Kicking Wicked
Gig Seeker Pro

Kicking Wicked

Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Classic Rock




"Guitardogs: Obedience School Dropouts"

Billboard Discovered February 28, 2012

The name Guitardogs brings to mind seasoned pros, gritting their teeth, wielding their axes with a legacy of tales to tell. On Obedience School Dropouts, you get just that. The Philadelphia-based band’s album plays like an unfolding story, whether it’s intentional or not, of losing love (Angelina), finding no solace in one’s home (My Town) and searching for musical success (Big Time). While the sound is typical bluesy fare, it comes off as theatrical, a clear indicator of the emotions that went into making the very technically proficient music. The album’s standout is a track called, Love Me Cruel, replete with fierceness from the tough guitar licks and the lyrics about whips and chains and rollicking keys, which add an extra layer, cool. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to tap into rock’s softer side, like on the slightly saccharine Visions. Guitardogs are certainly road warriors proof that rock n roll gets better with age!
- Billboard Discovered

"Review: Guitardogs- Dog Years"

Kintnersville, Pennsylvania’s Guitardogs hit the road in 2007 with one of the most exciting guitar-based classic rock albums of that year, Dog Years. Whether it's Blues, Rock, Country of even 1970's psychedelia, Guitardogs laid it all on the line. The guitar work is definitely the thing here. Songwriting otherwise is fair to average, and the vocals are sufficient throughout. Whether prosecuting Billy Gibbons style Texas Blues/Rock riffs (Long Goodbyes, All She Wrote, One Of Those Days, Paradise); Classic and Prog Rock (Anthem, Red Beans And Rice), lyric ballads (Foolish Pride, You Should Know By Now) or Floydian musical subversion (Suicide on 611), Guitardogs will have all the axe men and ladies out there reaching for their instrument and trying to catch on. The technical aspects of the album are brilliant, and Dog Years harkens back to a time when Rock N Roll was still King, and the guitar was his - Wildy's World

"Guitardogs March 2008"

Shinbone Magazine
Issue: March 2008


Review by: Rob Wheary

With over 100 years of musical experience between the four of them and playing together for twenty years now, Philadelphia’s Guitardogs have worked to keep the rock/blues genre alive, and they have succeeded.
Listening to them puts a picture together sitting in the smoky bar, couple of bottles on the table and enjoying a good night of rock and roll. Roger Williams, Mark Ludescher, Don McCormick and Rich Schock have worked to put out an impressive body of work that sounds like a greatest-hits collection of the late 60s and 70a music.
Of particular great moves is the track “Black Sheep”, which will bring the love of the blues to any man that listens to it, and the rockin’ number “Paradise.” There is an old saying that an artist tries to score high on the measuring stick to be compared to everyone else. Ladies and gentlemen, Guitardogs are the stick.
- Shinbone Magazine


Pennsylvania band, The Guitardogs have been rocking the Keystone state since 1988. Having gone through a couple of lineup changes over the years, The Guitardogs have developed their sound into an awesome classic rock experience with their ‘best of’ album, Dog Years.

Dog Years is a collection of great memories the band has had through the years all on a two-disc set. This album is great because it shows the diversity the band has as a whole - ranging from Allman Brothers-style classic rock to traditional bluesy jams. The Guitardogs is a group of songwriters as well as performers. This shows as each of the writers has a unique style that they have masterfully crafted together to form a diverse and eclectic sound.

From blues, to classic rock and even a little metal influence, Dog Years is packed with great lyrics and melodies, jams and, of course, epic guitar solos from start to finish.

Dog Years also includes plenty of live recordings for fans. These tracks, according to the band, are from some of their most memorable performances over the years. One thing is for sure, The Guitardogs are in no short supply of rhythm, blues and a whole lot of rock-n-roll!

4.5 out of 5 stars
- Swift Rviews

"Guitardogs/ Dog Years"

" Their newest record took two years to make and consists of 2 discs, each with 17 songs. Most of the songs are blues fueled rock and roll... The feel is, soulful, rich, and authentic... The Guitardogs are all about playing and making good blues music. August 2007 - Pulse Weekly Magazine

"Rob Valine/ Band Profiles"

...the Dogs at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA 8/09/09.The Guitardogs were without a doubt a crowd favorite... The band was tight, the decades of playing experience and honing their style was evidentand any rock or blues fan would surely have enjoyed the show! - Allentown Examiner

"'Tecka's Tracks"

"Dog Years...what a bloody great 2 CD set you've got here.
- 'Tecka (Terry Iredale), Tecka's Tracks HotFM 106.7 VICTORIA, AUS (Oct 15, 2009)

- Hot FM 106.7 Victoria, Ausralia


Dog Years (2 CD Boxset, released 2007)
Don’t Track It In The House (released 2003, recorded live at the Tohickon Tavern)
New Tricks (released 1999)
Guitardogs (released 1992)
Released Spring 2011!!!

Radio Airplay- broadcast and streaming
Black Sheep
My Town
Love Me Cruel
Do the Right Thing
Long Goodbyes




With almost 25 years of rockin’ history, The Guitardogs have evolved into much more than just a band. They are institutions of rock n’ roll, throwbacks to easier days when the music soothed your soul, broke your heart, and made you want to party all night.

The core of the Dogs’ music is based on their original material, which comes alive with a soulful rock/blues texture, and which critics have hailed as “an awesome classic rock experience.” Rob Wheary, of Shinbone Magazine, notes, “… Philadelphia’s Guitardogs have worked to keep the rock/blues genre alive, and they have succeeded.”

The band also is renowned for their cover material, which includes a wide range of song selections from The Allman Brothers Band, Three Dog Night, Deep Purple, 5 Man Electrical Band, the Eagles, and other beloved bands.

In May 2011, the Guitardogs released “Obedience School Dropouts.” Receiving airplay in over 20 countries, the album quickly became the Dogs’ most popular to date. The Dogs’ fourth release, “Dog Years,” is a two-disc set that covers the 20-year history of the band, including favorite tracks, raucous live recordings, and new material.

The Guitardogs have been featured on Radio 104 (Los Angeles, CA), Tecka’s Tracks (nationally syndicated radio in Australia), WQSU 88.9 (Pennsylvania),,, and several other media outlets.

A Little Dawg History
In the summer of 1988, the Guitardogs began what would be a quarter century commitment to music, songwriting, and howlin’ good times. The original lineup featured veterans of the Philly rock n’ roll scene and quickly attracted a large grass roots following with their powerful mix of rock and blues. Roger Williams and Karl Huf were on guitar, Dave Eveland on bass, and Jimmy Parker on drums.

Dave Eveland moved on in 1990 and was replaced by Mark Ludescher, who switched between guitar and bass and added additional lead vocal experience. After Karl Huf left in the early 90s, the Guitardogs added an old friend and sound engineer, Rich Schock, on keyboards. Rich rekindled the Dogs’ flair for vocal harmonies and added a compelling musical dimension with his keyboard prowess. When Jim Parker retired in 2005, the band added Don McCormick, a well-traveled music veteran and outstanding drummer.

For more information about the Guitardogs, please visit or; the band’s music can be purchased at iTunes, the Guitardogs web site, and other popular Internet music destinations.

Notable Appearances of the Guitardogs:
Tour support: Marshall Tucker Band
Tour support Johnny Winter
The Real Radio Show- on location...Times Square, NY
The Colonial Theatre- Phoenixville, PA
Stockton Music Festival- Stockton, NJ
Blueridge Bikefest- Roanoke Civic Center Roanoke,VA
Cape May Music Fest and Conference- Cape May, NJ
Musikfest 2009
Vet Rock Show with Felix Cavalier and The Rascals, Big Brother and the Holding Co., and more!

Accomplishments for the Guitardogs:
“Black Sheep” listed top 50 International Indie Release at Australia’s “Muzik Oz Awards 2010”
Featured on: Tecka’s Tracks( Nationally syndicatedon Public Radio in Australia);The Common Nonsense Show (United Kingdom, Australia); radio; WDVR FM Sergeantsville, NJ; WSPR sound Planet Radio; Dr Lou Show 1360 AM Philadelphia; the WZZO Backyard Bands Allentown, PA, Night Out
“Blame It On The Rain” and “Suicide on 611” in rotation at Indie Radio 104 LA.
“Blame It On The Rain” was picked in the Top 10 Lehigh Valley in a NARAS song competition.
“Thinkin’ of Me” – finalist in American Songwriter Magazine new song competition in Nashville.
“Dad a do dat” – Finalist in WZZO song competition.

Roger Williams - Guitar

A founding member of the Guitardogs, Roger loves the blues/ rock texture of our music. This is a good thing since he writes and arranges (not to mention his lead vocals) a lot of it! His influences range from the great British guitarists: Beck, Clapton, and Page, to Jimi Hendrix, and a large helping of Allman’s style slide.
Roger, who resides on his farm in Bucks County Pa., is an avid guitar collector who finds vintage Fender Guitars and amps irresistible. He even has a bass guitar in the “Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame”.
Seen in and around the Philadelphia area for many years, Roger’s outstanding guitar work is the motor that drives this band and has left many an awed onlooker waiting for the next time the Dogs comes back to town.

Mark Ludescher- Bass

Mark was born in Philadelphia and moved to the Doylestown area of Buc

Band Members