The Dirty Dougs

The Dirty Dougs

 Maryville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaBlues

The Dirty Dougs combine Doug HarrisÂ’ power vocals and Doug Sneed's finger picking guitar style with an array of rootsy originals, classic blues and country. Together, the two create a twisted brand of Americana they describe as, "progressive roots music for the modern trailer trash sophisticate."

Biography

The songwriting team of Doug Harris and Doug Sneed aka: The Dirty Dougs have been harmonizing for over a decade. The two combine HarrisÂ’ power vocals and Sneed's finger picking guitar style with an array of rootsy originals, classic blues and country. Together, the two create a twisted brand of Americana they describe as, "progressive roots music for the modern trailer trash sophisticate". Their music expresses dark epiphanies of love, death, and religion with southern wit and has a raw organic feel.

Doug Harris began singing in church at an early age and continues to flaunt the influence of traditional gospel. Growing up in Morristown, TN, Harris spent early adulthood on the path of the clergy and partially attributes his lyrical and vocal style to this influence. Other influences in Blues and Soul have led him to a unique vocal and harmonica style that shines with the roots based group.

In his hometown of Vonore, TN, Doug Sneed learned to play music through the sounds of Appalachia. His first band, at age 15, played old Bluegrass and Hillbilly music as well as the twang of Honky Tonk. He quickly grew to love the western influence of Country music and excelled at both electric and acoustic guitar styles. He also quickly learned the similarities between hillbilly music and delta blues. His fingerstyle guitar mixture of Blues and Hillbilly, combined with the coloration of jazz chord voicings, help define the band's sound.

Even though both are East Tennessee natives, the two Dougs combined forces for the first time in early 2001 When both became members of "The Fuzzy Dice Orchestra" in Murfreesboro, TN, where both were residing. Sneed had been there since 1996 and played with various country and blues bands in the greater Nashville area while attending Middle Tennessee State University. Harris had moved there in 1993 to attend MTSU and later began a music career as a hired gun on harmonica within the Contemporary Christian Realm.

Harris and Sneed brought their talents back to the East Tennessee area in 2003 where they began performing as a duo around the Maryville area. With the release of their first record, "Without U We'd Be Dogs", in 2007, they officially became The Dirty Dougs, paying homage to the organic "stuff" that covers the roots and helps them grow.

Discography

Without "U" We'd Be Dogs (2007) Mad Top Mountain Records

We're All Gonna Die: and other songs of hope (2011)
Flyboy Records

Set List

Originals: All of these can be found on the upcoming album "We're All Gonna Die: and other songs of hope" Due out June 23rd.

Burial Mound
Catharsis
The Difference
Home Again
Ignorance is Bliss
Lonely Moon
Revelation
Soiled
Las Vegas

Covers: Keep in mind that any song we play (no matter how the original version sounds or is produced) is put through an acoustic prism that turns everything into a rootsy rendition of the following tunes.

Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
Amie (Pure Prairie League)
Amos Moses (Jerry Reed)
Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
Big Boss Man (Jimmie Rogers)
Boogie on Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder)
Born on the Bayou (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Bottle Up and Go (John Lee Hooker)
Can't You See (Marshall Tucker Band)
Cecilia (Simon and Garfunkel)
City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
Copperhead Road (Steve Earle)
Curtis Loew (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones)
Devil in Disguise (Flying Burr