The Sounds from Spain showcase at SXSW always offers some surprises, but this year Track Dogs really shattered some preconceived notions about the kinds of sounds that the city of Madrid brews. We had a chance to visit with Robbie and Garrett from the band, who come from the U.S.A. and Ireland, respectively. Together with another Irishman and one Englishman, they brew up highly-spirited folksy acoustic roots music with a touch of Spain in the cajón.


Published by Catalina Maria Johnson

I love to write and radio about music! The one-hour radio program I host and produce, Beat Latino,  airs Sundays at 11am on , Saturdays in Berlin and is archived weekly. Beat Latino specials are also licensed in 20+ states throughout the U.S.A. through the Public Radio Exchange. I contribute regularly to NPR's Alt.Latino, World Cafe , and Global Notes on WBEZ, NPR Music, Gozamos, Revista Contratiempo.