SONG PREMIERE: Blinddog Smokin’ – “I Caught Her Lyin'”

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What comes to mind when you hear the name Blinddog Smokin’? Maybe a skanky blues club bathed in red light, curling plumes of cigarette smoke, and a healthy dose of late night debauchery. This seems to be the intended effect from the Southern California-based band, who throw funk, blues, soul, and roots rock and roll into one big pot to create a commanding sound all its own. The members of Blinddog Smokin’, who’ve been known to rotate in and out over the years, are all industry vets who are as proficient in the studio as they are playing anywhere from 200 to 3oo gigs a year. It shouldn’t have been a surprise when the band was invited to join blues legend Bobby Rush and voodoo master Dr. John on Rush’s 2014 album Decisions, which found them nominated for Best Blues Album at this year’s Grammy’s.

Now, as the weather heats up for summer, Blinddog Smokin’ are getting ready to scorch with an album of their own. High Steppin’ – which drops July 17 on Silver Talon Records – sees the band flexing all their musical muscles. Ever the road warriors, they are already on the road supporting the release and will continue playing constant shows around the country right on into the fall. We’re excited to premiere one of the album’s darkest yet rowdiest tunes exclusively on Glide Magazine.

To give you a taste of what you’re in for, band leader Carl Gustafson shares the story behind “I Caught Her Lyin’”:

“It’s the story of murder in cold blood on the porch of what is now the Blinddog Smokin’ band house. The man shot his wife in the head as she pounded on the door trying to gain entry for protection. In ‘I Caught Her Lyin,’  we try to comprehend the struggle of a once productive and seemingly normal man who lost everything he had including his own life over a romantic obsession. Rather than dismiss him and hate him, we hear and feel the agony that led to the bloody scene on the front porch.”  
As chilling as that sounds, treat yourself with a listen to “I Caught Her Lyin'”…
Blinddog Smokin release High Steppin’ on July 17. The band is on tour now:

BLINDDOG SMOKIN’ TOUR DATES

Fri., July 3  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Burbon Street
Fri., July 10  LARAMIE, WY Jubilee Days
Sat., July 11  LARAMIE, WY Jubilee Days
Tues., July 14  OVERLAND PARK, KS Kanza Hall
Thurs., July 16  JACKSON, MS Underground 119
Sat., July 18  ASHEVILLE, NC Altamont Theatre
Tues., July 21  MANHATTAN, NY Bowery Electric
Thurs., July 23  TORONTO, ON Hard Rock Cafe
Thurs., July 30  RAWLINS, WY Music in the Park
Fri., July 31  LARAMIE, WY Alibi
Sat., Aug. 8  ROCK SPRINGS, WY Blues and Brews Festival
Fri., Aug. 14  CASPER, WY The Attic
Sat., Aug. 15  SINCLAIR, WY Platte River Festival
Sun., Aug. 16  CENTENNIAL, WY Bear Tree
Sun., Sept. 6  LARAMIE, WY Snowy Range Music Festival
Sat., Nov. 15  HIGH POINT, NC High Point Theatre

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