A distinct breed of Americana musicianship, creativity, & doggedness
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.
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.
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'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 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.
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!
|Top Dog Country Music Night||20 Dec 2019||Friday||308 W Main St, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA|
|W.O. Wrights Debut!||04 Jan 2020||Saturday||3979 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH, USA|
|After Valentine's Day Lonely Heart's Party||15 Feb 2020||Saturday||1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton, OH 45449, USA|
|Xenia Chrome Divas Spaghetti Dinner||23 Nov 2019||Saturday||3810 Dayton Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, USA|
|A Year of Excellence!||16 Nov 2019||Saturday||606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA|
|Froggys Friday Frolic||15 Nov 2019||Friday||10 American Way, Monroe, OH, USA|
|ISupply Presents Music for a Cause||08 Nov 2019||Friday||65 Millard Dr, Franklin, Ohio 45005, USA||Closed|
|Fairborn Halloween Festival||19 Oct 2019||Saturday||Fairborn, OH, USA|
|Festival of Flight||05 Oct 2019||Saturday||3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435|
|J.D. Legends Nick Jamerson w/ Mad River Dogs||07 Sep 2019||Saturday||65 Millard Drive, Franklin, OH, USA|
|Age Only Matters if You're Bourbon!||24 Aug 2019||Saturday||606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA|
|Mad River Dogs Digs BoJangles!||10 Aug 2019||Saturday||1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton City, Ohio 45449, USA|
|City of Springboro Concert in the Park||30 Jul 2019||Tuesday||195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, OH, USA|
|Fairborn's Battle of the Bands||13 Jul 2019||Saturday||Fairborn, OH, USA|
|Another Friday Night Connection!||05 Jul 2019||Friday||454 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA|
|Mad River Dogs Day of Summer!||03 Jul 2019||Wednesday||606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA|
|Mad River Dogs Downtown Dayton!||07 Jun 2019||Friday||454 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA|
|The Old Mason Jar Tavern Block Party!||25 May 2019||Saturday||606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH, USA|
|19th Annual Blessing of the Bikes||19 May 2019||Sunday||1166 Dayton Xenia Rd, Xenia, OH 45385, USA||Closed|
|VFW Memorial Post 8312||20 Apr 2019||Saturday||1166 Dayton Xenia Road, Xenia, OH, USA|
|Mad RIver Dogs Live at Bo's||13 Apr 2019||Saturday||1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton City, Ohio 45449, USA|
|Charley Farley at Oddbody's Music Room||11 Apr 2019||Thursday||5418 Burkhardt Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45431, USA|
|Tumbleweed Connection Debut||27 Mar 2019||Wednesday||454 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA|
|For the Irish & Those Who Wish They Were!||16 Mar 2019||Saturday||606 West Xenia Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA|
|Bojangle's Mad River Dogs Debut||23 Feb 2019||Saturday||1925 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton City, Ohio 45449, USA|
|Kickin' Back at Cadillac Jack's||26 Jan 2019||Saturday||1156 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA|
|Cadillac Jack's Mad River Dog Debut||28 Dec 2018||Friday||1156 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn, Ohio 45324, USA|
|The Old Mason Jar Tavern Debut||15 Dec 2018||Saturday||606 W Xenia Dr, Fairborn, OH, USA|
|Amvets Post #2003's Chili Cook Off||24 Nov 2018||Saturday||2250 Patterson Rd, Dayton, OH, USA|
|Chapter Open Mic Mad River Dog Debut||18 Oct 2018||Thursday||1872 S Maple Ave, Fairborn, OH, USA|
|South Park Tavern- Mad River Dog Debut||15 Aug 2018||Wednesday||1301 Wayne Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45410, USA|
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.