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November 23, 2015Fall and Winter...comin for ya...Got a lot of new dates added...some solo shows with Morgan James, and some fun solo shows in New York City. Gonna be lots of fun! More news coming soon, including a new record...stay tuned right here and check the calendar page to see if I'm playing near you!
May 17, 2015Summer Tour with Morgan James and More...Greetings! I just got back from a fun week in Austin, TX making a record with my buddy Jonah Smith, and I have one show coming up in NYC before I head out onto the West Coast with Morgan James.
June 7th you will find me at the 55 Bar with my trusty foursome of Adrian Harpham, Roy Dunlap and Jeff Hanley. I'm also working on a few film projects, some new recordings, and lots more to make 2015 a very interesting year! Stay tuned...

November 4, 2014"Hunter" Expanded Edition!After hearing some live covers, the powers that be at Epic Records sent Morgan James back in the studio to add some tracks to "Hunter", the record I produced earlier this year. We cooked up some sweet arrangements of "Dancing in the Dark" by Springsteen and "She's Gone" by Hall and Oates, and added Prince's "Call My Name" as well. It takes a miracle to get Prince to approve a cover, but I think Morgan brought the goods on this track...and radio agrees! She's on the verge of cracking the Top 10 on Urban radio. Call your local stations and request "Call My Name!"

Pre-oder here and get "Call My Name" immediately...https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hunter/id930547475

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“A one-man compendium of avant Americana.” – The New Yorker

As a child of Memphis, TN, Doug Wamble has always been surrounded by a vast musical and cultural landscape. From listening to his mother play piano in their Baptist church to his grandfather singing cowboy songs, murder ballads and old time gospel favorites while strumming his guitar, Doug has been immersed in music for his entire life.

After completing two music degrees, Doug decided to head to New York to seek a career as a guitarist and composer. Appearing on bandstands and recordings with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Steven Bernstein, Courtney Love, Madeleine Peyroux, and Cassandra Wilson, Doug was making a name for himself in the jazz world and beyond when he was signed to Branford Marsalis’ label, Marsalis Music/Rounder Records. Doug released two critically acclaimed records Country Libations and Bluestate, and decided a change was in order.

Focusing on being a singer/songwriter was never something Wamble had considered, but upon delving into this new direction, he found that something resonated with him. “I had self-identified as a jazz musician for so long that it was strange at first to put that aesthetic aside and refocus my energies into the craft of songwriting. And I also had been developing the skills needed to get into pop production as well as film-scoring. So I was able to pivot and find new avenues to keep me feeling that spark I felt when I first got into jazz.”

In 2009, Doug released his self-titled album on Koch/E1 records, and followed up in 2013 with another singer/songwriter album on his own Halcyonic Records imprint entitled Fast as Years, Slow as Days which was funded by a wildly successful PledgeMusic drive. “I never thought I was a good candidate for crowd funding, but I was humbled by the amount of people out there who wanted to help get the record made,” Wamble says. And in 2014 came Doug’s first all-instrumental recording, Rednecktelectual, which features his original compositions all performed on a single guitar, using non-traditional recording techniques and treating the resophonic guitar like a bass, a drum and a piano all at once. Two albums are completed and awaiting release in 2014 and 2015 in the form of an all-acoustic vocal and guitar record of new songs called For Anew, as well as an acoustic jazz record called The Traveler, which is a song cycle commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Building on his history with Wynton Marsalis, which led to guitar contributions to several Ken Burns documentaries for PBS such as Prohibition and Unforgivable Blackness, Doug began working as a composer for Burns’ Florentine Films, collaborating with Ken, his daughter Sarah, and David McMahon for the tragic film The Central Park Five. Wamble is currently at work on upcoming Florentine productions on Vietnam and Jackie Robinson.

Producing is another job Doug relishes, and it can be heard and felt by listening to the debut recording by Epic recording artist Morgan James on her album, Hunter. Doug co-wrote many of the songs, which feature an exciting mix of modern pop and classic soul, bound by Morgan James’ stunning vocals. “I never thought I’d produce a major label pop record, but I love the process, from writing that first note to listening on mastering day. It’s such a joy to make a real record from start to finish.”

The future holds a full plate with a full spectrum of projects for Doug this year. A new duo project with acclaimed percussionist Mino Cinelu, performances at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, in Europe with New Orleans piano master Henry Butler, and all over the globe with Morgan James to promote Hunter.

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Rednecktelectual

2014
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For Anew

2014
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Fast as Years, Slow As Days

2013
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2010
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Bluestate

2005
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Country Libations

2003
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PRODUCER

Morgan James
Hunter

2014
AMAZONiTUNES
Alma Micic
Tonight
2014
iTUNESiTUNES
Lucius
Songs From The Bromley House
2010
AMAZON
Sachal Vasandani
We Move

2007
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SELECTED SIDEMAN WORK

Nick Vayenas
Some Other Time
2013
iTUNES
Stevem Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra
MTO Volume One

2006
iTUNES
Branford Marsalis
Romare Bearden Revealed

2003
iTUNES
John Zorn
Voices In The Wilderness

2003
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Cassandra Wilson
Traveling Miles

1999
iTUNES
Wynton Marsalis
Big Train

1999
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WITH ERIK FRIEDLANDER'S BONEBRIDGE

Erik Friedlander
Nighthawks

2014
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Erik Friedlander
Bonebridge

2011
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Wamble's new recording proclaims that he is for real. The music is fueled with a touch of soul and spirituality...Mark F. TurnerAllAboutJazz.comSHARE
For a jazz guitarist, Doug Wamble is one hell of a soul man -- not just his playing, but his writing, and especially his voice, which lies somewhere between Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. His background is evident in some of the chords he uses, but he hides it well, and the songs come across as lovely soul, as on the delicious "Sweet Return to Madness" and "It May Be a Dream," where the violin and voice of Carrie Rodriguez add some lovely delicacy to the proceedings. Wamble's guitar work takes a back seat for some of the disc, although he takes off on slide on the gospel-flavored "Bitter Angels" and works with Charlie Hunter on the opener, "Think About It All," while the slow build of "Oh Heaven," with its piano backdrop, offers a superb frame for his restrained solo. But this is an album that's about the song, not playing technique, and Wamble shows himself to be a songwriter of true talent. After all that soul, the jazz of "I Needn't Try," although definitely displaying Wamble's roots, stands out like a sore thumb. It all closes with a cover of Fiona Apple's "I Know" that returns Wamble to acoustic guitar, his natural instrument, giving a spare, aching version of the song. It's a soft, ideal closer to a lovingly crafted disc.Chris NicksonAll Music GuideSHARE
...Country Libations is, so far, the debut recording of the year. Thoroughly integrating rural blues, gospel, swing, and free jazz into an organic musical conception that owes little to any model, this acoustic guitarist, singer, and composer is a one-man compendium of avant Americana.The New YorkerSHARE
...music that is as fascinating as it is idiosyncratic...Country Libations is an impressive introduction to a guitarists-singer-composer with a bright future.Don HeckmanLos Angeles TimesSHARE
...Mr. Wamble, the guitarist who has been heard with Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson and Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra, blends bebop, country, blues, gospel, soul and his own blue-eyed soul singing.The New York TimesSHARE
...it's definitely good. Wamble, a young guitarist and singer, takes us on a soulful foray into the roots music from the Deep South.The Boston GlobeSHARE
The constants throughout the disc are Wamble's razor-sharp yet honey-sweet baritone; the bluesy tone of his vintage hollow-body Gretsch guitar, recorded without a pickup; the tuneful quality of his original compositions; and the easygoing cohesion of a working ensemble.JazzTimesSHARE
...jazz, blues and gospel are equally important parts of what acoustic guitarist/singer Doug Wamble does on this promising debut album...he makes everything fit together on this unpredictable yet focused debut.AllMusicGuideSHARE
Merging blues, jazz and gospel with unimagined ease, Wamble has devised a unique style all the more impressive for its distinctive personal nature. These days, in particular, a rare, inclusive talent like this comes as nothing less than a gift.Steve FuttermanBarnes and NobleSHARE
One of the unique aspects of (Doug) Wamble's style is that he plays strictly acoustic. In a post-Frisell/post-Scofield age in which young guitarists tend to load up on digital devices and all manner of foot pedals, that is rare indeed.
Bill MilkowskiJazzTimesSHARE
Wamble's Tennessee Baptist infused tenor voice is as big as his guitar sound, and his band helped him create one of the most distinctive current conceptions in jazz.Jon GarelickBoston PhoenixSHARE
Wamble is a quadruple threat: accomplished singer-songwriter, eclectic composer, killer guitarist, and heady improviser. His second album, Bluestate, illuminates the broad well of influence from which he draws.Steve FuttermanBarnes & NobleSHARE
Wamble seems ever intent on forging new ground while always retaining certain valuable aspects of jazz tradition.Matt CollarAllMusic.comSHARE
Wamble's new recording proclaims that he is for real. The music is fueled with a touch of soul and spirituality...Mark F. TurnerAllAboutJazz.comSHARE
Bluestate is one of those breakout albums that brings startlingly to attention a musician who has developed a distinctive sound of his own, one that flows naturally from his personality and who he is. Bluestate is one of the unexpectedly enjoyable releases yet this year.Don WilliamsonJazzreview.comSHARE

Upcoming Performances



Past Performances

December 20, 2015 - Doug Wamble Holiday ...
December 9, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 8, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 6, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 5, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 4, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 3, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 2, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 1, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
November 29, 2015 - DW Organ Trio with R...
September 27, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
June 20, 2015 - DW w/Morgan James
June 19, 2015 - DW w/Morgan James
June 18, 2015 - DW w/Morgan James
June 17, 2015 - DW w/Morgan James
June 16, 2015 - DW w/Morgan James
June 13, 2015 - DW w/Morgan James
June 7, 2015 - DW 4Tet
March 13, 2015 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 22, 2014 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 21, 2014 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 20, 2014 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 18, 2014 - DW w/ Morgan James
December 14, 2014 - DW Organ Trio with R...
December 2, 2014 - DW Organ Trio with R...
November 23, 2014 - DW Organ Trio with R...
November 10, 2014 - DW Organ Trio with R...
October 25, 2014 - DW at the Woodstock ...
October 19, 2014 - DW Organ Trio with R...
October 18, 2014 - DW with Martha Redbo...
October 1, 2014 - DW with Martha Redbo...
September 28, 2014 - DW Trio with Jeff Ha...
September 21, 2014 - DW with Martha Redbo...
September 11, 2014 - DW Organ Trio with R...
September 3, 2014 - DW w/Morgan James
August 30, 2014 - DW w/ Morgan James
August 24, 2014 - DW Trio with Jeff Ha...
July 23, 2014 - DW Trio with Jeff Ha...
July 18, 2014 - DW w/ Bill Sims
July 16, 2014 - Henry Butler/Steven ...
July 13, 2014 - DW w/ Henry Butler a...
July 10, 2014 - DW w/Henry Butler an...
July 7, 2014 - Duo Show with Mino C...
June 22, 2014 - Doug Wamble
September 21 - The Ray Charles Symp...
July 28, 2012 - DW with Jonah Smith
July 23, 2012 - DW with Morgan James
July 19, 2012 - WeBop Kids Concert w...
July 16, 2012 - DW with Morgan James
July 11, 2012 - Doug Wamble Solo Con...
July 9, 2012 - Doug Wamble and Adam...
June 30, 2012 - Doug Wamble Octet
June 28, 2012 - DW Clinic and Master...
June 21, 2012 - Doug Wamble Solo Con...
June 14, 2012 - Doug Wamble and Jona...
February 25, 2012 - DW Special Quartet
February 24, 2012 - DW Special Quartet
July 2, 2011 - DW at the Montreal G...
June 16, 2011 - DW w/ Erik Friedland...
June 12, 2011 - Doug Wamble at the B...
June 7, 2011 - DW w/ Ben Perowsky
May 16, 2011 - Doug Wamble and Adam...

Doug's Albums

PRESS PHOTOS


MISCELLANEOUS SHOTS


DW ORGAN TRIO

Sledgehammer - DW Organ TrioThe old Peter Gabriel classic by Doug Wamble with Roy Dunlap and Adrian Harpham...first time trying this with no rehearsal. I think this goes in the set...shareview
Memphis Blues - DW Organ TrioDoug Wamble, Roy Dunlap, Adrian Harpham Live at the 55 Bar playing W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues"shareview
Come Rain Or Come Shine - DW Organ TrioDoug Wamble with Roy Dunlap and Adrian Harpham Live at the 55 Bar NYCshareview
On The Street Where You Live - DW Organ TrioDoug Wamble with Roy Dunlap and Adrian Harpham Live in New York at the 55 Barshareview

FILM SCORES

Doug Wamble- Film ComposerSampling of my recent film composing work for Ken Burns and Florentine Films. Upcoming projects include documentaries on Jackie Robinson and Vietnam.shareview

DOUG WAMBLE AND MINO CINELU

Doug Wamble and Mino Cinelu - In The Pines (excerpt)From our first gig together as a duo. Can't wait to see where this collaboration leads...shareview
Doug Wamble and Mino Cinelu - John The Revelator - YouTubeFrom our first gig together as a duo...no rehearsal, just listening to each other and having a total blast.shareview
Doug Wamble and Mino Cinelu - My Blue Heavenshareview
Doug Wamble and Mino Cinelu - Green Chimneys (Excerpt)This was our first gig together as a duo...no rehearsal, just getting to know one another on the bandstand. Looking forward to many more of these...shareview

LIVE IN NYC WITH CHARLIE HUNTER AND BERNARD PURDIE

Love In VainDoug Wamble Trio featuring Charlie Hunter and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie live at the Iridium Club NYC July 17, 2010shareview
Think About It AllDoug Wamble Trio featuring Charlie Hunter and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie live at the Iridium Club NYC July 17, 2010 www.dougwamble.comshareview
Mary Don't You WeepDoug Wamble Trio featuring Charlie Hunter and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie live at the Iridium Club NYC July 17, 2010 www.dougwamble.comshareview
Memphis TennesseeDoug Wamble Trio featuring Charlie Hunter and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie live at the Iridium Club NYC July 17, 2010 www.dougwamble.comshareview
Mestre TataDoug Wamble Trio featuring Charlie Hunter and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie live at the Iridium Club NYC July 17, 2010shareview
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your ManDoug Wamble Trio featuring Charlie Hunter and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie live at the Iridium Club NYC July 17, 2010 www.dougwamble.comshareview

LIVE AT JOE'S PUB - 2010

Think About It AllLive@Joe's Pub
My background singers from this gig are now giant rock stars known as Lucius! Check them out at www.ilovelucius.com
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Oh Heavenfeaturing Oli Rockberger on piano Live from the Joe's Pub CD release partyshareview
I KnowLive@Joe's Pubshareview

LIVE AT BONNAROO 2007

John The RevelatorDWQ Live@Bonnarooshareview
From Whence I CameDWQ Live@Bonnaroo2007shareview

WILLIAM FAULKNER PROJECT - "YOKNAPATAWPHA"

1 - Overture"YOKNAPATAWPHA" is a suite commissioned by Chamber Music America. Composed by Doug Wamble, inspired by the works of William Faulkner. Doug Wamble - composer,...shareview
2 - The House of DeSpainInspired by the short story "Bear Hunt" by William Faulkner. Doug Wamble - composer, guitar Chad Eby - alto Brandon Lee- trumpet Branford Marsalis - tenor Da...shareview
3 - Frenchman's Bend/Beat TwoInspired by the short story "The Hamlet" by William Faulkner. Doug Wamble - composer, guitar Chad Eby - alto Brandon Lee - trumpet Branford Marsalis - tenor ...shareview
4 - Compson's PastureInspired by the novel "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. Doug Wamble - composer, guitar Chad Eby - alto Brandon Lee - trumpet Branford Marsalis - ...shareview
5 - The CaveInspired by the short story "A Courtship" by William Faulkner. Doug Wamble - composer, guitar Chad Eby - alto Brandon Jones - trumpet Branford Marsalis - ten...shareview
6 - Looking All AroundSong written from the perspective of Benjy Compson from "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. Doug Wamble - composer, guitar Branford Marsalis - teno...shareview
7 - One Lick LessSong written from the perspective of Jewel Bundren from "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner. Doug Wamble - composer, guitar Chad Eby - alto Brandon Lee - tr...shareview
8 - Christmas' BurdenWritten from the perspective of Joe Christmas from "Light In August" by William Faulkner.shareview
9 -Take This PoisonWritten from the perspective of Emily Grierson from the short story "A Rose For Emily"shareview
10 - To The Egressshareview
Two Sleepy PeopleAn encore with one of the great songs by Hoagy Carmichaelshareview

ODDS AND ENDS

I Got A WomanLive in Boston with Ricky Skaggs and John Scofieldshareview
Indian SummerLive at Cornelia St. Cafe, NYC Indian Summer by Chris Whitleyshareview
Waiting For A TrainThe Amigos Band is joined by special guest Amigo Doug Wamble. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Doug is a virtuosic guitarist, singer, and composer who's m...shareview
The Heart CollectorThe Artie Lange Show - Doug Wamble performs "The Heart Collector"shareview
My LoveThe Artie Lange Show - Doug Wamble performs "My Love"shareview
The Artie Lange ShowThe Artie Lange Show - Doug Wamble (Interview) - Musical Guestshareview
OleoThe Chuck Isreals Trioshareview
Blue MonkThe Chuck Isreals Trioshareview
Sweet Georgia Brown55 Bar - Doug Wamble and Adam Levy Improvisingshareview
Hard Times Come Again No More"Hard Times Come Again No More" published in 1854 (music & lyrics by Stephen Foster)shareview
Dark CloudJazz artist Alma Micic is about to release her third album - Tonight - this year. It's her follow up to 2004's Alma and 2008's Hours. At an A-Sides session (...shareview
Blue MonkLive guitar duo from the 2012 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. Guitar legends Vic Juris and Doug Wamble play luthier Ric McCurdys' Mercury and Kenma...shareview
TemptedAdam Levy and Doug Wamble playing guitar in 55 bar New York.shareview
Angel From MontgomeryErnie Halter ft. Mary Bragg and Doug Wamble - Angel From Montgomery - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 - 9/7/12shareview
Slide SelfieLive in Central Parkshareview

THE LOOP LOFT

Can't Wait For PerfectThe Loop Loft All-Stars Live in NYC perform Bob Reynold's "Can't Wait for Perfect". More at http://thelooploft.com Eric Harland - Drums Mark Kelley - Bass Bo...shareview
The Loop Loft All Stars - Live in NYCThe Loop Loft All-Stars Live In NYC features performances and conversation with legendary musicians including Omar Hakim, Eric Harland, Charlie Hunter, Mino ...shareview
Reason Refill Slide Guitarhttp://www.thelooploft.com/products/reason-refill-doug-wamble-slide-guitar-collection-1 To produce our latest Loop Loft Artist Series ReFill for Reason 6, we...shareview
Reason 6 ReFill PreviewPreview our latest ReFill for Propellerhead's Reason 6 - The Doug Wamble Slide Guitar Collection.shareview
Telecaster Sessions for ReasonDownload the ReFill here: http://bit.ly/IZPdtt Video tour of The Doug Wamble Telecaster Sessions.shareview

Other Videos

Doug Wamble in Madison Square Park New York, NYBig Apple BBQ Fest 2011shareview
Thu Feb 12th, 15read more...
Sat Jul 12th, 14It's July 12, 2014...read more...
Tue Mar 25th, 14read more...
Sun Feb 23rd, 14Iconic Guitarsread more...
Mon Jan 27th, 14REDNECKTELECTUALread more...
Tue Jan 14th, 1420 years of Blue Lights and Bluesread more...
Wed Oct 24th, 1252 Weeks. 52 Songsread more...
Sun Sep 23rd, 12Heroes and Legendsread more...
Sun Sep 9th, 128 Days a week, I luuurrrve you.read more...
Fri Sep 7th, 12The Pledge Drive is winding down!read more...
Tue Jul 31st, 1230% of the goal!read more...
Wed Jul 18th, 12My New Album. read more...
Wed Jul 4th, 12New York City.read more...
Tue Jun 19th, 12Paying for Music.read more...
Sat Jun 16th, 12So much to tell...read more...
Fri Jun 15th, 12read more...
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