Douglas is a man of many hats, and this does not just refer to his vast collection of gentleman's headwear. He performs with a sense of irreverence and soul felt sentimentality. With a sound like Gordon Lightfoot and Frank Zappa jamming at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, he can move seamlessly from a folk ballad, to a melodic rock anthem, into a quirky love song. All the while he engages the audience with humor and some darn fine storytelling. An evening with Doug is more than a concert— it’s a mad fantastical journey.
Douglas grew up in the Upper Peninsula town of Escanaba, taking piano lessons (sometimes reluctantly) from the first grade all the way through high school. After receiving his degree in music composition at Western Michigan University, a chance meeting drew Doug into the world of Renaissance festivals where he developed the exuberant theatrical style that now permeates his performances.