Nashville’s master of all trades Luke Dick currently has the#1 Country Song in the US with Dierks Bentley’s single “Burning Man,” which Dick co-wrote with Bobby Pinson. Aside from helping write hit songs for the likes of Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church, Dick also contributed his talents to Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour LP which recently took home Album of the Year at the 2018 Country Music Awards and has been nominated for both Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Always expanding his creative depth-of-field, Luke Dick is also excited to announce that his debut feature-length documentary Red Dog – which he co-directed, co-produced and scored – will be making its official World Premiere during this year’s SXSW Film Festival. He and co-creator Casey Pinkston will be in attendance at the premiere, while Dick’s irreverent post-punk/new-wave bandRepublican Hair will make their debut SXSW appearance during the music portion of the festival.
From the film’s official website: Award winning country songwriter Luke Dick spent his toddler years living in a strip club. During the 1970’s oil boom, The Red Dog was the rowdiest and most popular strip club in Oklahoma City. For five years it was the only home and family Luke and his mom had. She was a teenaged runaway, dope-addicted single mother, stripping with a fake I.D., and he grew up amidst the drugs, the danger, and the never-ending party. Now 30 years later, Luke has a toddler and a newborn of his own. As he began asking his mom questions about his own childhood- and what she was thinking letting a toddler run around in that place- she turns out to be more hilariously forthcoming than he ever imagined.
Fans can watch the trailer to “Red Dog” here.
Often described as an anomaly of Music Row, Dick’s band of misfits Republican Hair has been celebrated by the likes of Rolling Stone Country, NPR’s World Cafe, Consequence of Sound,Native, Nashville Scene, The Oklahoman and The Tennessean. The band released their anti-war anthem “Fuck A Bomb” in the summer of 2018, racking up over 1.3 MILLION streams on Spotify, and followed this past November with their new single “Chaotic Good,” which American Songwriter calls “three minutes of gloriously irreverent post-punk with hints of melodic power-pop and heady new wave.” Republican Hair hits the road next month supporting The Cadillac Three into the spring with a run of headline dates leading into SXSW – all confirmed dates can be found below.
With a #1 Country Song and a couple of Grammy nominations under his belt, 2019 is proving to be a huge year for Luke Dick. Be sure to catch the world premiere of his documentary Red Dog at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin this March, and check out Republican Hair as they make their SXSW Music Festival debut. Stay tuned to www.reddog.film and www.republicanhair.org for all up-to-date information on screenings and new music.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
February 28th @ St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI *
March 1st @ The Castle Theatre in Bloomington, IL *
March 2nd @ First Avenue in Iowa City, IA *
March 7th @ The Earl Restaurant and Lounge in Atlanta, GA #
March 8th @ The Nick in Birmingham, AL #
March 9th @ Exit/In in Nashville, TN #
March 10th – 17th @ SXSW Film & Music Festival in Austin, TX
April 5th @ Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, IL *
April 6th @ The Rave in Milwaukee, WI *
* w/ The Cadillac Three | # Headline