DOG KNOWS! is a Hudson Valley band that prides itself on playing multi-genre original music. In the band are Kurt Henry (guitar/songwriter), Cheryl Lambert (harmony vocals, harmonica, percussion), Alan Groth (bass), and Eric Parker (drums).
Band Member Bios –
Kurt Henry: Kurt Henry began singing in coffeehouses in 1968, notably Greenwich Village’s The Village Gaslight, playing with popular regional New York bands the Womblers, Hipshot, and Great Northeastern. Dubbed “New York’s first country-rocker” (MusicMachine), Henry opened for legends such as Procol Harum, David Bromberg, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Asleep at the Wheel. Over five decades and five albums, Henry has evolved into an accomplished, tone-conscious, low-volume/high-energy electric guitarist and a singer/songwriter with a knack for smart lyrics that splash on impact and circle out. A resident of Ulster County, Kurt Henry performs regularly across the region with The Kurt Henry Band, in solo gigs, and with band member and life partner Cheryl Lambert. In addition to a fifty-year career in music, Kurt has taught literature on the secondary and college level.
Eric Parker: Drums, producer. Only 17 when he joined 1970s band The Fabulous Rhinestones, Parker has a career that reads like a who’s who of Rock: He played with the John Hall Band, Bonnie Raitt, Ian Hunter Band and Cornell Dupree, and was touring drummer for Steve Winwood and Joe Cocker. Parker has been with the Kurt Henry Band since 2004, performing on four of the group’s five CDs while manning the boards for the last three.
Cheryl Lambert: Harmonica, vocals, percussion. Her wailing harmonica solos add variety, while ably playing beneath guitar solos. A retired children’s teacher, she is Kurt Henry’s muse and life partner.
Alan Groth: Bass. A member of Henry’s previous band, The Womblers, Groth has collaborated with Kurt Henry on projects stretching back three decades. A mainstay of The Kurt Henry Band for sixteen years, Groth is deeply intimate with the repertoire from five albums. A Valley favorite for his deep and fluid playing tones, Groth provides countermelodies for many of the numbers.
CDs by DOG KNOWS!
|Catskill Dogs 2020|
"Henry puts his adroit band through its musical paces: R&B, jazz, hard-hitting country rock, Celtic, soul, and blues -- and it's all killer" (Roll).
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