Coondog grew up in the small Illinois river town of Meredosia. Living on the Illinois river and not far from the Mississippi River near the Mo. Border, he is a self proclaimed river rat and proud of it. As a young lad he ventured off pursuing music playing several styles in several different acts. After numerous lineup changes, his former band Ol' Red Shed threw in the towel leaving him to perform solo sets and redefining his style. Now he is performing solo shows as well as shows with his new group "The StumpJumpers". Whether solo or with a band, Coondog delivers a set that sure is a great experience. Between his aggressive picking and his undeniable vocal range, he takes you back to the old ways of music while still managing to keep it new and fresh.