Meet former Dogs Becky Blake, Lloyd Blake and Michael Hunt  - the Dogs Emeritus!


Brigid Dorman:

Bio coming soon.




Amie Forde:

Amie, from Mandan, began her musical career at the age of 18 by singing with her church choir and playing guitar. Music is an important part of her life. Today, she is happy to be singing with the Dogs and became an official member in 2010.

Mike Glatt:

Bio coming soon.




Keith Grotewold:

Keith started runnin' with the Dogs late in 2010. He started playing drums when he was just a pup living in Iowa. After moving to Bismarck in the early seventies he joined Celebration - a popular dance band - for a 24-year stint. In recent years, Keith has been busy playing with numerous jazz groups such as NuVoyce and Doc Lindelow's Dixieland Band. He can also currently be seen playing with The Ravens and with the Zu Zu Band. He feels privileged to have been taken in by this pack of dogs! In his spare time, when not gigging, Keith can be found at Lee's Hallmark.

Paul (Butch) Irvin:

Butch started playing guitar at age 13 and played with the 9th Street Underpass band in the mid 1960s. He played with the original Lowdown Dirty Dogs from 1988 to 1992 and then stopped playing until April 2008 when he started again with the Dogs.

Bob Shaver:

Bob grew up in Detroit, Michigan and began playing acoustic guitar in a college folk music group during the 1960s. After college, he moved to Bismarck and played guitar and harmonica in a rock band called Ma's Cookin' during the late seventies and early eighties. The band produced an album of original tunes and received some local air time. In the late nineties, Bob joined another rock/blues band in Bismarck called 4-Deep. After leaving the "electric scene" in 2007, Bob joined the Lowdown Dirty Dogs and returned to his acoustic roots. Major musical influences - my Dad, Chuck Berry, Kingston Trio, Journeymen, Dylan, the Byrds, Lovin' Spoonful, B.B. King, and Siegel-Schwall Blues Band (especially Corky Siegel!).

Les Vaagen:

Les has played banjo and guitar for some 35 years, starting in the Taylor, ND area while in high school. He then played with Reckless Abandon while attending the University of North Dakota. After graduating, he played with the Prairie Road Band for a short time. After some time off he met Kelly Kiemele and has teamed with him to form the Old Five & Dimers, playing vintage country/blues/rock. It is with great excitement that he's now running with the Dogs.