From Texas to New York, Murray Weinstock's music is Going to the Dogs

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Another chapter from Tails of the City unfolds when Commerce Bank and Biscuits and Bath host the first Carnival for the Dogs in New York City with dog music provided by Murray Weinstock and The Bow Wow Combo

New York's dogs & dog lovers will be treated to a night of music and carnival spirit at the Commerce Bank's 64th street and 3rd Avenue location with Murray Weinstock and his Bow Wow Combo performing songs from a CD about dogs entitled Tails of the City. Weinstock, a fixture on the New York City music scene whose work includes collaborations with Manhattan Transfer, Richie Havens, Don Covay, Buddy Miles and The Planotones says the songs grew out of a 15-year love affair with his late Dachshund Sparky. "It came from just hanging out with Sparky, trying to express musically what was going through his mind as he sniffed his way around Manhattan."

Thursday night will be the Gotham debut of several new dog tunes written for the follow-up CD entitled 'More Tails of the City.' One of these songs will be "The Bow Wow Polka," which was performed in March at The Bow Wow Festival in Austin, Texas earlier in the year. Weinstock wrote the song after seeing World Canine Freestyle Organization pioneer, Patie Ventre doing a dance routine with her dog. Canine freestyle dancing enthusiasts from across the country have been delighting to the upbeat rhythms of Tails of the City. Hopefully, some new steps will be taken in appreciation of our four-on-the-floor buddies!

Hear samples from Tails of the City at

Hear Murray Weinstock's NPR interview with All Things Considered's Melissa Block at

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