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Kitty O'Neal Introduces the Beer Dawgs
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on May 30, 2013
The Beer Dawgs were one of Sacramento's top local bands from the 1980s through the 2000s. The band has
regrouped after the two frontmen moved to Texas, making a few different appearances at the Sacramento Music Festival. On May 25
they played an acoustic set at the Firehouse Lot for a tribute to Skip's Music. KFBK radio host Kitty O'Neal
introduced their set before launching into a short acoustic performance of her own. Charlie Thomas and Tom
Romano also helped with the introduction. Kitty explained in this clip how she used to perform local music
in the 80s with Ian Shelter and her band Secret Service.
The Beer Dawgs have a rootsy bluesy country sound with flavors of bluegrass. During their acoustic set they
performed an original song about Old Sacramento. The two vocalists, Bawb Pearce and Steve Wall, performed as
the duo for the acoustic set, while the full band includes drummer James Curry and Otis Mourning on sax and
percussion. The band released ten albums during their 20 year run. Their last album called Voodoo & Tattoo
was released in 2006. The band reappeared in Sacramento in September 2011 at the Torch Club. Some of their classic
songs include "Blonde on the Bayou," "Sweet Music," and "Sex & Taxes."