Shadowdogs SDMA Nominee 2017, 2003

San Diego

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Play Song Thorns
Play Song Desert City
Play Song No Way To Say
Play Song Number Nine
Play Song Long Way Down
Play Song Open Road
Play Song Why We Came
Play Song Rolling Away (Live)
Play Song Love Gives Up
Play Song Everybody

San Diego Music Awards nominated band. 3 CDs all original Alt-Country Desert Rock 5 piece with 4 lead vocals. Back together with a new release TANGERINE. Available On:
• Somewhere South of the Clef
• Halfway To Someday
• Tangerine

Bruce Fitzsimmons  January 08 2018

THE SAN DIEGO TROUBADOOUR : By Frank Kocher, June 2017 The Shadowdogs are rocking alt-country band that started out in 1998, put out a CD in 2003, Somewhere South of the Clef, that snagged an SDMA award. The front man, multi-instrumentalist and chief songwriter is Bruce Fitzsimmons, and the band also includes a basic core quartet, including bassist/ co-lead vocalist Jon Scarantino, Dan Lehner on guitar/backing vocals, and drummer Kevin Glassel. Their new CD, Tangerine, is the gathering, after a decade-long absence by Fitzsimmons, of “almost” everybody involved in previous incarnations of the band in a 15-track disc. Personnel on the new album are numerous, and include Jeff Ballew’s guitar and Rick Schmidt’s pedal steel. Fitzsimmons wrote or co-wrote and sings ten of the tunes, plays guitars and keys on at least that many, and there are backing vocals on almost everything. The packed-solid, guitar-heavy sound is compelling, and it just pulled down a nomination from SDMA for Best Country or Americana Album. “Number Nine” kicks off the set with a no-holds-barred rocker that blasts out of the gate with sharp—and uncredited—harp dueling with some tasty slide guitar by Fitzsimmons. It settles into “Mona Lisa,” a mid-tempo tune that works organ accents and harmonies, and nice guitar licks from Ballew, effectively into a tune that laments the loss of a special woman. The title tune, by Sean Fitzsimmons and sung by Scarantino, hits all its marks as a slow