Dogwood (band)

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Origin Vista, California, US
Genres Pop punk, Punk rock, Skate punk, Christian punk, Hardcore punk, Melodic hardcore
Years active 1993–present
Labels Tooth & Nail, Rescue, Facedown, Roadside
Website Dogwood on MySpace
Members Josh Kemble
Danny Montoya
Rob Hahn
Russell Castillo
Past members Jason Harper
Sean O'Donnell
Shawn Beaty
Jayce Molina
Billy Nichols
Bill Driscol
Scott Bergan
Corbin King
Josh Hagquist
Dan Ardis
Andrew Montoya
Joe Sidoti /> Brian Peterson

Dogwood is a punk rock band from Escondido, California founded in 1993. Their music has been compared to that of The Offspring, and they list Bad Religion, NOFX and Lagwagon[1] as musical influences.


In 1993, Josh Kemble united with Jayce Molina on guitar, Josh Hagquist (of The Beautiful Mistake) on bass, and Billy Nichols on drums to form the band Half-Off. After a few shows, the band decided to find a better name, and a relative suggested "Dogwood" in reference to the legend of the dogwood cross.[2]

By 1996, Dogwood had been signed by the now-defunct Rescue Records label, which was also the home for such bands as P.O.D., No Innocent Victim, and Point Of Recognition. While on Rescue, Dogwood released two studio records, Good Ol' Daze and Through Thick & Thin. Dogwood andRescue Records parted ways, and then in 1998 the band self-released an eponymous album. This was later re-released without the track "Never Die" as This is Not a New Album on Facedown Records.

The band caught the eye of Tooth & Nail Records. In 1999, More Than Conquerors was released, followed by Building a Better Me in 2000, Matt Aragon in 2001, and Seismic in 2003. In 2004, Tooth & Nail released a Dogwood greatest hits album titled Reverse, Then Forward Again.

According to their MySpace page, they are currently signed to Roadside Records.[1]


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Greatest Hits Compilations[edit]

Splits / Various Artist Compilations[edit]

  • "Preschool Days" and "Who Am I To Say Who Deserves What?" (Actually, Mislabeled.. The Song is a live version of "Stairway to Sin") on Rescue Records Live At Tomfest 1997 (Rescue Records 1997)
  • "We The Automatons", "Out Of The Picture", and "My Best Year" on Dogwood / Incomplete Split EP (One Moment Records 2000)
  • "Rest Assured" on Songs From The Penalty Box Volume Three (Tooth & Nail Records 1999)
  • "Good Times" on Songs From The Penalty Box Volume Four (Tooth & Nail Records 2000)
  • "the split ep" Dogwood/Incomplete (One Moment Records 2000)
  • "Flowersoondie" on Songs From The Penalty Box Volume Five (Tooth & Nail Records 2002)
  • "Sanctuary" on I'm Your Biggest Fan Volume Two (Tooth & Nail Records 2002)
  • "Faith" on The Nail Volume 1 (Tooth & Nail Records 2003)
  • "Seismic" on Radio Disaster Volume Six (Basement Records 2003)
  • "Preschool Days" on Rescue Records 10th Anniversary (Rescue Records 2003)
  • "A Cause, A Plan, An Execution" on Indievision SummerSlam (Indievision Music and Truestance Records 2006)
  • "Clemency" on Friends with Microphones (One Truth Clothing 2006)

Guest appearances[edit]


  • "Preschool Days" (from Through Thick and Thin)
  • "Feel The Burn" (from More Than Conquerors)
  • "Building A Better Me" (from Building A Better Me


Source: San Diego Music Awards Past Winners

Current members[edit]

Source; Interview with Josh Kemble Dogwood's MySpace Page

Former members[edit]

  • Billy Nichols: Drums(1993)
  • Josh Hagquist: Bass (1993–1994) (Current Vocalist/Guitarist For The Beautiful Mistake)
  • Jayce Molina: Guitar (1993–1998)
  • Bill Driscoll: Bass (1994–1995)
  • Shawn Beaty: Bass,Guitar(1995–1997) (Now Lead Pastor at Clovis Hills Community Church, Clovis, CA)
  • Sean O'Donnell: Guitar(1997–2001) (Current Bassist for Yellowcard, Current Vocalist/Guitarist For Reeve Oliver)
  • Jason Harper: Bass (1997–2002)
  • Joe Sidoti: Drums (1998)
  • Scott Bergen: Bass (2002)
  • Andrew Montoya: Drums (2003)
  • Corbin King: Drums (2003–2004)
  • "Drummin'" Dan Ardis: Drums (2004–2006) (Current Drummer For Midnight Hour)



  1. ^ a b Dogwood on Myspace
  2. ^ The Legend of the Dogwood Tree
  3. ^ McGovern, Brian Vincent (November–December 1998). "Indie Album Reviews: DOGWOOD". HM Magazine (74). ISSN 1066-6923. 

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