Dec 7, 8 PM
The Deej, 1409 Ingraham St NW, Washington, DC 20011
the deej has presented many artists over the years, but a band we have always admired has escaped our intentions — until now. At long last, the deej is honored to host Cravin’ Dogs on December 7th!
Cravin Dogs began as a gonzo-folk trio in 1986. Founding members Caldwell Gray (guitar/vocals), Lisa Venable Gray (vocals) and Tom Helf (drums) crafted a sparse brand of rock and roll that used acoustic guitar, drums and harmony-driven vocals to create a unique blend of folk, rock, 80s new wave and bluegrass.
Cravin Dogs has since evolved into an all-original, eclectic, rootsy, rock/pop-outfit that has played over 1000 shows and released nine full-length albums, one EP and two compilation retrospectives.
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How did you first get involved in music?
Being of Cuban heritage, music and dance were very much a part of [my] cultural and familial experience. Not to mention, there was a spiritual aspect to it—trance states and such that could be achieved from rhythm and beat.
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