"He is, in a word - eclectic"
A love of both popular and humorous song took hold early thanks to his mother's collection of Victor Borge records, and then, of course, The Beatles really perked things up. After studying both music and theatre, a professional career involving both ensued. Increasingly he was the actor who also played an instrument,eventually writing songs for various theatrical pieces on piano, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. This perfectly suited his eclectic nature.
And so it continued into 3 albums of original songs:
Described by one interviewer as:
"Folk, Celtic, African, Cajun, Caribbean, and Theatrical stuff filtered through the mind of a guy whose life was changed by The Beatles"
From which "Lovin' Time" was the Runnerup in the Jazz category of the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and "Kokanee Canary Canoe" was awarded 'Gold Prize' and 'Directors Award' as Best Song in the Open Category of the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Song contest.
The Art of You and I
Which quickly produced 3 audience favorites –the folksy "Town for Tired People", the darkly humorous "Ukulele Crime" and the rather shameless "Hard Not to Talk Like Elvis".
In June 2009, Folk Alley declared Mr.Douglas their "Artist of the Month" citing his "rich voice, descriptive lyrics and great sounding recordings".
On the website Broadjam he's had Top 10s in country, blues, folk, jazz ,unique, regional and Earth categories.
His songs have been praised for their musicality, wit, poetry, intelligence and emotional power. And yes: because some of his shit is pretty funny.
You can sample a lot of his music on the ALBUMS page
and if you have any questions,
feel free to contact him.
agent: Topo Swope
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