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Doug Wamble

Born: October 22, 1972    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Doug Wamble

Listening to the third solo release from guitarist, singer, and songwriter Doug Wamble, it is hard to believe that the Tennessee-bred musician was ever a jazz purist. The ten original songs on Doug Wamble, plus a closing cover version of Fiona Apple's “I Know,” blend a bounty of soul, gospel, blues, R&B, country, pop, and folk inspirations into a deeply personal and original sound. But the Doug Wamble of 15 years ago might not have approved these eclectic manifestations of the musical muse.

“If my 22-year-old self heard this album, he'd have been horrified,”says Wamble, now 37 and living in the Bronx. “I was very dogmatic,” he recalls. “It had to be X, Y, and Z or it's not jazz. It's good to go through that. It really disciplined me and gave me so much drive, but it's not the way to live your whole life. I love a lot of music other than jazz. I'm a huge fan of Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Wilco. I love what these great songwriters do. So this album is all about finding a way to present these songs I've been writing over the last couple of years.”...
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Doug Wamble, Doug Wamble (E1 Entertainment, 2010)
Sachal Vasandani, We Move (Mack Avenue, 2009)
Steven Bernstein, We Are MTO (MOWO, 2008)
Doug Wamble, Bluestate (Marsalis Music, 2005)
David BergerMarlowe (Such Sweet Thunder, 2005)
Doug Wamble, Country Libations (Marsalis Music, 2003)
NJR All Stars, Tribute to Duke Ellington (NJR, 2000)

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