LONESOME SHACK “Desert Dreams” out now!


While honouring the past, this record sounds as bright as a new penny. That about sums up the feel of this recording: planted in yesteryear but cultivated firmly in the now. – THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION

I know it’s early but mark my words: come curtains on December, Lonesome Shack’s Desert Dreams – the London-by-way-of-Seattle trio’s latest full-length player – will still be creeping under the skin of critics’ lists as a contender for one of the best records of 2019.
The LP, an absolutely hypnotizing blend of Junior Kimbrough-style deep-blues, urban folk and Fahey-esque slow expansion, is just that goddamn good

Showcases Ben Todd’s finger picking guitar, with eerie blues vocals and a sound that seems to carry his love of North Mississippi blues as much as it does the West African guitar style of acts like Tinariwen. – GLIDE MAGAZINE

London by way of Seattle blues trio Lonesome Shack, cite everyone from Canned Heat to Lee “Scratch” Perry as influences. And those eclectic sonic connections come through loud and clear. – BLURT

There’s a lot in their music, – a pinch of folk – guitarist Ben Todd wisely spent time transposing old banjo tunes to his finger picking style – a sprinkle of country blues and a swirl of Canned Heat boogie. – AMERICANA UK

A potent blend of hypnotic Mississippi hill country blues and rangy folk-rock. – KEXP

At times moody, while at others insistently melodic, this is an album of great songs, genuine atmosphere. – FEAR AND LOATHING

They’re raw, extremely expressive, and a bit odd. – AMERICAN BLUES SCENE