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Doug Walther Music

Doug Walther

In 1965, at age 10, I picked up my brother’s Harmony acoustic guitar during a camping trip to Ontario, Canada, and began strumming the two chords my friend had shown me. When a new kid moved in down the street with an electric guitar and Silvertone amp, I was hooked. My friends and I bought guitars at the House of Guitars, taught ourselves a few songs and immediately started a band. Back then every kid wanted to play guitar, so I started playing bass and was invited to play in several high school bands that practiced, played out once or twice, then broke up.

Hounded by my parents to get a “real” career, I left for college in the early 70’s, sold all my music equipment, and bought a Guild D-50 acoustic guitar. I thus began a nearly 20 year “acoustic” phase, learning from artists like the Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, and Leo Kottke. After college I went to law school, began a nearly 30 year career as a state’s attorney, got married and helped raise three boys.

In the early 90’s I set up a modest home studio to record my compositions, learned to hack at the keyboard and started playing electric guitar again. In the late 90’s, having played solo in my home for over two decades, I gigged in local bands for several years, playing classic rock and blues.

In the late 2000’s, having become frustrated with joining bands only to have them fall apart shortly thereafter, I retired from my day job and began playing acoustic guitar almost exclusively. My focus now is acoustic blues and classic folk-rock with a few contemporary songs thrown in. Now in my early 60’s, I hope to continue performing my solo acoustic act locally and writing and recording songs in my home studio.