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Local fans digging new tunes from The Dug

Set lists include diverse mix of new music and covers at local gigs
By Molly MacMillan | Mar 07, 2013
Founding members of The Dug, Jodi Lynn Cohee and Zac Sala are writing new music to take to the studio.

Ever since the acoustic duo of Annapolis native Zac Sala and local song writer Jodi Lynn Cohee joined forces nearly a year ago to jam together and create The Dug, the Cape music scene has been a little different, a little more original.

The band said they have been pleased to discover their original songs are getting just as much attention as the indie, soul, rock and reggae music they cover at gigs throughout the Cape Region.

Though the musicians said that each has his or her own style, they also admitted his indie influences and her classic rock and funk stylings have blended to form the duo's own unique take on old classics, modern favorites and a growing list of original songs that are starting to take on a life of theirs own.

"So far we have about six or seven original songs together and we've got more in the works," said Sala. "We're looking to do more gigs together and write enough to have a full length album in the fall."

Original songs like "Starlit," "Payday," and "Get up," alternate between electric guitar with reggae beats and quieter, more subtle folksy acoustic musings.

Already The Dug has been hard at work recording an EP in Salisbury, looking to get ahead of the game and start booking summer gigs as soon as possible.

Staying fresh throughout the winter with gigs, a relentless practice schedule and weekly open mic nights, the singer-guitarist duo that makes up the heart of The Dug said they often play with other musicians like Jesse Friend and Anthony Baray who bring depth on the keyboard and drums.

"We spend so much time together, we practice all the time," Cohee said. "I think we are the only band I know that practices every day. We just enjoy it."

The Dug now plays Tuesdays at Casa DiLeo, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and is set to appear at The Beachcomber on Friday, March 15, at 9 p.m..

For more information, contact Casa DiLeo at 302-226-8660 or casa-dileo.com; The Beachcomber at 302-227-3435; or check out The Dug online at reverbnation.com/thedug.

The Dug performs at a variety of Cape Region bars and restaurants, including Casa DiLeo and The Beach comber. (Photo by: Molly MacMillan)
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