Doctor Skoob's Gringo Sol
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"March 2005"

"Lubbock legends Doctor Skoob & the Acoustic Groove bring you some mind-altered sequences of shizophrenic sound manipulations...hmm."

- Study Breaks Magazine March 2005
- - Study Breaks Magazine

"November 2005"

"I was privileged to see an intriguing ensemble of musicians with wide variety of influences and a musical style to call their own."

"Live Lubbock Nights is one of the most innovative albums that I have heard. I highly recommend aquiring this CD."

Album Score: A
(Highly Enjoyable, Great Job!)

- B.M.H. - The Dry Timez Nov. 2005

"December 18, 2005"

"Ralph DeWitt, of Ralph's Records & Tapes, recommends Live Lubbock Nights by Dr. Skoob & the Acoustic Groove as another local favorite."

William Kerns (A-J Entertainment Editor) - Lubbock Avalanche Journal
- William Kerns (A-J Entertainment Editor) - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

"May 8, 2008"

by Natalie Johnson - The Lubbock Avalanche Journal

"Skoob said music for him has always been an expression of feelings and emotion, especially those that are difficult to say otherwise, and what greater emotion is there than love?"

- It hurts. It delights. It inspires. Love.

"May 1, 2008"

by Chris Oglesby - Virtual Lubbock

"Skoob brought some guests artists from Lubbock including my old friend Kent Mings, the protégé of Ponty Bone and Jesse "Guitar" Taylor and now mentor to Skoob and the next generation of Lubbock music mafia; Shad "Kid Shadow" Daugherty, one of Lubbock's new guitar gods making the transition to Austin"

"...Austin's most talented musical community, the Lubbock Music Mafia."

"...killer rockin' sets by Doctor Skoob and the Texas Belairs."

"Tommy Hancock was duly impressed with the talented young musicians who honor his place in their heritage."

- What I Learned at the Sandstorm Picnic

"April 26, 2008"

by Chelsea Roe - The Daily Toreador

"During the set for Lubbock's newly elected king - Doug "Dr. Skoob" Haines - the dance floor finally began hopping as the residents of Austin who came out to catch the Lubbock showcase became enthralled."

by Chelsea Roe - The Daily Toreador
- Sandstorm Picnic, Lubbock Showcase Music in Austin

"January 10, 2008"

by Larry A. Taylor - The Red River Miner

"Doctor Skoob is a major part of Lubbock’s Next Big Sound as they've blazed their own trail."

- Doctor Skoob Makes House Call

"January 10, 2008"

by Deonne Kahler - The Taos News

"Doctor Skoob takes over the Alley Cantina"

"The sound is trippy country rock, and Doug 'Doctor Skoob' Haines fronts the band with a husky blues vocal, sort of a Joe Cocker or rougher Jack Johnson. The danceable tunes are groovier than the classic Texas sound, with elegant trumpet and funky backbeat."

- Country Rock Done Texas Trippy

"March 27, 2007"

by Helen Anders - Austin American-Statesman

"Doctor Skoob frontman Doug Haines worked up the crowd to the point where one cowboy jumped up and started dancing on a table. Yeah, he fell off. No injuries were reported. Good time had by all, all weekend." - Snyder and the live music capital of Garza County

"October 20, 2007"

by Chris Oglesby - Virtual Lubbock

Eppler: "Doug Haines (a.k.a. Doctor Skoob) was a huge influence on me. He was to me, probably what Tommy Hancock was to a bunch of those older guys; I know Tommy Hancock mentored Buddy Holly to a certain extent. Doug was that way for me."

- An Interview with Andy Eppler


Doctor Skoob's Gringo Sol (2007 - LP)
Live Lubbock Nights (2005 - LP)
Be My Voice (2004 - EP)
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (2003 - LP)



Doctor Skoob formerly of Lubbock, Texas creates a cosmic mix of funky Americana folk rock that never seems to stop evolving from one moment to the next.

Touted as part of “Lubbock’s Next Big Sound”, Doctor Skoob has created a truly unique style all their own while still not forgetting their roots. In a town known for musical innovators like Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, and Joe Ely; the Skoob have done more than hold their own. "They’ve blazed their own trail."

Lead by front man, Doug Haines (a.k.a. Skoob), who has been recently been referred to as “Lubbock’s newly elected king”, Skoob has built his reputation as a performer, an entertainer, and as a brilliant songwriter by capturing his audiences and bringing them into his world while the band provides the soundtrack to the listener’s experience.

Most recently, Skoob, like Ely, has joined the mass exodus of Lubbock artists and musicians who’ve made the voyage south to call Austin their home and has since hooked up with legendary guitarist and Danny Gatton protégé, Mark “Boy Wells” Schultz, and bass player Steve Larson to form the newest version of the Doctor Skoob phenomenon.

Schultz and Larson both hail from the very same MD/DC music scene that produced such great guitarists as the late Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan. They have also toured together with Bruce Crump of Molly Hatchet and have played shows with such acts as Maybelle Carter, Billy Joe Shaver, Kenny Chesney, The Osbourne Brothers, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Bruce Hornsby, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Hornsby even once referred to Schultz as a “monster on the guitar” after they played together.

Doctor Skoob has worked with acts such as Tim Reynolds, Joe Ely, Taj Mahal, Mac Davis, Al Perkins, the Eric McFadden Trio, Thiftstore Cowboys, Cary Swinney, Richard Bowden, John X. Reed, The Original Texas BelAirs, Los Sonsabitches, Larry, Yamn, and Moving Matter to name just a few.

They have also headlined stages at the Lubbock Music Festival, the West Texas Music Festival, and the Fourth on Broadway Festival, as well as being a showcase artist at the Buddy Holly Center & Museum in 2005, 2006, 2007, and now in 2008 showcasing the best in Texas original music. Come take a trip with the Skoob!