(Duo, Trio, Band)

Colorado Country Blues

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Photo by Randall Birndorf

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 a new acoustic blues grass 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 and Stevie D. on guitar, Mad Dog Blues (band) includes Jeff Becker (Hippie Buckaroos) on mandolin, Clark Chanslor on stand-up bass & and our “ringer” utility player, multi-instrumentalist Sean Bennight. We hope you enjoy our original “Colorado Country Blues” sound, a unique fusion of delta blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk, hokum and acoustic jam music.

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.

Here's our next few show(s):

(Please see Mad Dog's Calendar Page for a full listing of our shows.)


February 23,

7:30 - 10:00 pm

Dannik’s Gunbarrel Corner Bar at 6525 Gunpark Dr., #380

in Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 530-7423

No cover.

Mad Dog Blues (Duo)

(Check out our online demo.)


March 1,

5:30 - 7:30 pm

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

in Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 955-4772

No cover.

Mad Dog Blues (Duo)

(Check out our online demo.)


March 9,

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Happy Dance CD RELEASE Party at Front Range Brewing Company at 400 W. South Boulder Rd., Suite 1650

in Lafayette, Colorado 80026

(303) 339-0767

No cover.

Mad Dog Blues Experience

(Check out our new live CD, Happy Dance)

Mad Dog Blues (Band) at our second gig at The Barrel in Este Park, Colorado, on October 21, 2018.

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 demo video of all original music at: and/or listen to some early live duo audio recordings from Jake's Beer Garden on June 30, 2018:

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.)

Graphic & Web Design by M. D. Friedman

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