Gonzo-folk at its finest, Cravin’ Dogs creates a unique, vibrant blend of original, melodic roots-rock that has kept Dogheads howling for 35 years!


Cravin’ Dogs began as a “gonzo-folk” trio in 1986.  Caldwell Gray, Lisa Venable Gray, and Tom Helf crafted a sparse brand of rock & roll that used acoustic guitar, drums and harmony-driven vocals to create a unique blend of folk, classic rock, ’80s new wave and bluegrass.  Cravin’ Dogs has since evolved into an all-original, eclectic, roots-rock quintet that has played over 1000 shows and released ten full-length albums, one EP and two compilation retrospectives. The band is currently recording new material for its 11th full-length album, Invisible Fence, due out October 2023.

Cravin’ Dogs is:

Arch Alcantara – Bass & Vocals

Todd Baker – Violin & Vocals

Caldwell Gray – Guitar, Keys & Vocals.

Tom Helf – Drums & Vocals

John Penovich – Guitar & Vocals


Saturday, February 17, 2024

Cravin’ Dogs and 16th & T Band 


Pearl Street Warehouse

For tickets and more info: https://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/tm-event/16th-t-band-cravin-dogs-2/

Doors at 7pm; Dogs at 8pm; +21; $12


Saturday, March 9, 2024 – El Golfo (Silver Spring MD)

Friday, April 12, 2024 – Hank Dietle’s Tavern (N Bethesda MD)

Recent Shows:

10-20-23 Hank Dietle’s Tavern

8-21-23 PG Community Pool

3-17-23 Hank Dietle’s Tavern

1-13-23 Pearl Street Warehouse w/16th & T Band

10-21-22 Hank Dietle’s Tavern

9-17-22 Java Nation

8-19-22 Hank Dietle’s Tavern

6-10-22 El Golfo

4-1-22 Hill Country Live, WDC

3-19-22 Hank Dietle’s Tavern

11-19-21 Java Nation

10-29-21 The Public Option, WDC

10-9-21 Hank Dietle’s

9-24-21 Falls Church Distillers

9-18-21 El Golfo

8-28-21 Java Nation

7-30-21 Old Bowie Town Grille

2-16-20 Hank Dietle’s Fundraiser @ Knights of Columbus, Silver Spring MD

2-1-20 El Golfo Restaurant, Silver Spring MD

12-7-19 The Deej, WDC

10-6-19 Takoma Park MD Street Fair

9-22-19 Dangerous Pies, WDC

8-31-19 Cool Aid, Monkton MD

5-23-19 Red Bear Brewing, WDC

5-8-19 Villain & Saint, Bethesda MD

2-1-19 Hell’s Bottom VFW, Takoma Park MD

12-29-18 The Birchmere, Alexandria VA

11-30-18 El Golfo, Silver Spring MD

10-26-18 Villain & Saint, Bethesda MD

9-8-18 Lahinch, Potomac MD

5-25-18 Pearl Street Warehouse, WDC

4-13-18 Lahinch, Potomac MD

3-10-18 El Golfo, Silver Spring MD

2-10-18 Hank Dietle’s, North Bethesda MD

1-13-18 Lahinch, Potomac MD