Diesel Dog is a Roots Fusion band from Norfolk County, Ontario.


We have been performing at festivals, fairs, events, and clubs for the past 15 years. Its hard to count, but we have likely played close to 1000 shows.

Depending on the event we play either play an acoustically oriented set, or we plug in for an electrified set of tight and funky rock 'n roll.

When performing acoustically we play a rootsy, 'bluegrassy' blend of Americana inspired original material mixed with some choice cover material.





When we perform electric we have a great big dancable energy; a funky intensity that always gets the crowd on their feet and into the music. Our electric show is full of improvisational twists and turns, anchored by one of Ontario's tightest rhythm sections.

Whether we come out acoustically with our hillbilly funk, or plug in for a set of electrified roots-rock psychedelia, people end up dancing at Diesel Dog shows.

We usually perform as a five piece (a mix of banjo, dobro, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, rhodes piano, synths, congas, and drums).

Highlights include opening spots for Little Feat and Johnny Winter.

We have developed a strong regional following and have just finished our 3rd all original CD