Red Dog Ash is the product of uncontrolled coal fires. It conjures images of coal mining and hot burns, hard work and honest existence, life and death heating up and cooling down. And by extension it solicits associations with family and land, love and loss, hope and despair, tragic pasts and new starts—that is, everything we care about, everything that bids the muses an invitation to drop in and set to song. That's why we took Red Dog Ash for a name, found it fitting for our original neo-traditional music so clearly rooted in bluegrass, but friendly with the wider sounds of folk, country, gospel, blues, and the new acoustic genre. Red Dog Ash plays original and classic bluegrass music, hard-driving tunes and beautiful waltzes featuring tight harmonies, hot licks, and high-lonesome mountain soul.