The Ville Festival formerly Hookahville at Clay's Water Park in North Lawrence, Ohio is in it's 20th year. Diesel Dog has been confirmed for this U.S. Memorial day long weekend celebration. Ekoostik Hookah a native Ohio band has been hosting this festival since it's inception in 1994.
Diesel Dog has been invited to Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Simcoe stopover street fair on Saturday Aug.24th. We will be at Stage 1(kent and peel St.) at 12:30pm and then Stage 2(Robinson and Norfolk St.) at 3:15pm. See you there!!
We will be performing an acoustic set 3:00-5:00pm and an electric set 8:00-10:00pm on the U of Waterloo campus on Saturday Aug.17th. The Tour for Kids is a cancer research cycling fundraiser in it's 10th year!!
Toronto 07.22.13-- the post Phish show at The Great Hall.
08.13.10--Big Rock Festival
We will be playing a late night show with After Funk and DJ General Eclectic at The Great Hall in Toronto after the rescheduled Phish show on June 22nd.
It was co-written with a good friend of ours, Scott Ashley.
Scott, and members of Diesel Dog, all come from Norfolk County, in Southwestern Ontario. This is the birthplace of many fine musicians, including Rick Danko (legendary bass player from The Band).
Norfolk County is a farming community, and has been the heart of the Canadian tobacco belt since the 1920ís. Back then, most hired farm help was brought up from the southern United States. Field hands from Virginia, the Carolinas, and other southern spots brought up their knowledge of Tobacco farming, and also their music. The impact this southern music had on local Norfolk County musicians was profound. The influence and sound was passed on around campfires, porches, churches and in dance halls, and was most famously echoed by Ronnie Hawkins, Rick Danko and The Band.
In the case of The Band, its likely that Norfolk County's musical heritage contributed greatly to the fine chemistry shared between Levon Helm (the only American in The Band) and the rest of the musicians in the group, all from Southwestern Ontario.
The sounds of this remarkably musical county still resonate all over town, and all over our latest album, Boots Live and the Birdtown Hive.
We were honored to have some really great homegrown guests appear on the album. Jim Atkinson, Darren & Alison Schott, Tony Duclose, Dan Walsh, just to name a few. Terry Danko(brother of the late Rick Danko) contributed some great vocal work and 'Professor Louie'-Aaron Hurwitz played some accordion for us. Both Terry and Professor Louie have shared the stage and studio with many greats over the years, including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and The Band. We were really grateful to have their sounds on our record.
All in all, the Album is a great success and we are proud to have continued on with what we feel is big part of our musical heritage.