Mad Dog writes from the moment and sings from his heart. Although mostly known for his blues harmonica, he is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter. He influences include sources as divergent as William Butler Yeats and the delta blues. He has been featured on numerous recordings on harmonica, vocals, spoken word, Theremin, Theremini, Native American flute and assorted percussion. His songwriting is sincere, simple and often humorous. His spontaneous musical compositions often involve experimental electronic sound sculpting using the Theremin. His music and poetry have been enjoyed on TV & radio stations around the world. He has recorded numerous solo projects as well as with Mad Dog Blues, the Peddlers of Joy (formerly know as The Astral Project), Papa Juke, Mojo Medicine Show, King Conmfort, Dan Hertel (Verses The Inevitable), Alex Bernat, Kristin McLean, Jenn Cleary, Rex Peoples, Michael Trigleth, Lionel Young, Johnny Johnston, Felonius Smith, Chris Hammong, Shawn Wright, Yo Yo Ma and Derek Trucks. You also may want to check out this great article and interview from the Boulder Daily Camera about Mad Dog Friedman from May 6, 2022.
Mad Dog Friedman's Native American flute music wins an award from the international new age radio station, One World Music. (Listen on Spotify.)
Blue Lightning's (a country blues duo featuring Mad Dog Friedman and Sam Gillis) first and only album, 1st Strike, won the Colorado Blues Society's Best Self-Produced CD of 2018.
Mad Dog's classic solo harmonica blues album is available wherever you stream you music: