Together since 1993, Hair Of The Dog is one of
the world's foremost Celtic folk/rock bands. They've released
ten wildly popular CDs including "at The Parting Glass", "Let It
Flow", "Donegal" and "Liam Left The Lights On Again". In May,
2012, The Irish Echo stated, "Liam Left the Lights On Again... in
its entirety is simply a delight to listen to" and in January, 2008,
the Kingston, New York, Freeman Times declared, "Hair Of The Dog
plays with a cohesive oneness that most bands never get. They
are a regional music treasure." The Dog was also mentioned in Billboard
Magazine as one of Irish Music's biggest sellers. Their song "One
Sunday Morning" was featured on the 2003 Colleen Records compilation
CD "Songs of Irish Freedom Vol. 3". In 2005 they appeared on "One
Child At Time", a charity compilation. Other artists included U2,
James Taylor, The Chieftains and Carly Simon. Hair Of The Dog has
repeatedly been named "Best Band" since the late 1990's by Upstate
New York's top regional newspapers and magazines.
Based in Upstate New York, Hair Of The Dog is Rick
Bedrosian on bass and vocals, Mike DeAngelis on acoustic guitar, bodhran
and vocals, John Haggerty on banjo, acoustic guitar, accordion and
vocals, Larry Packer on fiddle, Eric Finn on electric guitar, mandolin,
violin and vocals and Scott Apicelli on drums and percussion.
Hair of the Dog’s “Dogumentary"
The band members boast impressive resumes.
Packer was a member of Sha Na Na, had a top ten hit with a Jimi
Hendrix produced band called Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys
and appeared with The Band in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Waltz". He
also guested on NBC's Saturday Night Live's third episode which
originally aired October 25th, 1975. Packer's name appears on albums
and playbills from other major acts including Hall and Oates, Lou Reed,
Phoebe Snow and the New York Rock Ensemble.
Bedrosian lived in Nashville in the 1980's where
he performed and recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marshall Crenshaw,
Gene Clark of The Byrds and John Stewart of The Kingston Trio. Bedrosian is also an accomplished film critic and fine art
photographer. He's the writer and host of "Rick's Picks" a humorous,
multi-award winning movie review and interview podcast on iTunes. His photo of Paul McCartney landed on the cover of the Spring, 2010
issue of Classic Drummer magazine. Bedrosian is also a founding
member of the legendary Celtic-Bluegrass group The McKrells and was
a member of Donnybrook Fair.
DeAngelis and Haggerty have been playing and
singing Irish songs since they were kids and played together in a
popular Irish band called The Porters. Their rich voices are a
cornerstone of the band's sound. Finn and Apicelli are both
graduates of Boston's famed Berklee School of Music. Finn is a
renowned arranger and Apicelli a much in demand music producer and
owner of Blue Sky Music Studios.
Hair Of The Dog has
performed in clubs and concert venues in many American cities
including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Port St. Lucie, Danbury,
Hartford, New York and Buffalo. They regularly headline or
co-headline at Celtic Festivals such as The Irish 2000 Music and
Arts Festival, The Great American Irish Festival, The East Durham
Irish Festival and The Capital District Scottish Games. They also
tour Ireland frequently.