Salty Dog Band is a three piece blues band based in Hartford,CT.

The band is fronted by bassist Pete Scheips who was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Connecticut in his early teens. For ten years Pete was the bassist for the popular CT band Johnny Vibrato & The Razorbacks, playing clubs, festivals and concerts throughout New England & Texas. They opened for many blues greats including: Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, J.Geils, Rick Derringer, Lonnie Brooks and many more.

In 2006, Pete formed the Pete Scheips Band and released the PSB “Coming Up Blue” Cd which featured Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe and was produced by Dickie Betts Band keyboardist, Matt Zeiner. His original blues song “Time Will Tell” became a hit on many blues radio playlists and was released throughout Europe on the Pete Scheips Band’s CD “Back on the Blues Train” with the Blues Boulevard label. They played with or opened the show for many rock & blues legends including: Les Paul, BB King, James Cotton, Honeyboy Edwards, Tower of Power, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple & Ted Nugent to name a few.

He is joined on guitar & drums in this trio by longtime Riders on the Storm guitarist Rob Salter and drummer Johnny Aregood. They spent many years touring throughout the USA & Europe playing the music of the Doors.
The band mixes blues standards and original songs for a great evening of blues music.

Salty Dog Band is currently recording their debut cd and plays a regular Tuesday night residency at Sully’s Pub @ Lena’s in Hartford,CT.