In L.A. at the age of nine, Doug Robertson had already ripped off and re-written Surfer Girl by the Beach Boys. Since then, he pursued a life long love of guitar driven rock & roll, great vocal harmonies and cool lead guitar riffs. Decades later, that love has matured into great modern songs with a vintage touch. Humorous stories, high energy acoustic music and audience centered performances with a John Prine or Jimmy Buffett vibe have become the earmark of a Doug Robertson show.
Doug 's had various solo and combo incarnations. In the mid '70s the formation of his band SHELTER, resulted in his tune "Bridge Builder" appearing on the compilation album "Come Back Soon" in Northern California.
The '90s brought his solo album "New Clothes”, resulting in one DJ giving Doug the nickname "Songuy". The Nickname stuck! The New Millennium saw the formation of Doug’s Salute to the Woodstock era with his band “mAX YASGUR’S FARM”. The “FARM” recorded ”SALUTE” in 2006 and continue rocking for another decade, closing out their farewell headliner show to a crowd of 13,000.
Performing credits include opening appearances for Johnny Rivers, Leonard Nimoy, Len Chandler and Al Jarreau. He has been a featured act as a soloist and with his three bands: SHELTER, DOUG ROBERTSON & CO and mAX YASGUR’S FARM at many clubs, festivals and venues in the Northern Nevada and California.
Doug’s accomplishments include 14 years as co-coordinator of Reno’s area chapter of Nashville Songwriters Association International and Founding his production company Nostrebor Music.
He produced the albums “New Clothes”, “Salute” and the self titled debut CD for the band ZERO THEORY (With top 40 placement on national indie charts)
Robertson has returned his focus as a Performing Songwriter. His new tunes are filled with delight and insight. Live appearances are jovial and engaging. Where others perform with their various pedals and harmonizers hooked up to a PA system, You are likely to see Doug “playing without a net” as he dons his acoustic guitar and sings without a mic.
“It didn't take long and the crowd was thoroughly enjoying the sounds.” Battle Mountain Bugle
“A Rock & Roll Retrospective romp…Showmanship is the glue that bonds the audiences.” North Tahoe Living
“Discovering potential in odd places is what makes Doug Robertson & Co. successful.” Their acoustic blend of music offers a mélange of original work and cover tunes from what Robertson calls ‘the Woodstock generation.’ ” Reno News and Review
“The group is versatile in its presentation. Even though they are acoustic, they pull off the impact of a rock concert. There is an unexpected electric energy as they deliver their tunes.” Tahoe World
“Robertson, who has been performing since he was nine, has made a name for himself as a songwriter with passionate expressions of Vietnam era anti-war sentiment including ‘Bridge Builder’, released by the band Shelter in the 70s. He released a solo album in 1996 titled ‘NEW CLOTHES’, which received airtime on major radio stations across the country.” Laughlin Nevada Entertainer
1996 Nostrebor Music
Written & Produced by Doug Robertson
2006 Nostrebor Music
MAX YASGUR'S FARM
Produced by Doug Robertson
2000 ZERO THEORY
By Zero Theory
Produced by Doug Robertson