Doug Moreland - Barnstormer
  • Fly On
  • Marfa Lights
  • Die In The Desert
  • Barnstormer
  • The Epic
  • The Tortilla
  • Windmill
  • Play Me Back In Time
  • World's Inn
  • Hunting Bear
  • Bigfoot Waltz
Biography
CONTACT: Doug Moreland
doug@dougmoreland.com
(512)657-9586

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BARNSTORMER (2009)

This record was made over three days in the first week of June 2009. With the help and engineering skills of my friend Grant Jackson Wilborn, and the direction of Matt (PawPaw) Smith, we set up in my Chainsaw Art Gallery in Manchaca, Texas and recorded.

Dan Johnson* on his 50's Gretsch lap steel and a GFI pedal steel, Randy Roberts* with his 40's Kay bass fiddle, and Charlie Gnerre on a set of drums called Slingerland Radio Kings, we laid down what is my favorite project to date. We all had a hand in producing and arranging these songs, playing them live over the past year. These guys are not only great players, they are good friends and worthy travelers. I hope this collection of songs reaches all the ears out there looking for something new. Thank you.
-Doug Moreland, fiddle/rhythm guitar

Also thanks to... my wife Suzy for her background vocals and the building of our website, Jeremiah (Bullfrog) Cook for feeding us chicken and his opinion, and Kerry Awn for his cover art.
*other background vocals

1. The Tortilla - 3:18
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
2. Windmill - 3:51
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
3. Fly On - 4:35
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
4. Play Me Back In Time - 2:58
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher) & Billy Applegate
5. World's Inn - 3:29
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
6. Marfa Lights - 4:42
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
7. The Epic - 4:58
Randy Crouch, BMI
8. Hunting Bear - 3:31
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
9. Bigfoot Waltz - 1:57
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
10. Barnstormer - 2:16
Doug Moreland, ASCAP (composer/author and publisher)
11. Die In The Desert - 5:07
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September 18, 2009 -- Songwriter and artist Doug Moreland releases a long-awaited album titled Barnstormer, available exclusively September 26 via digital download online and on disc at all live concerts.

Moreland’s newest project reflects the mysteries of life in the West Texas mountains. He takes pride in it being a live recording made in just 3 days from his woodwork shop and art gallery. “We went back to the basics and made it real,” he says. He built his shop himself in 2003 using mostly salvaged materials.

Moreland and his 3 band members collaborated on all parts of the recording, under the direction of Matt “PawPaw” Smith, and engineering, mixing, and mastering of Grant Jackson Wilborn. The mix features Dan Johnson on the lap steel and pedal steel guitar, Randy Roberts on the upright bass fiddle, Charlie Gnerre on drums, and Moreland on fiddle and rhythm guitar.

September 26 coincides with Doug Moreland’s 7th Annual Cattlelacs Calfry cook-off and concert at his very own art gallery just south of Austin. The album goes on sale at the event, where purchasers will be entered to win a “Flying Armadillo” chainsaw sculpture by Moreland himself. More information about the event can be found at www.dougmoreland.com/calfry .

DOUG MORELAND BIOGRAPHY

Originally from the Fort Davis mountains in west Texas, Doug Moreland performs a fresh twist of Texas and Western swing music, with his original songwriting and his dandy band The Flying Armadillos.

Being the eldest son of a wainwright, blacksmith, and fiddle-playing ranch hand, Doug left Fort Davis TX at age 17 (1992) for a career in the music business. After a brief attendance at South Plains College in Levelland TX, and a short stint as a funny man in a dinner show in Ruidoso NM, he toured with various acts around the country as a fiddle sideman. During this time, Doug also worked as a wrangler on a dude ranch in Phoenix AZ, trained his famous border collie dog "Holly-peño" to sing and play the fiddle (and more), learned to frame houses, and discovered the art of chainsaw carving taking him to Pidgeon Forge and Nashville TN. He also recognized his desire to front his own band and write his own songs, which brought him to Austin TX in late 1999. There he progressed from a comedic, solo act with a singing dog as the finale, into a full dancehall band by 2009 with his wit and charm playing right back into a fretless four-piece with steel guitar as lead!

Doug recorded his 7th album Barnstormer in 2009 as a 3-day, "live" project inside his self-built woodwork shop and art gallery, capturing a great acoustic sound from the warm wood floor and salvaged tin ceiling.

MUSICAL MERIT

Doug received a Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Western Music Male Performer of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists in 2007. He also received an Entertainer of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards in 2007. He played for the Austin City Council at a meeting declared by the Mayor as Doug Moreland Day in 2011. In 2015 and 2016, Doug won nominations for Western Swing Male of the Year from the Ameripolitan Music Awards.

NOTEWORTHY APPEARANCES

Doug’s tour has extended from the state of Texas, western across the country and even to Europe. The band has performed with well-established acts such as Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, Canadian Country Music star Corb Lund, and folk-rocker Ryan Bingham.

Doug appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2003 with his former companion Holly-peño (a black/white McNab dog). They appeared together on Animal Planet's Pet Star, as well as Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Doug has also made guest appearances in a handful of films, most notably the 2012 Richard Linklater film Bernie along with Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine.
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  • Members:
    Doug Moreland fiddle, guitar, vocals; Dan Johnson steel guitar; Randy Roberts upright bass; Charlie Gnerre drums
  • Sounds Like:
    Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Corb Lund, Asleep At The Wheel
  • Influences:
    Bob Wills, Jimmy Buffett, Roger Miller
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