Kentucky’s dark country act LOST DOG STREET BAND is preparing to embark on their latest tour in support of their acclaimed fifth album, Weight Of A Trigger. With the new trek just days away, the band has also posted a video for a new song. LOST DOG STREET BAND is the creation of guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter, Benjamin Tod, typically alongside his wife Ashley Mae on violin and vocals, as well as touring upright bassist/vocalist Jeff Loops as seen in the new video for “Fightin’ Like Hell To Be Free.”
LOST DOG STREET BAND’s Weight Of A Trigger is a portal into when Americana was peopled by sensitive outlaws who pleaded for salvation in song; a potent distillation of its outlaw heartache soul. The ten-song collection spans old-time music, Appalachian folk, redemptive country blues, and winsome balladry. Each song is elegantly essential, using teardrop pedal steel guitar, delicate fingerpicked passages, emotive harmony vocals, and stately violin touches as delicate dynamic touches. The members’ influences of Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Doc Watson, Devil Makes Three, Tyler Childers, Hooray For The Riff Raff, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Arlo McKinley, and more shine through the band’s emotional lyrics and infectious hooks.