Thoughtful songs touched with dark humor, subtly hooky contemporary folk/pop. Frequent comparisons range from James Taylor and Paul Simon to Bruce Cockburn, David Gray, Lyle Lovett, and Richard Buckner. BIOGRAPHY: Variety has been the spice of my musical life: I played in high school rock bands, got interested in jazz and classical music, studied both in college, got a Master's degree in music composition, played in the NYC improv/electronic scene and produced music festivals in the early 90s, formed a virtual band-Dogs Gone Fishing-on MP3.com, turned it into a non-virtual duo that performed around the Long Island, NY area, played and recorded in electronic improv trio Crippled Symmetry with Joseph Benzola and John Asta, moved to Maine; now performing in the Portland area as a solo singer/songwriter, and with the Maine Songwriters Assoc. Community Outreach program at hospitals, shelters, etc. Working on a new CD due in late spring/early summer PRESS: 'Kolmar's new CD offers the best of coffeehouse acoustic, richly topped with velvety jazz foam.' - indie-music.com 'Doug's new CD, Homebody / Somebody, is an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, and intelligent pop music, with great, full arrangements and the kind of lyrics that stick with you long after the music has ended! Doug is an honest, skilled guitarist and a warm, sincere performer!' - Maine Songwriter's Association Newsletter.
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