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Press for Cavalry


"..really sharp songwriting and storytelling from the higher school.""
- Berlin Calling

"Astute and Evocative Story Telling Based Around the Americana Imagery We So Love...well constructed and observed Americana songs of the finest hue."
- The Rocking Magpie

"The music is far from country schmaltz. It has a progressive identity crafted in an original form that’s attractive. Doug’s distinctive vocals have authority in a refined & decorative showcase. Never losing the country narrative. There are a lot of traditional threads woven into these songs, yet he doesn’t rely on Townes van Zandt, Steve Earle, or Tony Joe White bite & vinegar. He does draw on Woody Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III & Mickey Newbury sensibilities...Doug has the savvy musical mojo..."
- Americana Highways

Press for One Shy of Six Pack

One Shy of a Six Pack

"Keenly Observed Rootsy Americana to Make You Smile While You Think."
- The Rocking Magpie

.."an everyman anthem that delivers its inspirational message in the catchiest way possible."
- Tinnitist

Press for Mileposts


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

"Mileposts is thoroughly enjoyable Americana, played by talented and eclectic Doug Schmude."
- San Diego Troubadour

"Here 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

"Doug Schmude’s “Mileposts” is Well-Carved Out Playing and Clever Lyrics"
- Americana Highways

"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

Press for Burn These Pages

Burn These Pages

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

"There’s a whole lot to like here on Doug Schmude’s 4th release; especially the very mature songwriting and the clever production which can be claustrophobic when necessary but also allowing room for songs to breath and slowly filter into your subconscious."
- Rocking Magpie

Press for Ghosts of the Main Drag

Ghosts of the Main Drag

"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... "

"...(an) album that lovers of old-fashioned altcountry will enjoy."
- (Netherlands)

"..the combination of the hesitating voices and raw guitar work creates an appealingly compelling atmosphere...A nice varied musical roadtrip of a merciful storyteller."
- Written in Music

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

Press for All These Avenues

All These Avenues

"Doug displays a wealth of talent on a plethora of instruments, not least of which his voice, which simmers like a snake threatening but never quite needing to strike."

"Doug Schmude's latest release...has a natural authenticity, it's traditional country with a modern feel. That's his style and it fits his craggy but somehow smooth voice like a glove."
- Americana UK

Press for A New Century

A New Century

"...Schmude has a great singing voice, a warm, beckoning tone he frequently carries just to the edge of hoarseness."
"...all you want to do is hook up with him and go along for the ride, no matter where he's heading."
- OC Weekly

"Roots-Americana -- for a new century."
"Doug Schmude shows a lot of promise."
"...the epitome of roots Americana."

"Doug Schmude's guitar work has that certain energy about it, a feel that makes you believe that these things come just plain ole naturally for him...that ability, along with songwriting skills that makes you wish that there were more than the eleven cuts included on the CD."
- Music City Blues Society

"...pop-Americana shot through with streaks of beautiful loser"
- Americana UK

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