennessee, May 30th 8-11pm