MUD DOG

MUD DOG

 Coquitlam, British Columbia, CAN
BandBluesAcoustic

Mud Dog, an original delta blues band, has a rich contemporary sound infused with big harmony vocals, soaring harmonica, sparkling dobro & acoustic guitar, backed by a pounding rhythm combo. 2nd CD, "River of My Soul", Nominated 2008 WCMA Outstanding Blues Recording & 2008 TEMA Winner Best Blues CD.

Biography

Mud Dog
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 groundwork 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. In March 2003, Mud Dog released its debut CD "Devil's Ride" 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 is receiving 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. Fans and reviewers describe “River of My Soul” as Mud Dog’s best CD so far.
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"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)
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“River of My Soul” ~ 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards Nominee for Outstanding Blues Recording
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“River of My Soul” ~ 2008 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award Winner for Best Canadian Blues CD/Album
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During the day, Steve is busy teaching Rock School and Recording Arts at Terry Fox Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, BC. He established these programs in 2000/2001 and has developed them into one of the most successful music programs in public education.

Christopher “Reed Killer” 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.

Together, Steve And Christopher dig deep into roots blues creating a fresh contemporary acoustic sound that is thick with energy and flowing chemistry. The combination of harmony vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar and steel dobro brings out the very essence of the original blues sounds of the 30's, 40's & 50's. Their passion for this genre will fill your souls with musical purity.

In dance venues and in the studio, a dynamic rhythm section joins Steve and Christopher. Rodney Koke (bass/vocals) and Randy Adams (drums) infuse Mud Dog with a pounding heartbeat that ignites the audience into a dancing frenzy.

For more info & bookings please visit www.muddog.ca

Lyrics

RIVER OF MY SOUL

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

In the river of my soul
There’s a love that’ll never run cold
Through the deepest valley it flows
With every bend my love for you grows

There’s a deep love in the river of my everlasting soul

Though white water breaks on river stone
You will never ever be alone
Even on the highest fall
I will always give you my all

Yes There’s a deep love in the river of my everlasting soul

(bridge)
This river has so many twists and turns
And troubled waters that we must endure
And as we head out to the sea
What will be will come eventually

And as we drift out on the stormy ocean
Aimless, without direction
Together we will find the shore
With our love we’ll need nothing more

There’s a deep love in the river of my everlasting soul
There’s a deep love in the river of my everlasting soul
There’s a deep love in the river of my everlasting soul

©2003/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs

Recorded and Produced by Steve Sainas

THESE BONES ARE BARE

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

Black cloud’s comin’ down on my front door
Black cloud’s comin’ down oh so low
But I don’t care, I don’t care no more
These bones are bare and I don’t care no more

I can hear the wind howlin’ through the walls
I can hear the wind gonna tear through it all
But I don’t care, I don’t care no more
These bones are bare and I don’t care no more

Night fills the day and day falls to night
There’s so little light left in this life
But I don’t care, I don’t care no more
These bones are bare and I don’t care no more

There’s no justice comin’ down from the right
There’s no left to stand up and fight
I don’t care, I don’t care no more
These bones are bare and I don’t care no more
These bones are bare and I don’t care no more
I don’t care, I don’t care no more

© 2004/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs

Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

MISSISSIPPI

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

Spent too many years in the cold
Growin’ numb getting’ too old
Spent too many years in the dark
Eyes closed workin’ too hard

Got no money slavin’ for nothin’
Spinnin’ wheels sinking in the mud
Afriad to move , afraid to change the scene
Afraid to live life like I should have been

Got bury all my fear
Got to get away from here

Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down where I can be free
Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down to Mississippi

Like an old dog chewin’ on an old bone
Got no meat, but won’t let go
Spent his whole life diggin’ round his backyard
Never knowin’ what lies beyond

Always talkin’ ‘bout that big trip
Always talkin’ never will commit
Still workin’, still sinkin’
Dreams driftin’, years slip away

Got bury all my fear
Got to get away from here

Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down where I can be free
Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down to Mississippi
Take me down to Mississippi

(solo)

Got bury all my fear
Got to get away from here

Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down where I can be free
Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down to Mississippi
Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down where I can be free
Take me down to that rollin’ river
Take me down to Mississippi
Take me down to Mississippi...Yeah!

© 2006/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

CAN'T FIGURE YOU OUT

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

You lift me up
You tear me down
You spin my head ‘til it falls on the ground
You’re so wound up you’re flyin’ apart
You reach out, rip out my heart

Tell me baby what do you want
Tell me please honey and don’t you shout
Tell me baby what do you really want
I can’t figure you out

You tell me this
You tell me that
I come a runnin’ then you send me back
I’m so damn tired, I’m dead on my feet
Well I give up, you’ve got me beat

Tell me baby what do you want
Tell me please honey and don’t you shout
Tell me baby what do you really want
I can’t figure you out

I give money and all my lovin’
I give you everything you need
If I miss somethin’, you treat me like I’m nothin’
Tell me baby why you treat me so mean

You pull me in
You push me out
We make love then you punch me out
Despite it all without a doubt
I still love you lets work it out

Tell me baby what do you want
Tell me please honey and don’t you shout
Tell me baby what do you really want
We can figure it out
Tell me baby what do you want
Tell me please honey and don’t you shout
Tell me baby what do you really want
I can’t figure you out
I can’t figure you out
I can’t figure you out
I can’t figure you out

© 2004/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs

Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

I'M LEAVIN'

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

I’m Leavin’, Yes I’m long gone
I’m Leavin’, Yes I’m long gone
Gonna leave all my troubles
Yes my time has come
I won’t follow, won’t follow you no more
I won’t follow, won’t follow you no more
I won’t let you rule my world
Won’t let you rule my soul
I won’t let you rule my world
Won’t let you rule my soul
No more lies, no lies will I believe
No more lies, no lies will I believe
You can keep your venom
I will not be deceived
Now I’m free, free free at last
Yes I’m free, free free at last
I ain’t never gonna look back
Never forget the past
I ain’t never gonna look back
Never forget the past

© 2004/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

LIVE FOR TODAY

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

Too busy workin’ for tomorrow
Forget how to live for today
Always chasin’ down that extra dollar
I know my soul’s gonna pay

Workin’ on through every night
I really miss my wife
She keeps a candle burnin’ bright
It melts away like the years of our life

How do I stop this speedin’ freight train?
Need to get my feet back on the ground
How do I get my life back again?
Before it all comes crashin’ down
crashin’ down on me

Got a little boy says my hugs never last
He always asks for more
But my mind’s spinnin’ on some stupid task
Then I’m runnin’ out that door

How do I stop this speedin’ freight train?
Need to get my feet back on the ground
How do I get my life back again?
Before it all comes crashin’ down
On me…….crashin’…..crashin’

Got a little girl she’s growin’ up too fast
Says I never have time to play
And I know one day I’ll turn to her and ask
Why can’t you visit me today

How do I stop this speedin’ freight train?
Need to get my feet back on the ground
How do I get my life back again?
Before it all comes crashin’ down
How do I stop this speedin’ freight train?
Need to get my feet back on the ground
How do I get my life back again?
Before it all comes crashin’ down
On me…… crashin’ down…… on me
crashin’

© 2004/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

MY BABY

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

My Baby, she says my hair is too long
She tells me that I dress all wrong
and lately, it seems the magic’s all gone

My Baby, she says my music’s too loud
She tells me she really hates to shout
and lately, she just wants to get out

You used to listen to me play all day long
We used to make love till the early bird’s song
Now you walk by me like I don’t belong
Tell me honey, what ever did I do wrong

My Baby, she says I’ve grown too old
And lately, I forget what I’ve been told
She tells me, that her heart has gone cold

You used to say you’d love me my whole life long
We used to laugh at trouble cause we’d never be alone
Now you walk by me like I don’t belong
Tell me honey, what ever did I do wrong
Tell me honey, what ever did I do wrong
Tell me honey, what ever did I do wrong

© 2003/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

STEP INTO THE LIGHT

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

I feel a cold wind blowin’
It chills me to the bone
I fear my body’s showin’
Signs of growin’ old
I’m feelin’ weary
I’m feelin’ weary

I feel my hand shakin’
All my bones achin’
I hear my voice breakin’
I fear time is takin’
Me away
Takin’ me away

And I’m holdin’ on so tight
Try to push away the night
But when I step into the light
I wonder, is this the last time?

I’m too young to feel this way
I’ve got so much more to say
Cruel fate has stolen my days
I’ve got to find a way to stay
I’ve got to stay

And I’m holdin’ on so tight
Try to push away the night
But when I step into the light
I wonder, is this the last time?

© 2004/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

STOP THE SHOW

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

Hey there, look all around you
Tell me what do you really need?
All you people I can see through
are wasting away in your greed

But what I really want to know
is how did we sink so low?
I believe it’s time to start all over
Believe it’s time to stop the show

Hooked on reality TV
Every consumers dream
Lies and deceit
But weak minds, they still believe

But what I really want to know
is how did we sink so low?
I believe it’s time to start all over
Believe it’s time to stop the show

It’s all about big money
It’s all about big fame
It’s all about big power
It’s such a stupid game
It’s all about keepin’ you down in the cellar
Don’t think, don’t speak, just spend all your dollars

Hey there, look in the mirror
Do you like what you see?
Do you even remember
what real life should be?

But what I really want to know
is how did we sink so low?
I believe it’s time to start all over
Believe it’s time to stop the show

© 2004/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

DRIVIN ME CRAZY

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

Well I don’t want nobody messin around with you
I don’t want nobody messin around with you
You’re my girl and I want you to be true

Yeah I see you flirtin’ all around the room
Yeah I see you flirtin’ all around the room
And every man is chasin’ after you

Well I’m stuck up here singin’ the blues
And your fir is burnin’ on my fuel
You’re playin’ me for a fool
Yeah, you’re playin’ me for a fool
And you’re drivin’ me crazy
drivin’ me crazy
crazy baby

You’re bumpin’ and grindin’ all over the floor
Yeah, you’re bumpin’ and grindin’ all over the floor
And baby I just can’t stand it anymore

Well I’m stuck up here singin’ the blues
And your fir is burnin’ on my fuel
You’re playin’ me for a fool
Yeah, you’re playin’ me for a fool
And you’re drivin’ me crazy
You’re drivin’ me crazy
You’re drivin’ me crazy
You’re drivin’ me crazy

© 2005/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

THE EDGE

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS

Won’t you let me in
to share your thoughts
Let me help lift
the darkness from your heart

Look down deep inside
The child is there to find
Who once ran wild
With the purest of mind

Don’t say there’s no more love to give
Cry your last tear
The whole world is yours to live
Don’t throw it all away
Don’t throw it all away

Step back from the edge
The answer’s not there
Look to the ones who love you
Turn to the ones who care

Don’t say there’s no more love to give
Cry your last tear
The whole world is yours to live
Don’t throw it all away
Don’t throw it all away

Don’t say there’s no more love to give
Cry your last tear
The whole world is yours to live
Don’t throw it all away
Don’t throw it all away
Don’t throw it all away

So won’t you let me in
to share your thoughts
Let me help lift
the darkness from your heart

© 1992/2008 SG Sainas, Sainas Songs
Recorded & Produced by Steve Sainas

DEVIL'S RIDE

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS


I'm driftin' down river
Devil gonna give me a ride
I'm driftin' down river
Devil gonna give me a ride
I'm runnin' scared I'm runnin' blind
Gonna leave all my life behind
I looked down deep just to find
All I was had gone and died

Gonna take the devil's ride
Gonna take the devil's ride
Gonna take the devil's ride

I loved a woman
I thought her heart was mine
I loved a woman
I thought her heart was mine
I caught her laying with another man by her side
Now I know her cheatin' heart had lied
Cold reality can not be denied
Bitter freedom will soon be realized

Gonna take the devil's ride
Gonna take the devil's ride
Gonna take the devil's ride

I'm standing in the river
Wash away all my sins
I'm standing in the river
Wash away all my sins
Muddy water heal the pain within
Bloody water drown all my lovin'
Through the delta there's a cold wind howlin'
On it there's a dark rider comin'

Gonna take the devil's ride
Gonna take the devil's ride
Gonna take the devil's ride

© S.G. Sainas Sainas Songs 1998

GASTOWN BLUES

Written By: STEVE "MUD DOG" SAINAS


Well I'm headin' down to Gastown
Got my Dobro in my hand
I'm headin' down to Gastown
Got my Dobro in my hand
Gonna play for them city folks
Hope they'll help me if they can

Hey there Gassy Jack ol' friend
Glad to see you again
Hey there Gassy Jack ol' friend
Glad to see you again
Look on over yonder
See them suits comin' round the bend

Well good day fine ladies and gents
I'm glad you could make the time
To hear me sing and slide my blues
And maybe spare a dime
You see I've got a wife and two children
We're so damn poor it's a crime
Cause buskin' blues is all I can do
Ain't no other work to find

Listen now... I used to play the Commodore and The Town Pump
But Mr. Business Man came in and shut them all down
You know he killed live music here in ol' Gastown
And then he went and opened up the new town disco dump
You ain't gonna hear this kind of music no more!

Now the workin' bluesman
Ain't got enough gigs to play
Now the workin' bluesman
Ain't got enough gigs to play
Even good ol' Savoy
Turned the bluesman away

Now I got them Gastown Blues
'Fraid they won't go away
Now I got them Gastown Blues
'Fraid they won't go away
I can hear that steam clock blowin'
Night is over taking day
I can hear that steam clock blowin'
Night is over taking day
I can hear that steam clock blowin'
Gastown Blues is here to stay

© S.G. Sainas Sainas Songs 1997

Discography

Mud Dog "Devils Ride" 2003

1. Devil's Ride
2. Gastown Blues
3. Train
4. Come on into My Kitchen*
5. Three Good reasons
6. Gonna Make You Howl
7. Testify
8. Cold Steel Rail
9. All They Want to Be
10. As Good as it Gets
11. Rollin' & Tumblin' *
12. Red Line
13. Revolution Must Rise

All songs except* written by Steve Sainas
All songs produced by Steve Sainas

All tracks on Devil's Ride have received radio airplay

Devil's Ride streaming visit: http://www.muddog.ca/discography.html

Mud Dog "River of my Soul" 2008

1. River of My Soul
2. These Bones are bare
3. Can't Figure You Out
4. Stop the Show
5. Mississippi
6. Step into the light
7. My Baby
8. Live for Today
9. Drivin' Me Crazy
10. I'm Leavin'
11. The Edge

All songs written, recorded and produced by Steve Sainas

River of My Soul streaming visit Sonicbids Audio

Radio Airplay for "Devil's Ride" & "River of my Soul": CBC Radio, North American College Radio, Max Trax, Online Radio, Jazz 90.1 FM NY, Australia, European Radio / UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Macedonia.

Set List

MUD DOG SONG LIST

1) DEVIL’S RIDE; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
2) GASTOWN BLUES; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
3) TRAIN; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
4) RED LINE; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
5) THREE GOOD REASONS; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
6) TESTIFY; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
7) COLD STEEL RAIL; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
8) GONNA MAKE YOU HOWL; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
9) AS GOOD AS IT GETS; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
10) STOP THE SHOW; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
11) THESE BONES ARE BARE; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
12) I'M LEAVIN'; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
13) LIVE FOR TODAY; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
14) MISSISSIPPI STEVE; “Mud Dog” SAINAS
15) RIVER OF MY SOUL; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
16) THE EDGE; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
17) CAN'T FIGURE YOU OUT; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
18) DRIVIN' ME CRAZY; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
19) STEP INTO THE LIGHT; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
20) MY BABY; STEVE “Mud Dog” SAINAS
21) BAD TO THE BONE; G. THOROGOOD
22) MOVE IT ON OVER; G. THOROGOOD
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