To celebrate our 5th anniversary we are bringing one of the hottest bands on the circuit, the Madrid based Track Dogs
On Wednesday September 4th The Acoustic Yard hosts it’s 5th anniversary concert in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar with one of the hottest bands on the scene, all the way from Madrid the wonderful Track Dogs…Latino, Americana, Cuban rhythms and much more!
Track Dogs is a Madrid-based Americana-Folk-Latino outfit with members from Ireland (Dublin & Bray), UK (Sheffield) and USA (Vermilion, OH).
Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.
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.
“…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
“Their lively, melodic music has a strong American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine”. FRUK
“The antidote to a bad day” Maverick
““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
“Track Dogs were the hit of Rochester Sweeps Festival 2016. Their close harmonies, instrumentation but above all, interaction with the audience, proved a winner.” Doug Hudson, Director Rochester Sweeps
“In a battle of the stages, Track Dogs were up against festival headliner Badly Drawn Boy. Wonderfully unfazed by this, the band drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend to the GoldenPlec Stage, cheery, Spanish-tinged acoustic proving a hit with a crowd that wanted to dance.” Vantastival, Goldenplec.com
“Track Dogs played 2 shows at Vantastival 2016 and both were highlights of the weekend. Their unique show around 1 mic was perfect for the atmospheric smaller stage with their on-point vocal harmonies and rhythmic tribal beat. Their show as headline act for our larger stage was one of the biggest audiences of the weekend and left everyone in no doubt that this is a very very special band.” Mark Staunton, Vantastival Festival Director
What they’re saying about their album “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. 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
Support for the evening will be talented ‘Socks in the Frying Pan’ frontman and songwriter Aodán Coyne who has just released the catchy debut single ‘Chance and Gamble’