"Guaranteed To Wag Your Tail"
The Salty Dawg's are a seven member Southport, NC based band that plays in eclectic mix of musical genres including rock, blues, pop, country and funk. If you continue to scroll down you will have an opportunity to register on our mailing list to receive automated band updates. Scroll down further for a partial list of our songs, as well as, a few performance videos. If you're interested in booking us, please contact email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you or, better yet, seeing you at one of our future shows.
This native Winston-Salem transplant became a Southport resident in May 2018. Sandra has been singing since the age of 5, but never joined an actual band until age 44. She has fronted classic rock & blues band, Steelwater; hard rock band, Cold Heart and original heavy metal band, Angels of Erebos. Sandra has also had two acoustic duos, Leather & Lace and SanDeLand. Mild-mannered graphic designer by day and rocker girl at night, Sandra joined the Salty Dawgs in September 2019. Her vocal influences include Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Amy Lee, Janis Joplin and Joan Jett. Sandra also spent a time as backup singer with an Elvis Tribute band from High Point.
This South Carolinian, turned Air Force wife and mom, turned elementary school teacher, turned back up singer for Salty Dawgs in 2019, is on the trip of her life! “This is more fun than legally allowed! I was raised a proper Southern gal, but you must play nice or else!” That pretty much sums it up! Ronda has performed in one way or another, most of her life. From School to College to karaoke to Wedding Singer. She enjoys the adventure and having a good time. The musical influences in Ronda’s life have been the greats of Country…, Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert. She also loves 60’s and 70’s music but country is her favorite because it has a story to tell. “Country songs are full of expressions that helped raise me.” Settling in St James with her husband Bob, has brought Ronda back near family and friends and a way of life she cherishes. “This is home. This is my heart”!
Co-founder of the Salty Dawgs, John is a Connecticut native and moved to Southport in 2015 seeking sun, surf and golf. He started classical guitar training at the age of 9. After two years, John realized he and his instructor were never going to bridge over to Rock and Roll, so he moved on and began teaching himself. He played in several bands throughout high school and college as well as performing with female vocalists on the unplugged coffee house circuit. The bands of the 60's and 70's were the foundation for his playing style and interest. Jimmy Page, David Gilmore, B.B. King and Eric Clapton are a few of his favorite guitarists that have influenced his sphere of musical appreciation.
Bo is another native North Carolinian growing up in Wilson. His earliest musical influences are classical music after having the opportunity here in North Carolina Symphony perform selections from Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Mozart. This was in 1958 and so began his 60+ year musical journey.
As with most baby boomers The Beatles and a new generation of musicians raining from England, as well as America, motivated him to begin to learn to play the bass guitar. He began to play in numerous local garage bands and then professionally into the early 1980's. Bo and his wife recently relocated to Brunswick County.
Jeff got his first drum at the age of 5. In the 5th grade, Jeff got his first concert snare drum and started taking lessons and by the 7th grade, he had his first drum set and was marching in the High School Band. He loves a wide variety of music from Rock, R&B to Country. Jeff has played with several live bands and at church. He is an aggressive drummer and loves to rock the house!
A native of Plains, Georgia, Jeff is a 1987 graduate of the University of Georgia. He served in the United States Army from 1987 - 1992 flying AH-1 Cobra Helicopters and earned the Bronze Star during Operation Desert Storm. Jeff is an avid pilot flying single engine airplanes and holds commercial certificates in twin engine airplanes and helicopters. Jeff continues to fly the AH-1F Cobra for the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum.
Former Michigander John Pearson retired and moved to the warmer climate of North Carolina with his wife in 2016. Initially influenced by the great popular artists of the late ‘50s, ‘60s and early ‘70s as well as the active local music scene in SE Michigan, he has since kept his ears open for the best of newer music regardless of genre. With plenty of on-stage experience as lead guitar in bands during his twenties, John transitioned from live performance to songwriting and home studio recording while necessarily broadening his skill on guitar, including bass, and on keyboards. John answered the Salty Dawgs’ call for a bass player in 2019 and recently moved over to lead guitar. John states "I'm really excited about contributing to our success and having fun"!
Keyboard & Trombone
Bill is the newest member of the Salty Dawg's, playing keyboards and trombone. He and his wife relocated to North Carolina from Connecticut in late 2017. In addition to the Salty Dawg's, Bill is also a member of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington and Wilmington Symphonic Winds.
During college years in Louisville, Kentucky, where he studied music performance and music education, he became a member of the American Federation of Musicians and started performing professionally. During those years, Bill also performed and traveled with a handful of touring groups including the Temptations.
After college, Bill auditioned for the military to become a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, NY. While there he completed three years of advanced study with the Bass Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic.
In Connecticut, Bill played 33 seasons with a Hartford area Orchestra and was a 25 year member of the 11-piece Crossroads band R&B band.
Musical influences include the Rascals, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Marshall runs our mixing board and is a North Carolina native. Though he plays no instruments, he is a longtime lover of music. He worked for several years setting up lighting for Bad Romeo, a Charlotte area cover band. Following his heart, he moved to Southport and became involved with the Salty Dawg's in 2019.
The Salty Dawgs are thrilled to be the Saturday entertainment for the Beach House Fall Rally!
Grab your lawn chair and mark your calendar to join us for a free concert at Middleton Park, Oak Island, NC. We guarantee to Wag Your Tail!
Come help the Dawgs celebrate Labor Day on the lawn at the Oak Island Moose Lodge! The public is welcome!
Salty Dawgs debut at The Brunswick Beer Exchange in Leland! We will be playing from The Dawg House, so come on out!
Join the Salty Dawgs for a Patriotic Concert on the Main Stage
Send the afternoon with us for a fun time of live music on the waterfront at American Fish!
The Salty Dawgs are honored to be the season opening band for the new Moose is Loose Concert Series! This will be an outdoor event and the public is welcomed! Mark your calendar!
Join the Salty Dawgs at Open Mic night at American Fish. Always a great night of music from our local musicians! We are excited to take a turn host for this weekly event on the beautiful Southport waterfront!
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Enjoy a fun filled night listening to a big variety of your favorite songs from the 60’s to the present. The Salty Dawgs are excited to play at the Moose Lodge for the very first time. Get ready to “Wag Your Tail” with all your friends! If you are not a member just mention you are a friend of the band.
Don't miss the Salty Dawgs, "Dawg House Traveling Band Trailer" Reveal! We will be playing outside at The Solar Brewing Company to help kick off their summer season opening! Parking will be available across the street also. Bring your friends to this FUN and FREE event!
Free event by the beach.
"Guaranteed To Wag Your Tail"
Here's a sampling of our current song list.
Old Time Rock N Roll (Bob Seger)
I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
Drunk (And I Don't Want To Go Home) (Elle King/Miranda Lambert)
Oh, Baby Baby (Linda Ronstadt)
Taking Care Of Business (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
Spooky (Classics 4)
Heatwave (Linda Ronstadt)
Wild Night (Van Morrison)
Give Me A One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
Breakdown (Tom Petty)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Thing Called Love (Bonnie Raitt)
Brick House (Commodores)
One Margarita (Luke Bryan)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin)
Get Ready (Temptations)
When A Man Loves A Woman (Michael Bolton)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
American Soldier (Toby Keith)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Passionate Kisses (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Fire (Pointer Sisters)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty)
Girl Crush (Little Big Town)
Heartache Tonight (Eagles)
I'm The Only One (Melissa Etheridge)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Crossroads (Eric Clapton)
Something To Talk About (Bonnie Raitt)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Ex's & Oh's (Elle King)
Down To My Last Teardrop (Tanya Tucker)
Redneck Woman (Gretchen Wilson)
Sweet Home Chicago (Eric Clapton)
Drive My Car (Beatles)
The Thrill is Gone (B B King)
Hold On, I'm Coming (BB King/Eric Clapton)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
I Love Rock N Roll (Joan Jett)
Painted Black (Rolling Stones)
For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudley)
Stormy Monday (Allman Brothers)
Can't Find My Way Home (Stevie Winwood)
Mississippi Queen (Mountain)
Eastbound & Down (Jerry Reed)
My Favorite Mistake (Sheryl Crowe)
Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh)
Some Kind of Wonderful (Grand Funk Railroad)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
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