DOZENS OF DOLLARS
Vocals, Mandolin & Fiddle
Philip started playing mandolin at the age of seven and was greatly influenced by the Newgrass scene. In high school he continued to play music, and went on to study guitar in college and eventually picked up the fiddle. After touring as a guitar player for the rock band Starbilly, and a stint with songwriter Josh Rouse, Philip returned to his roots and love of acoustic instruments and music. Along with Dozens of Dollars, Philip continues to play and record with singer/songwriter Danny Flanigan, Nashville singer/songwriter John Mann. And…he really does owe it all to his Dad! Thanks Pops!
Vocals & Bass
John returned to his own roots as a bass man to join Dozens of Dollars. As a rock bass player in high school, he was a member of the noted Louisville cover band Countdown! John went on to be a founding member, acoustic guitarist and songwriter for Domani, a New York based band made up of fine Kentucky born folk rockers. John later returned to Louisville to write and perform as Union Tree with his soon to be bride Natalie. Now right at home on the “doghouse” bass, John takes advantage of any playing time to enjoy the company of his DoD bandmates.
Phil Wakeman, sr
Vocals, Banjo & Mandolin
Phil started playing acoustic guitar in college when he realized that it would attract girls. He was quickly drawn into the bluegrass scene and picked up the mandolin to teach his son, Philip, at age seven. Phil was also a member of the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra. He has been hooked on Old-time music for the past twenty years and now plays frailing banjo and fiddle as well as mandolin and guitar.
Vocals & Guitar
Mark has performed many kinds of music, from R&B, funk and rock-n-roll with Daddy’s Car to traditional bluegrass with the band New Horizon. He has also performed classical music with the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra and for the past 25 years has performed progressive Irish music with the band Cloigheann. He has opened for many notable acts such as John Prine, Richie Havens, Leo Kottke and Maria Muldaur to name a few. For the past 10 years, Mark has been performing bluegrass, Americana and roots music with Dozens of Dollars String Band.