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New Family Dog

Jon started playing here 15 years ago New Family Dog, hailing from Nederland, CO, is not committed to any one genre of music. With influences of blues, funk, jazz, bluegrass, and even country, there is something for almost any fan of music; with the father-son duo Jon and Miles Riddell being the core members for years, they are now touring with vocalist Brittney Wagner and drummer Scotty Llewellyn. Jon Ridnell shows his years of music study and experience with his creative guitar licks, and Miles Ridnell shows his talent and versatility on the bass, switching from upright to electric. Brittney joins the blood harmonies to create a beautiful sound but has her own pipes, giving heart and soul on the vox. Scotty holds it all together with his funky and jazz-influenced percussion. Together, all members bring a unique but cohesive sound straight from the mountains, sure to have you dancing and leaving with a song stuck in your head.