Reddog is a 3 piece old-time string band from Seattle, Washington. With a focus on appalachian fiddle-tunes, songs and country blues, Reddog is known for their tight 3-part harmonies and archaic tune selection. Combining the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and occasionally banjo, they give each other space to weave around the melody while maintaining a driving string band rhythm. Reddog consists of Doug Yule on fiddle, Cary Lung on mandolin and Tom Collicott on guitar and banjo. This lineup comes from a very diverse background, Doug was formerly with the Velvet Underground in the 60's and early '70s, Cary played traditional music with the legendary fiddler Kenny Hall and the Sweets Mill Stringband in the '60s and Tom plays guitar in a couple other contemporary Seattle string bands including the Atlas Stringband and $4 Dollar Shoe. Review from Rolling Stone, January 21st 2010 - Fricke's Picks by David Fricke - Velvet Folk Songs 'On the third and fourth Velvet Underground Albums, 1969's 'The Velvet Underground' and 1970's 'Loaded', bassist Doug Yule was the gripping, boyish voice in Lou Reed's dramas 'Candy Says' and 'New Age'. Yule now lives in Seattle and plays the fiddle (he builds them, too). But he still sings real-life songs in Reddog, a Seattle old-timey folk trio with mandolinist Cary Lung and guitarist/banjo player Tom Collicott. Their fine debut 'Hard Times', is all public-domain tunes, antique blues and backwoods fables, flecked with a purist's grit. Yule's voice has aged a bit, but the high yearning I know so well in 'Oh! Sweet Nuthin'' is still there.'