Band

 

Doug Yule - fiddle, vocals
Cary Lung - mandolin, vocals
Tom Collicott - guitar & banjo, vocals
Little Ann Yule - bein' a houn'dog, barking, eating

Doug grew up on the East Coast playing and singing from an early age. In 1968, standing on the wrong street corner, he was captured by The Velvet Underground, a cult rock band, and served a three to five year sentence. On his release he continued his ill advised flirtation with rock and roll for another four or five years, finally retiring to do manual labor. On his fiftieth birthday he received a fiddle and three lessons from a rival and became addicted to the traditional music of the American Southeast. This dependency continues unabated today and finds a creative outlet in RedDog. When he's not kneed-up with RedDog playing tunes, Doug builds violins, violas, and (if his granddaughter keeps practicing) cellos. His instruments can be seen at Lasley & Russ' Violin Shop.

 Cary grew up in a small farm town in the San Joaquin Valley of California where there were more cows and vineyards than street corners. As a young boy he sang and harmonized with his grandfather. In the mid-1960s he met Kenny Hall, the legendary mandolin player, who became his mentor. Cary recorded two albums with the Sweets Mill String Band and, with the Portable Folk Festival, performed in coffeehouses and festivals across the country. In the late 70s he changed directions and opened a magical toy store in Tucson. He moved to Seattle in 2003 and retuned to his musical roots.

Tom has spent most of his adult life in Seattle, Washington where he has carved out a successful career as a photo-illustrator and website designer. Tom picked up the guitar of his youth about 12 years ago. He found himself spending more and more time spellbound by the Southern roots music he was learning through the Pacific Northwest’s thriving old-time music scene. In addition to playing guitar and banjo in RedDog, Tom also performs with Seattle’s raucous Atlas Stringband.