DOG KNOWS!--the softest band with the biggest sound-- consists of Kurt, whose forty years of combining words music and guitar styles have established him as a leading example of the Catskill Alternative sound, joined by fellow former Wombler, Alan Groth, internationally acclaimed drummer Eric Parker, and twenty-five year singer/life partner, Cheryl Lambert. This is a band that won't compromise on substance, style and riveting musicianship. In the year 2000, Kurt, Cheryl and Alan were joined by veteran producer and guitarist/mandolinist, Steve Burgh (Billy Joel, David Bromberg), who supported Kurt's return to electric guitar and worked as a partner - up until his death in 2005 - in refining what he referred to as the "Catskill/Woodstock" sound. The album "Love's Enough" captures the quintessance of that sound and introduced the original members to one of the region's best-loved aces, drummer Eric Parker (drummed with Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker and many other luminaries). Music that was known for its ability to move hearts and minds now began to move FEET.. The CD,"From Our Religions We'll Be Free," broke the band out of the tired Americana genre into new territory, as did Kurt's increasingly improvisational guitar playing. Fans of The Kurt Henry Band knew the stories of the narrative songs from the CDs, but now their bodies automatically knew the familiar grooves of rock, reggae, rockabilly, samba--you name it. The CD "Flaming June" was released in 2017, and the renaming of the band to DOG KNOWS! in 2019 led to a "best of" CD "Catskill Dogs" in 2020. Every night is a fresh start for the tightest band that refuses to over-rehearse--or even rehearse at all. Hey it's more or less a trio! This is tight--only somewhat scripted--this is Kurt Henry--writing, rocking, improvising--and doing it at a volume that pleases audiences.
It's Enough performed on Poughkeepsie Live
Circle and Line performed on Poughkeepsie Live
|Calendar for The Kurt Henry Band|
|Nine Mile Swamp|
with Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert
Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic. kurtstuff
Accord, NY See Map
|Join us on Thursdays for our Nine Mile Swamp Live Facebook show.
See below for our special CD offer.
Nine Mile Swamp with Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert
Live! on Facebook
Thursday, April 29
7 to 7:40ish pm
Live from Kurt Henry's facebook page:
Send us a comment during the show and let us know what's up with you these days.
As you know, our newest CD "Catskill Dogs" as DOG KNOWS! is for sale on our website: www.dogknowsband.com. We are matching the price of all CDs sold (Catskill Dogs and all others) to double our impact--all profits will be donated to a local Hudson Valley Food Pantry. Thanks! (cover art by Eric Parker; inside dog nose pictures of friends' dogs)
Our previous shows can be accessed via Kurt's Facebook page or on Youtube! Subscribe!
Thanks, again, for your support!
Stay safe and well!
--Kurt & Cheryl
|Mother's Day Wine & Music|
with DOG KNOWS Unplugged
Multi-genre original, Acoustic
383 Pitts Road
Old Chatham, NY See Map
|Our first outdoor live show for 2021 happens to fall on Mother's Day at a very new venue for us -- Sabba Vineyards, established in 2012. It is a small family-run vineyard in New York State’s Hudson Valley whose owners are both sculptors and winemakers. Their dedication to the art of sculpting, growing the best grapes and making the most delicious wine is "born out of our love for the beauty it brings to our cherished land and the joy of sharing fine award-winning wine with friends and family."
It will be just Kurt & Cheryl, just like for our live Facebook shows on Thursdays, but we are vaccinated and we'll really be live and in person! Yay! We look forward to seeing you there!
CDs by The Kurt Henry Band
|Flaming June 2017|
Singer-Songwriter, Rock (progressive)
A joyous, far-reaching celebration of all musical types, from jazz to R&B, Celtic to roots rock, funk to country. It's a musical olive branch from America to the world, emphasizing peace and unity.
|From Our Religions We'll Be Free! 2011|
Rock (progressive), Singer-Songwriter
"Henry engineers his most far-reaching testimony to date. Much like the message, the music cuts a wide swath: whimsy and pain, dalliance and heartbreak, frustration and bliss."G.Schoenfeld
|Heart, Mind & All 2008|
Rock (progressive), Alternative, and Contemporary
If you like poetic lyrics and strong, sweet melody but you need it with a shot of burbon and a beat, this might become a favorite album. Featured are David Sancious, Larry Packer, & Eric Parker.
|Love's Enough 2004|
Americana, Singer-Songwriter, and Rock (progressive)
Love's Enough features Kurt Henry (songwriter, guitar, vocals),Steve Burgh (mandolin, guitar, Hammond organ), Alan Groth (bass), and Eric Parker (drums). This CD moves hearts, minds and feet!
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