Chapel Arts Centre
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Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.
Track Dogs are a four piece based in Madrid but hail from Ireland, the US and UK. Taking their name from the NY subway maintenance teams this closely-knit group of ex-pats have opted for cajón instead of drums and trumpet in place of electric guitar. Four-part harmonies steal the show.
“Since 2007 the Track Dogs have been creating acoustic music with a strong Latino accent that also successfully draws in folk, bluegrass, Americana and pop. Kansas City Out Groove follows their triumphant 2016 album, Serenity Sessions, an album so packed with sunshine it could be sold as a vitamin C supplement.” Neil McFadyen, Folkradio.co.uk
What they’re saying about “KANSAS CITY OUT GROOVE”
“Kansas City Out Groove is an album brimming with confident and accomplished musicianship, first-rate vocal performances, and an abundant, utterly infectious, relish of the music itself.” Folkradio.co.uk
“…genre-busting acoustic music built around folk, Americana and bluegrass…an album that will delight established fans and gain them plenty of new ones” RNR, magazine July 2018, UK
“…based in Madrid and with instruments that include cajon, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and trumpet and, rather obviously Spanish guitar, the quartet serve up a south of the border fiesta exuberance that defies you not to stomp the heels and play air castanets….the groove is most definitely on.” Fatea Magazine, UK
“There’s a rare combination of four great players who also have superb voices, creating stunning individual vocal performances and the almost inevitable perfect harmonies…The playing is outstanding, the harmonies are superb and it’s joyful throughout; just give it a listen.” Music Riot, June 2018, UK
“…a delicious Ameri-Latino mix with – for lovers – the following recipe: one quarter Americana, two parts Latino, a hefty dash of strings…Let the summer erupt. The Track Dogs are in, let the summer begin! Feelgood festival music!” Keys and Chords, BELGIUM
“…a nice melting pot of styles, which have one thing in common: the groove…how special the singing of the four is, across all genre boundaries…this summery album, which is extremely welcome to brighten up your and my bright spring days.” Rootstime, BELGIUM
“Track Dogs grab the listeners by the collars. The dance floor beckons and must be entered. The same floor is on fire within thirty seconds…Track Dogs open the album Kansas City Out Groove overwhelmingly.” Real Roots Café, NETHERLANDS
“…the adventurous fusion of Americana and folk gets something special with Howard Brown’s ubiquitous trumpet. These Track Dogs have unmistakably their own sound, fans of the work of Manu Chao and Calexico undoubtedly appreciate Kansas City Out Groove.” Written In Music, NETHERLANDS