Alt-Country, Rock and Blues born on the banks of the Mississippi River
Doug was born in the thick of Blues Country on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Helena, Arkansas. He learned to play guitar at age 12 and was writing songs by age 15. Doug's music has heavily influenced by the talents of Hank Williams, Steve Earle, Tom Petty and The Allman Brothers. In 2012 he signed a publishing deal with Simply Grand Music in Memphis. This led to Doug working with Dan Hodges Music in Nashville beginning in 2016. Doug's song Steal A Heart, co-written with Canadian artist Tenille Arts, was released on her 2017 album Rebel Child. This collaboration debuted at #2 on iTunes and won SCMA's Album of The Year. The song has been streamed over 1 million times since its release. Doug has also written songs for the band Blue Honey, Rob Klerkx & The Secret, Cassidy Rae Gaiter, Tyler Barham, Lauren Mayell and Shane Sullivan. Doug performs solo acoustic shows around the Southeast concentrating on East Tennessee, where he now resides. He has played a variety of venues such as The Bluebird in Nashville, Red's in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Captain Tony's in Key West. Doug has played numerous times at the famous King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas and the King Biscuit Time Radio Show on KFFA Radio and the Blue Plate Special on WDVX in Knoxville, Tennessee. Doug released 2 singles, Like It Was A Crown and Long Way To Memphis, in 2022 taken from his first full length album, Home No More, released in January 2023. Listen to Home No More here!