The Chicago Dawgs lay down the blues deep, soulful and hard-edged like an authentic Chicago blues band, and there’s a good reason for that: They ARE an authentic Chicago blues band — fronted by native Chicagoans. Guitarist and vocalist Tom Crivellone grew up in Chicago and spent 11 years touring internationally with the late, great Blues Hall of Fame member Eddy”The Chief” Clearwater — one of Chicago’s greatest bluesmen (and also a cousin of Lurrie Bell) — until Eddy’s unfortunate passing last year. Harmonica player and vocalist Mark Zaretsky, who also grew up in and around Chicago, has led New Haven’s The Cobalt Rhythm Kings for more than two decades. Zaretsky also performs a few times a year in Mark Naftalin & Friends with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mark Naftalin of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Drummer Marcel Blanchet isn’t from Chicago, but he sure can play! Joining The Chicago Dawgs for this gig will be a third native Chicagoan, Wendell Jones, on bass guitar and vocals. Jones, a blues, funk and reggae veteran who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, also is the bassist for The Cobalt Rhythm Kings.