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The Quaildogs / Press

“In the vein of Deer Tick and Dawes, The Quaildogs play infectious folk-rock songs with a slight country edge. The lead singer has a unique voice that sounds similar to Neil Young, and not only did the electric mandolin player rock hard, he had a killer mustache that compares to such greats as Frank Zappa, Tom Selleck or Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation. Filling out the rest The Quaildogs were the impassioned lead guitarist, an all-smiles bassist with a MARTA trucker hat, a lanky fiddle player that loved to jump, and the drummer. They enthusiastically jammed through their new EP, “The Fall”, as well as returned to a handful of oldies. I was also pleasantly surprised when they played a lightning fast hoedown rendition of Come Together, which sent everyone into a frenzy. The crowd was always pleased, swaying around drunk, leaning on each other for support, and singing along to the great tunes. I truly enjoyed the Quaildogs, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a rocki”

“Over the past year or so the Quaildogs have been taking Atlanta and surrounding areas by storm. With their debut EP, Extended Play, a relentless touring schedule and one powerful live show they have built a rabid following of fans that I am pretty sure would take a bullet for anyone in the band. Their music cannot be contained to one classification because they dabble in so many genres. With a foundation in folk the Quaildogs successfully mix bluegrass, country, Americana and rock to create their original form of southern music. While the heart of their music is delivered by the guitar styling of Paul Brandon, thumping rhythms from Lee Berg and Marvin Moate and the southern fiddle playing of Graham Terban it is the aggressive mandolin playing of Michael Barnhardt and Rob Josephs’ unique voice that create their signature sound.”

“Full of country twang and folk-pop sensibilities, the Quaildogs may just take the Americana scene by storm after a pit stop at the 30A Songwriters Festival. With warm vocal harmonies, violin solos and classic steel guitar, this album is a great representation of how to turn to traditional music for inspiration while putting your own stamp on the genre.”

“A local favorite, the Quaildogs never fail to bring legions of devout fans that dance and sing-a-long to every song that comes from the stage. With each show I attend these guys just keep getting better and Friday night was no different. Usually mixing in equal parts folk, country, bluegrass and rock-n-roll, this show seemed to lean a little heavier on the rock side of things, which was not a bad thing. They gave the crowd what they wanted with fan favorites “Medicated”, “Why Bother” and “Kilkenny Cats” and the place went nuts when they kicked into “The Coat Song”. While the tunes from their two EPs sounded great, the new tunes they offered up sounded pretty damn good also, letting us all know there is some good stuff coming from the Quaildogs. Building off of the energy from the Pollies, these guys showed why they are one of the top bands in Georgia if not the Southeast. If you have never seen them live, you are missing out.”

“Best Shows in Georgia 2012 #10 – Still Flyin’, Indianapolis Jones & Tunabuuny @ The EARL - 6/23 #09 – Dinosaur Jr. @ Variety Playhouse – 10/2 #08 – Bohannons & H.R. Gertner @ Smiths Olde BAR – 11/6 #07 – Mike Cooley @ The EARL – 2/22 & 2/23 #06 - Cracker @ Peachtree Tavern - 9/30 #05 – Jimbo Mathus & Chicken n Pigs @ The EARL - 9/12 #04 – Drivin’n’Cryin’ & Shovels and Rope @ The Tabernacle – 12/22 #03 – Heavy Mojo, Fountnhead & Grand Prize Winners From Last Year @ The Drunken Unicorn - 10/18 #02 – Jason Isbell, The Whigs, Lera Lynn & District Attorneys @ The Buckhead Theatre – 11/23 #01 – American Aquarium, Quaildogs & The Pollies @ Smiths Olde Bar – 12/14”

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