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Originally born and raised in Denver, CO Doug started playing electric guitar at age 12. At age 16 he played for his High School jazz band in Huron, Ohio. He was given his Guild F-212 12-string acoustic guitar as a gift from his brothers and his life soon became an acoustic adventure. With his Guild 12-string in hand he went on to play with his college jazz band at John Carroll University in Cleveland. The experience playing for jazz bands, mixed with the influence from musical acts like Yes, Steve Tibbetts, Rush, and Leo Kottke, propelled Doug to think beyond the confines of the typical folk chords, and started him on a journey of writing his own instrumental compositions.