Born: February 11 Primary Instrument: Guitar, slide
Doug MacRae makes his home in Toronto, Canada, where he was born. He has over thirty years in music. He learned to play guitar and write songs as a teenager by listening to such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, and Larry Norman. He played and studied the songs, and began to learn arrangements and chord progressions. Later on, after buying Bob Dylan's Biograph box set, he began to go back and explore the stylistic roots of modern music - folk, blues, jazz, rock, and soul. Greats like Muddy Waters, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Son House, Buddy Guy, Mahalia Jackson, Pops Staples, O.V. Wright, Otis Redding, Otis Clay, Al Green, just to name a few. This is music that comes out of all the joy, struggles, and passions of life, authentic and from the heart, styles that forged a place in music history. Doug taps into universal themes that relate to the everday life. More recently, Doug has discovered a love for slide guitar. He has studied under John Tilden. Central to everything Doug is and does is the Lord Jesus Christ.