Boondogs is a roots/pop
band that hails from Little Rock
. Their 1997 independent debut, "Smarter Than Some", was a local success. While they technically fall under the category of "alt-country
", their own slogan sums it up the best..."Roots Pop for Now People".
The band was discovered and attained it's current record deal through Garageband.com. The Boondogs won the talent-search web site’s first contest, in which fellow musicians around the globe voted two Boondogs tracks ("Carbon or Gold," "40-Day Ahab") the best of a promising bunch and awarded the band the first Garageband.com record deal.
The members are Indy Grotto (singer/songwriter), Jason Weinheimer (singer/guitarist...and married to Indy), Chris Michaels (singer/bassist) and Dave Hoffpauir (drums). You can obtain a free promotional ep for a limited time by signing up at their website. This great little cd includes a fantastic cover of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" as well as a spanish version of "Luka".
On a side note, I have met and hung out with the group on a couple of occasions and they are very cool people. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who likes the "Americana" genre of music.