In 1992, Orlando residents Andy Burr (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Greg Taillon (Cajun squeezebox, fiddle,
vocals) formed The Porchdogs in order to perform the kind of music they loved but rarely heard in Central Florida--the rootsy
good-time sound of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco.
Joining Andy and Greg is one of several talented fiddlers: usually Renee Riddle or Bo
Frazer. As a trio, the group plays acoustically (strolling or stationary) or amplified (with pre-recorded bass
and drums for backup).
As a full band (the best way to hear the group), Porchdogs adds bassist Glen Goodwin or Eddy
Riddle and drummer Patrick Macmahan.
The Porchdogs band is well-known throughout the state, regularly performing at Orlando's theme parks, at festivals and
fairs, at nightclubs, and at numerous corporate and private events. The group is ideal for theme parties, especially Swamp,
Gator, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 'Fish Camp,' Fais do-do, Rural, and Cajun Christmas; great for family reunions, house parties,
wedding receptions, barbecues, picnics and casual get-togethers.
The Porchdogs is the only group (national, Louisiana, or Florida) to have performed every year (all 15) of the Ft. Lauderdale
Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival--now defunct, but at the time the largest event of its type in the country. The band has also
been a featured act daily for over 12 years at the World Famous Iron Horse Saloon during Bike Week and Biketoberfest.
The Porchdogs are available to play your party or event! Squeezebox, fiddle, guitar/harmonica,
and drums. 2-8 musicians: duo or trio available with bass and drum on track, quartet or quintet,
or add sax and/or pedal steel guitar for an even bigger sound and more versatility. Acoustic or Electric / Strolling or
Stationary Cajun/Zydeco dancers and dance instructors and Cajun caterer are available
Sat, May 18, 7-10pm Ricky P's New Orleans 1113 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 727-821-4061 Ricky P's
Fri-Sat, May 24-25, 6-10pm Johnny Longboats Singer Island West Palm Beach Johnny Longboats
Fri-Sat, May 31-Jun 1, 10:30pm House of Blues / Blues Kitchen 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Contact: Andy Burr 407-877-3010 or AndyBurr2 (at) gmail.com