T-Bone, who still recognizes his domesticated name, Tim Farrow, is the lead vocalist, acoustic guitarist, and primary song writer for the pack. He churns out song drafts like Country Crock churns out butter. When T-Bone says he's got a new song to try out, you can bet all ears perk up and tails are wagging in the room. T-Bone has also filled the vocal gap on most songs previously written and sung by former pack member, Lucky.
Jerky is the lead guitarist, and goes by Jason Nuckols on his registration papers. His exact breed is unknown, and irrelevant. Jerky has fallen behind on his vaccinations, but is presumably safe enough to be around others. On electric, he uses Heritage guitars (Kalamazoo, MI), and has a Taylor acoustic that makes an appearance as needed. Jerky specializes in taking a simple song concept, and bringing out the hidden monster within each of them. He has also written a few of the songs currently in rotation, adding to the list of genres the band can pull from.
Rex is the bass master! Also known as Martin Graham, he's responsible for locking in those grooves and tempo, utilizing subsonic frequencies that only dogs can hear to communicate with the band. While the other dogs are onstage chasing their tales, Rex is dialing in the soundboard, and closing air gaps in the signal paths. He's always first to the food bowl (trashcan), and the other dogs must wait until he says it's ok before they get any.
Max is an incredible drummer/percussionist whose dog tag shows him as Max Hinderer. While coming up with a stray dog nickname may not be his 'forte', his drumming ranges from pianissimo to fortissimo. Max has an amazing vocal range as well, and has taken on lead vocals for several songs, in addition to his howling harmonies. Aside from belly rubs, this dog enjoys marking his territory in inappropriate places.
Lucky, who some may know as Larry Rosen, is one of the original founding Alpha dogs, and another main song writer. He is present on both 'The Stray Dog Band' & 'Back in the Pound' albums. Before the pack was established, Lucky and T-Bone were already working together crafting the root song progressions that would later become kindling for The Stray Dog Band repertoire. Aside from vocals, he also plays harmonica, percussion instruments, as well as rhythm electric guitar on a few songs. Lucky has moved out of state to roam uncharted alleys, but is always welcome to join the pack whenever he is passing through. Keep an eye out, you never know if Lucky will surprise guest at a gig one day!
Spike, who for tax purposes retained his registered name of Lee Sykes, was not the first drummer in the pack. However, he did phenomenal work, and was with us during our first ascent towards fame and fortune (still currently in progress). He was also the man behind the beats on our self-titled debut album. When Spike first started chasing mailmen with these mutts, he was already roaming with another pack that he later returned too. His departure was on good terms, and we wish him the best going forward.
There have been many friends that have been with us through the years, but we wanted to mention some of them that helped move us forward on our journey on this Bio page, including other pack members that have come and gone. Thanks for all you do!
Other Former Band Members (Dogs):
Leslie Williams - drums
Nathan Hess - drums
Al & Stacy Abbott - For bringing these musicians together
Brian White - Critical practice space during transition
Keith Brown - Mandolin player sit-in on 'Back in the Pound'
Lance Koehler - Minimum Wage Recording
Our spouses/families - For supporting our stray dog habits