Since the early 90s, Lonesome Dove has been a staple in the local Central New York music scene as the premier country band, having played to thousands. By the early millennium Lonesome Dove took a hiatus that lasted about ten years until the fall of 2015, which saw the bands resurgence with a new look and sound.
Original founding member Todd Lozo is joined by a group of some of CNYs most talented musicians, the lineup including:
Kevin (K-Dogg) Dundon – Bass Guitar/ Vocals
Matt Magliori - Keyboard/ Vocals
Chris Walters _ Lead Guitar
Stephen Burt – Acoustic Rhythm
Mike Oliver - Drums
This new refreshed version of the band has found success right out of the gate, and the demand for a high energy, over the top country act was apparent when they sold out their first comeback show at The Silverado in Herkimer in September of 2015.
A combination of fantastic executed music, over the top stage theatrics and personality is the core concept of the band. Many have compared that the energy level stands out from some of the most popular acts to come out of Central New York, and their “Nashville mentality” of delivering the highest level of entertainment has landed them on stages opening for national recording artists among the likes of Merle Haggard, Eric Paslay, Chris Jensen, and legendary country duo Montgomery Gentry.
Lonesome Dove covers all the top country acts of today, in addition to some throw backs of yesterday. Their huge repertoire of music stems from artists that include but are not limited to: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, and the list goes on. Each song is carefully crafted to not only reproduce the authenticity of what you would hear on the radio, but also contains the driving guitar, thundering rhythm, and crystal clear vocal harmonies that have become the ‘Dove’s signature sound.
With a following that has expanded to every region of New York State, Lonesome Dove has proven in a very short amount of time that country music is as popular as it ever. Their sound and show has appealed to fans of all types of music, and take pride knowing that they have broken the genre barrier.
2015 through 2017 saw lots of success for the band, with 2018 shaping up to being even better as the band continues to move up the ranks as Central New York’s hottest country act.