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"Ramblin Dawgs Rock the Blues"

The Ramblin Dawgs are NJ's Premier Rockin Blues Band - Home News Tribune 7/8/08


"Top NJ Band"

Currently ranked 6th Best NJ band - www.topnjbands.com


"Ramblin Dawgs' Rockin' Blues"

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The principle behind an EP, is to get exposure to the wider world, a showcase for your talents that will increase your fan base and hopefully earn that elusive recording contract. With this in mind, Ramblin’ Dawgs have delivered a brief master class in blues rock that will definitely achieve the first objective.

Recent exponents of the Blues such as Joe Bonamassa have brought a harder edged sound to this genre in recent years that seems to appeal to the erstwhile rock fan whilst having its roots firmly in the sounds of legends such as BB King and Buddy Guy.

Ramblin’ Dawgs’ Rockin’ Blues fits into to this category with the upmost of ease , kick off with ‘Steppin’ Up’, a rockier track that takes its lead from Eric Clapton’s 80’s releases such although the slap bass into was a little worrying at first.

‘You Let Me Down’ could easily be penned by the likes of Peter Green or Gary Moore with its drag’ em down lyrics and hypnotic guitar riffing, not a track to lift your spirits rather feeling your pain. The EP concludes with ‘Worse Without You’ and they saved the best till last with its signature Blues solo’s and vocals that should be able to gain a grant from the heritage committee it’s so stooped in historical blues sounds.

There are a lot of references to some great musicians in this review and Ramblin’ Dawgs deserve to be mentioned alongside them, this EP is a fantastic blues rock release that draws from the rich vein of the genre and more than returns on the deal.

- Simon Mulholland of Vangaurd Records


""Rockin Blues" CD Review 2/16/09"

The Ramblin Dogs energetic three song EP "Rockin Blues," is full of classic 70's/80's blues tone we all love and remember. The first single, "Steppin Up" is a wonderful throw back to the sound of the Fabulous Thunderbirds with some dirty guitar work by Carlos "C-Dawg" DC. "You Let Me Down" also showcases "C-Dawg's" Clapton infused playing and lets us hear the band jam out some soulful, slow tempo blues. Closing out the three single EP is "Worse Without You," a Chicago style blues number with solid chord progressions and guitar driven riffs and solo. The band as a whole is extremely talented, but Carlos' guitar skills stand out amongst anything else on this disc and deserve to be noticed. If you like Clapton or that old school Chicago blues sound, then "Rockin Blues" is a great CD to add to your collection.


- Shaun H. Reviewer for RadioIndy


""Hot Blues CD" CD Review"

Chock full of blues riffage and vocals. “Steppin’ up” sounds like a lost classic Cream/Clapton song, while “you let me down” is obviously an homage to B.B. King’s musical style. Closing the EP is “worse without you”, which reminds me of Buddy Guy type of number.
Ramblin Dawgs clearly have a passion for the blues, and this EP showcases it.
- Lazlo of Blow Up Radio, wwwblowupradio.com


"Ramblin Dawgs a Hit!"

Fancy a little blues and funk rock? Then check out New Jersey's excellent RAMBLIN DAWGS who have a brand new ep out called 'Rockin' Blues'. We kick off with the grooving 'Steppin Up', and right away we are greeted with cool Hammond keys and C-Dawg's soulful raspy vocals who also handles the guitars. This is a seriously cool song, reminds me of so many bands from Joe Bonamassa, to Eric Clapton through to Richie Kotzen, Bad Company and loads more, perfect for radio. You Let Me Down' is a slower melodic blues ditty, the guitar work smokes and is very much in the vein of Gary Moore and Robin Trower. Really impressive playing. Next is up is the boogie swagger of 'Worse Without You', this is another strong song, this time in the Jeff Healey vein with the obvious influences of Eric Clapton etc showcasing through. This is a very very good ep, I look forward to their full CD, it's gonna be amazing.
-Nick Baldrian - Fireworks Magazine, April 2009 United Kingdom


Discography

Shoot Em Up (October 2009)
Rockin Blues (January 2009)

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Bio

The Ramblin Dawgs formed in late 2007, making waves with their energetic rock driven modern blues performances. Currently Driven by Carlos “C-Dawg” DC’s soulful vocals and tasteful guitar playing, Raul DC’s thunderous drumming, Charlie's screaming Hammond organ, and Jonas Landau’s rock solid grooves on bass, the buzz continues as the band performs relentlessly throughout and around the north east area. A broad demographic of music lovers can be counted as part of the band’s fan club, known as the “Dawg Pound.” Thirst for new yet familiar music is quenched by the band's originality and passion when performing covers as well as self penned songs to packed venues.

Interestingly, the band members are as diverse in their backgrounds as their fans are in age. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, Carlos “C-Dawg” DC began his music career in the Eighties with “TNT,” a 15 piece Latin jazz orchestra. Influenced and inspired by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Santana, Billy Joel, and blues greats such as Muddy Waters, BB King, Freddie King and Eric Clapton, he went on to form “TripWire,” an original rock and roll band, with brother Raul DC who was also playing with “Stained Glass,” a hard rock Led Zeppelin cover band out of Kearny, NJ. After over a decade hiatus from performing live, the brothers went on to form the Ramblin Dawgs in East Brunswick, NJ with a vision of blending their influences and giving it a modern rockin’ blues twist.

Charlie has been playing keys with bands in various Pubs and Points for a very long while. His passion for music thrives in influences from all directions. His love for playing the classic sounds of a Hammond B3, Piano and Fender Rhodes are evident upon hearing his awesome playing. As a member of the Ramblin Dawgs, Charlie looks forward to creating, recording and performing some great rock & blues music.

Completing the band is Princeton’s own Jonas “Bass Dawg” Landau, who has played a wide variety of musical styles since graduating from the Berklee College of Music’s Instrumental Performance program in the late 70's. During the Eighties, Jonas played with Ron Orlando’s band “Nightflyer,” a rock band that was part of the thriving Asbury Park scene. He also played with accomplished jazz pianist Laurie Altman before joining the Ramblin Dawgs. From the time Jonas and drummer Raul played their first tunes together with the band, it was apparent that they had a connection that would form a strong rhythmic foundation and complete the band’s lineup perfectly.

In January 2009, the Ramblin Dawgs released "Rockin Blues," a three original song CD that was engineered and co-produced by Dan Skye (Blues Traveler, Bon Jovi). Exhibiting a classic rock and blues influence with an original modern twist, the songs have garnered an overwhelming electropositive response by their fan base, "The Dawg Pound," which are over 22,000 strong and continue to grow numerically and geographically. Songs from the CD have received airplay from over 100 radio stations throughout the U.S. and Overseas and listed as high as number 7 on the CMJ Rock/ Blues Radio Charts. Since then the band's MySpace page has blown up with over 25,000 friends, 90,000 song plays and over 3000 comments.

In October, the Ramblin Dawgs released their new 11 song CD "Shoot Em Up"featuring 10 originals and the band's up beat rendition of BB King's "The Thrill is Gone" that is sure to please traditional as well as modern rock and blues fans. If you like Clapton, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy, rock and blues, you'll love the Ramblin Dawgs.

The following radio stations are spinning the band's songs.

Band Radio (Bandradio.com)

CFMH, St. John Canada

CHMR, St. Johns, Canada

CHYZ, Quebec City, Canada

CIXS, Westmount, Canada

CJSR, Edmonton, Canada

CJUM, Winnipeg, MB Canada

KASC, Phoenix, AZ

KASF, Alamosa, CO

KCOR, Kansas City, MO

KCRW, S. Monica, CA

KCSS, Turlock, CA

KDNK, Carbondale, CA

KDUR, Durango, CA

KEUL, Girdwood, AK

KFAI, Minneapolis, MN

KFKX, Hastings, NE

KFSR, Fresno, CA

KGFN, El Cajon, CA

KHOL, Jackson, WY

KJHK, Lawrence, KS

KOTO, Telluride, CO

KMSU, Mankato, MN

KMUS, Redway, CA

KNWD, Natchikotches, LA

KPFT, Houston, TX

KRCX, Denver, CO

KRZA, Alamosa, CA

KQLN, Pahrump, NV

KRNL, Mt. Vernon, IA

KSJS, San Jose, CA

KSLU, St. Loius, MO

KSYM, San Antonio, TX

KTCV, Kemewick, WA

KTRM, Kirksville, MO

KUCR, Riverside, CA

KULY, Laverne, CA

KWCR, Ogden, UT

KWVA, Eugene, OR

KVSC< St. Cloud, MN

KZSC, Santa Cruz, CA

KZMU, Moab, UT

KZUM, Lincoln, NE

Midnight Special Blues Radio (Live365.com)

NVWR, Reno, NV

RedDog Radio (Bluzradio.com)

SIRIUS, New York, NY (Satellite Radio)

WALT, Davidson, NC

WARY, Valhalla, NY

WBMB, NY, NY

WBNY, Buffalo, NY

WBSU, Brockport, NY

WCNI, New London, CT

WCRD, Muncie, IN

WCWM, Willaimsburg, VA

WCRD, Muncie, IN