The Red Dawg Band consists of some of the most talented musicians Austin, TX has to offer. All are full time touring professional musicians, songwriters, and producers.
Instrumentation is dependent on the type of show required. The Band performs as a duo, trio, 4, 5 or 6 piece band. Instrumentation is: Guitars (Acoustic and Electric), Bass Guitar (Acoustic or Electric), Drums, Fiddle, Keyboards, and horns.
In addition to the many original songs, below is a partial list of Styles of music and Artists that are covered.
Styles: Country, Rock, Blues, Folk, Americana, Swing
Artists: George Strait, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, The Band, Credence Clearwater Revival, John Prine, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and many more.
A small sample of cover songs include:
All My Exes Live in Texas
Amarillo By Morning
Anything But Love
Bad Moon Rising
Blue Eyes Crying in The Rain
Bring it on Home To Me
Deep River Blues
Desperadoes Waiting For A Train
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
Down in My Easy Chair
Fool Such as I
Folsum Prison Blues
Hands on the Wheel
If I Had a Boat
If I Needed You
Johnny B Good
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
London Homesick Blues
Milk Cow Blues
Night Rider’s Lament
One after 909
She's About a Mover
The Cowboy Rides Away
They call me The Fireman
Twist and Shout
Two More Bottles of Wine
Wall of Death
Waltz Across Texas
And Many More!
The Band is made up of several great players. The content of the band varies depending on the show. Here are some of the key players in The Red Dawg Band:
Danny Britt - Performing songwriter based in Austin, TX. For more information see: www.reddawgmusic.com
Danny grew up in South Central Kentucky playing everything from Bluegrass to Country to Classical to Rock and Roll. After playing in assorted bands in Kentucky, Danny made his way to Texas in 1980. Danny did a couple years touring with Texas Legend Jerry Jeff Walker as his road manager. That's where he really learned the life of a touring musician. Danny began writing and playing his own music as a part of the Austin music scene and by the early 1990s was performing on a regular basis in Texas and around the country.
Danny has performed around the country on shows with the likes of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, John McCutcheon, Chris Smither, Bruce Robison, Nina Gerber, kelly Willis, Chris Wall, Greg Trooper, The Dixie Chicks, and many others.
In 2000 Danny and business partner Rene’ Loflin formed Red Dawg Music. Their publishing Company is Austin Red Dawg Publishing.
Danny’s 1st original work was released in April 2001 titled: Danny Britt and Red Dawg - Texas Stuff. This work was noted in Performing Songwriter Magazine and reviewed in Sing Out Magazine in 2001. Texas Stuff was also reviewed in Roots Town Magazine in 2002. Long time Austin touring musician and producer Marvin Dykhuis produced this recording. It is a collection of some of Danny’s favorite original songs that take the listener on a tour of several different kinds of music while maintaining a unique acoustic sound.
Red Dawg Music released Danny’s second original work in Feb. 2003. This CD is titled Danny Britt - The Other Side. It is co-produced by long time touring musician Chip Dolan and Danny. Several great Austin Based Artists join Danny & Chip on this recording. Some of them include Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Christine Albert, Chris Gage, Marvin Dykhuis, and more. This work is receiving rave reviews as well.
Danny and Red Dawg Music released: Danny Britt – Walk This Road in Oct. 2007. This work is produced by Danny and Marvin Dykhuis.
2011 brings a new single releases: These are available as a digital download on all the major download sites. More singles to be released in this format in 2011 and 2012.
On November 29, 2001 the Austin City Council and Austin Mayor Gus Garcia proclaimed that day Danny Britt Day for his continued efforts to maintain Austin, Texas as the Live Music Capital of the World.
Marvin Dykhuis - International Touring musician, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, and great friend. Marvin is a key part of the Red Dawg Band. He plays Acoustic and Electric Guitars, mandolin, Vocals, and any thing else we need at the time. Marvin's music can be heard at www.marvindykhuis.com He has a great CD released in 2010 called "My House". It's available at Itunes.
Bio: Marvin Dykhuis is originally from Racine Wisconsin. There He started his musical career playing Clubs and Colleges throughout the Midwest with Blues Bands (Marvin and The Dogs) and Folk groups (Paffrath and Dykhuis). In 1986 he relocated to Austin Tx. and soon became a part of the rich music scene there. In 1988 he began working with Singer/Songwriter Tish Hinojosa and has been her “right hand man”, playing on all of her recordings as well as producing and writing with her. Marvin spent 8 years playing Wednesday night’s Sitting and Singing for Supper with the Threadgill Troubadours (Co-fronting the band) along side the late Champ Hood. He has been around the Globe with Ms.Hinojosa and other Texas based groups playing guitars, mandolins, banjos, Etc. Marvin has produced and played and sang on many records for Texas Singer/songwriters and groups offering a unique sound to their music. His Chomeleanesque aproach is always welcome in the studio doing movie soundtracks or performing live. From Blues to Bluegrass He’s there with an interesting twist. He is currently performing with his long time friends,Chip Dolan, Danny Bitt, Ruby Jane Smith, Kim Miller. Marvin uses ELIXER strings exclusivley!
Rich White - Great Percussionist / Drummer, Singer, Songwriter. Rich's music can be heard at www.myspace.com/richwhitejams He has a great new CD released in 2010 called "Loves the only Way".
Rich White started playing drums at the age of 5 years. At the age of 10 he made his television debut when he appeared on the “Ethma Odum Show”, a local television program on KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana. Early on he played with “Forty Acres and a Mule” in Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating from Louisiana State University he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he first met Tara Novick and they formed the Voo Doo Boys. The Voo Doo Boys appeared on the “Mike and Maty Show” and the “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno in 1992 where he played with Hollywood actor/singer John Corbett (Sex and the City, My Greek Wedding, HBO’s United States of Tara). A highly sought out sideman, he has played with many recording artists that include: Tish Hinojosa, Jimmy LaFave, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Charmagne Neville, Peter Keane, Cindy Cashdollar, Ted Roddy, Tracie Lynn, Charles Thibodeaux and critically acclaimed songwriter Sonny Throckmorton (The Cowboy Rides Away/George Strait). Rich has played on many artists’ albums. He has also performed at prestigious venues and festivals such as the Newport Folk Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival. His debut album: LOVE’S THE ONLY WAY showcases his soulful voice, and features his drumming and songwriting. LOVE’S THE ONLY WAY brought together a group of finely tuned, seasoned musicians: Marvin Dykhuis (Tish Hinojosa), Chip Dolan (Bruce Robison), John Doyle (Asleep at the Wheel), Peter Keane, Brad Houser (The New Bohemians), Charlie Richards (Brandon Rhyder), Luis Coutihno, and Charlie Larkey. Charlie Larkey, who played with Carol King on the iconic Tapestry album and was also a member of The Fugs, co-produced the record along with Rich White and Mac McNabb. Rich is especially proud of the 2009 Cajun French Music Association Award he received for playing as a “special guest” on Charles Thibodeaux’s HOMMAGE’A ANDREW CORMIER record. Rich presently resides in Austin, Texas.
Glenn Kawamoto - Glenn is a virtuoso on all things Bass.
Electric, Fretless, upright, you name it. Glenn has been part of the Red Dawg Family for several years. He has played on the majority of tracks on Danny's recordings.
Glenn is a well known International touring musician as well as producer. He also deals in custom precision instruments. His site can be found at www.austinbasstraders.com
Chip Dolan - Chip is an International Touring Musician, Songwriter, and Producer. Chip is an extraordinary Key Board and Accordion player. We're lucky to have him with us. Chip can be found at: http://www.chipdolan.org/
David Carroll - First learned about music through a piano in his home. Studying for 7 years he decided he wanted to be a horn player. Studying Tuba for 12 years the ground work for low end playing had been established. He now primarily plays up upright bass. David has played with hundreds of musicians and appeared on more than 70 recordings.
Bradley Kopp - Bradley is a great Guitar player, Producer, Engineer, and anything else you might need. He has toured around the world and we're lucky to have him when he can be with us. For more info on Bradley go to: http://www.bradleykopp.com/
A well-respected guitarist since the mid-seventies in the Boulder, Colorado music scene, Bradley Kopp is a native Texan who grew up in a musical family in the Texas panhandle.
In the early eighties, Bradley came to Austin, Texas. Since then, Bradley has worked with artists such as Lorrie Singer, Eliza Gilkyson, Iain Matthews, Bob Livingston, Robyn Ludwick, Will Sexton, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Alejandro Escovedo, Sara Hickman, Jimmy LaFave, Charlie Robison, Kris McKay, Freddie KRC and many others. Bradley has performed on Austin City Limits, The Texas Connection, TNN Onstage, Crook and Chase, and the Tonight Show. He has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan.
These day Bradley juggles his playing career with his career a producer.
Richard Bowden- Great Fiddle player and entertainer. One of the best anywhere in the
Richard Bowden was the fiddler and modolin player for more than ten years in Lubbock, TX for The Maines Brothers Band, featuring the incomparable Lloyd Maines on steel guitar. Richard lives in Austin now, where he retired as member of the always clever and sardonic "Austin Lounge Lizards." He still performs regularly with artists Cary Swinney, Terry Allen, Bob Livingston, Barbara K, Will T. Massey, and more.