- TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY!!
On this day in 1836, a group of roughly organized and poorly equipped Texas rebels declared their independence from the dictatorship of Mexico. Their goal was reached a short time later, but only after a great deal of blood and loss on both sides.
This is the day we recognize and remember those who not only had a dream, but also had to courage to sacrifice everything to achieve it. It is the spirit of those brave men and women that fuels the pride which resides in the heart of all true Texans.
"Remember the Alamo!! Remember Goliad!!"
The shows are filling up quickly so be sure to check back often to find out when Doug will be playing in your area! We'll see you down the road...
- Happy New Year!!
Hopefully everyone had a wonderful holiday season with their friends and loved ones. It's hard to believe that it's already 2015!
With the new year comes new beginnings: Doug has spent the last few months settling into the New Braunfels community, and he already feels quite at home. The community-wide love of original live music is truly inspiring, and new songs are being written all the time!
In addition, the booking process has begun, and Doug is beyond excited to finally be hitting the road again and playing some of his favorite Hill Country venues. Be sure to check the calendar tab often, as new shows are added each week. It's time to get out there and start enjoying this beautiful state of ours!
See you at a show soon!!
- New Beginnings in New Braunfels
After a spontaneous move from Nashville to Houston, the dust finally settled and Doug decided to take a much needed break from his musical pursuits. He kept writing (of course) and playing the occasional show, but other than that he's been laying low and letting his spirit recharge. In the meantime, he did a little traveling to New Mexico, Old Mexico, and even earned a couple of fun scars along the way! All in all, life has been pretty good lately. But he misses being on the road and playing live music. This down-time has shed new light on music's amazing ability to inspire and motivate a restless heart.
With that being said, here's the big news...
As of Labor Day weekend, Doug is officially a resident of New Braunfels, Texas!!! Houston was just too much of a big city. It's tiime for some slowing down in a smaller town. New Braunfels has everything that a country-loving songwriter could want: lots of bars, beer, live music, and friendly people! Be on the look out as Doug starts to book shows in New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, Austin, and throughout the Texas hill country. The break is over! Doug is anxious to get back out there and see all of your smiling faces again. So grab your favorite dance partner and come say howdy!
- Kerrville Folk Festival
Out of over 700 contestants from all over the country, Doug was selected as one of 32 finalists in the Kerville Folk Festival's Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition! This is a very big honor, and we are extremely excited!
As part of the competition, Doug will be performing at the festival on May 25th along with the other finalists. Six winners will be chosen, but regardless of the outcome, we are honored and humbled just to be considered among such great songwriting talent!
Stay tuned for an update after the festival!
The calendar is starting to fill up nicely with new shows added each week! If you are in the Houston area, be sure to stop by THE RICHMOND CHILL. Doug will be playing there EVERY 1ST & 3RD SATURDAY of each month.
Be sure to click the "SHOWS" tab to find out when DK will be in your area. March is looking good already and we can't wait for April on beyond too! So come out and join us at any/all of the shows...you know you wanna!
Oh, and P.S. - Doug is working on some new cover songs that just might blow your mind!
- New Year, New Happenings
Well, 2012 has been an amazing roller coaster of a year filled with success, obstacles, and LOTS of fun! It's a little sad to see the year come to an end, but we are very excited about all the new things that lay ahead in 2013.
Most notably, is the enlistment of Stonewall Performance Agency. These guys are going to help out with booking shows in and around Texas, and we are so happy to have them on board. It's time to get back out there on the road! Be sure to check the calendar often for new shows as they get booked. And if you're interested in booking a performance for your venue or event, just contact them and they'll take care of whatever you need.
Team DK is growing, and so is our momentum. Thank you to everyone for all of your continued support. It's going to be a great year!!
- New Shows Coming Soon!
Booking has begun for 2013 and so far it's promising to be a very exciting year! Once show dates/locations are confirmed they will be posted here on the website. So be sure to check back often!
In the meantime, here's a shot from the big win at the Hard Rock Charity Talent Competition in Nashville, TN earlier this year!
- It's Live!!!
Everything is finally finished and the website is live!! Check back often for news updates and new shows. Join the mailing list to stay up to date, and if you want Doug to come play in your area, send us a message!
Thank you to everyone for all of your continued support!