Lost Highway Navigators trace the lineage of classic honkytonk from Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, and Merle Haggard through to modern purveyors of the genre. LHN is led by award-winning songwriter, bandleader and musician Patton MacLean from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Since returning to Canada from a life overseas in 2012, MacLean developed a reputation as a performer, songwriter and band leader through appearances at Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival (2012, 2014, 2016); The Ness Creek Music Festival (2012, 2015); Saskatchewan Beer and Cheese Festival (2017); Capitol Music Club, Saskatoon (2016, 2017, 2018); The Underground Café (2016) The Bassment, Saskatoon (2015, 2016, 2017), Prairie Sun Brewery (2017). He won the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Songwriting Award in 2011, Indaba Music's "Best International Collaboration" Prize  in 2012, and The Ness Creek 25th Anniversary Songwriting Contest in 2015.