Doug Burr


Folk,Singer/Songwriter,Praise,Worship and Hymns

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After 12 years of developing his songwriting in his bedroom, open mikes and coffeehouses, Doug Burr has been gigging heavily on the Dallas music scene since 2000, fronting the up-and-coming roots rock band, The Lonelies, and playing solo as well.

Burr's song "Dark as the Night" took home the blue ribbon for the Americana/Roots/AAA category of the 2003 International Songwriting Competition. His song "Carolina" won first place in the national Mark Heard songwriting contest sponsored by Silent Planet Records in summer 2002. Burr was nominated for best acoustic/folk act by the 2003 Dallas Observer Music Awards.

Also, The Lonelies have received nominations from the Dallas Observer Music Awards and the Music Awards. Burr caught the attention of the creators of Paste Magazine with his first full-length record, The Sickle & the Sheaves, being picked up for online distribution. He's also been included on several Americana compilations.

Released in 2003 and written entirely by Burr, The Sickle & the Sheaves was produced by Steven Collins, of the band Deadman (whose resume includes recording with Mark Howard of Daniel Lanois, U2 and Willie Nelson notoriety), with some mastering work by Malcolm Burn (whose resume includes working with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois).

"A good friend of mine, in the death-throes of cancer, requested me to sing 'Meet You in the Sunrise' at his funeral, and I realized I needed to record that song," Burr says. "All my Southern Protestant heritage was there, just waiting to get out."

The equally impressive On Promenade appeared in 2007 from Spune/Velvet Blue Music, and was viewed by many as one of the best albums of that year.

In 2008, Burr recorded an entire album of hymns and spiritual songs called The Shawl, and once again cemented him as one of the most promising songwriters in the modern country/folk scene.

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Album Title Year Label
Sickle & the Sheaves2003Independent
On Promenade2007Velvet Blue Music
The Shawl2008Velvet Blue Music
O Ye Devastator2010Velvet Blue Music





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