The Rain Dogs are four talented musicians who have come together to share a love of American roots music. Creating a timeless sound all their own, they pay tribute to the old southern string bands and classic blues masters. Playing songs that have weathered the generations, the Rain Dogs perform music ranging in style from old time jug band blues & boogie woogie up thru the driving rhythms of early rock & roll.
Working within a framework of acoustic & resophonic guitars, washboard, mandolin, bass, harmonica & piano, the band covers material from artists such as Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Mississippi Sheiks, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt & Bo Carter, along with originals.
* Jim Herbert Vocals, slide, lead & fingerpicking guitar
* Karla Peterie Vocals, guitar, mandolin & washboard
* Mike Roark Piano, vocals & harmonica
* Phil Smith Bass & vocals