(Duo, Trio, Band)

Colorado Country Blues

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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.)


August 6,
5:00 pm - Dusk

FoCo Food Truck Rally in City Park on Sheldon Dr.
in Fort Collins, CO 80521
Free & family friendly outdoor show.

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

August 9,
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Night on the Town at the Loveland Museum & Gallery at 503 N. Lincoln Ave.
in Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2410
No cover.

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

August 10,
4:30 - 7:30 pm

Romero's K9 Club & Tap House at 985 S. Public Rd.,
in Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 485-5968
No cover.

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

August 16,
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Old Colorado Brewing Company at 8121 First St.
in Wellington, CO 80549
(970) 420-8913
No cover.

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

August 17,
8:00 - 10:00 pm

Side Tracked at 237 Welch Ave.
in Berthoud, CO 80513
(970) 532-9905
No cover.

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

August 18,
2:00 - 7:00 pm

Mile High Blues Society 2020 Blues Challenge FIANLS at Herman's Hideaway at 1578 S. Broadway
in Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-5840
$15 non-members, $10 members, kids under 10 free

Solo/Duos competing:
Mad Dog Blues (Duo), Bloodbelly Blues (Solo) and 3 more acts TBD.

August 20,
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Civic Center Eats at Civic Center Park at 101 14th Ave.
in Denver, CO 80204
Free and Family-Friendly

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

Augsut 21,
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Hosting the Open Blues Jam at the Pioneer Inn at 15 E. 1st St.
in Nederland, CO 80466
(303) 258-7733
No cover. Players at all levels welcome.

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

August 24,
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Casper Summer House Concert Series at Bruce & Linda's at 3761 Carmel Dr.
in Casper, WY 82604
$15 suggested donation

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

August 29,
4:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday Market at The Foundry Plaza on the north side of 2nd St., between Lincon & Cleveland
in Loveland, CO 80537

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


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