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Doug Schmude combines elements of country, folk, rock and blues into a modern Americana sound that will appeal to fans of Steve Earle, Ryan Bingham, John Mellencamp and Zach Bryan. Doug was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana and grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. After stints in Colorado, Arizona & Tennessee he is now based out of Southern California and his music is littered with souvenirs of the places he has lived and seen.

His solo shows feature him on acoustic guitar and harmonica as well as blues slide guitar. In addition to originals he mixes in a few covers for an entertaining and original live music experience.

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Doug has released 6 albums of original music. His music has been played on over 200 radio stations in the US and Europe. He has been performing live for over 20 years predominately as a solo artist but also with his band Nine Volt Moon. Doug plays acoustic and electric guitar, Dobro, Slide Guitar, Harmonica and Bass. He also plays just enough mandolin, banjo, piano and drums to be dangerous.


"A total masterclass of the genre."
- Rock n Reel Magazine

"...the Californian (out of Oklahoma) channels his inner Woody Guthrie and Tom Paxton, as he articulates a tale that will resonate across every town, city and state in the USA but across the whole Western World. "
- The Rocking Magpie

"Seven songs that once again confirm his skills as folk and singer-songwriter."
- Rootstime

...a convincing and absolutely uncompromising mixture of country, rock, folk and blues."
- Country Jukebox

"A Rare Story-Telling Rootsy Americana Talent in the Grand Tradition."
- Rocking Magpie

"Doug is a musician worth paying attention to."
-Americana UK

"Doug Schmude offers up a winning hybrid of Americana and indie countrified rock. "
- Rock n Roll Truth

"The influences of Americana are clearly present, but Doug Schmude adds something to it. Call it solid rock or punk, it does not matter, but it sounds original. "
- Keys and Chords (Belgium)

"Schmude injects American pop-punk into the Americana template in much the same manner as the Jason and the Scorchers or Turnpike Troubadours... "

" be included in your collection among the best new roots scene names."
- Lone Star Time (Italy)

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Studio Recordings

Click for samples from his 2022 release One Shy of Six Pack

Live Videos

Click for samples from his live shows You Tube Live Sampler

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