"River Of My Soul"
Every now and then the essence of what really makes a good Blues Album rises to the top of the heap. Such is the case with Mud Dog's new release "River of My Soul". Based out of Vancouver, Canada, the four piece band that forms Mud Dog once again proves that this great country of ours truly has it's share of great musicians, especially when it comes to the Blues. With it's amazing vocals, harmony, and a more then generous helping of harmonica, "River of My Soul", takes you on a gentler journey of the Blues, one which will leave you with a genuine feeling that you are listening to something refreshing and new. From the title track "River of My Soul" to it's fitting finale "The Edge", this CD is guaranteed to make you a fan of Mud Dog if you have not previously been, and more of a fan if you have.
"River of My Soul" is a must have CD for any fan of the Blues.
John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
About Mud Dog
Steve "Mud Dog" Sainas has
been a guitarist/singer/songwriter in Vancouver's cabarets and pubs for
the past twenty years. During this time, he has developed a powerful blues
guitar and singing style that is instantly recognized by his steadily
growing audience. In 1997, Steve began to lay the ground-work for forming
his powerful blues band Mud Dog. His vision was to pay tribute to blues
masters such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and John Lee
Hooker with a fiery contemporary blues sound. The highlight of each
concert, however, is when Steve testifies his own life experiences through
his original songs, inspired by the sounds of the Mississippi Delta. Mud
Dog released its debut CD "Devil's Ride" on March 7th, 2003 at
the Terry Fox Theatre to a house full of excited fans. "Devil's
Ride" features eleven originals songs written & produced by
Sainas and two traditional arrangements. The CD has been featured on both
Storman Norman's Sunday Blues on Rock 101 and CBC Radio and is receiving
regular airplay coast to coast. In March 2008, Mud Dog released their
second CD, “River of my Soul,” that features eleven new original
acoustic songs written and produced by Sainas. These songs deeply
reflect on finding the light in a world consumed by darkness.