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Fin Dog is an acoustic string band based in the Asheville area.  Established in 2015, Fin Dog avoids the bluegrass label that is so easily applied to a band with acoustic instrumentation.  Fin Dog might play traditional bluegrass instruments, but their music is anything but traditional. Fin Dog's high-energy and rowdy original music incorporates elements of gypsy jazz, Western swing, punk, and contemporary alt country.  Fin Dog features Ryan Stockham on banjo, Nick Fierstos on mandolin, Brett Tingley on bass, and Adam Rettig on guitar.