Hound dog howling in the junk yard
The Blues Dogs is a collection of Boston mutts that all love to play the blues. We especially like that rowdy, danceable stuff about how “my nasty habits are ‘bout to get the best of me.” That stuff that gets you to tapping your foot, nodding your head, and then just to shaking all over. Feeling good music.
Black cat in the garbage can
Wino drunk down in the alley
Bad moon rising up again
- “Full Moon on Main Street”
– Donald Kinsey
So when we do some of that mournful stuff about how “my baby done up and left me,” everyone’s ready for one of them songs (and maybe ready for a slow dance).
The Dogs play guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. Three of the Dogs sing lead and background vocals, and we’ve been known to howl in harmony (at least until someone throws a shoe at us). And like true mutts, we’ve got a lot of influences in our blood streams: a little South Side Chicago, a little Texas boogie, a little uptown urban sophistication, and even a little jazz (but that’s the embarrassing part of the family tree…).
So when you’re ready to do some barking and scratching your own self, get off the porch and come join The Blues Dogs in howling the blues.
Guitar and Vocals: Bob Jones
Bob Dog was a lost mutt for many years, playing in rock bands in New Jersey, rhythm and blues bands in Philadephia, rockabilly bands in Los Angeles, and backing formerly famous oldies acts in Boston. Then he joined a blues band on Chicago's South Side, and they were the Real Deal. Now Bob is no longer a stray dog -- he's found his shelter.
For more information, to book a gig, or to get on our e-mailing list, contact Bob at email@example.com or call Bob at 617-697-1163.
Keyboard and Vocals: Kevin Wells
Kevin Dog has been playing music and reasonable facsimilies of music for a long time (let's leave it at that) Lots of Rock 'n Roll, blues and even made an original (long lost) record way back when records played at 33.3 RPM and were black. He joined the Blues Dogs pack a while back and has been howling to the moon and various audiences ever since. He even likes biscuits--go figure.
You can reach Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bass and Vocals: Jeff Thomas
Jeff Dog grew up in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. After numerous musical endeavors and schoolings, howling his way through Berklee, and even teaching howing, he landed right here in the Doghouse! No regrets, no turnin' back! Mush onward Dogs!!! Woooooooooofffff!!!!
Send Jeff Dog an email...no, really... it don't cost nothin'! email@example.com
Drums: Ray Paradiso
Ray Dog grew up bangin' the skins in high school rock bands in the 70’s in Northeaster PA. After taking a hiatus for a couple of decades to do the normal college, family and kids stuff, he got back into the groove playing with several rock and blues bands in the Boston area. He’s played with the Taylor Street Blues Band and the Silas Blues Band and most recently with Revolutionary Road. Hailing from Acton, MA he can often found sniffin' around the Acton Jazz Café, sitting in with the boys at the Thursday night blues jam.