Hey folks, 

Thanks to all of you who came out last weekend in Decatur @ Eddie's Attic and in Charlotte @ Neighborhood Theatre - two GREAT crowds and two AMAZING shows - a GREAT way to kick off 2015!!!

Here's a quick reminder about the shows coming up this weekend in Asheville @ The Grey Eagle and in Augusta @ Enterprise Mill.  
Come on out and have a ball!!!


185 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm
Support: Aaron Burdett (http://www.aaronburdett.com/aaronburdettmusic@gmail.com)
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show
ALL AGES Welcome!

1450 Greene Street #600
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:30pm
Support: Joe Stevenson
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show
ALL AGES Welcome!


ANNOUNCE 1/13, ON SALE 1/13 @ 10AM
1022 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Support: TBA
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show
Ages 16+

New Dogs Recording of "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" Available at 12bands.org 

The Blue Dogs recorded a Christmas classic, the well-known "Little Drummer Boy" but a not-so-well-known version that appeared on the 1977 Bing Crosby special that included David Bowie singing a countermelody called "Peace on Earth." The song was recorded this Fall with our friends Doug Derryberry (in Brooklyn) and Buddy Strong (in Campobello SC) and it was given to our friends at 12bands.org to be a part of their "INSTANT CHRISTMAS CLASSICS VOL. 1" on sale for only $5.00. In addition to the new Blue Dogs recording, featuring Bobby and Hank with Doug, Parker Dewitt, and James Bernabe, the compilation includes songs by Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Patrick Davis, and Emily Hearn, among others. Click HERE to purchase the CD today, and give them as stocking stuffers...for a great cause, the fight to end pediatric cancer. Happy Holidays!

James Bernabe, Mando Man! 

Our very own mandolin player James Bernabe was feature in the Winston-Salem Journal yesterday for his accomplishments as a “luthier,” a self-taught builder of mandolins. Read the article HERE !


The Kennel “Merch Central" is once again open for business, and with the holiday season upon us, it is a great time 
to place an order online for CD’s, DVD’s, T-shirts, and Tervis Tumblers! In particular, we have all sizes in a classic style/100% cotton/with pockets, of TWO of our most popular t-shirts: the “MUSIC FOR DOG PEOPLE” SHIRT that dates back to 1991, and the 25th ANNIVERSARY SHIRT from last years show at the Charleston Music Hall ! 

*For those interested in purchasing music, please note that our Discography page lists each album in detail, with tracks and other information. Also, all of our CD’s are available digitally through iTunes and Amazon (links provided on the Discography page).

Happy Shopping!
Woof! Woof!

Thanksgiving Eve Party Tomorrow Night! 

Rain, rain going away…
tonight and early tomorrow that is…
in Florence, SC where the Dogs will be playing
at their annual Thanksgiving holiday show
Wednesday night at Victors - NO COVER!

The question is, will the boys be playing inside or outside? The answer is that we don’t really know. But, through rain, sleet, or clear and cold weather these dogs will be playing tomorrow night! So come on out.
Come ONE. Come ALL, get indulged in some pre-Turkey CARDIO in the process, and wash it down with some hot toddies.

See you there!
CLICK HERE for more information



Previous events


Pawley's Front Porch (Bobby Solo)

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827 Harden Street, Columbia, SC



Lamb Jam 2012 (Blue Dogs Acoustic Trio)

Awendaw, SC


Sharkeys (Blue Dogs Acoustic/Evening Set)

Ocean Isle


Nosh (Blue Dogs Acoustic/Afternoon Set)

10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC


Florence Little Theatre Benefit (Bobby and Hank)

Florence, SC

 Help the FLT raise funds! Bobby and Hank come home to help out and play a few tunes and sit in with others. Not a full Blue Dogs show. Show starts promptly at 7:30 until 10:30...two sets with intermission. 


The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall (SoConf B-Ball Championships)

Asheville, NC

Hey Folks (and Especially Davidson Folks and SoCon fans in general),
We're gonna do a special show up in the 'Ville on the Sunday of the SoConf B-Ball Championships.
Show is 5-8pm in the "One Stop Deli" located in the Asheville Music Hall, just a few steps from the UNC-A basketball arena.
Happy hour will be in full force, and there's great food for the whole family. Check out the menu and other info at www.ashevillemusichall.com.

Woof...and Go Cats! But good luck to all.



Sylvia Theater

27 N Congress St., York, SC

A great venue that we try to play a couple of times a year. They are celebrating the the 10th anniversary of Sylvia's reopening!!
Bobby and Hank with special guest Daren Shumaker. "Bluedogs Bluegrass!"

Doors 8:30
Showtime 9:00
first set 9-9:50
second set 10:10-11pm

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show


Presbyterian Healthcare Fundraiser

Charlotte, NC

 invitation only fundraiser.

Age limit: 18+


Pawleys Front Porch (Bobby Solo)

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Five Points, Columbia, SC

First show of the year...hopefully doing the last Wednesday of every month in the spring/summer. Will post that info soon! Come by for a drink...the weather is going to be nice...


Pawleys Front Porch **Bobby Houck Solo**

827 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29205, Columbia, SC


The Southern

103 South 1st St., Charlottesville, VA

Hank and Bobby with special guests from Charlottesville to be announced!
The Pickin' Shack opens the show!
Doors 8pm
Pickin Shack 8:30-9:15
Dogs 9:30-11
jam 11pm-until!



Ashland Coffee & Tea

100 North Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA

This awesome intimate venue has been the backdrop of some great shows for the Dogs over the past couple of years. Lawrence Gray, a native of Richmond and a high school friend of Bobby's, has been a part of most of them! Lawrence fronted the band Smokin' Phones and then Mary on the Dash out of UNC-Chapel Hill, only to put his guitar down for the business world for 20-odd years. He's been woodshedding and even writing new tunes of late, so come out and hear Lawrence. BUT this time, we've got more. Bobby's first band ever was in high school with Rick O'Hara, then Spanish teacher and now headmaster at a school in Maryland, on the piano, and Lawrence on guitar and vocals. What did Bobby do...drums! Rick is coming down to sit in and make the opening show, and part of the Blue Dogs show, an official GH&O (Gray, Houck, and O'Hara...get it?) Reunion! The first ever....

Doors 7pm
Lawrence 8-8:25
GHO 8:25-8:45
Dogs 9-10:15
GHO and Dogs 10:15-until!

$15 Advance


Smith's Olde Bar w/ The Corduroy Road

1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta , GA

Dogs featuring Patrick Blanchard (Shawn Mullins Band) on guitar and Daren Shumaker on mandolin!
The Corduroy Road from Athens GA opens the show!
Doors 8pm
Tba 8:30-9:15
Corduroy Road 9:30-10:15
Dogs 10:30-midnight

$15.00 advance Age limit: 21+


The Handlebar w/ Crowfield

304 East Stone Ave , Greenville, SC

The Dogs featuring Patrick Blanchard (Shawn Mullins Band) on guitar and Daren Shumaker on mandolin!
Doors 8pm
Crowfield 9-10pm
Dogs 10:30-midnight

$15.00 Age limit: 18+ or w/adult


Bobby Houck & Sadler Vaden Duo @ The Evening Muse

3227 N Davidson Street , Charlotte , NC

Bobby Houck & Sadler Vaden Duo Live @ The Evening Muse opening for the Luke Cunningham Band 
This is the traditional "late" show at the Muse
Doors 10:15pm
Bobby and Sadler 10:30-11:30
Luke Cunningham Band 11:45-1am

$10 ADVANCE / $12 @ Door


The Windjammer with The Corduroy Road

The Windjammer, Beachfront, Isle of Palms, SC

Featuring Sadler Vaden on electric guitar and Phillip Lammonds on acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, etc. 
The Corduroy Road from Athens GA opens (www.thecorduroyroad.com)
Doors 9pm
CR 9:15-10
Dogs 10:20-midnight

$10 Age limit: 21+ or w/adult


Lincoln Theatre w/ Old Habits and Old Man Whickutt

126 E. Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC

Dogs featuring Sadler Vaden on electric guitar!
Doors 7pm
Old Man Whickutt 8-8:40
Old Habits 9-10
Dogs 10:20-midnight
Expect some jammin' too!

$12 ADVANCE / $15 DAY OF SHOW Age limit: 18+


Mac'n at the 'Drome (Benefit Concert for Mac Leaphart)

The Hippodrome, 360 Concord Street, Charleston, SC

 Hank and Bobby to appear on a couple of songs toward the end of concert. Benefit concert featuring Five Way Friday, Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish, Greg Payne & members of The Piedmont Boys, Shovels & Rope with Jamie Resch, Doug Jones of Cravin' Melon, John Wesley Satterfield, Luke Cunningham, Ryan Bonner, Ballard Lesemann, Joal Rush, Donnie Blackwell, Jim Marshall, John Totaro's Classic Woodies & of course Guilt Ridden Troubadour with members of My Ragged Company.


Blue Jean Ball

Open House on the River, 1213 Old Plantation Road, North Augusta, GA



Hog Heaven

7147 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 Come on down for a Lowcountry Holiday Tradition at Hog Heaven for some Acoustic Dogs.