Current members: Rudy "Rude Dog" Strukoff, guitar and vocals; Linwood Taylor, guitar and vocals; Reds Adkins, bass; Barry "B-Funk" Turner, drums
Founded in: 1998
Style: funkafied rhythm and blues
Influenced by: Muddy Waters, James Brown, Funkadelic, Robert Johnson
Notable: When the band played at Artscape 2003, the city made T-shirts with their name right near the names of headliners Al Green and Blues Traveler.
Quotable: Strukoff on the T-shirts: "We got all that we could get that were in our size that were left. The boys in the band went over and bought as many as they could. I still have three shirts, I think."
Hear Strukoff and Taylor in an open acoustic jam Sunday at the Cat's Eye Pub. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. No cover. Cat's Eye Pub is at 1730 Thames St. For more information, call 410-276-9866 or visit www.catseyepub.com.
For more information about Rude Dog, visit www.rudedog-network.com.
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