The Cattail Brew project started out as a thought and several trips to Columbus, Ohio by Mr. Fin Muir. The first one was to sing the song »Jump Back« on a Tommy Bolin Tribute album. After finishing the song Mr. Fin was introduced to Ohio favorites American Dog. Then came the introduction between »the Dog« and Fin. While in the studio they decided to cover the Aerosmith version of »Walking the Dog«.
Everyone was so excited with the results that the decision was made to turn it into a full length project with half cover songs and half new original music. Thus was born the American Dog and Fin's »Dogatized« CD. Before there was a chance to take the next step, American Dog bassist Michael Hannon retired. But the fire still burned for Mr. Fin, Steve Theado and Kei th Pickens. Thus the decision was made to bring in the only one that could round out this group, Joe Viers. Joe is the bassist of southern rock band Snowblynd and owner of Sonic Lounge Studio in Grove City, Ohio. The pairing worked so well that some shows were added with material from »Dogatized« and from Fin's vast catalog of songs from when he sang in the band Waysted!
The results brought excitement to the band to continue playing and making new music. The idea of bringing Mr. Fin back to Columbus to create a new version of »Jump Back«, brings this back full circle. The new version was recorded with Fin, Steve Theado, Keith Pickens and Joe Viers. So now we have a new record and a new story to tell of how we came to be!