MP3 Cravin' Dogs - Live at the Black Cat
An eclectic, sometimes wacky, mix of clever, melodic roots-rock, featuring guitar-driven hooks and electric fiddle leads along with harmony-soaked vocals.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, ROCK: American Trad Rock
With their blend of folk, rock, ’80s new wave, and bluegrass, this Vienna, Virginia-based band created an original, dynamic sound that is 20 years in the making. "Live at the Black Cat" was originally recorded in 1994 and released on cassette in 1995. The new CD contains the nine original tunes, plus two bonus tracks—“Liquor Store” from their 1994 release “El Camino,” and the Neil Young cover “Cortez the Killer”.
The big sound that now defines Cravin’ Dogs is rooted in the trio that began with founding members Caldwell Gray (guitar, vocals), Lisa Venable Gray (vocals), and Tom Helf (drums), in 1986. This foundation established the folksy roots of their eclectic rock/pop sound. Since their inception, the band has vastly expanded their sound, size, and musical prowess with the addition of keys, electric violin, and electric guitar. As a unit, Cravin’ Dogs have recorded seven full-length albums, one EP, and two compilation retrospectives, several of which were recorded with producers John Alagia and Doug Derryberry at the helm (Dave Matthews Band—Remember Two Things and Live at Redrocks).
Cravin’ Dogs have performed with some of yesterday’s and today’s biggest names in music including Chuck Berry, Dave Matthews Band, Styx, Gillian Welsh, Cake, and NRBQ, to name a few.
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