Top 40 Modern Country Acoustic / Electric, we play today’s top country hits along with some oldies mixed in with some of our very own Original music. We feature both awesome male and male lead singers and a kick ass band. Whether it’s an up close and personal Acoustic show or a Full Band Show, we do it all and do it the right way. From Blake to Miranda, we do what fans love to hear and we also do requests ( just shoot us an email and we will learn it if don’t already know it ), We’ve just finished off a great year, opening up for Jerrod Niemann and we’re carrying it into the New Year, if you want great Country music then look no further, it’s right here,Let’s Kick It Country Style!
Great experience all the way around! Good communication prior to the event. Punctual. Friendly. Super talented. Very accommodating of my guests. Professional, but not stuffy. Everyone had a fantastic time. They really made our backyard pig roast/birthday party memorable! I'd book them again and again!
Response from Strawdawg:
We all had a great time and are very honored to be part of you're celebration 🎉, this is what playing music is all about. Up close and personal with people that really enjoy Country music and the outdoor feel. Thanks for having us out 👍👍, and thanks for the kind words, we hope to see you all again at one of our shows and maybe back next year for Birthday 41 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🤠 Happy Birthday Jon and Greg , what a great day 😎🎸🎸🎤🎤
Price Range: Negotiable depending on event and venue
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
you can expect a great performance every time we play with a great deal of professionalism. although we are serious about recreating the music close to the recording we also like to have fun playing and entertaining our audience. be it acoustic or electric we deliver high quality vocals and playing every time we play. No matter what it's always about the audience for us.
Strawdawg is Modern Country Acoustic/Electric. Strawdawg features both male and female lead vocalists. Singer/songwriters, James Hay ( lead vocals-bass-rhythm guitar) a very accomplished musician with 20 years of touring experience, opening for such artists like, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Lewis Brice, Bryan Adams to name a few. Samantha Pressney ( Lead Vocals), is new to the Chicago music scene But don’t let that fool you she can really bring it and is a real pleasure to watch and listen to. She has been singing since she began to talk ( or before ), and her tone and country twang is really something to appreciate. Along with Jim, she loves to collaborate on writing new Original music On lead guitar we have Chris Colonna, who is a very accomplished player and a veteran of the Chicago music scene, whether is an all out, Rip it solo or a laid back acoustic tune, Chris is an Accomplished player and really loves to play live and also loves to play at his local church. Filling out our line-up is our percussionist/drummer, Kevin Byrnes. For our acoustic shows Kevin steps away from the drum kit to play Cajon and Bongo's as well as percussional instruments. I guess the best way to describe Strawdawg is up-tempo , kick ass country music with our own little spin on some old rock classics. If you're looking for an Acoustic show or Full Band show, we do it all , from Acoustic Duo to Full Band Electric, we aim to please and to us it's all about the customer and the listener. We are very professional and like to do it right every time we play. If you like great Country Music with great vocals then we are your band. We look forward to playing for you in the future. Let’s Kick It Country Style 🤠
Additional Booking Notes
For our Acoustic and Electric shows we supply our own P-A and lighting unless the venue has there own production. We will supply a detailed stage plan on request. Also a detailed list of P-A and Lighting equipment will be provided upon request.
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 23, 2018–March 24, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:30am||Bungalow Joe’s|
|March 24, 2018–March 25, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Dusty Boots Saloon|
|March 30, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Club Mamalu|
|March 31, 2018–April 01, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Danny’s On Douglas|
|April 07, 2018–April 08, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Potato Creek Johnny's|
|April 13, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Docks Bar and Grill|
|April 21, 2018–April 22, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:30am||The Lodge on 64|
|April 28, 2018 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Alibi Sports Bar|
|May 11, 2018–May 12, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Lucky Star Bar|
|May 12, 2018–May 13, 2018 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||The Oasis Bar and Grill|
|May 18, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Potato Creek Johnny’s|
|May 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Rambo’s Bar and Grill|
|May 25, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||The Lodge on 64|
|June 01, 2018–June 02, 2018 • 10:00pm - 1:00am||The Original Sundance Saloon|
|June 02, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Tony V’s Pizzeria|
|June 09, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Our Lady of The Wayside ( Country Night)|
|June 29, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||The Lodge on 64 ( Acoustic)|
|July 06, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Festival ( Milwaukee)|
|July 21, 2018–July 22, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:30am||The Lodge on 64 ( Full Band)|
Past Booked Events
|March 17, 2018–March 18, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Noonan's Bar & Grill|
|March 16, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Potato Creek Johnny’s|
|February 24, 2018–February 25, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||The Cuckoo's Nest|
|February 23, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Potato Creek Johnny’s|
|January 27, 2018–January 28, 2018 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||Oasis Bar & Grill|
|January 21, 2018 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||The Cuckoo's Nest|
|January 12, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||The Lodge on 64|
|December 31, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Rambo’s Bar and Grill / Acoustic|
|December 29, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Potato Creek Johnny's|
|December 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Slapshots/ Midlothian/ Full Band|
|November 29, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Slapshots/ Midlothian/ Full Band|
|November 24, 2017–November 25, 2017 • 10:00pm - 1:00am||Board and Barrel Naperville/ Full Band|
|November 22, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Rambo’s Bar and Grill / Acoustic|
|November 18, 2017–November 19, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Noonans ( Full Band)|
|November 05, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Bub City Chicago/ Acoustic|
|September 29, 2017–September 30, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Dusty Boots Saloon ( Acoustic)|
|September 28, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Board and Barrel ( Acoustic Duo )|
|September 16, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 15, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Foxfire ( Acoustic)|
|September 01, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Harbors Edge ( Acoustic)|
|August 27, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Bub City Chicago ( Acoustic)|
|August 26, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Santi's Garden ( Acoustic)|
|August 25, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Jerrod Niemann ( opening act)|
|June 28, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 12, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 30, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Southern Cut BBQ. ( Acoustic)|
|April 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||USO Private Event|
|March 25, 2017–March 26, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:30am||Q Bar Glendale|
|March 19, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:20pm||Alan Weismann's Birthday Party|
|March 01, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Bub City Rosemont|
Usually varies from gig to gig but here is a sample list.
What's Up. 4 Non Blondes
I Got You Thompson Square
Ev'rything I Shouldn't Be
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not
Hurricane Luke Combs
American Kids Kenny Chesney
Beer in Mexico.
All The Pretty Girls
You and Tequila. Kenny Chesney/ Grace Potter
Setting the World on Fire Kenny Chesney/ Pink
Wasted. Carrie Underwood
Black Horse/Cherry Tree. K T Tunstall
Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker
Let Her Cry
5-1-5-0 Dierks Bentley
What Was I Thinking.
Different for Girls. Dierks Bentley/ Elle King
Dust. Eli Young Band
Ex's and Oh's/Howling for You. Elle King/Black Keys
Landslide. Dixie Chicks
Wide Open Spaces
Fast as You. Dwight Yokham
American Saturday Night. Brad Paisley
In Case You Didn't Know. Brett Young
Hide The Wine Carly Pearce
Little Red Wagon Miranda Lambert
Fastest Girl in Town
Mama's Broken Heart.
We Should be Friends
Gunpowder and Lead
Drinking Problem. Midland
Nothin' Better To Do. Leanne Rhymes
Fast. Luke Bryan
Country Girl Shake It.
Torn Natalie Imbruglia
Dirt On My Boots Jon Pardi
Heartache On The Dancefloor
Let me Sleep Original
No More Spending Nights Alone.
Say You'll Love Me.
Rum. Osborne Brothers
It Ain't My Fault
Done The Band Perry
If I Die Young
Good Work. The BoDeans
Still The Night
Gasoline and Matches James Otto/Lindsey
Barefoot Bluejean Night. Jake Owen
The One That Got Away
Anywhere With You.
Dibs Kelsea Ballerini
Kiss You In The Morning Micheal Ray
Think a Little Less.
Smoke/ Every Rose 1000 Horses/Poison
Looking For A Good Time Lady Antebellum
We Owned The Night
You Look Good
Love Triangle. Rae Lynn
Suds in the Bucket. Sara Evans
It Happens Sugarland
Down in Mississippi
You Shook Me (all night long) ACDC
Small Town Boy Dustin Lynch
Parking Lot Party
My Church Maren Morris
Song for Another Time. Old Dominion
No Such Thing as a Broken Heart
Poor Poor Pitiful Me Terri Clark
Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band
Aw Naw Chris Young
Sober Saturday Night.
Hometown Girl. Josh Turner
Make You Miss Me. Sam Hunt
American Girl Tom Petty
Running Down A Dream
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Buy Me A Boat Chris Janson
Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett
It Goes Like This
Jackson/Folsom Prison Cash/Carter
Drink in My Hand Eric Church
Like A Wrecking Ball
Round Here Buzz
Kill A Word.
Like Jesus Does.
Fire Away Chris Stapleton
Gonna Blake Shelton
Boys Round Here.
Guy With a Girl
She's Got A Way With Words '
Here For The Party. Gretchen Wilson
Hurts So Good John Cougar/Gretchen Wilson
R.O.C.K in the USA
Night Train Jason Aldean
They Don't Know
When She Says Baby.
Take a Little Ride
Any Ol Barstool.
Pontoon Little Big Town
Little White Church
Pour Me Trick Pony
Leave The Pieces. The Wreakers
Slide Goo Goo Dolls
3AM Matchbox 20
Copperhead Road Steve Earle
Keep Your Hands to Yourself. Georgia Satellites
Who Says You Can't Go Home Bon Jovi
Influences & Inspiration
Our influences are many and include artists like, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, to Allman Brothers, ACDC, Rush, Cheryl Crow, Bonnie Rhatt to Bryan Adams, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett to name a few.
All equipment is supplied by us except for a stage