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Singer Songwriter / Rock / Acoustic/Electric Guerneville, CA  US


  • 2015

    Jun 13

    Forestville, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Forestville Club is happy to welcome back a Sonoma County favorite, Mountaindawg, on June 13th. The trio includes Mountaindawg Joe on Guitar, Vocals, plus rhythm section Freddie Araiza on Drums, and Erik "Erok" Deste on Bass. Mountaindawg will be performing original heartfelt rock that will move your soul. If you like to dance, Mountaindawg music will move your feet too! Special guest Jacob Green will be playing some of his homegrown original music in between Mountaindawg's long sets. Kamesh Ananda will join Jacob onstage, and even Mountaindawg plans to join them for a few songs. These guys sound so great, he could not resist! LIVE PAINTER Neal Barbosa will be painting LIVE, to the music, during the show, and will have paintings available for sale. There will be a bake sale in the back room to benefit our Cancer stricken friend, Chelle. Dirt Road Productions will be filming for you tube, and inviting others to film and to be included in the finished videos.

  • 2014

    May 28

    Santa Rosa, CALIF, US | 5:00pm

    Mountaindawg has been invited back for his 9th year in a row, to share some original Heartfelt Rock, at this years 26th Annual Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market. Mountaindawg will perform 3 full electric sets, as a trio, including Mountaindawg Joe leading the band on Guitar, Vocals, (sometimes on Mandolin), and rhythm section members Freddie Araiza on Drums, and Erik "Erok" Deste on Bass. They will be performing at the intersection of 4th St. & Mendocino Ave., on stage 3 amongst this weekly event. 2014 is the 26th Anniversary of Sonoma County's largest and most popular Farmer's Market and street faire. Wednesday night, 5-8:30pm, from May to August, the Downtown Market brings the community together to celebrate and showcase the bounty of Sonoma County by offering fine foods, fresh produce, a wonderful variety of entertainment, including 3 music stages, activities, and handmade arts and crafts.

  • 2013

    Oct 5

    Guerneville, CA, US | 4:00pm

    Fundraiser for the Orion Strong Leukemia Fund <3 http://guerneville.towns.pressdemocrat.com/2013/10/01/helping-orion-grow-stronger-every-day/

  • 2013

    Sep 14

    Forestville, CA, US | 8:00pm

    This show is a Birthday celebration for Kelly Ann, and Becca Jean. We are planning a Birthday jam with some surprise guest musicians. Plan to stay late, as this show wont end until its almost time to close down the bar! Admission will be a donation only, pay what you want to... just join us. Forestville Club is a comfortable hang out with a full bar, plenty of tables and chairs, great acoustics, a pool table room, and a nice big dance floor, and is an age 21 and over nightclub. They are happy to welcome back a Sonoma County favorite singer/songwriter, Mountaindawg, on September 14th. The trio includes Mountaindawg Joe on Guitar, Vocals, and Mandolin, plus rhythm section Freddie Araiza on Drums, and Erik "Erok" Deste on Bass. Mountaindawg will be performing original heartfelt rock that will move your soul. If you like to dance, Mountaindawg music will move your feet too!

  • 2013

    Jun 13

    Guerneville, CA, US | 5:00pm

    Mountaindawg opens for Midnight Sun Massive at the Guerneville Thursday Night Market. This concert is part of the 2013 Rockin' the River Music Series. Every Thursday 3-7pm, during summer, Guerneville has a Farmers Market and Street Faire. This week there will also be a free concert!


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  • JC & Laney (Artist)
    JC & Laney
    Thanks for connecting...Happy to be a new fan! Laney
  • Budd Zunga (Artist)
    Budd Zunga
    Totally enjoying !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • healingcolors (Artist)
    ...music is what we need...to get out of this daily desire of news...and it spent hope and energy in the darkness...have a creative may time...such a honor to share with you...<3...your punky angel...
  • Dianne♥™ (Artist)
    Great music here, much respect Mountaindawg <3 Dianne
  • JUDEA SOLO (Artist)
    Your amazing. .lol your sound♡●♡
  • Akim Jensch (Artist)
    Akim Jensch
    Hi guys, while listening to your first both songs, I was tapping with my toes to the rythm, shaking my body and enjoying the spirit of your music! Cheers, Akim :)


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Sounds Like: Jason Mraz, Jerry Garcia, Dave Matthews Band

Label: Indie=Mutt Records

Manager: Dirt Road Productions, Musicians for Medical Marijuana

Bio: Joe Johnson is MOUNTAINDAWG. A Sonoma County, California Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Artist, composing his own music since he was 16 years old. His original music is described as "heartfelt rock", first by his fan's, and now it is his trademark phrase. His melodic Guitar work garners him the...See Full Bio

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