Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Doug Paisley

Doug Paisley is a songwriter, singer and guitar player from Toronto, Canada. He makes beautiful, warm pieces of laid back Americana. The first time I listened to his debut (self titled) album, I got butterflies in my stomach. Guy Clark is an obvious reference point, but this is a record that holds up on its own, using the strength of its influences to create a fine stand alone work. No song would sound out of place on the old Loose Records 'New Sounds Of The Old West' compilations, which, for me, is high praise indeed.

Recently Paisley has toured California with visual artist Shary Boyle opening for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Performing as Dark Hand and Lamplight, their show combines Boyle’s overhead projections and Paisley’s songs.

MP3: Doug Paisley - Broken In Two
MP3: Doug Paisley - Digging In the Ground

Doug Paisley on Myspace
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