Weight Of A Trigger, the powerful fifth LP from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky-based dark country outfit LOST DOG STREET BAND, is #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, following its release through Anti-Corporate Music at the end of March. This accomplishment has been achieved through the band’s hard work, their diehard fanbase, and the DIY work of the small label’s team.
The Billboard news comes as the LOST DOG STREET BAND family continues touring in support of the album. Following a four-city run in direct conjunction with the LP’s release, the band now heads back out on the main tour. This month-long trek kicks off tonight, April 15th, in Columbus, Ohio, and runs through May 13th in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this time special guest Matt Heckler also performing. The band has several festival dates confirmed throughout the Summer as well, with more tour dates to be announced.
Stream LOST DOG STREET BAND’s Weight Of A Trigger HERE and see the “War Inside Of Me” video HERE.
Weight Of A Trigger is out now through Anti-Corporate Music on CD, LP, and digital platforms. Place physical orders HERE and digital orders at Bandcamp HERE and all digital providers.
LOST DOG STREET BAND Tour Dates:
4/15/2019 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/16/2019 Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/18/2019 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/19/2019 Empire Live Music & Events – Portland, ME w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/20/2019 Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/23/2019 Middle East – Cambridge, MA w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/24/2019 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/25/2019 MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/26/2019 Jammin Java – Vienna, VA w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/27/2019 Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/28/2019 Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
4/30/2019 The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/01/2019 The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/02/2019 Songbirds – Chattanooga, TN w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/04/2019 Blue Canoe – Tupelo, MS w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/06/2019 Crowbar – Ybor City, FL w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/09/2019 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/10/2019 Antone’s Nightclub – Austin, TX w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/11/2019 Mama Tried Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/12/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
5/13/2019 Mercury Lounge – Tulsa, OK w/ Matt Heckler [tickets]
7/13/2019 Byrds Creek Music Festival – East Crossville, TN [tickets]
7/20/2019 Master Musicians Festival – Somerset, KY [tickets]
9/22/2019 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, VA [tickets]
LOST DOG STREET BAND is the creation of guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter, Benjamin Tod, who declares of the Weight Of A Trigger LP, “I wanted to dig under the darkest impulses of humanity for this album, and that is violence, selfishness, and destruction.”
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.