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The Blue Dogs Play The Music Farm in Columbia

Get ready Columbia! The DOGS are in town this Friday night at the Music Farm! After a postponed show at the Farm in early September, the Blue Dogs are ready to ignite the evening. Together, with a full band six piece lineup, they will also be joined by special guests, The Occasional Milkshake, which features Hank Futch, Mark Bryan and Gary Greene.

Over the course of their career, the Blue Dogs have seen changes in goals, bandmates, career direction, and even faced disappointment during tough times.  Nonetheless, the band has brought forth nine successful albums blending bluegrass, alternative country, southern rock & roll, and just plain fun.

The Blue Dogs brand has been carefully crafted by founders Bobby Houck and Hank Futch to exhibit their spirit and attitudes about music.  Having been influenced by family members in the business throughout their early years, the boys designed their sound to also reflect the culture in which they grew up.  Bands such as the Grateful Dead, REM, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, made an impact on their early efforts in writing style and genre.

Originally, The Blue Dogs tracks were primarily acoustic, with additional electric pieces being incorporated throughout the 90’s.  Eventually, this finally morphed into what is collectively known now as an evolving, breathing machine which includes drums, electric guitar, the occasional fiddle, and of course, Hank’s electric bass.

Advance tickets are still available, so grab yours HERE! Doors 7pm, Milkshake 9-10:15pm, Dogs 10:30-12, jam set after midnight!

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