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Matt Douglass

Matt Douglass - Singer/Songwriter Guitarist from the Mid-Atlantic region, Matt has come up with two real good roots rock/Americana albums since deciding to go on his own. Since playing and writing songs with several bands (from cowboy rock to roots-rock-reggae, and progressive) Matt has been writing songs that range from confessional to slow grooves to stories with a rock n roll soundtrack. His guitar playing style is influenced by everything from early folk masters to Ry Cooder to Anders Osborne. Since releasing his latest record in 2008, A founder of Americana band The Old Part of Town, they have released a CD and an EP so far up to 2017.

Playing lead guitar/mandolin with past bands from country to roots rock and soul, Douglass displayed some of those influences on his debut CD, No Stone Unturned. Composed in Dallas, TX and recorded in Baltimore MD, No Stone Unturned has garnered Honorable Mention for Best Album in the Mid-Atlantic Music Monthly Readers Poll in 2002. Douglass also picked up an Honorable Mention for Best Songwriter.
Matt's second CD Big Lucky released in 2008 features confessional songs of life, love, and perseverance.
He has a vocal style that brings to mind Rodney Crowell and Tom Petty.

Douglass' beginnings were with a touring rock/country band in the early 80's, focusing on the musical style of Gram Parsons/EmmyLou Harris/Rodney Crowell , and sharing the stage w/Vassar Clements, Pure Prairie League, Michael Murphey, and Commander Cody. After that were stints in everything from a British Invasion rock band, to a reggae rock band to an American rock n' soul band, before deciding to go on his own. He's emerged with songs that have depth and Americana-style melodies. Recently he placed two songs on the soundtrack to Plank Road Pictures "Sins Of The Father"