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Singer – Songwriter – Musician
In 1962 Lonnie was a student at Richfield High School and playing guitar in a very early version of The Castaways, prior to their hit single “Liar, Liar.” A local band called The Knights offered Lonnie a job and he accepted their offer. Shortly after joining The Knights, Robbie Hardell joined the band as lead singer and the group became Robbie and the Rave-Ons. After a number of personnel changes due mainly to military service, the band became The Rave-Ons in 1964 with the following lineup: Lonnie Knight on guitar and vocals; Dick Wiegand on guitar and vocals; Larry Weigand on bass guitar and vocals; and Harry Nehls on drums. The band recorded three 45’s with local producer George Garrett and had some airplay on the local radio waves.
In January of 1967, Larry and Dick Wiegand, along with Harry Nehls, decided to join a new group called South 40, being put together by David Anthony Productions with two former members from Jokers Wild, Dave Waggoner and Dave “Kink” Middlemist. The end of the Rave-Ons left Lonnie without a band to work with until David Anthony Wachter suggested that the remaining members from Jokers Wild (Denny Johnson, Pete Huber and Bill Jordan) get together with Lonnie and carry on as Jokers Wild, so David Anthony Productions does not lose a band by creating South 40. Lonnie accepted the offer and played with Jokers Wild for the next three-plus years.
After one of the final performances of Jokers Wild in April, 1970, Lonnie left the band and decided to go solo. For the next few years, Lonnie went back and forth between being a solo artist and a band member with various different groups.
The long and winding musical road has taken Lonnie across the United States, playing with national artists from Bonnie Rait to Jerry Jeff Walker, just to name a few. Lonnie has recorded two solo albums and five CD’s. In addition, Lonnie has always been happy to lend his expertise and experience to helping out other musicians on their various recording projects.
Lonnie Knight is a talented performer and a highly gifted musician that has stood the test of time over the ever changing world of musical styles and directions.
Lonnie is still active in music, performing every week in venues that range from coffee shops to live radio shows to concerts. In addition to playing live, Lonnie continues to write and record original songs.
A Child’s Song – Time = 1:16 From Just Today
Winter Lady – Time = 1:17 From Just Today
Last Road Blindly – Time = 1:31 From Just Today
Jessica’s Carnival – Time = 1:17 From Just Today
Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues – Time = 1:16 From Just Today
Let It Be – Time = 2:19 From Just Today
Get Together – Time = 4:09 From Just Today
Lonnie Knight Guitar / Vocals
The Rave – ons
Mojo Buford Band
Lexy Johnson Band
Lonnie Knight Solo
Chad Mitchell and Friends
The Knight Henley Band
Crow featuring Dave Wagner
The Neilsen – White Band
Cocktail Stevie & the Table Rockers
Michael Johnson and Friends
The Lonnie Knight Band
Blues West House Band
Inn Kahoots House Band
Lonnie Knight & Big Shoes
R nt Solo
Lonnie Knight & Reid Papke
Knight – Papke – Sansby – Haberman
Lonnie is active in Music as a Solo Performer
Interview PART ONE