Doug McKenna
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Doug McKenna

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The Bonner Mead EP
weakling records + February 2003

01. Bonner Mead
02. Rain, Lament
03. Hypothetical Situation
04. Bonner Mead (live)
05. Good-bye (acoustic)
06. Wake Me

I Wrote These Songs Specifically For Now
weakling records + April 2001

01. No Longer Spinning
02. Brokenhearted Dreams
03. Sky on Fire
04. Aye Aye, You
05. Wherever You Go
06. Tender Our Joys
07. Mom and Dad
08. Job's Blues
09. All Our Borrowed
10. Go Ask Peter
11. Undertow

weakling records + March 2000

01. Ask Her
02. Big Screen
03. Piper, Piping
04. Finding Out Sally
05. Only Beauty
06. Don't Go
07. F.O.B. (Gone Away)
08. Rain, Lament
09. These Days
10. Walking On
11. Wanting, Waiting
12. Not Alone
13. Someday
14. afrocubanmisslecrisis



Feeling a bit camera shy


Have you ever had an experience at a live music show where you felt like the performers were singing about something that you feel you have experienced with them? Like you could share common memories with someone you’ve never met? Well, that's the exchange that happens when you listen to Doug McKenna.

You feel things that are eerily familiar. You hear the words of a delicate thinker, an articulate writer. You want to listen with your heart and you want to hug the person next to you. Calling it “feel-good rock” would not do it proper justice, however. Heartfelt, thoughtful, energetic, literate, studied, honest. These are things that more accurately describe both the songs and the singer.

There is a strong sense of emotional responsibility that comes across in his songs – similar to the likes of R.E.M., The Cowboy Junkies, and The Indigo Girls, the artists who first inspired him to play music. Doug brings his worldliness back home, in a most touching and personal way. The songs bring forth comparisons to Glen Phillips, Ryan Adams, David Grey, and even Dave Matthews (he’s a skilled guitarist and singer!).