BIO

 

Album 28

About Douglas Greer

 

Texas singer/songwriter Douglas Greer showcases a brand of original roots-rock music heavy on storytelling and wrapped in electric guitar- and keyboard-infused melodies reminiscent of seventies-era country and rock. Formerly based out of Austin, Texas, Greer recently relocated to Galveston Island.

Greer and his full band have played shows at major venues in the Austin area including Antone’s, the Saxon Pub, Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse, Momo’s and Jovita’s. As an acoustic performer, using a style that mixes equal parts red dirt country, rock and bluegrass, Greer has played in markets ranging from Austin, Luckenbach, Houston, Galveston, Fort Worth, Nashville, the Southeast Texas area, and throughout the Netherlands.

Greer currently plays acoustic shows with his duo partner, Dick LeMasters, a critically acclaimed Americana and blues artist, as well as full band “rock and roots” shows with their new band, the Get Right Ramblers, across Southeast Texas and the Texas Hill Country regions.

Greer promotes his music most heavily to the Western Europe and Eastern Australia markets. Over ninety percent of Greer’s music sales have been in overseas markets.

His 2006 debut album, “Just a Man,” has been sold in thirteen countries on four continents. The album reached the Number One spot on the Euro Americana Chart, the Americana music chart in Europe, as well as the Number Two spot on the same chart the following month, where it topped Bob Dylan’s “Modern Times,” which debuted at Number Three. It also reached the Number Thirteen spot in America on the Freeform American Roots Chart.

Greer’s recent release, “Baja Louisiana,” also reached the Number One spot on the Euro Americana Chart and the Number Thirteen Spot on the Freeform American Roots Chart. The album was named the Number Nine Album of the Year on the Euro Americana Chart, between releases by Sturgill Simpson at Number Eight and Lucinda Williams at Number Ten.

Douglas Greer and “Just a Man” earned significant critical acclaim and radio airplay in Holland, Belgium, Spain, France and Germany, and made several year-end lists in the European Americana music community, including Number One Male Artist (Johanna Bodde, Alt Country Cooking), Number Two Male Artist (Jos van den Boom, Crossroads Radio), Best Debut Album (Jos van Den Boom, Crossroads Radio), and Album of the Year (Francois Braeken, Rootstime Magazine), as well as being named Album of the Month on the seminal radio program, “Americana OK,” on Leith FM Radio in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He has taken four radio tours of Holland, including guest artist appearances on Crossroads Radio, Country File Radioshow, and several other programs, and was a featured performer on the acclaimed world music cultural program, “Cultureel Podium Roepaen.”

Douglas Greer will be touring in Europe again in October and November 2017, with his longtime acoustic music partner Dick LeMasters.

Excerpts of some reviews:

“Douglas Greer is incredible. He disappears ten years, and when he decides to come back, he naturally records another musical treasure, another musical gem, in ‘Baja Louisiana.’ Artists like Greer are beyond my understanding. He is so talented that he can allow himself the luxury to do what he wants, when he wants, when he can. I am really impressed with his stunning ability to release albums we can’t forget. ‘Baja Louisiana’ didn’t only make my day, it will be regarded as one of the best albums of the year.” – MIKE PENARD, ISA RADIO, FRANCE

“Any album that begins with the words, ‘So it begins, we’re drinking absinthe and smoking Cubans, rolling up in a Cadillac, Jimmy Carter sticker on the back’ cannot go wrong… Douglas Greer writes fantastic songs with well thought-out lyrics… ‘Baja Louisiana’ is a narrative album with significant, gripping songs from a great songwriter.” – PETER JACOBS, KEYS AND CHORDS, BELGIUM

“On ‘Baja Louisiana’ Douglas Greer presents American stories that stand out both by their content as well as the very beautiful way in which they are drawn musically. Douglas Greer has been operating for many years in the shadow of the greats in the genre, but with ‘Baja Louisiana’ he delivers a record that stands among them.” – FREDDY CELIS, ROOTSTIME, BELGIUM

“The songwriter Texan is back with ‘Baja Louisiana.’ The eleven titles on the album, all written by Douglas, demonstrate his qualities as an observer of the world around him and his ability to translate emotions, anecdotes or social issues into the right words and melodies. Great storyteller.” – SAM PIERRE, LU CRI DE COYOTE, FRANCE

“On ‘Baja Louisiana’ we hear eleven self-written songs. And what songs! As befits a singer-songwriter these are eleven short stories packed into a musical coat. And they also are about something… Musically we’re somewhere between better country and country rock, like a Steve Earle playing songs of a Townes Van Zandt. An excellent CD…” – ERIC CAMPFENS, BARN OWL BLUES, THE NETHERLANDS

“Douglas Greer kept us in suspense for ten years, but now it’s finally released: ‘BAJA LOUISIANA!’… No crystal ball is needed to predict that ‘Baja Louisiana’ will grace several Year-End Best-Of lists in the European Americana community.” – JOHANNA BODDE, RADIOGIRL’S MIXTAPES AND INSURGENT COUNTRY, THE NETHERLANDS

“Douglas Greer’s new record is a one of a kind treasure…” – MARK HALLMAN, OWNER, CONGRESS HOUSE STUDIO, AUSTIN, TEXAS

“Douglas Greer is an extraordinary storytelling red dirt roots-rocker… ‘Baja Louisiana’ contains very beautiful handcrafted Americana songs that needed to come out.” – JAN JANSSEN, FOUNDER, REAL ROOTS CAFÉ, THE NETHERLANDS

“Douglas Greer’s ‘Baja Louisiana’ is a must have album… [W]ith the grandiose opener ‘Back In My Skin Again’, which immediately reminds one of Ray Wylie Hubbard, the great Waylon Jennings-esque tune ‘Take My Name Off Your Facebook Page’, which has a good dose of country hit potential, and ‘Out of My Mind‘, the mesmerizing ‘Witches’, the accordion gem ‘Port Acres’ and ‘Miss Right Now’, ‘Baja Louisiana’ certainly deserves a top rating in the Euro Americana Chart.” – FRANCOIS BRAEKEN, BEALESTREET, BELGIUM

“‘Baja Louisiana’ is Americana from the top shelf. A hit in its genre.” – GERRIT SCHINKEL, BLUES MAGAZINE, THE NETHERLANDS

“’Just a Man’ is a classic example of how, in our opinion, Americana is supposed to sound. Greer is a master of telling stories and drawing character sketches.” – BENNY METTEN, CTRL ALT COUNTRY MAGAZINE

“’Just a Man’ is a real beauty; alternative Southeast Texas country rock molded into ten great songs that create the same atmosphere for which musicians such as Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, James McMurtry and Joe Ely are famous.” – FRANCOIS BRAEKEN, ROOTSTIME MAGAZINE

“’Just a Man’ is a brilliant debut album; texts with ingenious character sketches that could have come straight out of a bestseller. One of the best Alternative Country Rock CDs of the year.” – JAN JANSSEN, REAL ROOTS CAFÉ

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