Lost Dog Street Band

Lost Dog Street Band

Hang Rounders, Matt Heckler

Sun, September 9, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Lost Dog Street Band
Lost Dog Street Band
Lost Dog Street Band formed in the winter of 2010 after husband-and-wife duo Benjamin Tod (guitarist/vocalist) and Ashley Mae (fiddle player) parted ways with former musical project Barefoot Surrender. Originally conceived as a duet, Benjamin and Ashley quickly dedicated themselves to carrying the tradition of the American troubadour - hopping trains and hitchhiking across country while delivering their unique brand of original songwriting and tragic storytelling.

In the summer of 2011, while performing on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, Benjamin and Ashley met Nicholas and Shannon Ridout, two skilled musicians traveling from the Pacific Northwest. Immediately inspired by each other’s music, the two groups began writing collaboratively and soon formed the band Spit Shine. The four musicians quickly built a friendship stronger than family, and together poured their blood and sweat into the music of Spit Shine. For the next two years Lost Dog Street Band took a hiatus, until Nicholas’s tragic death in the spring of 2013.

Pushing through the sorrow at the loss of their best friend, Lost Dog Street Band was resurrected with a fervency. Now doing very little street performing, Lost Dog Street Band tours the country each year, delivering their story through song in venues nationwide. In 2017 Lost Dog completed a national tour supporting The Devil Makes Three playing some of the oldest and largest theatres in America. Most recently, the group tours regularly appearing coast to coast in venues nationwide. Along the way they keep Nicholas’s work alive by sharing his music at the end of every show they play.

Drawing from years of lonely tramping, and more than one tragic loss, Lost Dog Street Band has crafted a distinct sound that is best described as ‘dark country’ that never wavers from its roots and honors the traditions of its forbearers. In the same vein as country-legend Guy Clark, Benjamin Tod weaves his melodies and lyrics together to offer listeners an unapologetically raw and authentic account of the human experience.

Lost Dog Street Band has since relocated from home base in Tennessee to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. They are currently homesteading eleven acres of raw land.
Hang Rounders
Hang Rounders
New country done the good old way since 2015. The band members’ pedigree reads like a who’s who of Denver dive-bar hero musicians (featuring members of The Legendary River Drifters, Dudebabes, The Knew, Ned Garthe Explosion, CrushCraze, Bangtel), but what comes across in the music is four mountain men manifesting Johno Roberts’ tales of his native Tennessee and his observations on a changing Colorado.

Hang Rounders’ music is best heard on a dance floor, where it is allowed to do its work and get you movin’, singin’, and bringin’ (your sister).

Their new album, Outta Beer, Outta Here, was recorded and mixed in Nashville at The Bomb Shelter by Andrija Tokic and Ed DuQuesne (Alabama Shakes, The Deslondes, Benjamin Booker, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim) and mastered by John Baldwin (Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Sly Stone). It features guest musicians from several notable Nashville-based acts (Natural Child, Birdcloud, Thunderbitch, Clear Plastic Masks, Lost Dog Street Band, Chrome Pony).

“Undeniably American roots music at its finest.” -- Brett Callwood, Westword

“The band really impresses with a rockin’ country sound with dashes of soul and Southern rock that might’ve come straight out of the 1970s.” -- Kelly Gregory, Country Music People

“Outta Beer, Outta Here has both a stamp of grade-A quality and the rough-and-tumble that makes it sound good.” -- Rachel Cholst, No Depression
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/