The Dough Rollers
The Dough Rollers started making their roots-rock back in 2008 when Jack Byrne and Malcolm Ford bonded over a mutual appreciation for blues music. Initially, the band started as a two-piece, but quickly expanded to fit fiddler/singer Julia Tepper just in time to start exploring other influential genres. Their 2009 self-titled album spans the genre gap from blues to country music. After some time as a three-piece, the lineup returned to solely Byrne and Ford in effort to re-focus on their love for early blues music. After playing countless shows around the country, Byrne and Ford recorded their album Someday Baby, which was released in a limited run. Soon later, the nomadic duo evolved again with the release of their sophomore album by adding bass and drums to become a full quartet. This expansion allowed the band to blend different genres and influences into a sound that was completely distinct. At first, the band featured a rotating rhythm section, but the lineup has since been cemented to Josh Barocas on bass and Kyle Olson on drums. The Dough Rollers have toured with Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Queens of the Stone Age and in July of 2013, and also released a 7” via Jack White’s Third Man Records. They have also recorded an EP produced by Steve Jordan for release this spring with single “Mansion on a Hill” produced by Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age).