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Dedric Clark and The Social Animals features Tony Petersen (left), Dedric Clark, Roger Whittet and Boyd Smith and plays at 10:30 p.m. today at Carmody Irish Pub as part of the Homegrown Music Festival. (Photo by Rachel Lee Photography)

Homegrown Music Festival: An old band with a new name

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A band’s name change can be a tricky thing in the music biz.

One must alert the fans, redirect them to a new website and explain to audiences that, yes, this CD is by Diet Folk, but now the band is called Dedric Clark and The Social Animals.


So why bother?

“We didn’t want to get sued,” said Tony Petersen, the banjo player for the band formerly known as Diet Folk.

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