Mad River Dogs

Sincerity & Grit Unleashed!

A distinct breed of Americana musicianship, creativity, & doggedness

Every DOG Has It's Day!


Who we are...

Every DOG Has It's Day!
 This Fairborn-based band has a way of cutting straight to the core of any listeners’ emotions. With a passion for playing music running through their veins from an early age, Mad River Dogs formed when Thomas Beverly & Timmy Stinson first met in April 2018 during a karaoke night in Fairborn, Ohio. Recognizing the need for live music locally they decided to start a band. Sticking with simple inspiration from Appalachian roots they hope to bring a new appreciation for country, bluegrass, & rockabilly with their style, a sound best described as Americana. 

“Mad River Dogs isn’t your typical country music band or your typical anything, for that matter. We listen to what's happening in the moment not to what we rehearse. Unsophisticated and imperfect, we embrace spontaneity. We don't define our music by what it is but rather what it's not... we're not all about boozing and pickup trucks!”  

Embracing a minimalist "less is best" approach, their stylistic delivery with down to earth renditions of old & new favorites along with some original tunes make them a true joy to watch. They encourage everyone to sing, dance, or stomp along! Audiences enjoy their hysterical commentary & band banter while playing, it guarantees a good time for any occasion. If you are looking for a band to play your festival, private event, wedding, or corporate party Mad River Dogs is sure to make your event one to remember!




The Pack


There is always room for one more dog...

Thomas


Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard

Thomas is the front man for the DOGS, a singer-songwriter and musician who's distinctive voice and commitment to the country style is unquestionable! He comes from a musically talented family, his soulful vocals and playing draws on that bluegrass & gospel music influence.

Timmy


Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals, Harmonica

Timmy provides a subtle musical accompaniment and occasional vocal harmonies and harmonica. Not solely a country picker, his influences go from Johnny Cash to George Harrison. Lately listening to Americana artists such as Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, & Chris Stapleton.

Jack


Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals

Jack's roots are country, bluegrass, & rock. Over the years he's played in local bands including the Dale Oakley Band opening in venues featuring artists such as Tracy Lawrence as well as The Kentucky Headhunters. His fills & riffs add to the raw tone spontaneity and originality.

Ceaser


Percussionist

Ceaser's influences are as diverse as his style, laying down his own brand of rhythmical artistry with grace, finesse, and precision. He has developed a strong sense of time, groove, and feel... the heartbeat of Mad River Dogs!

Jeremy


Bass

Jeremy is a multi-talented musician who plays guitar, banjo, and now his newest endeaver bass guitar. He has several years of experience playing with local bands RIND and Lady Handsome and now laying down rhythmic patterns and grooves with his special blend of meekness allowing the DOGS to maintain its own style and musical direction.

Earl


Keyboard / Harmonica

Earl brings his “A” game to every performance. Not always available for every gig but when the DOGS need that special "bark" of his high energy appearance he always delivers straight from the heart!

DOG Shows


We'll play anywhere... almost.

Upcoming Events

Title Date Location
Top Dog Country Music Night 20 Dec 2019 308 W Main St, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA
Welcome 2020 at The Oregon Express 31 Dec 2019 336 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA
W.O. Wrights Debut! 04 Jan 2020 3979 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH, USA
Barkin' Birthday Bash at Beavercreek Bar! 01 Feb 2020 3810 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432, USA
After Valentine's Day Lonely Heart's Party 15 Feb 2020 1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton, OH 45449, USA

Past Events

Title Date Location
Xenia Chrome Divas Spaghetti Dinner 23 Nov 2019 3810 Dayton Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, USA
A Year of Excellence! 16 Nov 2019 606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA
Froggys Friday Frolic 15 Nov 2019 10 American Way, Monroe, OH, USA
ISupply Presents Music for a Cause 08 Nov 2019 65 Millard Dr, Franklin, Ohio 45005, USA
Fairborn Halloween Festival 19 Oct 2019 Fairborn, OH, USA
Festival of Flight 05 Oct 2019 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435
J.D. Legends Nick Jamerson w/ Mad River Dogs 07 Sep 2019 65 Millard Drive, Franklin, OH, USA
Age Only Matters if You're Bourbon! 24 Aug 2019 606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA
Mad River Dogs Digs BoJangles! 10 Aug 2019 1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton City, Ohio 45449, USA
City of Springboro Concert in the Park 30 Jul 2019 195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, OH, USA
Fairborn's Battle of the Bands 13 Jul 2019 Fairborn, OH, USA
Another Friday Night Connection! 05 Jul 2019 454 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA
Mad River Dogs Day of Summer! 03 Jul 2019 606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA
Mad River Dogs Downtown Dayton! 07 Jun 2019 454 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA
The Old Mason Jar Tavern Block Party! 25 May 2019 606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH, USA
19th Annual Blessing of the Bikes 19 May 2019 1166 Dayton Xenia Rd, Xenia, OH 45385, USA
VFW Memorial Post 8312 20 Apr 2019 1166 Dayton Xenia Road, Xenia, OH, USA
Mad RIver Dogs Live at Bo's 13 Apr 2019 1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton City, Ohio 45449, USA
Charley Farley at Oddbody's Music Room 11 Apr 2019 5418 Burkhardt Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45431, USA
Tumbleweed Connection Debut 27 Mar 2019 454 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA
For the Irish & Those Who Wish They Were! 16 Mar 2019 606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA
Bojangle's Mad River Dogs Debut 23 Feb 2019 1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton City, Ohio 45449, USA
Kickin' Back at Cadillac Jack's 26 Jan 2019 1156 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA
Cadillac Jack's Mad River Dog Debut 28 Dec 2018 1156 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA
The Old Mason Jar Tavern Debut 15 Dec 2018 606 W Xenia Dr, Fairborn, OH, USA
Amvets Post #2003's Chili Cook Off 24 Nov 2018 2250 Patterson Rd, Dayton, OH, USA
Chapter Open Mic Mad River Dog Debut 18 Oct 2018 1872 S Maple Ave, Fairborn, OH, USA
South Park Tavern- Mad River Dog Debut 15 Aug 2018 1301 Wayne Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45410, USA

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Every DOG Has Its Day!

Properly trained, a man can be Mad River Dogs' best friend!


Educate yourself!

We identify as a laid-back informal group of blue-collar musicians with a simple down to earth approach in our music and life itself. At times we’ve been referred to as hillbillies or rednecks, no worries we wear that “red bandanna” with pride. It’s our badge of honor in fact. As it turns out, "redneck" is a term that has been in use in English speaking nations outside of the United States for nearly four hundred years now. Its oldest roots trace to Presbyterian Scottish Covenanters in the 1600s, who fought against the royal interference in the church from the Stuart monarchy. The Stuarts believed in the divine right of kings, and as rulers usurped control of the church. In response, many devout Presbyterians signed covenants that promised loyalty to the church over the British King Charles of England. The Covenanters signed in blood to show their fervently held beliefs and wore red bandannas or neckerchiefs around their necks as a sign of solidarity. Thus, the term "redneck" was born. The term "hillbilly" derived from the Scots-Irish supporters of King William. William, Prince of Orange, was known as "King Billy," and he deposed the unpopular James Stuart from ruling in 1690. In Scotland, his supporters were known as "billy boys," and their American counterparts, who largely populated the hills of Appalachia, became known as "hillbillies." So it was religion and a red bandanna that came together to coin the term "redneck" in Scotland. Later on, when many Scots-Irish migrated to America following the Test Act in 1704, they brought the word with them. It's not entirely sure as to whether or not the term developed a new meaning after it crossed the Atlantic. However, it is crystal clear that it didn't originate with “country bumpkins” in the Southern United States.

 In 1921, black, white and immigrant mine workers took up arms to battle the coal companies that controlled and exploited every aspect of their lives. United, they wore red bandannas to identify each other in battle. They called themselves the “Redneck Army”.  A name in history given to a cross-ethnic, cross-racial, working-class solidarity group of people from Appalachia. One of the most powerful and diverse working-class movements in American history. 

To us, redneck is a term that signifies a pride in our class as well as a pride in resistance to anyone who threatens liberty and protects domination and tyranny. Educate yourself, don’t be confused with modern derogatory, stereotyping ignorant terms.