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All Sides

by Doug Kwartler

Echoes of Dixieland, folk and mountain bluegrass with flashes of rock, pop and jazz.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Banjo Eyes
2:25 $0.99
2. Just Walk Away
3:25 $0.99
3. Closest New York Friend
4:07 $0.99
4. A Simpler Life
2:47 $0.99
5. On the Western Skyline
5:47 $0.99
6. Honey Brown
2:23 $0.99
7. Just About to Die
3:49 $0.99
8. Suzanne
4:00 $0.99
9. I Made It To Saturday Night
4:39 $0.99
10. Charlestown
3:12 $0.99
11. Lonely Tonight
3:58 $0.99
12. Just About To Die (Radio Edit)
3:48 $0.99
13. Always Looking Down
4:01 $0.99
14. Strong
3:34 $0.99
15. Park Avenue
5:25 $0.99
16. Ghosts
4:07 $0.99
17. Senses Closing In
4:09 $0.99
18. Esmaralda
2:37 $0.99
19. Caught
3:09 $0.99
20. Bangor
3:23 $0.99
21. Blind Faith
5:06 $0.99
22. Two Kinds
5:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
“Hey Doug Kwartler, Bruce Hornsby calling…” This was the last thing New York based singer / songwriter and producer Doug Kwartler expected to hear on his answering machine after coming home from a very unmusical afternoon shopping for a grill with his wife and 2 year old daughter. Yet over 3 weeks after he had sent the legendary pianist and composer his version of Hornsby’s “On the Western Skyline,” there it was. Music’s other Bruce was just calling to compliment Doug on his interpretation and liked it so much that he said that he might just do it the way Doug did it on his next tour.

On Sept. 19th, 2007, Kwartler released a double cd, his 3rd solo record on Hollow Body Records, called All Sides. Needless to say, his version of “On the Western Skyline” made the cut!

Kwartler’s last cd, Silver Meteor was named one of the top 10 records of 2004 by The Austin, Texas based Pop Culture Press called the songs on Silver Meteor, “as honest as they are haunting” and wrote “The lyrics are fantastic…Kwartler does a masterful job escorting the music through the songs.”

Look for upcoming tour dates up and down the east coast in support of the new record. Audio (including Doug’s version of “On the Western Skyline”) and video is available at and .



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From Freight Train Boogie

4 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - All Sides Review
There has to be more than a little bit of Rear Admiral David Farragut in Doug Kwartler. After two well-received earlier recordings, assembling the third can present a bit of a stumbling block that a lot of artists stub their creative toes upon. Well, none of that for Kwartler : what does he do? he takes the bull by the horns and releases a double disc set. Not recommended for the faint of heart. The first CD, titled Just About to Die , resonates with echoes of Dixieland, folk, mountain bluegrass, (“Just Walk Away” features some great fiddle sawin'), and some whimsical moments, as in “Closest New York Friend”. As in his previous work, Kwartler handles the lion's share of the instrumentation, with some assistance from a few judiciously chosen sidemen. Aficionados of Kwartler's more aggressive persona will find their fix on Strong , the second disc, with its anthemed title track being a personal favourite. There's definitely more roll herein, but the same intelligence and detail that has always marked Kwartler's songwriting is evident in abundance. There's not a superfluous song to be found. Way to go Doug, “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead”. - Don Grant -

the matthew show

Nary a flaw...
The best investment you can make this year. Just about the time you think Doug can't come up with anything catchier than the last tune, whap, there's another one. One of the finest modern American songwriters, for my money.