If you see me playing with the Dogs it’s because their fab bass player Robert Truesdale has retired so I’ve been filling in when I can since Summer 2022.
From their website:
The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a “populist” band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time. With a love of melody, an appreciation of all that’s come before, and an ability stretch their musical chops, the Duke Street Dogs mix all these elements into their live shows. The Duke Street Dogs CD is the culmination of the musical journey they all embarked on as part of Rebecca & the Hi-Tones over 30 years ago. The intent of this band is to play what each loves, with attention to the details that define the diverse material. With a playlist numbering over a thousand, the Dogs always surprise and delight with a new take on Americana.
And here’s a little blurb in the August 2023 Durham Magazine: https://issuu.com/shannonmedia/docs/_dmas23/56
Bill Newton – harmonicas, vocals, saxophones
Michael Borstelmann – mandolins, guitar, vocals, songwriter
Willie Painter – guitar, vocals
Robbie Link – bass