Get moving to the latest single from Track Dogs. ‘Water the Lawn’, is a delightfully upbeat, uptempo song that makes you want to dance and brings a great deal of joy to the appreciative audience in the accompanying video. The band’s energetic bluegrass is vibrant and stirring, a great platform for their collected voices and vocal harmonies.
The band say: “‘Water the Lawn’ is a straight-up bluegrass-flavoured original, heavy on the train-whistle chorus and Bill Monroe influence. The lyrics are a tongue-in-cheek smack upside the head for whoever could do with feeling grateful for what they’ve got. La Frontera Saloon Bar in Cercedilla, in the mountains of Madrid – also banjo player Robbie K. Jones’s local haunt – provided the perfect Americana backdrop for this foot-stomping romp.”
Since Track Dogs was formed in Madrid in 2006, the band have added banjo, ukulele and mandolin to their musical toolkit, having started out with acoustic guitar, electric bass,trumpet and cajón. Garrett Wall, Dave Mooney, Howard Brown and Robbie K. Jones bring roots influences from Ireland, England and the USA. The result is a varied, eclectic mix, evident on their last album ‘Where to Now?’, which received an outstanding 9/10 review here at AUK – check out our review here.
This single is taken from the group’s forthcoming album ‘Blind Summits & Hidden Dips’, which is due for release on 6th October, just before Track Dogs head out on the road for an autumn tour – details here. The new collection is a blend of styles, from rockabilly to folk-rock, bluegrass to funky blues, featuring Blues Brother and James Taylor saxophonist, Lou Marini. There’s something for everyone and the band aim to recreate something of the energy and joy of their live shows. Check it out – the album is available in physical format (CD and coloured Vinyl) from the Track Dogs’ Bandcamp page here. While waiting for the tour, watch the video for ‘Water the Lawn’ and imagine you’re already there.