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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.

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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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