...Off The Leash!

Hello Dawg Fans,

After a cancellation in January, we played our first show of 2023 this past Friday night.  It was great to get back out and make some noise, but it was also bittersweet as this marked the last time we would be appearing at Hardtails.

June 10, 2010 marked the first time we ever played there, and we would go on to do 34 shows there.  The owner, Martha Edwards, has alway been a big supporter of live music and has made sure that the musicians were taken care of. Even during the worst parts of the pandemic she found a way to stay open and still have live music.  When we knew that we would be retiring the Dawgs, Hardtails had to be one of our last shows.

And what a last show it was! The venue was packed from the first song and stayed that way all night. The energy from the crowd really got us going, and despite a few "jazz notes" we feel like we turned in one of our best shows. We'll be posting video soon, so watch our Facebook page for that.  And once again, thank you for all of the years you have supported us.

We'll always be thankful for Martha giving us a home in Georgetown.  And we encourage all of you to continue to support Hardtails. Go for a meal, go see a band, but go!

Next up, we have a private party that we are committed to doing.  And then...the grand finale.

March 24th and 25th, we will perform our final shows at The Roadhouse in Round Rock. The Dawgs started at that location back in 1999 (when it was still called Gabriel's).  Later changing the name to The Roadhouse, it was where we figured out what The Rhythm Dawgs were, what worked (and didn't work), and grow together as a band for oh so many years.

The first night will be our straight up rock-n-roll show. Get there and be ready to party! The second night, we're going to open the evening with a rare Dawg Wood acoustic set. The rest of the evening will be covering as many eras of Rhythm Dawgs history that we can...including playing come deep cuts from our first two CDs. Show time both nights is 8:00pm, but get there early if you want to get a seat. These shows are guaranteed to be standing room only.  

See our gigs page for more info.

So, to our fans who have supported us for so many years, please accept these final peformances as our gifts back to you.

Dana, Ken, Dan & Paul


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Dana Vandiver- Guitars, vocals, Vibraslap, set-lists, final QC.
Ken Carver- Guitars, vocals, bass, production logistics, mad scientist.
Dan Simms - Drums, percussion, vocals, thermal management
Paul Turney - Bass, keyboards, vocals, creative facial hair

Last updated February 26th, 2023