After having their 2021 Salida show canceled due to COVID restrictions, the world-renowned Scottish band, Old Blind Dogs will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 7 at the Salida SteamPlant Theater, marking their first-ever Salida appearance.
Old Blind Dogs have long been at the forefront of Scotland’s roots revival, fusing dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle, and stirring pipes. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes.
The musical evolution of Old Blind Dogs began in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1992 with roots that grew from the eclectic music scene that flourished in the Granite City during the early ’90s. Four musicians from very different musical backgrounds came together to create a full-time professional touring band with the aim of showcasing the rich tradition of songs and tunes of the North East of Scotland on an international stage.
The current band line up consists of four of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians at the top of their game. Original member Jonny Hardie (fiddle/vocals) is joined by Aaron Jones (cittern/guitar/vocals), Elias Alexander (pipes/whistles) and Donald Hay (percussion/vocals) and collectively they comprise one of the hottest live tickets on the traditional Scottish music scene today.
The group was recently inducted into the BBC ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Trad Music Hall of Fame’ the ‘Dugs’ are celebrating thirty years on the road in 2022 after launching their fourteenth studio album ‘Knucklehead Circus’ in Winter 2021. This is a joyous, uplifting, and fun album full of compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm on which ‘OBD’ continue to innovate within their tradition while faithfully revealing its essence.
Tickets are only $15 and going fast. They can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-old-blind-dogs-tickets-385801250927 or at the door if still available.
Featured image: Old Blind Dogs at The Admiral live in Glasgow.