Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.
Comprised of 2 Irishmen, 1 Englishman and 1 American the band came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music; a veritable 4×4 of voices and instruments identified for their dynamic fusion of styles including folk, latin, Americana & even some bluegrass.
The Madrid-based band whose name derives from the maintenance crews working the New York subway system released their fourth studio album “Kansas City Out groove” in March 2018.
Made up of two Irishmen (Dublin & Wicklow), an Englishman (Sheffield) and an American (Vermilion, Ohio), “Kansas City Out Groove”is inspired in part by their recent career-changing experiences at the Folk Alliance festival in Kansas City in early 2017. The album is a mix of all that makes the Track Dogs sound so special, in healthy doses of Americana, Latin & Folk.
Also appearing on the album is the Nashville-based virtuoso bluegrass band “The Barefoot Movement” who the band met on their US trip.
But don’t just take our word for it:
Here’s what they’re saying about “KANSAS CITY OUT GROOVE”
“…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.”
“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
““Groovy” is not a word I often use in this column, but that’s just the adjective I need to describe Madrid-based Irish band the Track Dogs…Released at the end of last year, the album is rhythmic, soulful and simply cool. This is indie-acoustic arranged with a hippie flair.The band’s music is, like the band of ex-pats, an eclectic cultural crossover.
The Irish Echo, New York
“This band turned out to be a total discovery, with vocal harmonies on a par with groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, America or the most melodic style of, for example, the Eagles mixed in with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues.”
Renacer Eléctrico Music Magazine, Spain
“Their lively, melodic music has a strong American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine”.
“Sumptuous harmonies and toe-tapping rhythm…”
“Superior Americana…joyous stuff”
Hot Press, Ireland
“Never in danger of overstaying their welcome”