Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have been forging a fresh and energetic sound in the northwest music scene since 2013. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy and punctuated by songs performed with fervor and rock 'n' roll swagger. The Bird Dogs push the envelope of what a string band is generally described as by fusing songs from folk, country, and rock. They’ve been hitting the road hard for the last three years, sharing stages with the likes of Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Mavericks, Wynonna Judd, Mark Chesnutt, The Lil’ Smokies and many more. The Bird Dogs released their first album in the spring of 2016. Recorded live at Basecamp Studio, the album is one that reflects their live show and makes you want to stomp your feet and crack open a beer.
Born under the big sky in Bozeman, Montana, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs consist of Matt Demarais on vocals/banjo, Ethan Demarais on bass, Lena Schiffer on vocals/guitar, Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin, and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.
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Red Ants Pants Music Festival 2016 - 16,000
Headwaters Country Jam 2016- 16,000
Bozeman Bluegrass Festival (2014,2015,2016) - Bozeman, MT - 600
Wildfest - Great Falls, MT - 1,200
Summer Celebration- Fort Benton - 1,500
Montana BBQ festival - Absarokee, MT - 2,500
Juniper Jam - Enterprise, OR - 400
2017 Bozeman choice award- 1st place for best bluegrass band
2016 Bozeman choice award- 2nd place for best bluegrass band
2015 Emerging artist contest winners- Red Ants Pants music festival