Nederland-based guitarist and songwriter Jon Ridnell has been playing music with his son, Miles, for as long as he can remember, but since Miles graduated from high school a few years ago, the two have been working professionally much more often. Miles plays bass in his dad’s New Family Dog project, which has been playing a “progressive, funky, jam, weirdness” mix of styles for about three years. It also includes Steve Saviano on drums and Pete Goldberg on keyboards.
New Family Dog recently released its first studio album, It’s About Time. The title has a couple of meanings to Ridnell. “Honestly, I feel like this is the best band I have been in in years,” he said. “It kind of took me being in a band with my son to do it. So, it’s about time I got a good band together.