...Off The Leash!

Hey Dawg Fans,

It's amazing that the shows you walk into without knowing what to expect are usually the ones with the biggest benefits.

Friday night found us at a new venue, The Rock House Bar & Trailer Park.  It's a very cool concept, the bar is an old stone building that has been completely remodelled inside while keeping it's exterior history.  Located around that are several food trucks.  They also have sand volley ball, tether ball, and some other cool outdoor games along with a lot of picnic seating.  They normally have solo singer/songwriter or acoustic acts, but for that show they wanted the full-on electric Dawg show.  So we brought it.

We were given the option to set up inside or out on the patio.  The in the inside area really wasn't designed for a production like ours, that made the decision easy to go with the patio (which was covered and had misting fans...so the temperature wasn't bad).

When we kicked off the show, we had a mixed crowd of some of our loyal fans, teens, and families.  We weren't sure how the younger folks were going like our stuff, but when we saw entire tables paying attention, tapping their feet, and giving us some great applause, we knew we were going to have a good night.

And a good night it was...a special one too.  Paul Turney was called away on family business, and we were lucky enought to bring Dawg #1, Frank Calcagni, our of his musical retirement to cover the show with us.  We brought back some things we hadn't played since 2015, and man was it fun

So, we want to thank the management and staff of The Rock House for such a warm welcome, and look forward to booking return dates with you soon. To everyone that came out and partied with us, thank you too.  Also a thanks to our new friend Jason Sutton for helping out with set up and tear down.  And finally, to the two young men that came up to us at the end of the night and said "...we don't know your music, but we felt it", thank you.  That's probably the highest compliment a musician can receive.


Up next...we're breaking we're back to Hardtails Bar & Grill in Georgetown on Saruday, September 29th. Hope to see you there. 

See the gigs page for details.

Frequently we're asked why we don't play certain clubs that we would seem to fit into.  Basically, it's not because we haven't tried.  If there's a venue that you like to go to, and would like to see The Rhythm Dawgs there, the best thing you can do is call the venue and tell them!  A lot of these managers receive dozens of requests to play from bands every week.  After a while, it's just noise to them.  But, as a patron your voice carries much more weight than ours.

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Dana Vandiver- Guitars, vocals, arrangements, 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 August 4th, 2018