The Velvet Dogs Live at @CentralBBQ in Midtown

I had never heard of the Velvet Dogs until Sunday afternoon, but the name sounded intriguing, the weather was beautiful, and the patio at Central BBQ in Midtown is always a really cool place to eat, hang out and enjoy music, so I headed down there. And I have to say, I was impressed with the Velvet Dogs, who are a fairly large acoustic band dedicated to roots rock and pop with a strong Memphis undercurrent. Their originals were tuneful, and their singers soulful. Although I didn’t find a whole lot of information about them online, I did see where they have occasionally shared a bill with better-known Memphis band Devil Train, a group with which they have points of similarity.

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