I am Lyle Morse, also known as "Lonesome Lyle". An outstanding acoustic guitarist, harmonica player and stunning singer-songwriter-performer who currently calls Eastern Washington state his home. I have been refining my musical vision and talents over a number of decades, and I currently entertain in countless acoustic music friendly private functions, coffee houses, bistros, restaurants, street fairs, resorts, theaters, wineries and folk and arts festivals throughout Washington, Idaho and Montana. My music has been highlighted, and performed live on National Public Radio affiliates as well as commercial and college radio programs featuring blues, folk and original music. I have also performed on network television and cable TV.
Purely because I find the music so expressive, moving and profound, I concentrate my energies on acoustic blues music, but I do venture into other forms of American roots music. Some of my primary "soul shadows" and musical influences have been Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters and Keb Mo. My sound is "groove-based" and other influences include British blues, the Chicago blues stylists, Detroit soul/rhythm & blues, country blues, folk, jazz and "Americana" music. Great blues music is found in a wide variety of musical contexts, and I try to incorporate this music into my performances. I have recorded 6 compact discs, 2 of all original songs.
Lyle Morse, photo by Jon Lepper and Tim Halloran of Creative Life Spokane