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Hester Lost Dakotas: Toronto band (7) Lost Dakotas: lost Toronto songwriters 11 Apr 03


One of my favourite local bands from the early 90s in Toronto was the Lost Dakotas, an acoustic cow-punk duo who started out as buskers in the subway.

I'm wondering if anyone at Mudcat has any information on lead singer/songwriter Paul Innis. He seems to have disappeared from the local music scene. Is he still performing? I hope so. He was a very promising songwriter. It would be a shame if he retired from music.

The Lost Dakotas' two OOP CDs are among the jewels of my record collection:

Lost Dakotas

A cyber-friend even lent me his copy of their rare earlier cassette "Love to Play", which I copied to mini-disc.

Sadly, bassist Greg McConnell died a couple years ago, in a freak camping accident:

Gregarious Greg McConnell

However, he helped found the songwriter collective/band Strato-Chief before he died, and the other members continue on:

Stratochief

Sometimes Lost Dakota member and talented singer/songwriter in his own right, Adam Faux, put out a terrific pop-rock solo record in 1998, backed by the Supers:

Adam Faux -- Letter to Providence

Haven't heard any recent news of Adam though. I hope he's still playing music as well.

Any info on the further musical careers of these lost local singer/songwriters would be appreciated.

Cheers, Hester


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