REAL COUNTRY MUSIC
Terry Douglas Band
A mix of classic country, honky-tonk, and old school rock & roll. Terry Douglas, head of the band, was born in Cleveland, OH, so his love for music started early. He received an acoustic guitar from his uncle, as a Christmas gift, at 8 years old. Music, for him, seemed to be the only constant in his life. Terry's first real gig, was that of a guitar player for a rock band in Akron, OH. Shortly after, he put music on the back burner, but always felt that music was what he was meant to do. Once life happened, he started working in restaurants, eventually moving into the IT field. He realized the years were passing, and his music dream was slowly fading away. Terry knew he had to do something; so he picked up his guitar, started writing, started playing more, and eventually booking his own solo shows.
Shortly after that, Terry decided to release a handful of songs on ReverbNation , thus catching the eye of a label, who wanted to help him market his music. Little did he know, the label would be a blessing, and a curse. Under the label, Terry released "Living the Dream" in 2014. The album included works from; Terry Douglas (vocals, bass, guitar, mandolin, an dobro), Darron Barrows drums), and Alan Duffy (lead guitar). Before they knew it, the label was no longer progressing forward, and eventually ended in bankruptcy, leaving Terry on his own to push his music.
During his music progression, he met and married his beautiful wife, Bethany, and they had darling children. Life was going great until he found himself drinking too much. After a run in with the law, he decided to stop drinking the next day. He started opening up more, writing about his feelings, personal experiences and beliefs. From those ideas, came the album "Written in the Parking Lot" (2017). It was a collection of songs about love, life and things that were real. Six months after its release, Terry had three songs on the Top 20 of Nashville's Country Charts, two of those landing in the top five.
The latest album, titled “The Devil You Don’t Know”(2019), dug a little deeper into the sober mind of Terry. Songs such as the title track “The Devil You Don’t Know”, “I Think I Need Your Help”, and “Changing”, showed the reflections on all the times he had messed up in the past, realizing that alcohol was the root of all of those problems. He realized he was growing into someone who was miles away from his old life. The albums included works from; Terry Douglas (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Todd Young (lead guitar), Craig Nelson (rhythm guitar), Jerry Miller (steel guitar), and Mike Rodgers (bass). The single “I Think I Need Your Help” has been another hit for the band.
Currently, Terry has built his band, The Terry Douglas Band, consisting of Terry Douglas (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Dave Parks (lead guitar, back up vocals), Billy Compton (drums/percussion, back up vocals), Craig Nelson (rhythm guitar), Dwayne Whalen (steel guitar), and Wolf Waggoner (bass, back up vocals). and as of June 2020 sessions have begun on the new Album for a Fall 2020 release . The band is still playing in the bars and honky-tonks, just like the good ole’ days. They play gigs 2 to 3 times a week, rehearsing at least once weekly, and are currently booking. For more information, including booking the band for your event or in your venue, please contact us through the website
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For booking inquiries, please e-mail specifics, including date, venue/place, time, and general information of what you expect of the band. Terry can perform as a Solo, Duo, or full band upon request.
-Terry Douglas (Lead vocals, acoustic guitar)
-Billy Compton (Drums, backup vocals)
-Dave Parks (Lead guitar, backup vocals)
-Craig Nelson (Rhythm guitar)
-Dwayne Whalen (Steel guitar)
-Wolf Waggoner (Bass, back up vocals)