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, crafting 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 in 2024.

Cravin’ Dogs is:

Arch Alcantara – Bass & Vocals

Todd Baker – Violin & Vocals

Caldwell Gray – Guitar, Piano & Vocals.

Tom Helf – Drums & Vocals

John Penovich – Guitar & Vocals





Friday, April 12, 2024 – Cravin’ Dogs at Hank Dietle’s Tavern

9p-mid  $10  240-512-3077  11010 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda MD  https://www.hankdietles.net



Saturday, May 18, 2024 – Death Punch (Adams Morgan WDC)

Friday, October 18, 2024 – Hank Dietle’s Tavern (N. Bethesda MD)


Caldwell Gray Solo Shows

Monday, April 22, 2024 (7-9p) – Hawk & Griffin (Vienna VA)

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (5:30-8:30p) – William Jeffery’s Tavern (Arlington VA)

Thursday, May 30, 2024 (6-8p) – Settle Down Easy Brewery (Falls Church VA)

Friday, July 5, 2024 (7-10p) – Ocracoke Oyster Company (Ocracoke NC)


Recent Dog Shows:

3-9-24 El Golfo, MD

2-17-24 Pearl Street Warehouse, WDC

12-2-23 The Deej, WDC

10-20-23 Hank Dietle’s Tavern, MD

8-21-23 PG Community Pool, MD

3-17-23 Hank Dietle’s Tavern, MD

1-13-23 Pearl Street Warehouse, WDC

10-21-22 Hank Dietle’s Tavern, MD

9-17-22 Java Nation, MD

8-19-22 Hank Dietle’s Tavern, MD

6-10-22 El Golfo, MD

4-1-22 Hill Country Live, WDC

3-19-22 Hank Dietle’s Tavern, MD

11-19-21 Java Nation, MD

10-29-21 The Public Option, WDC

10-9-21 Hank Dietle’s, MD

9-24-21 Falls Church Distillers, VA

9-18-21 El Golfo, MD

8-28-21 Java Nation, MD

7-30-21 Old Bowie Town Grille, MD

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

2-1-20 El Golfo Restaurant, MD

12-7-19 The Deej, WDC

10-6-19 Takoma Park Street Fair, MD

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