The Sundogs and The Haraway Brothers
Brothers Lee and Will Haraway started performing together as children in Millington, Tenn., having learned to sing and play from their parents’ Beatles, Stones and Creedence records. They formed The Sundogs in Atlanta, GA in the early 2000s and quickly earned attention for the melodic Americana Rock and Roll sound of their records and especially for their high energy live shows.
The Sundogs released “BB Gun Days” in 2004, “Instrument of Change” in 2007 and “Cut & Run” in 2015, which was the first release from The Sundogs to also feature songs from colead guitarist Jon Harris, former leader of Jon Harris and the Sin Hounds.
The six-piece lineup also includes renowned Atlanta gunslinger Benji Shanks, ace Hammond keyboardist Kevin Thomas alongside drummer Will Groth. Collectively, The Sundogs have shared stages with Jason Isbell, Zac Brown Band, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Widespread Panic, Sugarland, Shawn Mullins, The Wailers, The BoDeans, Burning Spear, Gatemouth Brown, Chuck Leavell, Bill Kreuztman, Blackberry Smoke, Bloodkin, Lucero, The Wood Bros. and Ike Stubblefield.
Having long been compared to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the band started performing The Sundogs Present ‘The Tom Petty Show’ in 2011, and have played a complete Petty tribute every December thereafter at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta.
In May of 2017, the Haraway Brothers released a solo (duo?) record, “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World” with Shanks producing from Kristian Bush’s (Sugarland) Projector Room Studios in Decatur, Ga.
The record is exactly what the title describes-- a sincere wish and a shot of good, positive vibes for everyone that lets their music into their ears and their hearts. Smart, funny and occasionally sad songwriting is buoyed by brilliant brotherly harmonies, silky pedal steel from Lee Haraway and guitar leads from Shanks that would make the late great Waylon Jennings cry. The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World is a beacon to music fans searching for meaning, melody and storytelling.
You can find all music from The Sundogs and The Haraway Brothers on iTunes and your favorite music streaming service.