Featuring Members of the Blasters, The Cramps and Red Devils

Doghouse Lords Bio

   It could be said that the Doghouse Lords’ music has the dark seriousness of a Johnny Cash ballad, the ferocity of a Cramps concert, the edgy, cutting vocals of a Mick Jagger blues and the rowdiness of a Wanda Jackson party…and in fact, those are all artists the members of the Doghouse Lords have played with before.
   After many years of long roads, fast nights and short fuses, Javier Matos (Blue Shadows), Chopper Franklin (Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes), John Bazz (Blasters, Marc Ford) and Bill Bateman (Blasters, Red Devils) have joined together to re-ignite the fury of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy and Canned Heat. They are joined by blues legend Gene Taylor on these raucous but soulful recordings.
   “And now for something completely different. Doghouse Lords is an LA based band that plays a mixture of Blues, Rock & Roll, Country and Rockabilly. Band members have played with such shining stars as Johnny Cash, Bo Diddley, Carl Perkins, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Willie Dixon. But you all know that name droppin’ will get you only so far. The music doesn’t simply pay homage to the genres represented on the CD…it adds to it. For a band with such a strong and impressive pedigree, it would be easy for them to phone in their work without taking chances or reaching for the more. But it’s clear that they’re doing some heavy lifting on this CD, and they’re still not afraid to get their hands dirty. And the blood, sweat and tears have paid off. Great music that’s well worth a listen.” Car Kulture Deluxe