Category: Lonesome Shack

WASHINGTON POST (AP) review of LONESOME SHACK

Lonesome Shack, “More Primitive” (Alive Naturalsound) More than anything else the blues is meant for dancing. The guys in Lonesome Shack seem to know this deep down in their bones. These three middle-aged white dudes from Seattle surely have little in common with Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside and the great bluesmen of north Mississippi who […]

LONESOME SHACK “More Primitive” in The DAILY EXPRESS (UK)

How an American trio are changing the sound of blues NEW Mexico-based blues trio Lonesome Shack are captivating blues lovers and making converts with its evocative, emotive take on the genre. By Paul Stewart FOR those who love the blues, this could well be the album of the year. Seattle’s Lonesome Shack have called this […]

JESTER JAY review of LONESOME SHACK “More Primitive”

Evocative and restless, simplicity offers a rich palette The guitar strings pop and tick like a cooling engine, hinting at long drives and endless roaming. The smell of hot blacktop seems to hang in the background of each of Lonesome Shack’s heavy blues cuts on More Primitive, along with an acrid hint of Southern pine. […]

LONESOME SHACK in The SEATTLE WEEKLY

The SEATTLE WEEKLY Lonesome Shack Lives the Blues With ‘More Primitive’ By Dusty Henry Bar bands around the world are pounding out bouncy riffs peppered with Southern drawl every day, and most will go unnoticed. Often the genre becomes a self-parody: overzealous guitarists playing the dirtiest and grimiest blues they’re capable of (cue Jon Spencer […]

Buy This Record TODAY: Lonesome Shack – AMERICAN STANDARD TIME

Breakdown blues. Lonesome Shack have that rare power you need in a blues band—they start playing, and the whole room follows them. Yeah, people get up and dance. But there’s another kind of connection. This has been happening since I started following them in 2009, when they were a two-piece with Ben Todd playing guitar […]

SPIN premieres LONESOME SHACK new single “Medicine”

WRITTEN BY David Menconi This bluesy trio calls Seattle home, but you’d swear that Lonesome Shack hail from the deepest Mississippi Delta based on this teaser from their forthcoming album More Primitive. “Medicine” ambles along at the tempo of a stroll, or a heartbeat, with the rhythm battened down tight by Kristian Garrard’s steady rolling […]