Ghosts Like Me
The songs of Dave McConnell brought together the musicians who became The Lopers. Varied tales from a view of life in rural southern Indiana, these songs cover a lot of ground: Good humor and time well wasted; the telling of tales and spooky nights; love, time and loss; the double edge of the wisdom and wistfulness of age; the sense of place and life on the land. Along with Dave's acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Richard Groner plays dobro and mandolin, Bill Craig plays acoustic lead guitar, Min Gates plays bodhrán and bones, and steve V. Johnson plays bass. Tom Townsend and Deb Shebish contribute fiddle. These musicians bring eclectic influences to the songs, and bluegrass, traditional Irish, blues, Old Time and country can be heard in the mix. Presented as this group of friends playing for you on your back porch or in your living room, The Lopers offer up 'ghosts like me' comfortably, as good friends would.