A Rockin' Blues Band

“Blues Dawg is a blues powerhouse fronted by singer/guitarist Joe Neri…
…blues with a new-wave attitude.”
-- Blues Revue Magazine
Founded by Joe Neri in 1998, Blues Dawg is a contemporary electric blues band, steeped in the traditions of American blues and roots music. Its repertoire consists of both originals and covers, greatly influenced by the blues legends and masters of Chicago, Memphis, Texas and California.


Blues Dawg is:

• Joe Neri – Guitar & Vocals
• Duane Ewing – Sax
• Hutch Hutchinson – Bass
• Gino Romeo – Drums

Monthly Blues Jams
Joe & Blues Dawg host blues jams on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. These are true jam sessions, not open mic’s, and all musicians are welcome and invited to play as much as they like.

The Sedona Blues Jam is held on the 1st Thursday of the month at Relics Restaurant & Lounge in West Sedona.

The Clarkdale Blues Jam is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the 1012 Lounge in Old Town Clarkdale.
Old Town Blues Fest

Joe founded and hosts the annual Old Town Blues Fest, held every Spring at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood. This all-day, indoor blues festival attracts national, regional and local musicians and bands to celebrate the blues.

The 4th annual Old Town Blues Fest was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, featuring 6 performances throughout the afternoon and evening, including Arizona Blues Hall of Famer, Tommy Dukes, and blues master, Fran Banish, from Los Angeles.

Check back here in early 2015 for details of the 5th annual Old Town Blues Fest.

Bob Dylan Birthday Concert

Joe and Bob share the same birthday – May 24 – different years (and very different astrological charts!). And, Joe has been a huge fan of Dylan and his music since he first heard it in 1962. And he’s one of hundreds of millions of Bob Dylan fans.

Since 2006, Joe has produced the annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert, held on or around Joe’s and Bob’s birthday, with some of the best musicians in Northern Arizona performing Dylan songs. It has become so popular that in 2012, Joe began having two concerts on two consecutive nights.

The 9th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert was held on Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24, featuring 15 local musicians, at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood.

Check back here in early 2015 for details of the 10th annual Bobfest.

Blues Dawg Gigs

My Dobro (Cottonwood) - July 4 @ 8 pm

Concerts in the Park (Clarkdale) - July 26 @ 7 pm

My Dobro (Cottonwood) - September 19 @ 8 pm

My Dobro (Cottonwood) - November 7 @ 8 pm

My Dobro (Cottonwood) - December 20 @ 8 pm

Booking & Information

Joe Neri
(928) 274-1803

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