Courage is the order of the times we live in, and these cats have it. Led by music educator and industry veteran Joe Pignato, the band composes while performing. There is a level of communication at play here that is both a lesson in music and a lesson in well, just being a human. Patience, mutual respect, and fierce collaboration is what the world needs, and Bright Dog Red are proving it possible simply by playing music together. In any great movement there is a great leader, and the best leaders know how to stay out of the way - another lesson that many of our political leaders would do well to understand. Pignato and Bright Dog Red released Means To The Ends this year, and we suspect the title is a subtle message to us all.