Doug Wood

Doug Wood

 Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
BandAlternativeNew Age

Dougs original instrumental music can shift from a sweet solo guitar piece to a composition looping energetic world rhythms with various percussion instruments. Doug's recording a new cd with Tara Hanish on cello Darren Frate on bass, release date in January, 2014.

Biography

RECENT NEWS:
Doug's trio "Cellocentric" selected to showcase for the OAPN conference in October, 2013.

Doug showcased in September, 2013 with "Guys With Guitars" at the PAE conference in Nashville, TN.

Doug's song "Cat Dance" was briefly featured on the David Letterman Show (May&September, 2012).

RECENT NEWS - Summer, 2010:
Doug performed opening set for Paula Cole.

RECENT NEWS - Winter, 2010:
Doug toured with and performed with Futureman (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones) and his group ECLECTICA, also featuring Tracy Silverman on Electric Violin.

"The mix is great. Outstanding guest artists like Tracy Silverman support Woods musical vision without compromising his clean, melody-driven guitar sound. Contemplative and at times mesmerizing and even relaxing without putting you to sleep."
- Ken Baker, Radio Kansas, producer of "NightCrossings"

DOUG WOOD BIO:
Since his days of performing in the Boston subways in the early 1990s, Doug Wood has earned the status as one of the premier independent acoustic performers in the country. Doug was voted by campuses nationwide as the "Best Instrumentalist" (CampusAwards.com) and "2005 Best Music Performance" finalist (Campus Activities Magazine). Doug was most recently nominated for "2007 BEST GUITARIST" by the Cleveland Free Times, and 2008 "Best Of" in the Acoustic Category by Colorado Public Radio (KUNC).

Dougs instrumental music can shift from a sweet solo fingerstyle guitar piece to a composition looping energetic world rhythms with various percussion instruments. He connects well with his audience, whether its through his musicianship, tales of the road, or simply his wry sense of humor.

Doug has appeared live on National Public Radio shows Echoes and River City Folk, Public Television's arts program "Applause," and his CDs have been featured on over 700 stations nationwide. Currently Doug is touring in support of his new CD "DREAMCATCHER" which features renowned musicians Dale Peters (from the James Gang), Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon's & Sting's percussionist), Tracy Silverman (Windham Hill violinist), and long time bass phenom Darren Frate (from Watts Gnu).

Recent Acknowledgments:
- 2013 Showcases at OAPN and PAE conferences.
- 2012 Song "Cat Dance" featured on David Letterman Show.
- 2010 Performed opening set for Paula Cole.
- 2010 Performed with Eclectica, featuring Roy "Futureman" Wooten and Tracy Silverman.
- 2009 Performed opening sets for Beppe Gambetta and California Guitar Trio at Denver's Swallow Hill Theatre.
- 2009 "Desert Song" nominated "Best New Age Song" by the JUST PLAIN FOLKS Awards
- 2009 Regular rotation on dozens of NPR radio stations, including regular features on NPR's "ECHOES"
- 2008 Colorado Public Radio "Best Of" Nominee in Acoustic Category
- 2008 Music used as a lead-in during SPORT TIME OHIO'S Cavs show.
- 2007 Colorado Music Summit Showcase & Performance, Denver, CO
- 2007 Semi-Finalist in the Independant Music World Series
- 2007 "Best Guitarist" nomination by Cleveland Free Times
- 2006-2007: New "Dreamcatcher" CD received heavy rotation on NPR's "Echoes"
- 2006 Featured Live on PBS Show "Applause"
- 2004 & 2006 NACA National Showcasing Artist
- 2005 BEST MUSIC ACT Runner-Up, "Campus Activities Magazine" Readers' Poll
- 2005 Live On-Air appearance on NPR's "Echoes"
- 2005/2006 Sponsored by SAMASHMUSIC.COM
- 2003, 2004, 2005 APCA BEST SOLO ACT Nominations
- 2004 Semi-Finalist INDEPENDANT MUSIC WORLD SERIES
- 2003 BEST INSTRUMENTALIST, CampusAwards.com
- 2003 Live On-Air appearance on NPR's "River City Folk" (Re-broadcast in December, 2006)
- As a solo performer Doug has performed over 500 college shows, along with hundreds of clubs, coffeehouses, and festivals.

Bookings:
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Lyrics

Trail Ridge Run

Written By: Doug Wood

Driving through the plains
Surviving Freezing Rain
Staying in hotels
from St Paul to Pocatello

I find myself sleeping under the stars
Trying to find out how far I am from home

Sun peers through the mountains
Stream Waters rush on by
the cold cold wind
chills you to the bone

I find myself sleeping under the stars
Trying to find out how far I am from home

Discography

Kindred Spirit (Watts Gnu release in 1994)
I Am Kiroc (first solo release in 2000)
Solace (2002)
Dreamcatcher (2006)
(NEW CD DUE, JANUARY, 2014)

Set List

Mostly all original compositions, with arrangements of the following covers:
Norwegian Wood (Beatles Cover)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles Cover)
Ohio (CSNY cover)
Little Martha (Alman Brother's Cover)
Book of Change (Craig Robertson Cover - vocal)
Spiderman (Stan Lee cover from 1970's cartoon)
Linus & Lucy (Vince Guaraldi cover)