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Hey Dawg Fans,
Our first Roadhouse show of the year was one of those that people are going to be talking about for while!
Thanks to a recent change in Round Rock city rules, The Roadhouse (and other Round Rock establishments) are now able to stay open until 2:00AM every night. The Dawgs were the inaugural band for late nights.
We received notice of our playing time changing after our email blast went out...so some folks had an hour start on us:) (No worries, we caught up) It was nice to walk into a club that was already full. Lot's of old friends and long time supporters, but also some new faces too. Always nice to have new folks join the pack!
When we wrote the setlist for this show we decided to mix it up a bit by bringing some things back we hadn't played in a while. Willie Dixon's I'm Ready made an appearance in the first set. We also let Ken channel Keith Richards by playing The Rolling Stones Happy. Also, The Cars made a reappearance courtesy of You're All I've Got Tonight.
By the time the last set rolled around at midnight, the crowd seemed to have had their quota of dancing and wanted to hear some concert tunes. We were happy to oblige...as that gave us a chance to pull out Aerosmith's Sweet Emotion, Sugarloaf's Green Eyed Lady (with a little influence from Pat Travers), Black Cloud by Trapeze, and we wound the night up with Foghat's I Just Wanna Make Love To You. After that, every one was pretty much spent:)
Unfortunately, since everybody was so busy dancing and listening, we don't have any photos from the show. If you do, please feel free to post them to our Facebook page.
We need to thank the staff at The Roadhouse...it never fails that when the Dawgs roll in that you're going to work your tails off. We appreciate how you take care of us and our fans. We be back on June 7...and that's going to be a big show. We'll be celebrating Ken's birthday (the big 6-0). Make plans for that!
Next up...we head back to The Rockhouse Bar & Trailer Park on Saturday, April 6th. The Rockhouse is a wonderful venue we hooked up with last year, and we're very happy to be returning. The weather should (hopefully) have moderated a bit by then, because that show is scheduled to be out on the patio. If you haven't been then, they have sand volleyball, teather ball, and other cool outdoor activities. But for us, the fact that we get to play a rare All Ages Show at a venue that's also dog friendly...it makes for a special night. See our gigs page for more details.
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Dana Vandiver- Guitars, vocals, Vibraslap, set-lists, final QC.
Ken Carver- Guitars, vocals, production logistics, website, mad scientist.
Dan Simms - Drums, percussion, rhythmic analysis, thermal management
Paul Turney - Bass, vocals, creative facial hair
Last updated March 2nd, 2019