...Off The Leash!

Hello Dawg Fans,

As previously announce, The Rhythm Dawgs will be going on indefinite hiatus at the end of this spring.  We've had an amazing 24 year run, and we're so grateful to everyone who supported us along the way.

February 24th will be our final appearance at Hardtails in Georgetown. The owner, Martha Edwards, has hosted us regularly ever since she opened back in in 2010 and has always treated us like royalty. We had to visit there one more time.

Then, we have to go back to The Roadhouse.  The Rhythm Dawgs started out there in 1999 (when it was still called Gabriels).  That's the place where we figured out what the Rhythm Dawgs were and grew the band into what you see and hear today.  But with so much history there, we knew we couldn't do everything we wanted in one night...so we're going to play two!

March 24th and 25th, we'll perform our final shows there. The will be for the most part two different shows (knowing there are some songs we have to play during a show).  We're still working out the details, but among things being discussed are bringing back an acoustic set one evening, possibly playing one of our CDs through, and we're sure to have guests drop is.  As we firm things up, we'll let you know here and on our Facebook page.

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.

On that note, we wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Festivus, and Happy New Year.  We'll see you in 2023!

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 January 15th, 2023