Mad River Dogs

Sincerity & Grit Unleashed!

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

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 his veins Mad River Dogs formed when Timmy Stinson recognized  the need for live music locally and decided to start a band. Sticking with simple inspiration from Appalachian roots he hoped to bring a new appreciation for country, bluegrass, & rockabilly… a sound best described as Americana. 

“Mad River Dogs isn’t your typical 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. Willing to play around a campfire or up on a big ol’ stage, for a few or for a crowd. They’ll play sweet and purty or down and dirty, they just want to play! 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!

DOG Shows

We'll play anywhere... almost.

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Willing to play around a campfire or up on a big ol’ stage, for a few or for a crowd. We can play sweet n’ purty or down n’ dirty, we just wanna play!