Mad River Dogs

Sincerity & Grit Unleashed!

A distinct breed of musicianship, creativity, & doggedness...

 This Fairborn, Ohio based sound has a way of cutting straight to the core of any listeners’ emotions. Mad River Dogs formed when recognizing a need for live music locally. Sticking with simple inspiration from Appalachian roots and a hope to bring a new appreciation by inserting that influence into each performance.

“Mad River Dogs isn’t a typical band or typical anything for that matter. Listening to what's happening in the moment and not to what’s rehearsed is always crucial. Unsophisticated and imperfect, embracing spontaneity is the platform!”

Embracing a minimalist "less is best" approach, a stylistic delivery with down to earth renditions of old & new favorites along with some original tunes make them a true joy to watch… always encouraging everyone to sing, dance, or stomp along! Willing to play around a campfire or up on a big ol’ stage, for a few or for a crowd. Playing sweet and purty or down and dirty, they just want to play! If you are looking for music to play at a festival, private event, wedding, or corporate party Mad River Dogs is sure to make the event one to remember!




We'll play anywhere... almost.

No place too small or too big!!