NEWS: Ready Recollections

September 5th, 2017:
Release date: October 20th, 2017 – Max Recordings
The Salty Dogs are back with a new EP, Goodnight. Together for 14 years, the four piece neo-classic country band are the Land of Opportunity’s honky tonk sages. “Goodnight was a blast to record and I feel is the truest representation of what the band is all about,” explains front man Brad Williams.

“The Salty Dogs sound the way country music should sound. Authentic and looking forward. One foot in Arkansas, one foot in California. I’ll have more please!”  – Odie Blackmon (Grammy nominated songwriter)

“Just got done listening to these new Salty Dogs tunes, great stuff as usual. Very traditional without falling into the endless sea of the 60 years too late rockabilly wannabes or common sounding ditties. Nice songs that don’t all sound alike – great stuff guys!” Gary Bennett (BR5-49/Gary Bennett)_________________________________________________

The Salty Dogs have been working on a new 6 song EP set to be released late 2017. Special contributions to the album include:


Brian Whelan:
Brian’s bio includes The Broken West, Dwight Yoakam and his great solo work. He currently is touring with his band and playing guitar for Chris Shiflett. Check out his latest release, Sugarland.

Rodney Block:
Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers are a household name in Central Arkansas. Rodney can lay down the jazz, funk and soul like no other. Check out Rodney Block’s latest release, Eyes Haven’t Seen: Ears Haven’t Heard.

Tim Crouch:
Tim is an all around great musician and an even greater guy. Tim’s bio doesn’t stop. Tim has played/performed/recorded with artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton and on and on… When he is not on the Grand Ole Opry, he resides in Strawberry, Arkansas. Tim has a new solo album out and recently was featured on Alan Jackson’s bluegrass album.

Stephen Winter:
Stephen has been an honorary Salty Dog since the early 2000s. He has been the Billy Preston of the group filling in the gaps with B3, piano or whatever we throw his way. Stephen has perfect pitch. Seriously. Stephen can be found any time/anywhere in the country playing piano for masses.



The Salty Dogs play this Saturday night – 8 PM!




The Salty Dogs and Billy Joe Shaver – White Water Tavern/Little Rock, AR

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The Salty Dogs at the Arkansas State Fair – Friday, October 14th – 9:30 P.M.



June 21st, 2016

The Salty Dogs have been in the studio recording a couple new tracks.




New SD shirts are here! The shirts are $15 each and $18 shipped in the U.S. Email us with your size or color preferences!


February 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce the re-boot of Tales from the South. We are proud to be a part of the same as the new show’s house band. We are looking forward to meeting a lot of new folks and playing a lot of music. The first three shows have been set. These Authentic Southern Stories are presented by Bourbon & Boots.

Keep checking our calendar for new dates! As always, thanks for your support!


IMG_6086January 21st, 2016

Happy New Year to all! We are looking forward to more shows, new t-shirts and new music in 2016.
January 23rdKABF Last Waltz Benefit White Water Tavern – Little Rock, AR
February 3rd – Members of the Salty Dogs perform w/ Amy Garland South of Main, Little Rock, AR
March 10thRodney Block’s Block Party – The Joint – North Little Rock, AR
March 15thTimothy Hill Youth Ranch Benefit – Central Church – Little Rock, AR
March 25thWhite Water Tavern with special guest Brian Whelan



Well, we are starting to wind down for 2015. We made a lot of new friends and played a lot of shows this year. Other than a couple private parties, our last show of the year will be December 8th (Capitol Hotel), with the Tales from the South radio show.

Valley Inn will make its way to DVD on December 15th. Be sure to check it out and listen to a bunch of great artists in the area. The soundtrack release should follow in upcoming months. The Salty Dogs were happy to contribute 2 songs to the movie.

Throwback: A few years back, we had the chance to record an original track with the legendary drummer, D.J. Fontana.


Starting Now w/ D.J. Fontana:

March 19, 2015

New dates added and more to come! Also, be sure to be watching your favorite store in the upcoming months for the new Silvertone Acoustic Re-issues! Classic guitars for today’s player.


January 16th:

New dates and more to come!


October 31st, 2014:

If you get a chance, check out our good friends at Trophy Guitar Straps. You’ll be glad you did!



July 11th, 2014:

w/ Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers



June 19th, 2014:

Happy Birthday to the legendary Sonny Burgess! Come out and celebrate with the Sun Studio artist along with his band the Pacers. Nick Devlin and Brad Williams will be performing with the band on a couple classic numbers.

Click on the pic for tickets!


May 1, 2014



We’re proud to announce that The Salty Dogs are now part of Silvertone‘s roster of endorsed artists.

Silvertone has played a vital role in music history and American culture since the early 1900s. The vibe, playability, affordability and vintage feel are second to none.

Check out Silvertone‘s new line of Silvertone Classic Re-issue guitars. We think you will dig ’em!


April 28th, 2014

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the tragic weather events yesterday. The damage is tremendous and we hope you can find a way to help those in need.

Here is a great list for help/donation centers and ways to help whether you are in or out of state:



NEW EP –Too old to fight – NOW AVAILABLE!!!

SALTY DOGS COVER l to r: Brad Williams, Nick Devlin, Brent LaBeau, Bart Angel

The Salty Dogs are set to release new music in 2014. The 6 song EP, Too old to fight, is slated for release on March 25th, 2014.  The 4-piece quartet of Honk and Tonk, delivers new tunes that help keep the traditional country music flame alive. If you are looking for songs about trucks, tailgates, Saturday night bonfires OR Taylor Swift’s love life – you may want to keep looking.

Listen to the track, Too old to fight, from the current release on Max Recordings: