Katherine Dougan picked up the guitar after a divorce, trading her wedding ring for a used guitar at a Kentucky pawnshop. An Indiana native, she has lived in the Deep South for 11 years.
She performs as a singer/songwriter on guitar and piano, plays jazz flute and is learning to play banjo.
Devoted to Americana and traditional country music, Katherine's influences include Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, the Carter family, Hank Williams Sr., John Prine, Patty Griffin, and Buddy & Julie Miller. She cites her mother's family's Tennessee mountain music as her earliest musical influence.
A freelance writer and an award-winning journalist, Katherine's honors include state and national awards for her series on PCB contamination in Anniston, Alabama, and a Fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
She has received awards and recognition for her poetry, short stories, songwriting, White Trash Cooking, and fast typing skills (105 words per minute).
A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jenkins' influences include the Beatles, James Taylor and David Wilcox.
A computer programmer, Robert has played piano since he was old enough to sit upright at his father's baby grand. He has played guitar for 20-plus years and also plays banjo.
MORE STUFF ABOUT KATHERINE DOUGAN:
A lifelong musician and writer, I have been: an obituary writer, a staff writer for a pizza magazine, a pizza maker, a Dairy Queen employee, a typist, a temporary worker, a print shop manager, a copy editor, an editor/publisher of a weekly newspaper, worked four hours at a JC Penney store, a bartender, a waitress, a typesetter, an assistant for an eye doctor, a liquor store clerk, sold jewelry in a Mall store, a church pianist/organist, a choir director, an award-winning journalist, winner of a poetry contest, winner of a songwriting contest, winner of an advertising campaign contest, Yankeetown (Indiana) Elementary School Fall Festival Queen when I was in the fifth grade, Yankeetown junior high cheerleader, Yankeetown School valedictorian of the 8th grade class (17 class members), winner of a Knight Fellowship for Journalism with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, winner of the Jackson, MS, Musiquarium's White Trash Cookoff in 2002, and winner of an Academic Achievement Award in Advertising from the University of Southern Indiana. I've also been married twice, bereaved, bespectacled, betrayed, belittled, uplifted, a good friend, a bad friend, owner of many good dogs, writer of what I think are some good songs and stories, and fortunate enough to realize life is short and meant to be enjoyed.
Be sure to visit my MUSIC myspace page, www.myspace.com/katherinedougan AND my regular myspace page, www.myspace.com/kathydougan
Katherine Dougan - vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, Nord Electro 2 keyboard, banjo
Robert Jenkins - acoustic guitar, keyboard, banjo, backup vocals
Katherine Dougan's (DouganJones) LP "Morningside," featuring the single, "One Little Question," debuted at number 24 on CMA-Germany charts.
"One Little Question" I.C.M.A.G. TOP 50 Indie Charts September 2002
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01 ED LYONS - Can't You Get It Through Your Heart Snafup Records 02 B. Jeff Stone - 1957 - 1993 Na...01 ED LYONS - Can't You Get It Through Your Heart Snafup Records
02 B. Jeff Stone - 1957 - 1993 Nashville Gold Records
03 HEATHER MYLES - Nashville's Gone Hollywood Happy Valley Music
04 MICHAEL BALLEW - Living In Limbo Soul of Heart
05 Kevin Dunn - Caroline P.o.i.t. Max Music
06 Road Side - Thank God It's Friday Allmusica
07 JOHN ASHFORD MILES - This Heart Of Mine RT
08 Andy Martin - Love Can Be As Cold As Hell Koch Int'l
09 T. JAE CHRISTIAN - Old Porch Swing Universal Sound
10 Red Hawk in Nashville - A Heart That Is Bruised Red Hawk Productions
11 PETER BORUP - Honky Tonk Country Shuffle Blues NCB
12 Wilf Cater (Montana Slim) - Shoo Shoo Sh' La La MCA - 1954
13 DON DEAL - Holdin' On Nothin' Donjim Records
14 Merle Haggard - Life's Railway To Heaven Merle Haggard
15 ONIE WHEELER - Little Mama Okeh Records
16 Clint Miller - Home Of The Blues Clint Miller Music
17 Billy Don Burns - Sarai Green & Ruby Red Billy Don Burns
18 RON VANDENBOOM - In The Garden Briarhill
19 Chester Smith & Merle Haggard - Cryin' Holy Hag Music
20 Hermann Lammers Meyer - They Stole My Steel Guitar Desert Kid Records
21 I.S.O.P. - I Believe In Him ISOP
22 Harold Hill - Dig Another Well Almo Music
23 GEORGR LEE JR. - Can't Think Of A Thing George Lee
24 DOUGAN JONES - One Little Question DouganJones
25 Patsy Christy - Polka Medley ESU Records
26 JIM WISE - Why You Been Gone So Long Silver Star
27 Stratochief - Tennessee Stratochief
28 Kathy Eisenhauer - My Heart Says Go ESU Records
29 Kaimini - Lielie Greizie Rati Kaimini
30 Marvell - "4" Hero Records
31 Pat Cummons - I Hit The Road Demo
32 Melvin Endsley - I'll Get Even With You MGM
33 T. Jae Christian & Pat Roden - War Between The States Universal Sound
34 Kerr Donelly & R. J. Hawkins - Reckless & Lonely K.D.M.L. Records
35 Pat Roden - Trouble Free Universal Sound
36 Marion Randell - Face Saving Heart Breaking Lies Tyrolis
37 Sherley Stockes - Satisfied Corona Records
38 Jacqueline Ford - Three Minute Star (In A Karaoke Bar) Jacqueline Ford
39 Loretta Cooper - Losing My Memory Reba Records
40 Johnny Sanders - Jukebox In My Mind Johnny Sanders
41 Wade Sims - Independent Man Country Discovery
42 Connie Francis & Hank Williams Jr. - Wolverton Mountain MGM Records
43 Desert Reign - She's Not Askin' For Much Desert Reign
44 Mark Bender - Today I Started Loving You Again Rosewood Records
45 Midnight Cowboys - Swingin' Doors Midnight Cowboys
46 Hatchet - Back To BakersfieldCountry Discovery
47 Ernie Ashworth - A Week In The Country Hickory
48 Eddy Dunlap - Polka On A Banjo Corona Records Int'l
49 Poker-Alice - The Rainbow SUISA
50 Leif Kerstein &WInchesters - Fast Train (instrumental) NcB
"One Little Question" I.C.M.A.G. TOP 50 Indie Charts October 2002
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I.C.M.A.G. TOP 50 Indie Charts October 2002 01 Road Side - I Want You Allmusica 02 Devils & So...I.C.M.A.G. TOP 50 Indie Charts October 2002
01 Road Side - I Want You Allmusica
02 Devils & Soehne - Intro (instrumental) Neckar Ton
03 ED LYONS - Can't You Get It Through Your Heart
04 Nevada - Wella Wella Alright KSR Records
05 Moran Blanchard - Eli The Cajun Man Corona Records
06 Honky Tonk Pickers - Bob Wills Is Still The King KSR Records
07 B. Jeff Stone - 1957 - 1993 Nashville Gold Records
08 Kevin Dunn - Caroline P.o.i.t. Max Music
09 Ramsey Kearney - Come On Feet Ramsey Kearney
10 Bobby Barnett - Tom Mix Heritage Records
11 Tennessee Heartbreakers - Lovey Dovey KSR Records
12 Devils & Soehne - Barraco Neckar Ton
13 Andy Martin - Out Of Her Forever Loving Mind KSR Records
14 Lindsay Morgan - The Trucker Song Spider Music
15 Mark Bender - Balladenkönig Rosewood
16 Tom Lambert - My Other Love Cobweb Records
17 Kim Dickinson - A Safe Place To Land Country Discovery
18 MICHAEL BALLEW - Living In Limbo Soul of Heart
19 Emsland Hillbillies - Rechts vom Kanal(instrumental) Desert Kid Records
20 HEATHER MYLES - Nashville's Gone Hollywood Happy Valley Music
21 Road Side - Thank God It's Friday Allmusica
22 Red Hawk - Indian On The Mountain Red Hawk Production
23 JOHN ASHFORD MILES - This Heart Of Mine RT
24 Michael Tracey White - Cold Day In Daytona MTW
25 Manon's Dream - D.I.V.O.R.C.E. DarkHorse
26 Andy Martin - Love Can Be As Cold As Hell Koch Int'l
27 Mark LaForme - The News And Weather darkhorse
28 T. JAE CHRISTIAN - Old Porch Swing Universal Sound
29 Marvell - 4 Hero Records
30 PETER BORUP - Honky Tonk Country Shuffle Blues NCB
31 Wilf Cater (Montana Slim) - Shoo Shoo Sh' La La MCA - 1954
32 Clint Miller - Home Of The Blues Clint Miller Music
33 DON DEAL - Holdin' On Nothin' Donjim Records
34 Merle Haggard - Life's Railway To Heaven Merle Haggard
35 Red Hawk in Nashville - A Heart That Is Bruised Red Hawk Productions
36 Billy Don Burns - Sarai Green & Ruby Red Billy Don Burns
37 ONIE WHEELER - Little Mama Okeh Records
38 Chester Smith & Merle Haggard - Cryin' Holy Hag Music
39 Hermann Lammers Meyer - They Stole My Steel Guitar Desert Kid Records
40 Harold Hill - Dig Another Well Almo Music
41 I.S.O.P. - I Believe In Him ISOP
42 RON VANDENBOOM - In The Garden Briarhill
43 Patsy Christy - Polka Medley ESU Records
44 GEORGR LEE JR. - Can't Think Of A Thing George Lee
45 Stratochief - Tennessee Stratochief
46 JIM WISE - Why You Been Gone So Long Silver Star
47 DOUGAN JONES - One Little Question DouganJones
48 Kathy Eisenhauer - My Heart Says Go ESU Records
49 Kaimini - Lielie Greizie Rati Kaimini
50 Pat Cummons - I Hit The Road Demo
"Take Country Back" album review: DouganJones: Morningside
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Morningside is the debut release of the Mississippi based, alt-country duo DouganJones, singer-songw...Morningside is the debut release of the Mississippi based, alt-country duo DouganJones, singer-songwriters Katherine R. Dougan and Steven Jones. Morningside is an acoustic effort of country/folk, recorded live in the studio.
The duo met and started playing music together after meeting in 2001, when Dougan moved to Jackson. In addition to acoustic guitar, Dougan also plays piano and flute. As a child, her earliest influence was the Tennessee mountain music her mother's large family would play on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, that included instruments that ranged from the mandolin to spoons to a washtub bass. Her other influences include many older country artists, particularly Hank Williams Sr., as well as more contemporary artists such as EmmyLou Harris, Gram Parsons, John Prine, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Lucinda Williams and Julie and Buddy Miller.
Jones, a pharmacist, moved to Jackson with his wife 4 years ago. He plays acoustic guitar and mandolin, and recently bought a banjo and a lime green 1950 Mason lap steel which he is teaching himself to play. He grew up listening to his father's Beatles and Bob Dylan tapes, and his other influences include Uncle Tupelo, Blue Mountain, Counting Crows, Kevin Kinney, Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams.
Katherine Dougan wrote and sings on 10 of Morningside's 12 tracks. Her voice is reminiscent of Stevie Nicks crossed with Lucinda Williams' loopiness, topped with a thick southern twang. Her songs mainly revolve around the theme of failed relationships. Her early influences of Tennessee mountain music particularly come through on "We're All Gonna Die One Day," "No Luck With Men," and "Low Side Of Low." The strongest of her songs lean towards the slightly more folky ache of "Carry On," and "Maryland And Mississippi," it's hauntingly pretty melody accented by flute.
Steven Jones contributes two tracks and vocals with "Get Me Out Of This Town," and "Something Blue." Both are well written, strong efforts, and with Dougan on backing harmonies, the sound brings a more stripped down Whiskeytown to mind.
Morningside contains some strong songwriting and good vocals, making for a nice debut. Their vocal interactions work very well, and Jones' has some very good songwriting skills of his own. Perhaps on their next outing, we'll see a little more of each.
Morningside is available at www.cdbaby.com
You can visit DouganJones' website at www.douganjones.com
AnnMarie Harrington Take Country Back September 2002
Belgium indie radio album review: DouganJones "Morningside"
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DouganJones an alt-country musical duo from Jackson, Mississippi, in April 2002 released their debut...DouganJones an alt-country musical duo from Jackson, Mississippi, in April 2002 released their debut CD Morningside, recorded live in one 10-hour-session at Route 1 Recording Studio in Monticello, Mississippi. The CD, which offers listeners the simple styling and sound of a DouganJones live performance, features eight songs penned by Dougan and two written by Jones. Both self-taught acoustic guitarists, singer - songwriter Katherine R. Dougan and singer - songwriter Steven Jones met in 2001 after Dougan moved to Jackson. The duo started playing music together a few month later.
A rural Southern Indiana native, Dougan moved to the Deep South in 1998. She picked up the guitar after a divorce, when she traded her wedding ring for a used guitar at a pawnshop in Kentucky. A freelance writer and poet, Dougan plays flute, banjo and piano. She cites her mother's familiy's Tennessee mountain music as her earliest influence. Her influences including also Hank Williams Sr., Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, John Prine as well as Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Lucinda Williams and Julie & Buddy Miller.
Mississippi native Jones hails from the hill country of Pontotoc. A pharacist for a major retail chain, Jones grew up listening to dad's Beatles and Bob Dylan 8-track-tapes. Jones sings and plays acoustic guitar and mandoline. He recently purchased a banjo and a lime green 1950 Mason lap steel guitar and is teaching himself to play both.
The cobination of both artists, makes this songs sound so unique. It is a great album - a really well done album!
The set list includes a mix of original songs (both members are songwriters, guitarists, pianists and vocalists) and unexpected cover tunes, such as Jimi Hendrix on banjo with female vocals and flute lead solo.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.