A little bit about the band to start this blog off right. Park the Dog (formerly known as Merrimack Bend) is based in Lowell. Dan Sancomb and Les Canney joined forces in early 2010 by way of a Craiglist ad placed by Les looking for someone interested in acoustic jamming. They rehearsed at least once a week, working up tunes by bands like The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton. In early 2012, they decided to broaden their sound by adding a drummer. Lara Hoke joined in mid-2017 on bass to lay down a funky groove. Joe Peluso came in on drums in mid-2018 bringing lots of great energy, making the new line-up complete. The band has a deep, shared respect for the music they play. They have amassed a deep repertoire and have added a bunch of really original originals over their years of playing together. They are now concentrating on recording and gigging around the Merrimack Valley. Go to our contact page if you’re interested in having us play at an event or venue.