Pete + The Stray Dogs EPK
Pete Lanctot (Solo) Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Pete Lanctot + Ginger Dolden (Duo) Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Pete + The Stray Dogs 1: (Ginger Dolden, Pete Lanctot, Adam Brisbin) Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Pete + The Stray Dogs 2: (Ginger Dolden, Pete Lanctot, Adam Brisbin) Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Pete + The Stray Dogs 3: (Ginger Dolden, Pete Lanctot, Adam Brisbin) Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Full Bio (1000 Words)
“It seems New York is experiencing another country/folk revival...one of the most authentic voices in this happening scene belongs to Pete Lanctot” - Mike Olinger, The Vinyl District.
Frontman and songwriter Pete Lanctot leads his amorphous cast of Stray Dogs with avant garde fiddler, Ginger Dolden. Pete + The Stray Dogs takes form as an acoustic duo, as an electric five piece, and everything in between. Lanctot’s narrative songwriting has been likened to artists such as The Carter Family, Townes Van Zandt and “a backwoods Nick Cave,” and is firmly rooted in blues, folk, country, and experimental music, offering pinhole views into the lives of characters that range from real to mythological.
No Sign of Love or Farewell, the band’s 2016 debut full length album was hailed by New York Music Daily as “A series of richly lyrical character studies among the down-and-out” and by Audiofuzz as “Songs that seem to have percolated out the swamps of Louisiana or from the deep hills and valleys of Virginia and Kentucky.”
Throughout the album the band weaves together country waltzes, Bo Diddley beats, dancehall two steps, nocturnal swamp rock, and old school gospel throughout the record, creating a musical tapestry rooted in the American musical tradition. No Sign of Love or Farewell, is a follow up to the band’s 2015 EP, Caledonia, both recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by Chris Donohue (Emmylou Harris, Iris DeMent, Lucinda Williams, Daniel Lanois, Gillian Welch).
Formed in 2012, Pete and the Stray Dogs is regularly touring throughout the United States and maintains an active performance schedule in New York and the Tri-State area.
"...songs that seem to have percolated out the swamps of Louisiana or from the deep hills and valleys of Virginia and Kentucky." - Audiofuzz
"Lanctot and Nicholls draw-out the backdrop for the saddest cowboys descent into the heart of a blood-orange horizon." - Songwriting Magazine
"Roscoe Holcomb, The Carter Family, and of course the troubadours – Townes, Gram, John Prine, Guy Clark. The list goes on and on...and Brooklyn singer songwriter Pete Lanctot fits right into that list." - 50thrirdand3rd
"It seems New York is experiencing another country/folk revival, perhaps not as revolutionary as the East Village boom during the ’60s, but noteworthy nonetheless. One of the most authentic voices in this happening scene belongs to Pete Lanctot." - The Vinyl District
"[Pete Lanctot is]...preaching the gospel of Americana from the stage and from the lectern." - Brooklyn Paper
"Pete Lanctot personifies pretty much everything good about New York’s most happening music scene..." - New York Music Daily
"No Sign of Love or Farewell is a series of richly lyrical character studies among the down-and-out." - New York Music Daily
"Lanctot is definitely a great songwriter. I can’t wait to hear more of his music." - Audiofuzz
Contact + Management
PRESS/MEDIA: KIM FOWLER, TWO DOG MEDIA