Welcome to the Official Site in Memoriam of Lonnie Knight Through the Years

CD cover design by Madeleine Hart -. Original oil painting by Tom Page.

Lonnie Knight

December 14, 1948 - May 7, 2017

A half-century retrospective of the legendary guitarist, singer-songwriter and performer.

"Sometimes, an artist manages to take all the good things he’s done in his career – every lesson he’s learned, every good lick he’s been inspired to play, every emotion he’s had – and distills them into something that surpasses all he has done before."
David Hanners - Pulitzer Prize winning writer



“When he sings of  ‘major truths in minor keys’… we know not only what he means, but how he feels.”
– Scott Alarik

Singer-songwriter Lonnie Knight may joke that “Legendary is just another way of saying ‘…been around a long time,’” but the lanky Minnesotan was one of those rare musicians who truly earned the title Legendary. Continue reading…


In the words of Patti Patton – Lonnie’s partner and project producer:

Long before Lonnie’s cancer diagnosis, I said I wanted to make an album comprised entirely of Lonnie performing his originals, including all the lyrics. Lonnie and I were planning that project when his fight with cancer was lost. Without Lonnie, of course, that dream was not to be realized. Continue reading…

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