Lloyd Bank has been a part of the Ontario Country Music scene for a lot of years.
Lloyd was awarded a Barn Dance Pioneer Award in recognition of his body of work on April 29th, 2000. He played steel guitar on the CKNX Barn Dance long before I was born. He was a long time friend of my Dad’s, and they played together in the Jamboree Reunion Band. Lloyd also helped launch the Barn Dance Historical Society and Museum in the 1990’s. What I remember most is that he always had a twinkle in his eye and a story to tell.
Lloyd will be missed.
This is how I remember Lloyd Bank, playing his steel guitar with a big grin on his face.
Lloyd Bank helped kick off the Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum, here with Ron Coulthard, Larry Mercey, Lynn Russwurm, Victor Pasowisty
Lloyd in Lynn’s Jamboree Reunion Band here with Victor Pasowisty and Bill Mankiss [photo by Shirley Russwurm]
Jamboree Reunion Band playing in Gore Park, Elmira
Jamboree Reunion Band: Lloyd Bank plays with Hugh Elder and Wayne Riehl
Lloyd Bank, Hugh Elder, Wayne Riehl, Lynn Russwurm, and guests
Ernie King, Lance Russwurm, Lynn Russwurm, Ron Coulthard and Lloyd Bank at the Barndance Museum [photo by Ann Martin]
Lloyd playing at the Wingham Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum [photo by Ann Martin]
Ernie King, Lynn Russwurm. Ron Coulthard and Lloyd Bank at the
Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum
[photo by Ann Martin]
You can read the online condolences or leave your own at the Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home
Lloyd playing Bob Tremblay’s dobro at Lynn Russwurm’s 80th Birthday Bash