Husband / Dad / Grandpa
Singer/Songwriter School Bus Driver
Open Mic Host Old guy having a blast
Play old style country, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and some Americana, John Prine, Guy Clark, Mary Gauthier and my own originals
I started playing guitar and writing songs late in life - I raised/ supported a family first and now I'm taking the time for myself to pursue songwriting. My friends and most of my relatives did not know I even owned a guitar and I never played in public until seven or eight years ago. Only my immediate family had ever heard me sing and play.
Now I write and record songs, play at open mics and playing gigs in Calgary and surrounding area, playIng in two bands. - dHb (Doran House Band) and Old School.
I recorded one of my original songs “Down Hickory Hill” for a
compilation album for the Calgary Songsmith’s Volume One
Acoustic Album - produced by Studio D in Calgary. I have had two songs “ The Prairie Wind is Blowin” and “Red Hair And Green Eyes” produced by Navarro Ralph of Calgary. I am now mastering my own music. I have songs available to download on this site and on all the usual sites (Amazon, Apple Music, ITunes, YouTube etc).
Now that I live in Swift Current, I am looking to put together a band in the Swift Current area to play venues in Saskatchewan\ Alberta. I am having a great time and enjoying writing and singing my songs and seeing what life brings