About the Band

 The Ally Howatt Band has been touring together for several years. The band plays cover shows, bars, private parties, corporate events, fairs, festivals, and everything in between! They are a dynamic band with a high-energy show that gathers fans all across the province. The band is fronted by Ally Howatt. Andy Gingerich rocks the drum kit with his magnetic personality. Josh Harrison covers rock and country vocals and entertains the crowd with his superior guitar skills. Nathan McDougall is a crowd favourite on the bass and harmonizes with the band. Steve Koebel joins the band with lead vocals, harmonies, banjo and guitar. Together, they bring a show packed with energy and talent. This is a group that is sure to make your event a memorable one!

Set Lists
Carrie Underwood Dixie Chicks
Before He Cheats Tonight the Heartache's on Me
Last Name  Let er Rip
Cowboy Cassanova  Some Days You Gotta Dance
 Little Big Town  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
 Little White Church  Fishing in the Dark
 Gretchen Wilson  Shania Twain
 Here for the Party  Ain't No Quitter
 All Jacked Up  Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under
 Redneck Woman  Any Man of Mine
 Work Hard Play Harder  
 Jason Aldean  Johnny Cash
 Hicktown  Folsom Prison Blues
 She's Country  
 Pat Benetar  Loretta Lynn
 Hit Me With Your Best Shot  You Ain't Woman Enough...
 Miranda Lambert  Keith Urban
 Fastest Girl in Town  Long Hot Summer
 White Liar  You Look Good in My Shirt
 Kerosene  Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me
 Gunpowder and Lead  Better Half
Only Prettier  Some body Like You
Baggage Claim We Were Us
 Matraca Berg  Mindy McCready
 Back in the Saddle  Guys Do It All the Time
 Luke Bryan  Trick Pony
 Country Girl Shake it for Me  Pour Me
 Blake Shelton  Faith Hill
 All About Tonight  Piece of My Heart
 Hot Apple Pie  Trisha Yearwood
 Hillbillies Love it in the Hay  That's What I Like About You
 David Lee Murphy  Kellie Pickler
 Dust on the Bottle  Red High Heels
  A Little Bit Gypsy
 Lady Antebellum  Sara Evans
 Need You Now  Suds in the Bucket
 Lookin for a Good Time  Born to Fly
 Perfect Day  
 Sugarland  Brad Paisley
 All I Wanna Do  Ticks
 Stuck Like Glue  Online
It Happens  
Down in Mississippi Bonnie Raitt
Stay Something to Talk About
Something More  
Rascal Flatts Zac Brown Band
Banjo Chicken Fried
Taylor Swift Big and Rich
Sparks Fly Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy
Lynard Skynard Brooks and Dunn
Sweet Home Alabama Hillbilly Deluxe
The Wreckers Kira Isabella
Leave the Pieces Little More Work to Do
  Blame it on Your Truck
  Gone Enough
Reba Mcentire Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Turn on the Radio I'd Still Have You
The Band Perry David Nail
Better Dig Two Whatever She's Got
Chainsaw Billy Currington
  We Are Tonight

Proud supporter of  The Ally Howatt Band

Proud supporter of The Ally Howatt Band

All in a days work...

When You Hear that Banjo... 

What an amazing weekend at the Stampede Corral in Kitchener! We saw lots of our regular party crowd and a ton of new friends joined us this weekend too. We added a bunch of new tunes including Better Dig Two with Steve Koebel on the banjo. We cannot wait to return to one of our favourtite venues in June!

Grand River Hotel 

Another great weekend with the band! We tried out some new tunes and played tons of requests. We even had some requests to play some original material. WHOO!!
Congratulations to the winners of the dance competition (although 2 of them were ejected from the bar before prizes could be awarded. oops...). We will be back to the Grand River Hotel in December just before Christmas. Hope to see you then!

October 20-Woodstock 

Just a note...we all risk our lives every night we go somewhere to play. Driving home at 2 or 3am has got to be one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. For example, driving down the 403, we encounter a pick up truck driving the wrong way down the highway. And this vehicle had been on the road awhile as there were no on-ramps for miles. It was like they didn't even realize they were going the wrong way! We all almost had a heart attack. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

"She was killing me in that mini skirt" 

Tim McGraw wasn't kidding. Sometimes we all make bad choices. For the a performer, these bad choices are sometimes lived out in front of a crowd of people. I showed up to play the Ranch in Guelph in a jean skirt that I have worn on stage many times before. However, I must have forgotten that the stage at the ranch is much higher than many places we play. I started walking up the stairs to the stage and thought "uh-oh. This skirt is shorter than I thought." I asked Josh to check it out for me from the dance floor and the look on his face told me there was no way I could play the whole night like that. Josh and I jumped in the car and ran to Wal-mart. I tried on multiple pairs of jeans before finding a pair that would do the trick (my legs are really short. Finding pants that don't have to be hemmed is like a miracle). This is all fine and good but when I went to pay, there were huge line ups. We picked the shortest line, which usually means the slowest, right? This  was no exception. The people in front of my could NOT work their credit card. I was starting to panic. We were supposed to be on stage in 10 min! I still had to pay, drive back to the bar, change, tune my guitar and get all my gear on to play. I finally paid and basically ran to the car (it must have looked like I was shoplifting). Josh drove while I changed in the backseat and called Drew. I begged him to tune my guitar so Josh and I could basically walk on-stage and play. It all worked out...all in all a good night! Thank goodness for Wal Mart!