Dave Dorman and Chris Canning are Dog Gone South, one of the hardest working blues outfits in the Australian south. Dave drives the guitar, double stomps and vocals, Chris put the icing on the cake with the harmonica.
With more than 120 shows under their belt in the past 12 months alone, the guys clock up over 30,000kms per year gigging around Victoria and interstate.
Their new album ‘Bring Ya Foot and Stomp It’ is due for release in May. To celebrate the boys have hooked up a three-week 7000-kilometre tour in July starting in northern Victoria, then onto Far North Queensland, winding down the coast and finishing in Byron Bay.
Dog Gone South’s musical style is unique, taking in old country style blues to thumping it out Chicago style, putting their own stamp and flair on it. The sound is bigger than the sum of its parts and guaranteed to get the joint jumpin’, yet they are just as comfortable with the foot off the juice in a low-key groove, like a winery on a Sunday afternoon.
They are continuously refining their repertoire and are now breaking into the festival circuit.
Dog Gone South will be supporting one of the great Australian music icons, Phil Manning, at The Ocean Grove Piping Hot Chicken shop on May 30. They will also be appearing at The Wodonga Blues Festival and The Melbourne Docklands Festival later in the year with more festivals pending.
They are the mainstay performers on a list of venues including the successful Geelong Blues Cruise aboard the Hygeia Party Boat. They will also be touring along the Murray to Mildura as well as Tasmania before year’s end.