Muhlenberg County, Kentucky-based dark country outfit LOST DOG STREET BAND is preparing to embark on the extensive second half of their major two-leg US tour in support of their acclaimed fifth album, Weight Of A Trigger.
Following its release through Anti-Corporate Music in March, the LOST DOG STREET BAND’s Weight Of A Trigger LP hit #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, remaining charted for more than a month. This accomplishment was achieved through the band’s hard work, their diehard fanbase, and the DIY work of the small label’s team.
In conjunction with its release, LOST DOG STREET BAND traversed the eastern half of the country on an extensive tour in support of the album, and now, they prepare to embark on the next. The Weight Of A Trigger Album Release Tour Part II begins later this month with a performance at the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, Kentucky on July 20th. A couple of days later the band will re-connect with fellow Gems On VHS collective and Anti-Corporate labelmate Matt Heckler, who joined them on the first leg as well, and the two will perform across the western regions of the US through August 26th.
Stream LOST DOG STREET BAND’s Weight Of A Trigger HERE and see the official “War Inside Of Me” video HERE.
LOST DOG STREET BAND Tour Dates:
7/20/2019 Master Musicians Festival – Somerset, KY
7/22/2019 Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
7/23/2019 Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
7/24/2019 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
7/26/2019 Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & Cervantes’ Other Side – Denver, CO
7/27/2019 Hay Camp Brewing Company – Rapid City, SD
7/30/2019 Cannery District – Bozeman, MT w/ Charlie Parr
8/01/2019 The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
8/02/2019 Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
8/03/2019 Mississippi Studios and Bar – Portland, OR
8/06/2019 Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
8/07/2019 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
8/08/2019 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
8/09/2019 Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
8/10/2019 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
8/11/2019 Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
8/13/2019 Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
8/14/2019 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
8/16/2019 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
8/17/2019 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
8/18/2019 Martyrs’ – Chicago, IL
8/22/2019 El Club – Detroit, MI
8/23/2019 The Auricle Bar & Venue – Canton, OH
8/24/2019 Whispering Beard Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
8/26/2019 Acme Feed And Seed – Nashville, TN
9/22/2019 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, VA [tickets]
LOST DOG STREET BAND is the creation of guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter, Benjamin Tod, who declares of the Weight Of A Trigger LP, “I wanted to dig under the darkest impulses of humanity for this album, and that is violence, selfishness, and destruction.”
LOST DOG STREET BAND’s Weight Of A Trigger is a portal into when Americana was peopled by sensitive outlaws who pleaded for salvation in song; a potent distillation of its outlaw heartache soul. The ten-song collection spans old-time music, Appalachian folk, redemptive country blues, and winsome balladry. Each song is elegantly essential, using teardrop pedal steel guitar, delicate fingerpicked passages, emotive harmony vocals, and stately violin touches as delicate dynamic touches. The members’ influences of Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Doc Watson, Devil Makes Three, Tyler Childers, Hooray For The Riff Raff, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Arlo McKinley, and more shine through the band’s emotional lyrics and infectious hooks.