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Doug Prescott

Doug has been crafting his songwriting skills since the

late 60’s. Many bands and recordings later, 2013 saw

the release of his 3rd solo effort, Blues in the Key of

Sea. This is a new release and features Billy Payne

from Little Feat. This CD features what has become

the core band, with special guests, including Mike

Wesolowski (Blues World Order) on blues harp, Danny

Gotham on mandolin, Johnny Gallagher (Ireland) on

electric guitars, and Tony Bowman on keys (Edgar

Winter Band) and engineering/co-production. Tom

Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers) also contributes on

production. The 11 songs on this release are all over the

map stylistically, yet form a cohesive Blues/Rock/Americana blend, with truth and the

heart at the core. One of the common threads throughout Doug’s recordings have been

his musical connection with Tommy Hartley, a guitar virtuoso who permeates the music.

Tommy Hartley

Tommy has been at the core of the Triangle music scene for

decades. Perhaps best known for his tribute band

Slowhand - a Tribute to Eric Clapton, this native of Lenoir,

North Carolina has been involved with many bands

throughout the years, with time in Nashville as well as on

many recordings, Tommy always lends an expert guitar hand

to whatever the project in which he is involved. He has a

great voice and contributed background vocals to this new

release in addition to a good measure of fine guitar work.

His credits include co-production, guitar and vocals for

Nancy Middleton's two CDs. Tommy has worked with Sutter's Gold Streak, Badge, The

Silverliners, Rockinghorse, Out 'n the Cold, The Five Star Band, Sherman and the

Blazers, The Sheetrockers, The What IV?, Ron Davis Band, Blue Coyote and many

others. He has shared the stage with such rock luminaries as Greg Allman and Ann

Wilson. Tommy brings his years of experience to each and every endeavor he

undertakes. He and Doug have been playing music together for over 16 years and he is

an integral part of Doug’s “sound.”

Ken Johnson

Ken hails from New Jersey, but has been playing music

here in the Triangle since the early 90’s. He’s been a

member of several popular local bands including,

Mainstreet (along with Doug ’97 ~ ‘99), Spoonful of Soul,

& DaMuthas. He’s also worked with Katharine Whalen (of

Squirrel Nut Zippers fame) in her band called “Lucky”

from 2008 to 2010 playing guitar & ukulele. At the

present time Ken is playing Bass in “Kind Strangers” (Jeff

Whatley singer songwriter), and most recently has joined

up with Doug again after many years to play guitar & bass.

Andy Cheek

Andy Cheek is the classic,

consummate rock drummer. His

early bands included Joe Bell and

the Fabulous Pomonas and Cross

Wind. His style and solid rhythms

are the product of his faithful

admiration of the band Little Feat

and drummer Richie Hayward. That

combined with influences ranging

from the Beatles and Byrds to Jimi Hendrix and later Americana groups, he’s become

highly sought-after in the Carolina rock and roll musical community. We’re lucky to have


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