Doug Moreland

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Originally from the mountains of west Texas, Doug Moreland settled down in Austin at the turn of the millennium as a fiddler, songwriter, and woodcarver! Being the eldest son of a colorful wainwright, blacksmith, and fiddle-playing ranch hand, Doug eagerly left his nest in Fort Davis TX in 1992 in pursuit of a musical degree, setting the stage for a short stint as a fiddler and funny sideman for dinner theater entertainment in Ruidoso NM. He then set out to tour the country with various acts, living in Phoenix AZ, Dallas TX, and Nashville TN, eventually settling back in Texas in 1999 to write his own songs and front his own band. But instead of the band, he found it much easier to keep up with only his singing sidekick Holly (or Holly-peño, a black and white McNab/Border Collie dog). This solo, comical music performance, with the dog as his finale, overshadowed his songwriting abilities and garnered him little respect on the Texas music scene, so in 2003 Doug based himself in Austin TX and put that full band together, gradually developing it into a unique, western, swing band with his wit and charm playing along with the instrumentation of twin fiddles, mandolin, and the upright bass fiddle. 

And amidst his meanderings, Doug discovered a financial & promotional spur for his musical career through chainsaw carving! He picked up the saw in 1998, and sold his first piece the moment he finished carving it! Self-taught, with a bit of background whittling small pieces as a child alongside his father, Doug advanced quickly with a keen grasp of proportion and a remarkable knack for caricature. And like his music, Doug has customized his art to his own unique fashion.

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07/13/2007 - Charm, energy, style and talent - Read More
02/15/2007 - Doug Moreland turns focus to songwriting  - Read More
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Average Rating : 4.6              Total Reviews: 78

Doug Moreland  11/12/2009            
eddie-Austin Music
I saw and heard Doug and band at the Saxon Pub in Austin Several years ago.Superb music and singing,was lucky to talk to him after the gig,what a genuine nice Cowboy to interview.He is a hard worker does good chain saw art and What a great Dog.
Doug Moreland  10/19/2009            
Great songwriting - very refreshing to hear something fun and positive. "Fly On" is my favorite. I also love the west Texas references and the out-of-the-ordinary, real-life imagery in "Marfa Lights" and "Windmill".
Doug Moreland  10/15/2009            
Saw him play all these songs live in Lubbock and they were great. Will definitely be getting this album.
Doug Moreland  10/05/2009            
Not good...
Doug Moreland  07/17/2009            
Sad to say I was not impressed. Show was kind of a snoozer, slow song after slow song. He spent more time talking then playing???
Doug Moreland  07/16/2009            
Phillip d
He's a very good guy very funny music is not everything good time are better than hearing just music , every body has there own lines stores and jokes . The man is known for his carvings ! Very good dogs molly and holly so if you can have fun and don't get bent out of shape then he's a fun guy to see .
Doug Moreland  04/29/2009            
Doug Moreland plays the good ol' Texas swing - his live show is GREAT and a very friendly guy. Just saw him at Luckenbach last weekend and he was AWESOME!
Doug Moreland  03/24/2009            
Live show was HORRIBLE.... are you kidding me... Went to his show with a bunch of friends... We left 10 minutes later.
Doug Moreland  01/24/2009            
This guy is freaking horrible. He is up on stage acting like a jack ass pretty much. Stop trying to tell jokes!!! Your not funny!!!
Doug Moreland  12/20/2008            
I have to say the Doug Moreland Show is one of the best shows you can find. True Texas Music! Thanks for staying true!
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