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Reviews & Resume
"It can take a life time to sing with one’s own pure sound in a voice that echoes with the gift and the journey of the artist. With his new CD, Thunder into Heaven, Doug McArthur has come into his own, singing with a subtle, lyric authority that haunts the listener long after. Each cut rings true..."
"Born in the dawn of 2007 this album will guage how I listen to new recordings this year."
"At his best (Doug is) a lyricist with the poetic ability of Leonard Cohen
“First and foremost, he (Doug) remains a composer of inordinately beautiful love ballads and flinty protest songs. Its that duality, that tension, that lifts his current songbook into the quiet realm of art."
"(Doug) is a Canadian Guy Clark."
(Angels of the Mission Trail w/Jeffra) "Absolutely Haunting! CD of the year!"
“Congratulations to the two of you (Doug & Jeffra) for doing so much for the history and heritage of California." Kevin Starr; State Librarian of California
“Definitely a wake up call” Sandy Shore; KPIG Freedom CA
(Angels) “beautifully-written songs that bear up well under repeated listening.” Steven E. McDonald; AMG
“McArthur sings memorable song after song.” (Doug McArthur with Garnet Rogers)
(Angels of the Mission Trail)..."a quietly elegant song cycle steeped in the frontier and literary history of California..."
"(Angels)...a delicious, lyrical, theatrical, historical Roots CD with sound quality to die for"
Valdy, Canada’s premiere folk performer recorded “Don’ t You Believe” and “Hero” (from Letters From the Coast”) on A&M records.
Festivals: Mariposa, Festival of Friends, Eaglewood, Home County, Calgary, Northern Lights, SummerFolk, Faro Yukon, Winnipeg, others.
Support Tours & Shows
Stan Rogers, Garnet Rogers, James Cotton, Valdy, Tom Paxton, Deep Purple, John Gorka, David Lindley
Currently owner and engineer at Wakefield Sound and Light, recording videos and CDs.
Recording and Special Effects engineer for Pathword's six language Audio Guide project for the Bytown Museum.
Co-sequencer (with Ian Tamblyn) for upcoming True North CD "Dancing By Myself" (the songs of Bill Hawkins recorded by Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLaughlin, Lynn Miles, etc.)
Artistic Director - Eaglewood Folk Festival
CEO & Artistic Director - Hamilton Festival of Friends
President of Board – Ontario Council of Folk Festivals
Assistant Production Manager - Roy Thomson Hall
Co-Founder Gathering at Island Lake - Fernie B.C.
Web Designer & Graphics Director - JW Long & Associates - Houston Texas
Assistant Production Manager duMaurier Jazz Festival
Stage Hand - San Francisco Bay area
Board Member At Large - Ontario Council of Folk Festivals
Audience Development Co-ordinator/Tour Manager - Orchestra London
Entertainment Manager - Change of Pace - London Ont.
Talent Booker - Knight 11 - Hamilton
(One of three) Festival Directors - Winnipeg Folk Festival