Gonzo-folk at its finest, Cravin’ Dogs creates a unique, vibrant blend of melodic roots-rock that has kept Dogheads howling for 33 years!


Cravin’ Dogs began as a “gonzo-folk” trio in 1986. Founding members Caldwell Gray (guitar/vocals), Lisa Venable Gray (vocals) and Tom Helf (drums) crafted a sparse brand of rock and roll that used acoustic guitar, drums and harmony-driven vocals to create a unique blend of folk, rock, ’80s new wave and bluegrass.

Cravin’ Dogs has since evolved into an all-original, eclectic, rootsy, rock/pop-outfit that has played over 1000 shows and released nine full-length albums, one EP and two compilation retrospectives.

Cravin’ Dogs is:

Arch Alcantara – Bass & Vocals

Todd Baker – Violin & Vocals

Caldwell Gray – Guitar, Keys & Vocals.

Tom Helf – Drums & Vocals

John Penovich – Guitar & Vocals


Cravin’ Dogs In Concert

CANCELLED – Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Villain & Saint, Bethesda MD

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Takoma Park Street Festival

Columbia Ave Stage

2pm (45-min set)

For full music schedule, visit: https://mainstreettakoma.org/featured-events/takoma-park-street-festival/