SONG OF THE DAY Lonesome Shack – Lonely

From a lost corner of New Mexico many years ago songwriter Ben Todd began releasing cassettes under the name Lonesome Shack.

With a sound rooted in primitive rock, haunted boogie and blues, Lonesome Shack formed in Seattle and are currently based in London.  The band are led by Ben Todd, a finger picking guitarist who has spent time living in a shack in the New Mexico desert. Alone in the Gila Wilderness, Ben learned how to play old blues and banjo tunes from vintage and traditional recordings.  In 2008 Todd was joined by drummer Kristian Garrard and in 2011 bassist Luke Bergman became the third member.

The bands latest album Desert Dreams was released at the beginning of this month via Alive Naturalsound Records.  Written at the tail end of a long, challenging winter in London, the album is a singular poetic offering of modern American music where city rock meets backwoods boogie, desert blues meets jungle grooves.  Vibrant and buzzing, the record boasts a truly authentic sound, where the scorched expansive of the desert courses through each of its ten tracks.

Taken from the album comes Lonely, a buoyant offering where heartfelt vocals convey a desolate disposition through melodic howls as they exclaim “I was lost to you, I was on the road for something new“, before emotive lines lament,  “I am lonely, I am lonely”  Check it out above.

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1 Response to SONG OF THE DAY Lonesome Shack – Lonely

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