Reining from New Brunswick, Julian Austin has written and played music since he was in his mid-teens. After moving to Calgary, Julian further honed his musical skills in both writing and performing. His songs have reached #1 on the radio, CMT Top 30 videos, Best Country Song Award at the first annual CMRC awards and several Juno nominations.
The Highbush Clanberries are a group of musicians from Meadow Lake Saskatchewan where the Clan gathers regularly at the local Library and Community Events to share their passion for Scottish, Irish, Metis, American and Down East Traditional Music. The Clanberries are: Al Bosman on mandolin, John Mielke on banjo, Neil Marsh on fiddle and bodhran, Laura Budd on bass and Dale Budd on guitar.
Dirty Deeds DDC
Dirty Deeds DDC is Western Canada’s premiere AC/DC experience. Formed in 1986, Dirty
Deeds DDC established themselves as an act to be seen to be believed. Performing a high
energy AC/DC tribute all over Canada, the band solidified their place in the late 80’s/early 90’s
as a top notch act to behold.
The 100th Meridian
The 100th Meridian brings to life the very best of The Tragically Hip and their catalog of music. The uncanny representation of Gord Downie by frontman Rob McCarthy is enough to bring any hip fan to their feet. The band brings an incredible to detail to the recorded versions of the music. Truly one of the best tribute bands to Canada’s Band, The Tragically Hip! A must see for all music lovers.
“Barefoot Bob” is Bob Cook’s one-man-party-band “light” version of his full band Barefoot Bob & the Dudes.
Barefoot Bob plays a huge variety of both classic and/or unusual covers as well as his own original songs, covering many styles from party rock’n’roll to reggae/ska/soca/ world to surf rock to swingin’, jumpin’ blues and more.
Bob’s show features Bob on vocals and his top-notch electric guitar playing, backed with professional custom bass and drum backing tracks to bring all the sonic oomph of a full band.
Barefoot Bob performs all over Western Canada, check out shows here!
Let Barefoot Bob bring your some loco vida to your party!
Creedence Clearwater Reprisal
Creedence Clearwater Reprisal is a Canadian tribute to the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. They bring to life Fogerty's songs in an energetic and authentic way that few can do. With a song list spanning from the early days of Creedence all the way to Fogerty's 1997 album Blue Moon Swamp, Creedence Clearwater Reprisal hits all the high points in between to bring a wide ranging musical tribute to one of Rock and Roll's greatest bands and songwriters.
Dirty and the Perks
Dirty and the Perks is a four piece Folk - Rock Indi band from Saskatoon SK. Their style could be described as blues, rock, folk, alternative. Using strong vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar, percussion and bass, their music is filled with sounds that move your soul, make your toes tap and want to dance. Their music is filled with upbeat strings, powerhouse vocals, held together by a steady pulsating beat.
Living most of his life in Calgary, Alberta, loving all things country, this Sarnia born Singer/Songwriter has utilized music as his anchor to weather the many storms of life.
Since he got his first Kenny Rogers LP when he was 7, He’s been hooked on Country Music.
You'll hear it when he sings and you'll see it in his eyes when you look and see a man who no longer takes life for granted. Steven sings with a depth and conviction that comes with taking the road less travelled. His passion for music has always been his compass for living. Since picking up the Guitar at 25 years old,
Steve's song writing speaks to universal truths and heart felt emotions of every day Canadian life. His retro cool urban cowboy vibe is a true gem in today's ever-changing world. As a modern day troubadour, Steve has perfected an authentic country sound that draws you in and connects to his music in an unforgettable, raw, pure country way! It's said that real talent is a calling not a choice; Steven Pointmeier is the real deal when it comes to male country vocalists.
Tommy John Ehman
Tommy John Ehman has an incredible passion for music and songwriting and of course, performing his songs wherever there's a willing audience.
His Alternative Country & Roots songwriting style has been honed and crafted through his musical influences like Waylon and Willie, Haggard, Lightfoot, Mellencamp and Springsteen; And his sound has been compared to the likes of Blue Rodeo, Tom Petty and Charlie Major, which puts his music and songwriting in fine company. Multiple albums and radio singles have been played all across Canada and have placed on major Canadian country music charts. Opening shows for Doc Walker, Michelle Wright and Valdy and multiple nominations for Saskatchewan Country Music Association awards have been career highlights...so far.
Tommy is currently promoting his brand new single called “Maria Queen of San Antone” which is at Canadian country radio now and as well getting poised for some exciting live shows this coming summer, including the “Dog Patch Festival!
The Long Run
Relive and re-experience the energy of one of the world's most popular bands, The Eagles. Join The Long Run as they take you on a four decade musical journey that includes all the top hits of America's number one selling band. The Long Run features some of Canada's top touring musicians who have come together to recreate the dynamic intricacies that propelled this band to super-stardom.
The Long Run will leave you standing in the aisles while reminiscing the timeless music which appeals to audiences of all ages and touches the heart of all.
Experience the undeniable sound and magic that has defined multiple generations. Close your eyes and you'll swear you are hearing the real thing.....
The Long Run - Canada's salute to the Eagles.
Having performed on stage since childhood, Jaydee was only 17 when he participated in Canadian Idol in 2007, reaching the finals and finishing in second place. Alberta based, county
singer/song writer, Jaydee has brought stomping tunes, heartfelt melodies and good old rock n’ roll to audiences across Canada.
Mercy has grown up with her parents and sibling on a ranch just down the road from Dogpatch. Mercy is 14 and attends school in Loon Lake, at Ernie Studer School. Mercy enjoys animals but more than anything, she has taken a big interest in music the last few years. She plays trumpet in the school band but really enjoys playing the piano and singing at home. She has a strong voice and a talent for learning music on her piano. This is her first time playing at a music festival but I am sure it won’t be her last.
Autumn is Mercy’s younger sister and has grown up with Mercy a stone throw from dog patch. Autumn also goes to school in Loon Lake at Ernie Studer School. Autumn is a 12 year old free spirited girl with and old soul. She loves and collects anything vintage or antique...often dragging her finds home. Autumn started playing ukulele two years ago, loving to sing and play various genres of music. This is Autumn’s second year playing at Dogpatch and has been looking forward to it since last year! She is so thankful for Marc and Nancy as neighbors, and the opportunity to play with the Dogpatch team!
Ol' Billy Bob Boy
It all started in a high school art class where a young Bill Simms imagined himself as a famous country singer. He sketched a caricature of himself sitting on a bale of hay beneath large text that read “Ol Billy Bob Boy’s Holiday Hoedown Boxset.” During a time when alternative rock was king, the country music Bill’s grandparents loved was clearly having a subliminal effect on the rapidly growing teen.
Several years later, Bill found himself studying music in college and once again imagined himself as a country singer. This time he created a cover for a theoretical album featuring the country hero surfing an epic wave, clad only in a speedo and cowboy boots, entitled “Ol Billy Bob Boy’s Spring Break Bluegrass Bonanza.” His friends loved it, and he knew he was onto something.
Around this time, Bill really began digging into the catalogues of country music’s greatest acts, including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, followed shortly by contemporary country artists like Corb Lund, Hank III and Little Miss Higgins. Before he knew it, Bill landed himself a gig playing upright bass in a theatre festival band which was revered for its annual country revue. After four seasons with this band and a music degree under his belt, Bill began writing his own country songs.
In 2018, Bill imagined yet another album cover for his country alter-ego: a serene lakeside scene depicting the character lying back near the water with a beverage in hand, captioned “Ol Billy Bob Boy’s Sweltering Sun.” But this time, Bill had the music to accompany the cover art, and Ol Billy Bob Boy had finally come to life.
Recorded later that year, Sweltering Sun is a collection of 12 original songs dealing with love, longing, jealousy and heartbreak. Blending the sounds of traditional country and bluegrass music with signature tongue-in-cheek humour and stories inspired by life in Newfoundland and beyond, the album is scheduled for release in May 2020. Featuring a stellar cast of young musicians, Sweltering Sun is sure to make listeners hoot, holler, belly laugh and maybe even shed a tear.