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Old Blind Dogs - HALL OF FAME!

We are delighted to announce that at the 2020 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, Old Blind Dogs were inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame. It's a huge honour to be inducted alongside many of our own heroes. Of course over twenty-eight years the band has included a host of permanent members and a healthy sprinkling of stand in musicians all of whom deserve credit for this fantastic achievement. To say 'thank you' we have re-imagined the trad classic 'Braw Sailing' (from our CD 'Four on the Floor') and made a video looking back at the people who were a part of our incredible journey so far.

The single can be purchased as a download through Bandcamp by clicking here.

And you can watch the video on our Youtube channel from 12:00GMT from Tuesday 22nd December by clicking here.

Nathan Milner - RIP

It was with great sadness that we recently heard the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Nathan Milner. Nathan was the Old Blind Dogs front of house technician for all of our live work in the USA from 2000 to 2008.
He also recorded and co-produced the OBDs ‘Play Live’ album and even came over to Scotland to do some gigs.

Nate was a hugely talented man who had an uncanny ability to think on his feet. When it came to festivals with quick band changeovers, there was nobody better in the business at getting your sound up and running instantly, whatever the circumstances.

From Alaska to Arizona, Hawaii to Maine, he always did his job to the highest possible standard with a smile on his face. Always good humoured, he was a man of many road storys and more than anyone, he showed us the real America.

He will be sadly missed by us all.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Sail well Nate ❤️

OBD Advent Calendar

Old Blind Dogs have been invited to participate in the Showcase Scotland Expo Advent Calendar. Thanks to Showcase Scotland for having us take part. Each day during the run up to Christmas they'll open a virtual advent calendar door to reveal a different act from Scotland. Behind each door is a personal Christmas mesage from each band followed by a live performance of a track. Old Blind Dogs entry is due to be revealed on December 21st so be sure to check in to hear our message and listen to the track. You can find the advent calendar on Facebook or Twitter.


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