Red Dog Ash is an award-winning bluegrass band from California’s central valley. The quintet is known for its original compositions, hard-driving tunes, tight harmonies, and authentic high-lonesome vocals.

Central Valley veterans Red Dog Ash is an original neo-traditional bluegrass band 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.

Gary Vessel

mandolin, vocals

Jason Winfree

guitar, vocals

Mark Peet


Mark Eagleton


Shane Kalbach

fiddle, vocals