Lionel Rault has been a host on CKUA for over two decades. He’s hosted Lionel’s Vinyls, R&B Revue, Nine to noon and The Afternoon Edition. His heart lays in the folk-roots genres and has been active as a singer-songwriter in the genre since 1969. So as you could imagine he’s very well respected in the Edmonton music scene, he is the only active performer to ever be inducted into the Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame.
Lionel has been independently releasing albums since 1980. He has released four albums Killin’ Time in 1980, Been So Long in 1989, No Tell Hotel in 1992, Lionel Rault in 2004 and The Further Adventures of… in 2007. So I guess you could say Lionel knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Lionel is more than happy to call Alberta home, which is good for us because I feel the progression of music exposure in Edmonton would be vastly different without his influence. He has raised two children who have also followed his footsteps and become musicians in their own right. These days Lionel plays in the Folk-roots-blues band, The Rault Brothers
I couldn’t imagine the creativity it would take to come up with 20 years’ worth of unique content for radio, but if you’re looking for pointers Lionel’s door is definitely the one you should be knocking on. We are thrilled to have Lionel on the panel and as an honorary member of Bent River.