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Coast To Coast Closeup – Lorne Riley

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November 6, 2019 at 9:19 am - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza.

Lorne Riley, a small-town boy who hails from Shania’s birthplace in Northern Ontario, is an emerging Canadian independent singer/songwriter who released his debut country album “Twenty Years” including the title track as a single across North America earlier this year. 

His new single “Wish I Was Broke” comes from his yet-to-be-released second album Sweet Pain which is slated for full release in early 2020. 

Wish I Was Broke” gives an energetic and unexpected take on the age-old theme that “money isn’t everything”. The track also unveils an evolving style for the up-and-coming country artist who is adding a fresh new voice to Canada’s country music scene. 

Prior to turning his hand to country music, Lorne cut his teeth on rock and blues as the front man for a series of bands in Northern Ontario and later, in Dubai, as a singer/songwriter writing and releasing three original albums (“Stone Unturned” (2014) with Mileage 51, and When Worlds Collide (2017) and Out of the Blue (2019) with Monks on the Moon). 

Lorne is currently busy promoting this debut album while continuing to write and produce his second album Sweet Pain, slated for completion by the end of the year and release in early 2020.

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