Sunday, January 14, 2018

Our show that was set for February 10th at French Broad Brewing has now been rescheduled to March 31st. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Subsidence Blues (to the tune of Sweet Home Chicago)

I did this back during the spring semester to help another teacher out. Figured I'd share it here for kicks and grins. In 2002 I did a similar tune at the UVaWise football team talent show that included a line about having visions of being in Boston, but, in reality, only suffering from heat exhaustion. Something about Sweet Home Chicago just makes it the ultimate make up a funny/interesting blues parody for me.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

This year so far......

Really sad to hear about the passing of Chris Cornell this morning. It's been a tough year. If you want some more details on some of what's been happening for me personally go check out the latest blog post on Trail of the Lonesome.

The good news is that I'm working hard on booking shows now that things are (crosses fingers and knocks on wood) settling down. Alicia and I are also getting back on track with writing new TOTL songs. Can't wait to get out and play and get back into the studio to make some new music. Hopefully we will see you all soon.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Is This Thing Still On?

Well, we moved. Then I had to begin teaching and coaching football at a new school, and then there was Christmas. Then birthdays, and illnesses, and kinda got in the way of music for a minute. No worries, though, as things are back on track now, and some new dates for shows will be added in the coming weeks.
Most, if not all, of the new stuff is a collaboration with my amazing wife Alicia, so news is more likely to keep popping up on the Trail of the Lonesome page.  Make sure you head over that way and bookmark it. Sign up for our email list and follow us on social media, too! Keep an eye out, and we will see everyone soon with some new tunes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

(Repost from Trail of the Lonesome is Relocating!

Hey guys, Doug here. I am very excited to let everyone know that we are in the process of relocating to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Knoxville has been pretty good to us, but we've missed the mountains, and every visit we've made to NC has been pulling and encouraging us to make a move.

Being an Air Force brat myself, it's always a little complicated when someone asks where I'm from or where we are from. The short version is always and will always be that we are from Southwest Virginia. That's home. For the foreseeable future, though, we will be making our home in Brevard, NC, and we couldn't be more excited to get back to the mountains and continue making music.

This means we won't be playing a ton of shows this summer or fall, but it will give us more time to write and practice, so hopefully we'll have some new recordings before the end of 2016. We will keep everyone up to date!