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Gonzo-folk at its finest, Cravin’ Dogs creates a unique, vibrant blend of melodic roots-rock that has kept Dogheads howling for 31 years.
Cravin' Dogs began as a «gonzo-folk» trio in 1986. Founding members Caldwell Gray (guitar/vocals), Lisa Venable Gray (vocals) and Tom Helf (drums) crafted a sparse brand of rock and roll that used acoustic guitar, drums and harmony-driven vocals to create a unique blend of folk, rock, '80s new wave and bluegrass. Since then Cravin' Dogs has evolved into an all-original, eclectic, rootsy, rock/pop-outfit that has played over 1000 shows and released eight full-length albums, one EP and two compilation retrospectives.
The band members are Caldwell Gray (acoustic guitar/keys/vocals), John Penovich (electric guitar), Barry Warsaw (bass guitar), Tom Helf (drums) and Todd Baker (electric violin).
Cravin' Dogs has shared the stage with such diverse national acts as Chuck Berry, NRBQ, Styx, The Dave Matthews Band, The Radiators, Cake, The Connells, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Hillbilly Funk All-Stars, Hobex, Gillian Welsh, Peter Rowan, Eddie From Ohio and The Bottlerockets.