We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Lost In The Colonies

by Maggie McKaig and Luke Wilson

The Cuckoo 03:07
China Bay 04:04
Old Fox 02:51
Lion's Eyes 03:49
Prairie Wind 05:15
Gray Whales 04:11


Lost in the Colonies was started by 5-string banjo wizard Luke Wilson, centered on his avant-garde approach to music. With the addition of Maggie, the band was soon combining folk rock and Newgrass.
A somewhat loose confederation of Calgary musicians were considered fellow bandmates, flowing in and out of gigs as needed. These included keyboardist Ron Casat, bassists Bill Eaglesham and Phil Hall, drummer percussionists Ray McAndrew and Jack Hiles, guitarist/flutist Peter Marley, guitarist Gary Bird, mandolinist Rodney Brent, dobro player Byron Olsen, and violinist Michael Heiden. Being imaginative, light on your feet, agile with your fingers, and ready to play should you be thrown a break were the only skills required.


released June 1, 1984

Lost in the Colonies, with:
Luke Wilson, 5-string banjo, steel guitar, mandolin, mandola, lead and harmony vocals
Maggie McKaig, acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Ron Casat, grand piano, harmony vocals
Phil Hall, electric bass, harmony vocals
Ray McAndrew, percussion, Yamaha DX7
Jack Hiles, percussion
Peter Marley, flute
Rodney Brent, mandolin.
Recorded in 1984 at CBC Studios in Calgary, Alberta, by Don Pennington. Mixed by Don Pennington, Maggie McKaig, and Luke Wilson. All (CAPAC) songs written by Maggie McKaig except where noted by Luke Wilson. Thanks to Les Siemieniuk, Rick Fenton, and all others who helped make this project possible: Carole and Stan Phelps-Bondaroff, Rae and Glenn Sherret, Chris Cuddy, Maddie Gillespie, and our families. This recording is dedicated to the memory of William Eugene Renard--the Old Fox.


all rights reserved



Maggie McKaig Nevada City, California

I'm a singer-songwriter, singing in a dozen different languages, and follow my heart so far as genres. Guitar, piano, accordion and voice are my instruments. I write poetry and essays, and directed youth theatre plays for 20 years. My partner husband Luke Wilson and I raised two glorious sons and have lived for 29 years on 5 acres of land once occupied by the Nisenan Tribe near Nevada City, CA. ... more

contact / help

Contact Maggie McKaig

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Maggie McKaig recommends:

If you like Lost In The Colonies, you may also like: