The Sly Dog Band plays blues-rock, classic-rock and even a little country. We love to play high-energy dance music to get everyone jumping, but we can also slip into the laid-back groove for those mellow good times.
Specialties: There are lots of Wedding Bands out there, but we are Atlanta’s leading Divorce Band.
Or, if you or a loved one have recently gotten out of prison, or finally made parole, we specialize in those events as well. Foreclosure or bankruptcy? We are just the blues band for the occasion (payment must be made in advance).
If you enjoy slide guitar, you’ll love Sly Dog! Vaughan Simmons’ tasteful slide guitar work; truly sets this dog apart from the pack.
Price Range: $400 - $1000
Gig Length: 90 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
We show up on time, play music to suit the occasion, give an enthusiastic performance, and enjoy friendly interaction with the audience.
Sly Dog is made up of professional musicians who have paid their dues playing countless bars, clubs and concert venues all over the south and all over the country. The Dog plays mainly classic-rock and blues-rock, with maybe a little country thrown in for good measure.
We consult with our clients beforehand and tailor the songlist to fit the crowd. During the show, we love to interact with the audience - we thrive on live feedback.
Vaughan Simmons (guitar/vocals) has played and toured with national and local acts, and has played every kind of venue from plush clubs to gritty roadhouses in South Georgia. His main guitar is a Telecaster, and he plays a variety of styles from growling rock sounds to clean finger-picked to jazzy rhythm. he loves playing slide and usually brings along a couple of SGs in open tuning for thos authentic blues and blues-rock tunes.
Cooper Dozier is a veteran of the Atlanta music scene. He has performed in clubs since his early teens. His playing is characterized by a solid, steady beat flavored with innovative touches to flavor up the mix.
Don Martz is an all-round musician who holds down the bottom end in Sly Dog. His full, round bass tones are woven into the guitar and drums for a perfect mix of sounds. He also does lead and harmony vocals.
This is a partial list - we are always adding/updating.
Statesboro Blues (Allman Bros./Taj Mahal)
One Way Out (Allman Bros.)
Done Somebody Wrong (Allman Bros./Elmore James)
Trouble No More (Allman Bros. /Muddy Waters)
Little Red Rooster (Stones, et al. / Howlin’ Wolf)
Honky Tonk Women (Stones)
Soul Man (Blues Brothers/Sam & Dave)
Funky Stuff (Kool & the Gang)
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (Temptations)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Mama Told Me Not to Come (Wilson Pickett style)
Rollin & Tumblin (Johnny Winter/Muddy Waters
Shake Your Money Maker (Johnny Winter/Elmore James)
Before You Accuse Me (Bo Didley/Clapton)
Dust My Broom (ZZ Top/Taj Mahal)
Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ Top)
Tush (ZZ Top)
Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)
Nutbush City Limits (Ike & Tina Turner)
Mojo Workin (Junior Wells / Muddy Waters, et al.)
I’m a King Bee (Slim Harpo)
Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed)
Baby What You Want Me to Do (Jimmy Reed)
Bright Lights Big City (Jimmy Reed)
Take Out Some Insurance (Jimmy Reed)
She Caught The Katy (Taj Mahal/Wet Willie)
Leavin Trunk (Taj Mahal)
Fishin’ Blues (Taj Mahal)
Born in Chicago (Paul Butterfield)
Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker)
Crawlin’ Kingsnake (John Lee Hooker)
My Babe (Little Walter)
Mellow Down Easy (Black Crowes/Little Walter)
Hideaway (Freddie King)
Teeny Weeny Bit (Delbert McClinton)
Back Door Man (Howlin’ Wolf / Popa Chubby)
Sweet Home Chicago (Standard)
Country Side of Life (Wet Willie)
Move It On Over (Geo. Thorogood)
CC Rider (Mitch Ryder, et al.)
Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
Steamroller Blues (James Taylor - kind of)
Hi Heel Sneakers (Tommy Tucker)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh)
Matchbox Blues (Albert King & SRV)
Caldonia (Louis Jordan/BB King, et al.)
Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Seger)
Call Me the Breeze (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
6 Days on the Road (Taj Mahal)
Clyde Played Electric Bass (JJ Cale/Waylon)
Last Date (Floyd Cramer)
Mean Old World (Eric Clapton/T-Bone Walker)
Walkin Blues (Eric Clapton/Muddy Waters)
Ramblin’ on My Mind (Eric Clapton/Robert Johnson)
Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson/Allman Bros.)
Sittin on Top of the World (Howlin Wolf)
Hesitation Blues (Hot Tuna/WC Handy)
Deep River Blues (Doc Watson)
I Ain’t Superstitious (Howlin’ Wolf)
I Can’t Be Satisfied (Muddy Waters)
|Vaughan Simmons||Guitar/Vocals, Bookings, Dog Trainer|
Influences & Inspiration
Allman Bros., Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, ZZ Top, Motown R&B artists, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Reed, even Santana
Chicken wire on front of stage