Acoustic Sound Hounds is a Kaufman County, Texas bluegrass band that plays traditional and contemporary bluegrass, country and old gospel while adding its own flavor to the music. Their music has been described as “Bluegrass with Americana Roots.” Always working on new material, the band specializes in writing and performing its own music compositions.
The four person band consists of Combine, Texas residents Craig Dennie on banjo, and Phil Boyd on bass; and Cottonwood, Texas residents Jeff Gray on rhythm guitar and Pam Gray on mandolin. The band was formed in 2008 when Pam began playing the mandolin. Phil then put down his guitar and began playing bass. Soon Pam’s husband Jeff, and friend Craig, joined the group and the band was complete by 2009.
The band released its first album in July 2011. The album contains ten songs, eight of which are original music written by the band. The CD is available for sale at the band’s live shows. The album is also available for purchase from iTunes and online at CD Baby. The band is excited about its second album currently in pre-release, and is available for purchase from the band at live shows. The new album contains twelve songs, eleven of which are original compositions. It is mastered for iTunes, and will be available for purchase on iTunes soon.
The Acoustic Sound Hounds routinely performs at festivals in Kaufman, Crandall, Combine, Seagoville, Ennis and Terrell. In addition to large and small private parties, the band has performed at the Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival in San Angelo and the Mitchell Resort Bluegrass Festival in Perrin. The band has performed live music on the radio for KNON Radio in Dallas, and True Country radio in Canton. Additional details are within the band's bio which is available on request.