Lonesome Shack Summer 2013 US Tour

Lonesome Shack is the moniker Ben Todd has applied to his trio of folk-blues troops. They’ve been marching to a steady beat for about six years now, belting out three LPs and an EP in something like record time and following them up with five tours, two of them nationwide.

Their latest offering: City Man, a mesmerizing and highly rhythmic blues record. It manages to give its songs a strong sense of urgency and technical excellence without losing any of its bluesy atmosphere, which it has in spades. It’s a hypnotic listen, assured and airtight in every way. What makes this all the more amazing is that the album was recorded live in one evening.

To keep you on your toes, the Shack has decided to hit the road this july and august, covering a vast swath of the Midwest and touching base on the East Coast and the South before working their way back toward home. Specifically, the tour looks like this:

July 12 - Cafe Racer Tour Kickoff!!, Seattle, WA

July 13 - Green Frog w/ Bobby Bare Jr., Bellingham, WA
July 16 - Neato Burrito, Spokane, WA
July 17 - Stage 112, Missoula, MT
July 18 - Ernie Novembers, Rapid City, SD
July 19 - Palmer’s, Minneapolis, MN
July 20 - Keyfest, Northfield, MN
July 21 - Weber’s Deck, French Lake, MN
July 22 - The Root Note, LaCrosse, WS
July 23 - Reggie’s Music Joint, Chicago, IL
July 24 - MOTR, Cincinatti, OH
July 25 - Buzzbin, Canton, OH
July 26 - Mountain Folk and Roots Fest, Biglerville, PA
July 27 - Mountain Folk and Roots Fest, Biglerville, PA
July 28 - Cake Shop, NYC, NY
July 30 - The Hideaway Saloon, Louisville, KY
July 31 - The Bridge, Columbia, MO
August 1 - Jackpot, Lawrence, KS
August 2 - Kinfolks, Manitou Springs, CO
August 3 - The Garage, SLC, UT
August 4 - Tom Grainey’s, Boise, ID
August 8-11 Doe Bay Fest, Doe Bay, Orcas Island, WA

August 13 - Doe Bay After Party, Chop Suey, Seattle, WA