Hot Dogs & Gin was established in March 2016 as a full band version of father & son duo Doug & Eamonn Hubert, who’ve been performing blues, rock, folk, and Irish music around the Southern Tier and Northeastern PA since about May 2014.
Eamonn (lead guitar, vocals) is an award-winning 10-year-old guitarist who has been performing for about 4 years. He also plays ukulele, a little mandolin, bass guitar, the dulcimer guitar, and is getting really good on the drums and piano as well!
Eamonn has autism, ADHD, and a stutter but he also has perfect pitch which occurs in roughly 1 of every 10,000 people. Settle in for an informative lecture should you happen to ask him about guitars, guitar pedals, tornadoes, the Titanic, or Minecraft.
We know–you’re wondering what’s with the hot dogs & gin, right? Doug’s parents are both retired teachers, and a family friend used to always joke with the kids when they wanted to know what was for dinner, “Want some hot dogs and gin?” We think the name is an accurate reference to the four older guys and one elementary school kid who make up the band. Plus, it’s just plain fun to say “Hot Dogs & Gin!” And who doesn’t love those two staples, maybe not together, but still?!