Old Angel by Lost Dogs on Apple Music

15 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

On this well-realized project, the veteran Christian alt-country combo takes a journey across America via Route 66, stopping for snapshots of ragged Southwestern landscapes and roadside denizens along the way. In delivering these songs, Derri Daugherty’s sweet high tenor contrasts with the gruffer vocal textures of Terry Taylor and Mike Roe, with the three coming together in a luminous harmony blend on “The World Is Against Us.” Lyrically, Old Angel finds a Biblical resonance in recounting the Okies’ ‘30s exodus to California; “Traveling Mercies,” “Dust In My Bowl” and “Pearl Moon” are especially poignant. From the fiddle-driven “Dancin’ On the Devil’s Elbow” to the growling trucker’s tune “America’s Main Street” and the punkified “Wicked Guns,” the Dogs cover a lot of terrain. The album ends with the bittersweet title number, a slice of magical realism with a California folk/rock twist. The band does it all with an air of easy camaraderie and an understated sense of the spiritual. Fans of rootsy Americana will want to take this road trip.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On this well-realized project, the veteran Christian alt-country combo takes a journey across America via Route 66, stopping for snapshots of ragged Southwestern landscapes and roadside denizens along the way. In delivering these songs, Derri Daugherty’s sweet high tenor contrasts with the gruffer vocal textures of Terry Taylor and Mike Roe, with the three coming together in a luminous harmony blend on “The World Is Against Us.” Lyrically, Old Angel finds a Biblical resonance in recounting the Okies’ ‘30s exodus to California; “Traveling Mercies,” “Dust In My Bowl” and “Pearl Moon” are especially poignant. From the fiddle-driven “Dancin’ On the Devil’s Elbow” to the growling trucker’s tune “America’s Main Street” and the punkified “Wicked Guns,” the Dogs cover a lot of terrain. The album ends with the bittersweet title number, a slice of magical realism with a California folk/rock twist. The band does it all with an air of easy camaraderie and an understated sense of the spiritual. Fans of rootsy Americana will want to take this road trip.

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3:01
4:13
4:40
2:52
2:46
3:53
5:48
1:41
3:12
3:24
3:57
3:33
4:02
5:04

About Lost Dogs

Formed in the early '90s as a union of four other groups, the Lost Dogs released its debut album, Scenic Routes, in 1992. Mixing a style which was applauded by fans of alternative country as well as Christian music, the group maintained a low but growing profile. The group's third album, entitled The Green Room Serenade, Vol. One, seemed to be a breakthrough album. A wider range of genres continued to flourish through the music when, after the 1999 release of Gift Horse, guitarist and vocalist Gene Eugene passed away at the Green Room, the band's recording studio. In 2001, the group continued as a trio, releasing Real Men Cry on BEC Recordings. Nazarene Crying Towel follwed in April 2003 on the BEC imprint ~ Jason MacNeil

  • FORMED
    1992

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