LONESOME SHACK with ZACHARY GABBARD
Friday, October 24, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm
Lonesome Shack began in the isolation of southwestern New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness, where songwiter Ben Todd hunkered down in the shack he built and studied the music of the American folk and blues lineage. Today Lonesome Shack’s songs continue to be informed by these early explorations as they combine the sounds of post-WWII electric country blues with a new approach to boogie.
In 2007 Todd moved to Seattle and within a year joined up with drummer Kristian Garrard (Thousands). Together they recorded and released the “Bound to Die” LP in 2009, “Falling Down on Your Floor” EP in 2009, “Slidin Boa” LP in 2010, and completed two west coast tours and two national tours. With the recent addition of bassist Luke Bergman (Also a member of Thousands) the band has become heavier and more rhythm-focused. As a three piece the recorded their last two albums,”City Man” and “More Primitive”. The band finds influence in the Georgia drumbeat styles of James Davis, the one chord drone blues of Junior Kimbrough, and the high energy boogie of John Lee Hooker. When performing live, they are known to stir a subdued crowd into a fevered dance party.
On June 18th Burger Records released a two for one cassette of Lonesome Shack latest two records: “City Man” and “Slidin Boa”.
“More Primitive” was released May 20th on Alive Naturalsound records.