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Lost Dog Street Band

Lost Dog Street Band

casper allen

$15.00 - $20.00
Ages 18+
Dark country, lowdown storytelling

“I wanted to dig under the darkest impulses of humanity for this album, and that is violence, selfishness, and destruction,” says Benjamin Tod, guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter of Americana trio Lost Dog Street Band. The Muhlenberg County, Kentucky-based group’s latest album, its fifth overall, Weight Of A Trigger, out March 29th, is a potent distillation of its outlaw heartache soul.

The dark impulses Ben sings about are simply the demons that have driven him since he was a teen. At 16, Ben left home to play music on the streets. Since then, he’s lived under bridges, rotted in jails, sought shelter hopping freight trains, battled addiction, and seen friends turn blue in the face and die. In some states, he remains a wanted man with active warrants. Though Ben has been aimless, and destructive, he’s always been prolific through exorcising his demons in song. Even if that meant writing songs at 7:00 AM in dank and dark basements strung out on drugs and drunk.

His companion in life and music, Ashley Mae, is an accomplished fiddle player and harmony singer. The pair met in the Nashville punk scene when Ben was 15, and Ashley was 17. They share in a tumultuous love affair that’s defied adventures, and misadventures. The couple formed

Lost Dog Street Band in the winter of 2010. The duo’s vision was to carry on the tradition of the American troubadour with fine Americana songcraft and starkly real storytelling. Today, Ben and Ashley Mae are joined by bassist Jeff Loops of the beloved roots band, Deep Chatham.

The three-piece group’s latest, Weight Of A Trigger, is a portal into when Americana was peopled by sensitive outlaws who pleaded for salvation in song. The 10-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. It’s an album of hard truths themed around a three-part narrative of Thomas Clancy Russell, and stories of fated love, addiction, tragic deaths, and rising demons. The ghost of former collaborator Nicholas Ridout, a uniquely gifted musician who took his life, haunts the proceedings. His presence is made all the more poignant by Lost Street Dog performing his sweetly high lonesome song “Lazy Moonshiner.”

Minglewood Hall Policies

What can you bring in? A Good Attitude to see a great Concert & Your Tickets or Will Call Info. A Valid ID (for patrons over 21 who wish to drink alcoholic beverages this is an absolute.)

Back Packs and Purses may be subject for search

Cameras – disposable & non-professional – this is show specific and determined by the artist. Email info@minglewoodhall.com the day before the show to confirm policy.

Audio Recording Devices – this is show specific and determined by the artist. Email info@minglewoodhall.com the day before the show to confirm policy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to artist restrictions, some items listed above may not be allowed for certain shows. Please call or email info@minglewoodhall.com for show specific restrictions the week of the show.

What NOT to bring:

NO Outside Food or Beverage ,Alcohol, Lawn Chairs, Video Recording Devices, Coolers & Picnic Baskets, Firearms of any kind, Fireworks, Glass Bottles, Illegal Substances of any kind, Laser Pointers, Mace/Pepper Spray, Musical Instruments, Sharp or Dangerous items of any kind, Stickers/Decals, Weapons – of any kind, Umbrellas

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NO MOSH PITS, SLAM DANCING or CROWD SURFING ALLOWED.

WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY TOWARDS VIOLENCE OF ANY TYPE. ANY INCIDENTS WILL BE ADDRESSED BY THE EVENT SECURITY. ANY PERSONS INVOLVED IN FIGHTING OR VIOLENT ACTS WILL BE REMOVED FROM SITE AND/OR ARRESTED, NO EXCEPTIONS!

NO RE-ENTRY AT ANYTIME.

NO REFUNDS ON TICKETS PURCHASED.

Venue Information:
1884 Lounge
1555 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38104-2448