MP3 Mud Dog - River Of My Soul
Captivating roots blues original songs featuring rich harmony vocals, sparkling fingerstyle acoustic guitar and dobro with soaring harmonica, backed by a dynamic rhythm section. Nominated Outstanding Blues Recording ~ 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (46:59) !
Related styles: BLUES: Acoustic Blues, BLUES: Harmonica Blues
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Steve "Mud Dog" Sainas has been a guitarist/singer/songwriter in Vancouver''s cabarets and pubs for the past twenty years. During this time, he has developed a powerful blues guitar and singing style that is instantly recognized by his steadily growing audience. In 1997, Steve began to lay the ground-work for forming his powerful blues band Mud Dog. His vision was to pay tribute to blues masters such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin'' Wolf and John Lee Hooker with a fiery contemporary blues sound. However, Sainas has evolved into an inspired songwriter and producer testifying his own life experiences through his songs that echo the sounds of the Mississippi Delta. Mud Dog released its debut CD "Devil''s Ride" in March 2003 at the Terry Fox Theatre to a house full of excited fans. "Devil''s Ride" features eleven original songs written and produced by Sainas, as well as two traditional arrangements. The CD has been featured on both Storman Norman''s Sunday Blues on Rock 101 and CBC Radio. Devil''s Ride continues to receive regular airplay coast to coast. Five years later, Mud Dog released their second CD, “River of my Soul,” that features eleven new original acoustic songs written and produced by Sainas. These songs deeply reflect on finding the light in a world consumed by darkness. Fans and reviewers describe “River of my Soul” as Mud Dog’s best CD so far.
"River of My Soul", takes you on a gentler journey of the Blues, one which will leave you with a genuine feeling that you are listening to something refreshing and new… "River of My Soul" is a must have CD for any fan of the Blues. ~John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
“River of my Soul”~ Nominated Outstanding Blues Recording for the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Mud Dog features an amazing line up of musicians. Christopher Allen is an award winning harmonica/vocal virtuoso who has performed and recorded all over the continent with a host of musical greats including Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Esther Phillips, Ronnie Hawkins, Tina Turner, Jeff Healey, Bob Rock, and David Foster. Each night Christopher stuns the audience with his soaring melodies and amazing harmonica acrobatics. The combination of harmony vocals, harmonica and steel dobro brings out the very essence of the original blues sounds of the 30''s, 40''s & 50''s. Steve And Christopher dig deep into roots blues as an acoustic duo reminiscent of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Their passion for this genre will fill your souls with musical purity.
In dance venues and in the studio, Steve and Christopher are joined by a dynamic rhythm section. Randy Adams (drums) and Rodney Koke (bass/vocals) provide the pounding heartbeat of Mud Dog. Both players have toured extensively throughout North America and together create a rock solid foundation for the band. Most notably, Rodney had the prestigious experience of opening for Stevie Ray Vaughan & ZZ Top throughout a Southern States tour in the early 80''s.
Collectively, this four-piece blues machine fills the room with huge vocal harmonies and powerful rhythms that draw people into a dancing frenzy.