The A-list drummer has played and recorded with everyone from Willie Nelson, Gatemouth Brown, and Alison Krauss to Derek Trucks, Charlie Hunter, and Bobby Rush. Doug’s background as the son of a Lafayette session bass player and mentee of blues/zydeco master Lil’ Buck Sinegal fostered his roots inclinations, while mind-blowing exposure to jazz masters such as Johnny Vidacovich and Ricky Sebastian launched his love of that music. As he completes his documentary on New Orleans drumming and some of its top practitioners, “Street Beat: Drumming Below Sea Level,” he joins the Troubled Men in the Ring Room just before it all hits the fan.
Topics include an injury, tax troubles, a proposition, a family legacy, church music, a first drum set, an all-night odyssey to New Orleans, Astral Project, Brian Blade, Dickie Taylor, advice from Ernie K-Doe, film production, Uganda Roberts, John Mooney, drummer impressions, a vast discography, Black music influences, Stryper, Anders Osborne, Jerry Douglas, Nashville post-Katrina, Steve Gadd, Rockin’ Dopsie, a Dylan session, a Stones visit, Congo Square, Grant St., career longevity, Willie Green, and much more.
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Intro music: Styler/Coman
Outro music: “What’s Pho Lunch?” by Doug Belote from his album “Magazine St.”