LONESOME SHACK TO RELEASE NEW MORE PRIMITIVE ALBUM ON MAY 20TH THROUGH ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS!
SPIN PREMIERES LONESOME SHACK’S NEW TRACK “MEDICINE”!
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LONESOME SHACK HITS THE ROAD FOR SUMMER TOUR!
More Primitive finds Seattle’s Lonesome Shack exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio’s sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves. Ben Todd’s introspective lyrics take the American blues tradition to a new level, examining personal history, loss of friends and a burning desire to get to the primitive core of life.
The band began in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness where Ben Todd hunkered down in the shack he built and studied the music of the American folk and blues lineage. In 2008 Todd joined up with drummer Kristian Garrard in Seattle, and in 2011 bassist Luke Bergman became the third member.
Lonesome Shack’s More Primitive will be available on CD, digital formats and limited edition vinyl on May 20th through Alive Naturalsound Records.
LONESOME SHACK 2014 “MORE PRIMITIVE TOUR”
May 17 Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, Everett, WA
May 23 Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA [“More Primitive” Record Release]
May 24 The Green Frog, Bellingham, WA
June 5 – 21 Club, Portland, OR
June 6 – Axe and Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR
June 7 – The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
June 8 – Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA
June 10 – The Escondite, LA, CA
June 11 – Lost Leaf, Phoenix, AZ
June 12 – La Cocina, Tucson, AZ
June 13 – The Grand Saloon, Bisbee, AZ
June 14 – High Desert Brewery, Las Cruces, NM
June 15 – Sparky’s, Hatch, NM
June 16 – Taos Mesa Brewery, Taos, NM
June 17 – TBA, Denver, CO
June 18 – TBA, Colorado Springs, CO
June 19 – The Garage, SLC, UT
June 20 – Sun Valley Brewery, Sun Valley, ID
June 21 – Zola, Spokane, WA
(additional dates to be announced soon)
HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT LONESOME SHACK:
“This bluesy trio calls Seattle home, but you’d swear that Lonesome Shack hail from the deepest Mississippi Delta based on this teaser from their forthcoming album More Primitive. ‘Medicine’ ambles along at the tempo of a stroll, or a heartbeat, with the rhythm battened down tight by Kristian Garrard’s steady rolling drums and Luke Bergman’s insistent baseline. But that’s the only easygoing thing about it; frontman Ben Todd howls at the monkey on his back and tries to stab it with jagged edges of guitar. Going cold turkey never sounded so good.” – SPIN
“Tired of the Black Keys’ gritty-but-then-cleaned-up-for-the-arena blues chug? Then you are in luck. Lonesome Shack haven’t left that grittiness behind” – The Stranger
“A treasure trove of mind-blowing grooves that go somewhere beyond the traditional.” – Relix/Jambands
“Straight up gritty blues that sounds just like the classics. It could be Robert Johnson’s devil owned hands petting the guitar, or Leadbelly’s voice blowing out an ancient microphone.” – Secretly Important
“…old school blues with a rocky edge that can calm your fears and give you goosebumps in the same breath.” – Dingus
“Scruff Blues band out of Seattle that keeps it real and unpretentious” – Cincinnati City Beat
“Lonesome Shack’s back-porch blues sounds just about as authentic as it comes…they have devoted themselves to the study of true roots.” – Seattle Weekly
“Lonesome Shack is faithful to their name: aesthetically distant, unpretentious and full of lyrics of restless isolation…poetically devoted to that fading Americana sound.” – Arkansas Times
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