Monday, April 25, 2011

Island Dogs Featured Artist: Dan Adams

Dan Adams (BMI) is an up and coming songwriter/artist with two cuts on the new solo release from Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply, and has several albums of his own.

Dan Adams
Songwriter/artist Dan Adams established himself as a "road-dog" musician, touring and performing across the Southeast United States in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Dan averaged more than 175 shows annually for more than 5 years. Now that's what we call dedication!

Since then, Dan carved out a niche as one of the most sought after up-and-coming writers in Nashville. In addition to co-writing with many of the most successful veteran writers in town, Adams hosts a regular Nashville songwriter showcase highlighting the talents of many of those writers.

This series has garnered him attention as both a seasoned writer and uniquely talented artist. 

Adams has two cuts on the solo release from Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply that was released in March 2011. He's also releasing a new album this spring, a follow-up to his 2008 album The Hard Way and 2010's acoustic album, Straight Up.

Dan Adams performs Thursday, April 28th, at Island Dogs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. And seriously: Why would you want to be anywhere else?

Check out Dan on ReverbNation. To contact him for booking or to tell him how amazing his music (and beard) are, email him at

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Creative Hot Dogs Inspired By Us

We're in the Orlando Examiner this week! Check us out!
The hot dog we inspired food writer Connie Rice to make!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jägermeister: Ride It

Last night was our first SIN Wednesday and Heath won the Jägermeister bike! Check it out and weep, compadres.

Heath was one of many bar patrons, who donated to the
raffle to win the Jagermeister Beach Cruiser. Proceeds go to
the Masonic Youth Child ID Program.on Progr
SIN happens at Island Dogs every second Wednesday of the month and all proceeds go to local charities. So will you be there next month to give and imbibe? Hell yeah!

Monday, April 11, 2011

We love us some festie!

Lee Brice = Total hotty
Just in case you weren't convinced that Island Dogs is rocking even harder since GM Dave Thibault took the helm, take a gander at this:

We're one of those "most popular watering holes and hot spots" hosting artists for Key West's Songwriters' Festival.

*pauses to sip mid-afternoon beer*

(Sorry, we're having a case of the Mondays--easy to remedy when you work at a bar. A blessing, I tell ya.)

On Saturday, April 30, these top-notch artists will take to the IDB stage:
  • Lee Brice
  • Jeff Clark
  • Megan Linville
  • Morgan Myles
  • Ruth Collins
  • Adam Ryan
  • Laura Washauer
  • Nick Norman
  • And the Better Angels Music Songwriters
Yes, yes. Wipe up your country-flavored drool and take a listen to Lee Brice singing "More Than a Memory", the hit song he wrote for Garth Brooks, before you see him live at IDB. Because you're coming, right? :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Feeling sinful?

Spring Break is OVER and it's time for Key Westers to get back out and party!

It's the return of SIN Wednesday at Island Dogs.

WHAT: Service Industry Night (S.I.N.)

WHERE: Island Dogs Bar, 505 Front Street

WHEN: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Kicking off April 13.

TIME: 9 p.m. til close

SPECIALS: $2 Jager shots

Proceeds from SIN contests and giveaways go to local charities. Raffle tickets go on sale today for the Jagermeister Beach Cruiser; proceeds go to the Masonic Youth Child ID Program. Winner announced at SIN Wednesday next week.

MYCHIP (Masonic Youth Child Identification Program) has identified more than 275,000 children since its inception in 1988, and it continues to assist families today by providing tools to help authorities find and identify a lost or missing child.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Island Dogs Featured Artist: Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts
Tony Roberts' unique sound is best described as "islandreggaebluesgospel". And he couldn't have found a better home for his music than Mile 0.

A troubadour in the truest sense, Tony has toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He's lived and played in Key West, London, Vancouver, and his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, where he started out at Berklee College of Music as a songwriting major.

Tony's lyrics are confessional, visual and inspirational, from the intensely emotional, to rhythms that you just can't help but move to. He has written, recorded and released 10 albums on his own record label, Broken River Records.

In 2009, Tony's song, Rise, was used by the New York Yankees as a theme for their Hope Week campaign. In 2010, his song, Love Songs and Melodies, was used on the Current TV Network and various television networks in Korea and South America.

His latest album, The Long Lost Ocean Blues, produced and recorded by Tony and released in December 2009, features musicians from Key West, Nashville, and Boston.

Right now, Tony is working on the soundtrack and production for Welcome to Today, a Barbados-based surf video due to be released in 2011. Check out the trailer.

Tony lives and performs regularly in Key West, Fla.

Tony Roberts performs tonight at Island Dogs at 7 p.m. Catch him again in April on-stage at The Dog on April 12, 19, and 26. All performances at 7 p.m.

To contact Roberts for booking or to give him a pat on the musical back, shoot him an e-mail at He'd love to hear from you!