James Loney has been writing songs for 30 years. His songs are stark, beautiful, emotional and very real. He has had his work featured in two major motion pictures (Jeremy Piven's "Just Write" and Kirsten Dunst's "Luckytown"). He has always surrounded himself with the best musicians that the twin cities has to offer whether with his previous bands House Of Mirrors, The Midnight Troubadours or his current project Lolos Ghost.
Minneapolis musician and recording engineer, Paul McFarland, has played bass guitar with a dozen Minneapolis bands since 2003. Paul currently plays with Lolos Ghost, Stephanie Winter, The Lanes, and 1990s post-punk Twin Cities legends, Run Westy Run.
2004 Minnesota Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee Joe Scanlan started playing drums at the age of 13. By the age of 16 he was working in nightclubs and at 23 years of age was performing with the band Karma, opening up for national acts such as J. Giles Band, Canned Heat, Mason Profit and the Climax Blues Band.
Working 20 years as a full-time musician Joe has worked with three Grammy award winners. Joe also played with Mary MacGregor, who had a major hit,” Torn Between Two Lovers”.
For six years he was the drummer for the notorious band The Litter and has had numerous recordings in his career, including a recent recording featuring members from the legendary English bands Yardbirds, Bad Finger and LA’s Jonny Lang Band.
Colleen has been singing a variety of musical styles her whole life. From choral music to coffee house repertoire, lead to back-up vocals, blues to jazz, she is classically-trained to rock your socks off! She also sings in a cover band "The Wreck" with her college buddies. In the late 80's, they were known as 'Colleen Martin & The Hombres' and they opened for Koko Taylor at The Cabooze as well as Lowen & Navarro at The Fine Line. (Their drummer at the time also played with Tina & The B-Sides.) Colleen is excited to start this new chapter as a ghostette in our new weekly artist in residency at The Whiskey Junction.
G.R. Svenddal is a Twin Cities journeyman player for over thirty years in rock, blues, jazz and country bands,
such as The Space Heaters, Lowertown, Big Walter Smith, High Noon, Midas Touch, Big and Tall Men and the Kung Fu Hippies.
His piano heros are Nat King Cole, Theolonius Monk, John Einweck and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
Son of bluegrass country and gospel pioneers Rick and Bebe Svenddal, he started playing professionally at age 14 and will never stop until someone pays him to shut up.
Terry is the best utility guitarist in the Twin Cities playing with several well known bands including The Flamin Oh's and Curtiss A. Known regionally as one of the most innovative and versatile players in the region.