Doc Merwin
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Doc Merwin

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All These Years-DW Armstrong, Doc Merwin-co-producer-Doc Merwin,guitar on all tracks.



Bio-Doc Merwin

Doc Merwin was one of the best-known blues guitarists in the New Haven, Ct. area in the 1960s & 70’s. Doc and his band played all the top venues in the area, including Woolsey Hall at Yale University, Great American Music Hall, The Ballroom, and the Stone Balloon. Doc shared the bill with some of the greats of the day, including, The J. Geils Band, Procol Harum, James Cotton, The Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Country Joe and the Fish, and many others.
Doc left the music business in the early 80s to raise a family, and take stock of a drug and alcohol problem that had been plaguing him since the 60s. Having raised his daughter, and putting his addictions behind him, Doc re-emerged onto the music scene in 1989. The “Doc Merwin Band” was one of the hottest blues bands around, and he worked steadily until 1995, sharing bills with top touring acts of the day, and playing in well known venues, including Toad’s Place, and Cafe Nine. Doc co-produced a blues CD with Doc Merwin Band lead singer DW Armstrong, which was released to high critical acclaim in 1995. In late 95, Doc moved to Austin, TX, where he lives today.
Doc always had a love for solo acoustic music, and played many gigs over the years, which audiences have always enjoyed. Doc is now strictly a solo artist, and can be found doing gigs around Austin where he plays original songs, as well as covers versions of songs that are inspirational to him. The music is no longer strictly blues, but an eclectic blend of blues, country, folk, rock, and even a little jazz. Doc’s shows are always high energy, and edgy. In his solo career, Doc has opened for such artists as Kris Kristofferson, and Joe Cocker. Doc recently appeared on Public Access Community Television in Austin, which was received very well.