Doug Burr-Live August 6, 2010
Denton TX’s Doug Burr is by no means a stranger to making music. After a dozen or so years of home recording, open mikes, church performances, and coffeehouse gigs in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, he began fronting the roots rock band the Lonelies. In 2003 he independently released The Sickle & the Sheaves, an ambitious and atmospheric gospel concept album produced by Deadman’s Steven Collins that worked around the themes of birth, death, and renewal and brought him a good deal of critical attention.
O Ye Devastator is his 3rd release, and the proper follow-up to 2007’s much adored, On Promenade. Doug has explained the theme of the album to be American roots music rendered as sweeping scenes and story lines, antique, revelatory, and futuristic in scope. Doug Burr performed in Studio 1A during Left of the Dial with Jeff McCord.