More than anything else the blues is meant for dancing. The guys in Lonesome Shack seem to know this deep down in their bones.
These three middle-aged white dudes from Seattle surely have little in common with Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside and the great bluesmen of north Mississippi who developed the distinctive and influential hill country blues sound. But they share knowledge of the same truth: Nothing soothes the soul like boogie music.
Lonesome Shack's new 10-track album, "More Primitive," is the group's first for Alive Naturalsound Records, the label that discovered The Black Keys and released that now-platinum-selling group's first album. It has an authentic, lived-in feel. At the same time it's more accessible than the group's previous work, and you could see it appealing to fans of blues miners like The Keys, Jack White and the North Mississippi Allstars.