Doug grew up in the Davis Mountains of Texas, the son of a colorful wainwright, blacksmith, and fiddle-playing ranch hand. Doug briefly pursued a musical degree, which set the stage for his short stint as a fiddler and funny sideman for dinner theater entertainment. He left that to tour the country with various acts, eventually settling back in Texas to write his own songs and front his own band. Basing himself out of Austin, he continued his self-promoted tour, and developed into a unique, western, swing band with his wit and charm playing along with his instrumentation of fiddle, upright bass fiddle, and jazz guitar.
As if not enough, Doug found another rewarding outlet for his creativity: chainsaw carving! He picked up the saw 13 years ago, and advanced rather quickly right from the beginning. He sold his first piece the moment he finished carving it! He is self-taught, with a sharp eye for detail and appreciation for the natural wood grain. Plus, he discovered a means to create income to spur his musical career. And like his music, Doug has customized his art to his own unique fashion.