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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
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Doug Moreland  09/11/2000            
mike
the cd kicks ass
Doug Moreland  08/16/2000            
Aaron
I got this CD when I saw Cory Morrow at Gruene Hall. Dub Miller opened and Doug was with him I beleive. I had seen Doug live before one time and he really cracked me up so I jumped at the chance to pick up this CD. Well, I seriously suggest this CD for when you feel like sitting around and drinking some beer with all your friends. He has some really funny songs on here. The thing I thought was really cool was how not only were the songs funny but yet all of them had very very catchy tunes. Doug is a pretty funny guy....for good clean beer drinking fun this is a must have at your next gathering.
Doug Moreland  07/31/2000            
Greg Clark
The Funniest singer songwriter in texas. Saw him at the Big Bammbo Bash
Doug Moreland  06/27/2000            
Jane Duncan
This album is the perfect party disc. I live in Colorado and many of my friends do not enjoy country music. This album combines country themes with comedy. Every time I entertain guests, in an informal setting, I play this CD. It serves as an ice-breaker and helps to add a smile to everyone's face. It's hysterical. Life should be enjoyed and shared with friends, and this album's creative look at life and relationships reminds us all that "life isn't so bad!".
Doug Moreland  06/23/2000            
Wm B. Cherry
I worked with Doug out in Tennessee when he was putting this album together and it is obvious that all the time and effort that went into its creation was well worth it. He is a genuine talent and this album is just the tip of the iceberg for Doug.
Doug Moreland  06/21/2000            
B A
This kid is what country music has been needing for a long time. He has the ability to make you laugh or make you cry - either way he makes you listen. His originals are just that - original. I can't wait to see what his next album is going to be. If its better than the first two then we're all in for a treat.
Doug Moreland  06/20/2000            
Dan
This is one of the funniest albums I have ever heard. Simple and hilarious, it makes me want to drink beer.
Doug Moreland  06/13/2000            
ANONYMOUS
I'VE BEEN TO SEVERAL OF DOUG'S SHOWS AND HAVE ENJOYED THEM ALL. HE INVOLVES THE CROWD AND HIS MUSIC RANGES FROM HILARIOUSLY FUNNY TO SERIOUS SONGS ABOUT LIFE...I LOVE BOTH OF HIS CD'S AND SERIOUSLY CAN'T STOP PLAYING THEM, THANKS!
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