Lionel Rault Band
Calgary Bluesfest (2008)
For over 30 years, Lionel Rault has been one of Alberta's favorite folk-roots musicians. An intense, electrifying guitarist, Lionel is a gifted songwriter with extraordinary scope in his creativity and understanding of the folk-roots genre. In addition to a successful broadcasting career, Lionel has a wide range of concert, night club, television, radio and festival appearances to his credit; sharing stages with John Hiatt, Willie Dixon, John Hammond, Ruthie Foster, Jesse Winchester, Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb, David Francey, J.J. Cale, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, the Staple Singers and more. Lionel has five albums to his credit; independent releases: "Killin' Time", "Been So Long", and "No Tell Hotel", his 2004 self-titled CD and 'The Further Adventures of...' released in June of '07. These days, when Lionel isn't working on his own music, he plays with his brother Ron in their band, The Rault Brothers. An extremely busy musician, Lionel loves life in Alberta and has chosen to live here, bring up his children, and share his talents with CKUA Radio every weekday morning on the Nine to Noon Show.