The Stray Dog Band was formed back in 2006 in a Richmond, VA basement under the name 'Larry Rosen Experience'. Having all met each other through a mutual friend, an experimental line-up was put together to see what potential was there. Tim Farrow and Larry Rosen were already working together, and had a list of song ideas to start things off. Over time, the 5 piece unit found their stride, and continued to build up a sizable set list of new, original material. Having all become good friends, the songs started to write themselves. Over the years, there were a few line-up changes as a permanent drummer was found, and the name was changed to 'The Stray Dog Band'.
After many gigs around town, and two publicly released albums, Larry Rosen moved to another state, and the band went into hiding for a bit to re-tool as a 4 piece unit, sans the harmonica. In addition to improving their craft and sound, the change inspired a bunch of new material that has been integrated into their set lists. With confidence restored, and a perfected sound, The Stray Dog Band is hitting the ground running this time to get the music into the hands of anyone that will listen, and are agressively pursuing more gigs around Richmond, and beyond! With enough material to record a 3rd album, these Dogs will be back in the studio soon to expand their existing catalog. As a recent add, The Stray Dog Band now has an acoustic only set list, allowing for more diverse performance opportunities.
Albums - Two albums have been released, and are available in both digital and physical cd format most anywhere music can be found. See links to major streaming services further down on this page. Both albums were recorded and mixed at 'Minimum Wage Recording' in Richmond, VA
The Stray Dog Band (self titled debut album) - released 2011
Back in the Pound - released 2015
EPK Accomplishments – Below is a list of venues/events that The Stray Dog Band have performed
Element - The Bottom
Cullens Cove - Mechanicsville
O'Tooles - Forest Hill Ave.
Daddio's - West End
Canal Club - The Bottom
The Diamond - Flying Squirrells Baseball
Sonny's Grill - Lakeside
The Camel - Broad Street
Buddy's Place - The Fan
Cary Street Cafe - The Fan
Camp Phoenix - Camp Hanover - Benefit for Cancer Survivors
Monument 10k Marathon - Annual event downtown
Coats for Kids - Puritan Cleaners - Charity event at Diamond
Carytown Watermelon Festival - Rockitz event
Powhatan County Fair - Rockitz event
Suntrust Marathon - Downtown event hosted by Sportsbackers.org
Anthem Marathon - Downtown event hosted by Sportsbackers.org
Innsbrook Marathon - West End event hosted by Sportsbackers.org
Martin's Tour of Richmond at RIR- Bike Marathon by Sportsbackers.org
Woodlake Animal Hospital - Spring Fling benefit for Rescue Animals
Multiple private parties & wedding
Media Links - Below are some links to stories or video where The Stray Dog Band was mentioned.
Coats for Kids 2018 - Channel 6 WTVR - Story and video - https://www.puritancleaners.com/ballpark-warming-party/
Bark in the Park - The Diamond Flying Squirrels - Article https://www.richmond.com/calendar/flying-squirrels/dog-festival-bark-in-the-park/event_5b6b6eee-a65a-11e8-86d9-5cb9017b9fe4.html
WTVR CBS6 Virginia This Morning 2012 - Story and video - https://wtvr.com/2012/03/06/virginia-this-morning-the-stray-dog-band/
Coats for Kids 2017 - Channel 8 WRIC news - Story and video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=186&v=YFaLMk2uNYY
Click picture above to see our live performance on 'Virginia This Morning', a daily show hosted on WTVR Channel 6 in Richmond, VA. This was to support our performance at the annual Monument 10k Marathon, along with the event itself for Sportsbackers.org whom hosted it back in 2012.
Link below shows more WTVR 6 coverage of recent Coats for Kids Charity Event with The Stray Dog Band, hosted by Puritan Cleaners at the Diamond.
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Check out this video montage from the Canal Club.