Grown from rock, swing, and blues roots, Black Dog Syndrome plays all original music that has been called "provocative and edgy." New album of high-energy rockers, "gotta dance" swing songs, and sultry ballads, written by Kirk Ridge and produced by John Hanks and Mitch Easter, engineered by Mitch Easter at Fidelitorium Studio, released in March 2009.
2009 featured song on NPR's Car Talk. Finalist in 2008 Austin, TX songwriters' competition.
Mike Canale: sax - one of the top young sax men in the south. Alan Wilson: bass - hot blues/rock guitarist. Butch Colclough: guitar - guitar legend/amp guru. Kimmie Wilson: vocals - renowned NC blues/rock diva. John Pugh: keyboards - Welsh jazz composer. John Hanks: drums - everybody wants John on drums.
Kirk Ridge: vocals/guitar - celebrated singer songwriter.