Biography

Homey, approachable, irreverent, and uplifting are all words that describe the Doggone Brothers Band well. The music is acoustic-grassy, with a dash of old country and a side of old-time music throughout their set of original, traditional and cover tunes. Known for their spontaneous laughs, cheeky off-the-cuff banter, and all-in stage presence, the Doggone Brothers Band round out their sets with incisive breaks, blood-style harmonies, and thoughtful tunes. This group brings a unique flavour to any stage—you can count on it being a doggone good time!

Coming off a busy summer of festivals in 2022 (Tiny Lights, BlizzardFest, Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old-Time, Peak Music Fest) and a busy fall and winter of touring, The Doggone Brothers have got some great momentum heading into the 2023 summer festival season where they’ll be hitting Cowichan Valley Bluegrass & Old-Time Music festival, SoulFest (Twin Butte, AB), Chris Baxter Music Fest (Mabel Lake, BC), Blue Heron Fest (Revelstoke), and WayneStock (Wayne, AB) along with a bunch of dates to and from those great events.  

This Kootenay-based band is Clayton Parsons (The Good ‘Ol Goats, The Parsons) on banjo, guitar and dobro, and Michael Hepher (Craig Young Band, RedGirl, As The Crow Flies) on mandolin, octave mandolin, and guitar. Rounding out the sound is Leah Gardner on fiddle, and Rhonda Shippy on upright Bass.

“Those fellers are doggone entertaining”

festival goer, Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival 2021