(Duo, Trio, Band)

Colorado Country Blues

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acoustic blues & jam

Mad Dog Blues Experience --Click for full res photo.

Photo by David Ford

Mad Dog Friedman, harmonica player, musical innovator and founder of many popular Colorado blues acts over the years including King Comfort, Harmonica Loowinski, Papa Juke, the Mojo Medicine Show & Blue Lightning, has put together an acoustic blues jam band with a unique blues style indigenous to Colorado in the 21st Century while still honoring the blues roots. We call this music Colorado Country Blues because it combines the “Colorado Sound” (jam grass) with traditional rural blues. The result is Mad Dog Blues, a coalition of top-notch, veteran musicians dedicated to exploring this new sound in both their song writing and performances. Along with Mad Dog Friedman on harmonica, the Mad Dog Blues Experience (5 piece band) includes Jeff Becker (Hippie Buckaroos) on mandolin, Clark Chanslor (White Water Ramble) on stand-up bass, Sean Bennight (from St. Louis) on acoustic guitar and Mark Kaczorowski (Blues on the Lamb) on acoustic guitar. We hope you enjoy our original “Colorado Country Blues” sound, a unique fusion of delta blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk, hokum and acoustic jam music. Our website is and our Facebook page is

Here's what folks have to say about Mad Dog Blues:

"Mad Dog Friedman — harmonica player and principal songwriter for the group Mad Dog Blues — knows what’s up. As he says it, he writes from the moment and sings from the heart." The act's newest, Happy Dance, was recorded live at the KGNU studio and amplifies the group’s "Colorado Country Blues" sounds, something hard to find amongst the cacophony of popular genres. And it is that: funky, heartwarming, and drenched with the old-school storytelling of folk songs past. It hits the soul." ~Rooster Magazine, January 2019

"Fine night of sharp, syncopated Blues. Wonderfully expressive performance with a depth of feeling and sense of humor and play you don't always find together." ~‎Duane Davis, owner of Wax Trax Records in Denver, Colorado.

Check out our latest YouTube Videos on our Mad Dog Blues Experience playlist.

Listen to Happy Dance, the first album of Mad Dog Blues (Band), recorded live on KGNU Radio on November 13, 2018.

If you are just interested in the Mad Dog Blues Duo please check out our online duo videos of all original music at: and/or listen to some duo audio recordings

for all bookings please contact Mad Dog Friedman

at maddog AT poetscoop DOT org

Electronic Press Kit (This is a pdf file with links to our music, videos and other fun stuff.)

Here's our show(s) for this month:

(Please see Mad Dog's Calendar Page for a full listing of all of our shows and/or to check for future availability.)


October 25,

7:00 - 9:00 pm


Front Range Brewing at 400 W. South Boulder Rd., #1650

in Lafayette, CO 80026

(303) 339-0767

No cover.

Mad Dog Blues Experience

(Check out our live CD, Happy Dance)


November 1,

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sancho's Gunbarrel Mexican Restaurant at 6545 Gunpark Dr., #280

in Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 955-4772

No cover.

Mad Dog Blues (Trio)

(Check out our live CD, Happy Dance)

November 6,
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

OPEN BLUES JAM at the Pioneer Inn at 15 E. 1st St.
in Nederland, CO 80466
(303) 258-7733
No cover.

Mad Dog Blues (Trio)
(Check out our live CD, Happy Dance)

November 15,
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Großen Bart Brewery at 1025 Delaware Ave.
in Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 438-2060
No cover.

Mad Dog Blues (Duo)
(Check out our online demo.)

November 16,
10:00 - 2:00 pm

In the Beer Garden of the Boulder's Farmer's Market at 1212 Canyon Blvd.
in Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 910-2236
Free and Family-Friendly

Mad Dog Friedman
(On solo Native American flute and solo harmonica.)

November 29,
9:00 - 11:45 pm

Pourhouse at 124 E. 4th St.
in Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 669-1699
No cover.

Mad Dog Blues (Trio)
(Check out our new live CD, Happy Dance)

November 30,
6:00 -8:00 pm

Red Truck Beer Company at 2509, 1020 E. Lincoln Ave.,
in Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 400-1670
No cover.

Mad Dog Blues (Trio)
(Check out our new live CD, Happy Dance)

acoustic blues & jam

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