After being away for 15 years, Lewisporte native Lorne Warr has returned to Newfoundland and now calls Trepassey home. His songwriting draws inspiration from sources as diverse as Newfoundland folklore, life on the road, the birth of a daughter, and his own families' history of working the high steel in New York.
In his album Halfway up the Stairs, which was nominated for an ECMA and a Music Newfoundland award, Lorne celebrates his Newfoundland roots with a traditional folk delivery that retains many of the qualities of the music he loved as a child. With songs that are heartfelt and subtle, he brings his audience on a journey with him; from the past to the future, from Newfoundland to Paris, from poignancy to hope, from loneliness to joy. Writer and broadcaster Diane Lalonge, says of his music: "Lorne's songs, sung in a rich baritone voice, are a cry from the heart that stand against the winds of change that buffet all of us. They are a warm safe shelter from the storm."