By Jim Schutze
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By Lauren Drewes Daniels
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By Lee Escobedo
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By Scott Reitz
"That's just a banjo solo," Pedigo says, laughing. "It's my banjo through a fuzz pedal. Just like Thunderdog represents what we do with the bass drum, this is how I Thunderdog the banjo. I wouldn't have been able to try that two years ago, let alone actually put it on a record."
Thunderdog means many things to the O's. It defines the method they are using to achieve their version of success for the future. As it has always been, The O's are just doing what feels like the right thing to do in order to improve.
"Thunderdogging is a blazing of our own trail," Pedigo says without a hint of his usual sarcasm. "So, the deal behind naming our album that is creating our own path with the record, and with the new record label." Young takes a sip of his coffee and nods.
The O's Album Release Show
Friday, April 19, at Granada Theater
"There aren't any rules," he says. "So we're just Thunderdogging our own way through it all."