JOHN SCHUBERT is a well respected guitar player and vocalist in the Seattle area Bluegrass community and has performed in a number of regional bands including The Bottom Dollar Band, High and Lonesome, The Palmer Sisters and Lonesome Ridge. John's full and rich vocals have been described as classic country with overtones of modern bluegrass. John makes his home on Vashon Island WA with his wife Sandy and two very cute and boisterous Shelties.
Despite being a relative newcomer to bluegrass music, banjoist WILLIE MCSEVENEY has quickly earned respect for his precision timing and groove. Playing in the style of the great Terry Baucom, Willie adds amazing drive to any bluegrass song performed by the Dogs. Willie lives in Kirkland, WA.
ANDREA WESTERINEN cites the bassist Roy Husky Jr. as one of her early influences. She has played bass in several East Coast regional bands. Since moving to Washington State, she has performed with the award-winning Ohop Valley Boys at bluegrass festivals and state fairs. Andrea provides impeccable timing and a solid foundation for the Stray Dogs. Andrea and her husband Jeff make their home in Preston, WA.
JEFF WESTERINEN has played Bluegrass and Old Time music in regional and semi-professional bands in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and South Carolina before moving to Washington State in 1997. A veteran of the the five time New York State champion Yankee Rebels and the year 2000 International Bluegrass Music Champion Ohop Valley Boys, Jeff plays mandolin in the style of Doyle Lawson. He also sings lead and harmony vocals and occasionally will pick up the violin to play a breakdown or two.
STEPHEN BURWELL - From the small city of Maple Valley, Stephen brings you a rich tone and drive with his fiddling. He is known throughout the Northwest for his improvisation and execution of complexity in his music. Playing for around nine years, he has created his own sound and technique, learning from Texas, bluegrass, and progressive bluegrass style musicians. He is always striving to improve his technique and raise the standard for fiddling. Stephen was invited to perform on stage with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and Kenny & Amanda Smith on more than one occasion. In 2011, Dale Adkins engineered a demo CD for Stephen that included his fellow band member, Nick Dumas, the illustrious Kenny Smith, and other musicians. Stephen's main inspirations are Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Aubrey Haynie, Andy Leftwich, Jim VanCleve, Sam Bush, LRB, Alison Krauss & US, Coldplay, Mutemath, and so many more. Besides fiddling, he enjoys playing the mandolin and a little guitar. Stephen has now taken up recording engineering and production, and has co-engineered and produced his first album with his great friend, James Meyers.
Another Vashon Islander, TAB TABSCOTT hails from Virginia and plays the dobro and pedal steel guitars. A veteran of northwest bluegrass, you might recognize him from Crossfire, Runaway Train, Redneck Girlfriend, and the Palmer Sisters. He's produced several CD's, including the acclaimed Resophonics Anonymous and Behind the Barn. A lifetime member of Commandar Cody's Lost Planet Airmen, he's also backed greats like Peter Rowan, John Hartford, and Michelle Shocked.