“I moved to Nashville to be it's newest sexy, young artist.”
— Doug Robertson
In the mid 1990's the radio talk show host Rusty Humphries premiered Doug's new cd NEW CLOTHES on his radio show. His introduction went something like "Here's a new cd by a local SONGUY..." Well the nickname stuck.
Growing up with guitar driven rock and roll hearing amazing vocal harmonies, Doug Robertson internalized it all and created "New Vintage Acoustic Rock". Listen closely and you will hear strains of the Beach Boys, America, CSN, John Prine, Jimmy Buffett and James Taylor in his original songs . Throw in some Bare Naked Ladies style ad-lib and good ol' Arlo Guthrie style tall tales and you have a Doug Robertson concert.
Performing since he was a kid, Robertson has developed an easy rapport with his audiences. He has an accessible style and is a solid songwriter. Live appearances are jovial and engaging, with an audience centered performing style full of humorous stories and guitar driven rhythms. Doug's 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 bands.
His professional recording career started with the Christian Band, "Shelter" in the mid 1970's with a compilation album "COME BACK SOON". He later recorded his solo "NEW CLOTHES", and then "SALUTE" with his Woodstock Era Tribute band "Max Yasgur's Farm". The original collection "EPIPHANY" was released in 2020 with a delightful collection of tunes . Singles released included "Portola" and "Why are Armadillos In Nashville?"
New Music is currently being prepared for release... stay tuned!
Outside his own music career, Doug spent 36 years in Nevada mentoring emerging performers and teaching songwriting skills as a regional co-coordinator for Nashville's N.S.A.I. Today Doug and his wife live in Nashville and are exploring their Tennessee home.
"Come Back Soon” 1978.
"New Clothes” 1996
“Epiphany- Limited Edition” 2020