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The Beer Dawgs are a Northern California band based in Sacramento. They've been playing 5 nights a week for almost 19 years & are in the Sacramento Music Hall of Fame (Sammies). "A Little Luck" is their 9th CD, the first featuring the "Horn Dawgs" horn section.
The sixth song on A Little Luck, album number eight from one of Sacramento's hardest working bands, is titled "Tony Joe." Now any combo that pens and records a love letter to Tony Joe White, whose 1968 hit "Polk Salad Annie" is such a touchstone of Southern-fried shank rock, is alright. Chalk that strike of white lightning up to Bawb Pearce, whose cigs 'n' Jack-tainted vocal cords slouch toward the Dr. John school of dissipation, possesses a musical vision that's retro and quite Southern, reminiscent of another California band with a keen understanding of Highway 99, Little Feat. And Pearce's partner in crime, guitarist Steve Wall, coaxes the kind of noises from his ax that made Little Feat's Lowell George such a threat. This set is a huge leap forward for the Dawgs, in production and in its attractive presentation. The Gator got your granny, indeed.-----Jackson Griffith, Sacramento News & Review