Avogadro's Number, 605 S Mason St,, Fort Collins, CO 80524
The Mad Dog Blues is an acoustic, harmonica-driven, string band with a unique blues style indigenous to Colorado in the 21st Century. We call it Colorado Country Blues because it combines what is internationally known as the “Colorado Sound” (or "jam grass") with traditional Southern rural blues. With Mad Dog Friedman on harmonica, Sean Bennight on acoustic guitar, Jeff Becker on mandolin, Clark Chanslor on standup bass, Mark Kaczorowski on acoustic guitar and Bill “Big Willy” Palmer on acoustic guitar, Mad Dog Blues is a coalition of top-notch, veteran musicians dedicated to exploring this new sound in both their song writing and performances. Links to their music, videos, social media and more may be found at www.ColoradoCountryBlues.com.
"Mad Dog's traditional acoustic blues harmonica playing...is a delight to hear." ~ Peter Madcat Ruth, Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso
"It's as if E.T. plays the harmonica!!!! I dig your take on the instrument, seeking and speaking!!"~ Sugar Blue, Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso
"Now the rootsy musician, along with his band, the Mad Dog Blues Experience, kicks up a dusty fusion of acoustic blues and string band-influenced jamming." ~ Nick Hutchinson, Westword magazine, March 27, 2020
"...it incorporates the best of blues played elsewhere and adds its own unique twists. We are fortunate to have Colorado bands such as Mad Dog Blues that build on true traditions while absorbing and blending our local piquant flavors." ~ Jack Grace, Feb.-March 2021 Holler from the Colorado Blues Society