Walking the Dog is American roots-n-blues music played on tubas, washboards, upright bass, harps, national guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, trombones, saws. You know, ACOUSTIC STUFF!! A combination of original tunes; New Orleans, Mississippi and Memphis string band and jug band standards, a few obscure tunes from the turn of the century and a spiritual thrown in for good measure. The vocal work is shared between Steve Gardner, Washboard Chaz Leary and Bill Steber. Brandon Armstrong handled the tuba, trombone, bass, banjo, guitar and backing vocals while Hisa Nakase played bass and rhythm guitar and sang back up. Bill Benfield played mandolin, lead guitar and slide guitar.