Dr. Dog (due Saturday, March 8, at the Boulder Theater
) draws its roots back to the time that Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken started writing songs together when they were growing up in Newark, Delaware. Dr. Dog was a side project of Leaman and McMicken's main band, Raccoon. But it soon became much more than a diversion, growing to a five-piece and recording a 2001 debut, The Psychedelic Swamp
. The group became known for its richly diverse sound, which incorporates aspects of Americana and psychedelia.