Lost at the Junction

Lost at the Junction is a musical duo that explores the beauty between traditional tunes and new music. Featuring local south-eastern Ontario musicians Lauren Casselman and Tom Henbest, listeners can expect to encounter foot-stomping old-time fun, musical originals and a pleasant potpourri of popular, poetic & particularly pleasing presentations peppered with polite patter, poignant prose & purposefully positioned punchlines. Lauren Casselman is fresh back from a winter’s work in Italy where she toured schools across the country offering a music and English language enrichment course to middle school students. This summer, she is back in the Chesterville area singing, playing guitar & ukulele and tending her garden. Along with Tom at the piano, Lauren is currently directing a youth musical production of “Bugsy Malone” in the town of Winchester, Ontario. Tom Henbest spent most of his cold season cross-country skiing, learning the concertina and painting threshing-machine parts. He recently took on the role of Algernon in a spring Dundas County Players production of The Importance of Being Earnest and he looks forward to his next encounter with Oscar Wilde. When he is not playing banjo and fiddle, Tom enjoys attending square dances and ceilidhs, especially when there is a complimentary lunch. Lauren and Tom have been musicking as a duo since 2017 performing shows at the Domino Theatre and Fort Henry in Kingston, the Old Town Hall in Winchester, McCloskey’s in Chesterville along with a smattering of house and vineyard concerts. They are both working at Upper Canada Village this summer with Lauren employed as an actor/“role player” and Tom leading the music department.

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