Mike Dougherty | Better Slow Down

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Better Slow Down

by Mike Dougherty

Mike Dougherty is a guitarist in the Washington, D.C. area who specializes in acoustic steel-string fingerpicking music. His original guitar compositions incorporate many different strains of American music: folk, blues, country, and ragtime.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Better Slow Down
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2. Walking Shoes
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3. Far Away
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4. Another Brilliant Idea
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5. Got To Get Back Home
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6. Off We Go
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7. Aidan's Lullaby
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8. Back Porch Blues
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Mike Dougherty is a guitarist in the Washington, D.C. area who specializes in acoustic steel-string fingerpicking music. His original guitar compositions incorporate many different strains of American music: blues, folk, country, ragtime, and jazz. Simplicity is the driving force behind the compositions.

Mike's musical background can only be described as diverse and eclectic. He has evolved from folk strummer, to electric blues-rock, to acoustic roots musician, to instrumental fingerpicker and slide guitarist. The new release, BETTER SLOW DOWN (2005), is a collection of eight original compositions for solo acoustic guitar. It was recorded entirely live with no overdubs. The music is reminiscent of John Fahey, Peter Lang, Jorma Kaukonen's instrumentals, and obviously owes a debt to all the great blues and country fingerpickers (i.e. John Hurt, Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Merle Travis, Doc Watson, Chet Atkins).

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John Corcoran

Mike's playing and sound is easy on the ears and wonderful to listen to.
Mikes playing and sound is of a high professional quality with creative taste. His touch is soft and smooth and his music is full of gentleness and spirited joy. The compositions have some unusial twists to them but still echo themes of the past. He must be heard, words in this case fall short.

The missing 5th. star is left for the future.
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john clark

peacefull
I purchased this cd after hearing "steel guitar rag" which is not on this cd .I am delighted with this cd,its the sort of music that you just have to sit still and listen to.well worth the money ! more please mike
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Scott

This is a great cd. This guy is the real deal
This is a great cd. Definetly not the normal cd that has one or two good songs. Each composition has a unique feel and groove. This cd proves that smooth is cooler than flash. -Hurry up with another cd.
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Howard

This is real down home grass roots music
If you want to hear some real down home, grass roots music, check out this new and unique musician's style. The sounds are bluesy at times and very original. This is really "down home" music, very mellow and easy to listen to and to enjoy. When you need a soothing, relaxing moment when everything else has failed, put on Mike's new album. You will not regret it.
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