Doghouse Rose / Bio

Many miles down the dusty back roads of South Western Ontario, the roots of country music grow wild in the elements of folk, punk and rock n roll. This unique, natural occurrence could only be harnessed through the music of Doghouse Rose. Award winning singer/songwriting team Sarah Beth and Jefferson Sheppard are harnessing up to tour down the endless road of the traveling musician. With the addition of renowned hotshot Carl Welch on Drums and backup vocals, the opportunity to make an awesome live show even more unforgettable could not be passed up.

After more than 600 shows in only a few years working together, 2012 presented a turning point for the well known acoustic duet 'Sarah & Jeff’ when they made the grab for a Jack Richardson Music Award and then each racked up a London Music Award for Country and Bluegrass. Modestly outgrowing their britches, Sarah Beth and Jefferson intuitively took the next step and laid down the foundation of a solid band with Carl behind the drum kit. As a power trio Sarah, Jeff and Carl started seeing the surge of media attention and better shows with more established recording artists like Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, The Barenaked Ladies, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, The Oakridge Boys, Elliott Brood, and Tim Hus

As an elemental force to be reckoned with, Sarah and the boys have played with some of the best session players from miles around to relentlessly deliver a world class show every time. With just a three-piece band, Doghouse Rose can start a Riot. Often performing with a four or five piece band, sometimes things can get crazy before the first note is even played.

While in the midst of recording their first full-length album Sarah, Jeff and Carl decided on the name Doghouse Rose. The inspiration coming from a dark country tune by Benedicte Braenden. To celebrate becoming an actual band Doghouse Rose decided to release a teaser 4 song E.P. called "No Mercy" which had caught the attention of the hot new indi label "Lets Riot Music" and was released on the label February 2013. Before the E.P. was even out of the starting gate the song "Drag Me Down" was picked up for the Let's Riot compilation Vol 1. and launched into a frenzy of press and radio play.

Now with a great new name and their hot record label "Let's Riot Music", Doghouse Rose are getting set to release their new album and are preparing for the European tour in the fall of 2013.

General Info

Band Members
Sarah Beth, Jefferson Sheppard, Carl Welch
Artist Name
Doghouse Rose
Profile Page
Active Since
Country / Rebel Country / Outlaw music

Contact Info

Toronto, ON, CA

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