Katherine Dougan

Katherine Dougan

 Clinton, Mississippi, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Katherine Dougan and Robert Jenkins are an eclectic duo whose combined influences include bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and rock, with seminal influences rooted in classical, country and Americana.

Biography

Katherine Dougan picked up the guitar after a divorce, trading her wedding ring for a used guitar at a Kentucky pawnshop. An Indiana native, she has lived in the Deep South for 11 years.

She performs as a singer/songwriter on guitar and piano, plays jazz flute and is learning to play banjo.

Devoted to Americana and traditional country music, Katherine's influences include Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, the Carter family, Hank Williams Sr., John Prine, Patty Griffin, and Buddy & Julie Miller. She cites her mother's family's Tennessee mountain music as her earliest musical influence.

A freelance writer and an award-winning journalist, Katherine's honors include state and national awards for her series on PCB contamination in Anniston, Alabama, and a Fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

She has received awards and recognition for her poetry, short stories, songwriting, White Trash Cooking, and fast typing skills (105 words per minute).

A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jenkins' influences include the Beatles, James Taylor and David Wilcox.

A computer programmer, Robert has played piano since he was old enough to sit upright at his father's baby grand. He has played guitar for 20-plus years and also plays banjo.

MORE STUFF ABOUT KATHERINE DOUGAN:
A lifelong musician and writer, I have been: an obituary writer, a staff writer for a pizza magazine, a pizza maker, a Dairy Queen employee, a typist, a temporary worker, a print shop manager, a copy editor, an editor/publisher of a weekly newspaper, worked four hours at a JC Penney store, a bartender, a waitress, a typesetter, an assistant for an eye doctor, a liquor store clerk, sold jewelry in a Mall store, a church pianist/organist, a choir director, an award-winning journalist, winner of a poetry contest, winner of a songwriting contest, winner of an advertising campaign contest, Yankeetown (Indiana) Elementary School Fall Festival Queen when I was in the fifth grade, Yankeetown junior high cheerleader, Yankeetown School valedictorian of the 8th grade class (17 class members), winner of a Knight Fellowship for Journalism with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, winner of the Jackson, MS, Musiquarium's White Trash Cookoff in 2002, and winner of an Academic Achievement Award in Advertising from the University of Southern Indiana. I've also been married twice, bereaved, bespectacled, betrayed, belittled, uplifted, a good friend, a bad friend, owner of many good dogs, writer of what I think are some good songs and stories, and fortunate enough to realize life is short and meant to be enjoyed.

Be sure to visit my MUSIC myspace page, www.myspace.com/katherinedougan AND my regular myspace page, www.myspace.com/kathydougan

Lyrics

Ashes of My Heart

Written By: Katherine R. Dougan

ASHES OF MY HEART/(c) 2001

I'm picking up the pieces of what used to be my life,
Wondering why I ever stayed another lonely night,
The remnants of your bitter words left embers in my soul,
I knew then that it was way past time for me to go,

And I long, for the burn, to make ashes, of my heart.

I watch myself walk through the days and wrestle with the nights,
A stranger's touch brings temporary solace 'til the light,
Daybreak dawns in cold grey light, illuminates my sin,
The passion in stranger's bed I long to feel again.

And I long, for the burn, to make ashes of my heart.

No longer do I see you when I chance to close my eyes,
No longer do I feel your breath that lingers like a sigh,
My heart recovered from the wounds you left when you were there,
The scars remain a memory of a love no longer shared.

And I long, for the burn, to make ashes of my heart.
Yeah I long, for the burn, to make ashes of my heart.

No Luck With Men

Written By: Katherine R. Dougan

NO LUCK WITH MEN

CHORUS
Well I've got No Luck With Men,
When I see one that I like, it's trouble again.
Try and try to make it work, but it ain't meant for me.
I've got No Luck With Men

VERSE 1
I was drinking 'shine, when I met my first love,
He looked so fine in the starlight from above,
We staggered home, he jumped my bones, as best I can recall,
Married bliss, and woodgrain alcohol.

VERSE 2
My second spouse I met when I was stoned,
He walked me home so I wouldn't be alone.
Married in Kentucky, divorced in Alabam',
He went way up north and here I am, 'cause,
CHORUS

VERSE 3
The third one took my stuff and then he fled,
I ended up in Jackson with no bed.
He took my clothes, all my right shoes, he got my baby grand.
He went way up north, and here I am, (and y'all know why) 'cause,
CHORUS

VERSE 4
I see you sitting there looking so fine,
I noticed that you're trying to catch my eye.
Maybe you should listen to these words I sing to you.
A love like ours would only make you blue, 'cause,
CHORUS

One Little Question/Let's Give Love a Chance

Written By: Katherine R. Dougan

One Little Question/Let's Give Love a Chance
(c) Katherine R. Dougan

VERSE 1
One Little Question, I ask of you,
Does she make you happy, instead of blue?
If the answer's yes, I'll let you be,
But if you say no, then take a look at me.

VERSE 2
What I'm offering can't be bought because it's free,
But you'll have to take a chance before you see,
That I might be meant for you, and you for me,
So let's find out, confidentially.

CHORUS
C'mon baby, let's give love a chance,
I think maybe, that this could be romance, darlin',
Tell me baby, whatcha lookin' for,
'Cause what she's got, I've got it more.

VERSE 3
Two lonely hearts, lookin' for a home,
Shouldn't languish apart and all alone,
Baby call me, on the telephone,
Let me share the night with you until the dawn.

CHORUS
C'mon baby, let's give love a chance,
I think maybe, that this could be romance, darlin',
Tell me baby, whatcha lookin' for,
'Cause what she's got, I've got it more.

VERSE 4
I see the sadness, that grows in your eyes,
That empty feeling, that you can't deny,
Familiar comfort, doesn't make it right.
C'mon over, be with me tonight.

CHORUS
C'mon baby, let's give love a chance,
I think maybe, that this could be romance, darlin',
Tell me baby, whatcha lookin' for,
'Cause what she's got, I've got it more.

What she's offering, well I can offer more.

Oooo baby, I need you more.

Discography

Katherine Dougan's (DouganJones) LP "Morningside," featuring the single, "One Little Question," debuted at number 24 on CMA-Germany charts.

Set List

The set list includes a mix of original songs (both members are songwriters, guitarists, pianists and vocalists) and unexpected cover tunes, such as Jimi Hendrix on banjo with female vocals and flute lead solo.