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Since forming in 1990, the Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival. Taking their name from an Old-timey American song, the band has developed its own trademark style, with dynamic percussion and bluesy harmonica fueling the delicately-phrased melodies of traditional songs. In 2004, the Dogs won the coveted Folk Band of the Year honor at the Scottish Trad Music Awards. Old Blind Dogs’ roots are in Aberdeenshire on Scotland’s northeast coast, an area steeped in traditional songs and fiddle tunes.
On Four On The Floor, (their tenth release and first as a quartet) their energetic mix of soaring fiddle playing and stirring pipes, punctuated with the pulse of djembe and conga, has audiences dancing in the aisles. The Dogs tour the globe from intimate clubs to international festivals, including a performance before England’s Prince Charles, a confirmed fan. "Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm," says the Scotsman, "as players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion."
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