RAW DAWGGS ROCK KEY WEST THEATER JUNE 23

Nick Brownell and David Warren make up the blues/rock duo, the Raw Dawggs. CONTRIBUTED

Two guys from Ohio and New Hampshire caught up with each other in Key West, and started making music, loads of it, together, separately and with other folks in different bands.

Together, Nick Brownell (the Ohio half) and David Bryce Warren (New Hampshire) are the Raw Dawggs, a two-piece, electrified alternative rock duo that plays everyone’s favorite covers while “bringing the rawness to the island,” as their merchandise declares.

Warren is the drummer and Brownell is the guitarist and singer. 

“They produce a sound that is massive and it can be heard throughout the island whenever they perform,” says Warren’s website.

Brownell was voted Entertainer of the Year earlier this year at the first-ever Key West Music Awards. Warren plays six nights a week at several Duval Street clubs and bars and has released two original albums on which he writes, records and plays every instrument and sings every song.

The Raw Dawggs will perform on Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m. at Key West Theater as part of its “Summer Sounds: A Local-ish Concert Series” running from June to August.

Visit thekeywesttheater.com for tickets and information.

Nick Brownell and David Warren make up the blues/rock duo, the Raw Dawggs. CONTRIBUTED

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Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.