Mad Dog Blues Band

Mad Dog Blues Band

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN

The Mad Dog Blues Band features the lead skills of Tim Maskell on guitar and Terry Thrasher on harmonica. The band brings a laid-back, casual atmosphere to its shows. No hype... no attitude... just the blues, with an Alberta flavour.


Formed back in early 2006, the Mad Dog Blues Band was thrown together to play a gig at Festival Place in Sherwood Park for their summer Patio Series.

The original 4 members of the band are Curtis Knecht on vocals, Dean McQuay on rhythm guitar, Tim Maskell on lead guitar and Scott McDonald on drums. After a tragic “footie” accident forced a change of bass players, Jim Koladich joined the band as bass player and sometime lead guitar player. The group's lineup was completed when Terry Thrasher, harmonica player extraordinaire, brought his 50+ years of harp experience to the band. The Mad Dog Blues Band now combines over 150 years of music experience into one unique sound.

The Mad Dog Blues Band recently recorded their demo CD, “Live” in the Basement, and is scheduled to hit the studio again in January of 2011.

The Mad Dog Blues Band is a regular performer with the Edmonton Blues Society and has been privileged to play on Canada Day (2008-2010) as part of the Works Festival in Churchill Square in Edmonton. The band was also part of the line up for the 1st Annual Beaumont Blues Festival (August 2008) and has played in several regional Beer & Wine Fests throughout Alberta. The Mad Dog Blues Band has spread their fiery brand of Alberta blues as far north as Eaglesham and as far south as the great metropolis of Red Deer.

The Mad Dog Blues Band spices its shows with original tunes and a light peppering of blues standards and southern rock classics that have been "Mad Dogged" (as we affectionately call our arrangements).

Influences include ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, BB King, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Thackery.


Demo CD - "Live" in the Basement


Set List

The sets generally consist of originals, blues standards and southern-rock classics. The following is an example of a 3 set program.

Set #1

1. Snake Oil
2. No More Doggin'
3. Luis
4. Love Blues
5. Shape I'm in
6. Heartbreak Hotel
7. Summertime
8. Drinkin' About You
9. Let the Four Winds Blow
10. Don't Ask Me No Questions
11. Stop Messin' 'Round

Set #2

1. Everytime I Roll the Dice
2. Rock-n-roll Pain Train
3. Niagara Falls
4. Cleveland
5. Ballad of Curtis Loew
6. Just Love Me
7. Jesus Just Left Chicago
8. Magic Rooster Blues
9. Driving Wheel
10. Gimme Three Steps
11. Caledonia

Set #3

1. Whiskey Rock-a-roller
2. Shape I'm In
3. Worry, Worry, Worry
4. Two Steps
5. Stormy Monday
6. Old Weakness
7. Hot, Blue and Righteous
8. Johnny B. Goode
9. Kansas City
10. Folsom Prison
11. That's All