7/1/13 - Doug selected to perform at the 2013 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase

Doug has been selected to perform at the Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2013 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY.  Out of hundreds of entrants, only 24 artists have been selected to performe.  It is truly an honor for any songwriter.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Website

Interview with Doug 

8/1/12 - Doug part of upcoming documentary about legendary soundman Bill Hanley

Doug has produced and recorded two songs for the upcoming documentary on legendary live sound man Bill Hanley.  Check out the official music video here:

10/29/11 - New Shows Added. Doug and band invited back to Bluebird Cafe.
Doug to play Caffe Lena.

The Doug Kwartler Band has been asked to return to the Bluebird Cafe after an only an unprecedented 2 mos. If a band is asked to return, the normal waiting period is at least 6 mos. After Doug's triumphant debut there on August 14, talks were in the works to bring Doug and the band back asap. Additionally it has been announced that Doug and the band will be playing the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs NY on 1/8/12. Joining Doug for that show will be Son Volt guitarist Mark Spencer, Ben Dicke and Rusty Chandler.

8/10/11 - Doug Kwartler Band to play legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on Sunday, Aug. 14th.   Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, MA on 9/2/11

The Doug Kwartler Band has been asked to play at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN as part of their Sunday Spotlight series. Check out Doug and the band Sunday, Aug. 14 at 6:30pm sharp. (Bluebird Cafe Website:)  Additionally the Doug Kwartler Band has just confirmed a show at the Hard Rock Cafe on 22 - 24 Clinton St. in Boston, MA on Friday night Sept. 2nd. 9pm. Joining the band that night will be Son Volt guitarist Mark Spencer. (Hard Rock Boston website)

8/1/11: Doug's "Radio Music Show" expands to 1-hour, moves to WRCA 1330am in Boston, MA.

Tune in every Wed. evening on 1330AM in Boston and 1330wrca.com world-wide for the newly expanded Hollow Body Music Radio Music Show!!

6/12/11: Doug launches The Hollow Body Studios Radio Music Show on 1550 WNTN, Boston, MA.

June 12, 2011 marked the premier broadcast of The Hollow Body Studios Radio Music Show, a new radio program created and hosted by singer-songwriter, Doug Kwartler. The show, which broadcasts in Boston and eastern MA on WNTN 1550am and world-wide on WNTN.COM, features both artists who record at Doug's own Hollow Body Studios as well as other roots based artists. The Radio Music Show both spins independent music cd's and also features live tapings of in-studio appearances of artists performing their songs. Recent in-studio guests include The Autumn Hollow Band. The Radio Music Show currently broadcasts every Sunday at 4pm. Look for other announcements regarding the show soon! Visit radiomusicshow.com for more information and to hear the premier broadcast on-demand.

6/1/11: Doug's "I'll See You Around" featured again on ABC's top daytime drama All My Children.

That's right. ABC loves Doug's song "I'll See You Around" that they used it again on their top rated daytime drama "All My Children." We've just learned that they used the song on the Feb. 3, 2011 episode. You can view it here. (scroll to 9:04). Thanks to ABC and Cindy!

4/21/11: World Premier of Doug's new song "Peace for the Heart He Gave" on WICN 90.5FM Worcester.

At 10pm on 4/21/11 Doug's new song "Peace for the Heart He Gave" will debut on Nick Noble's "Folk Revival" show on WICN 90.5 in Worcester, MA. On-line world wide at www.wicn.org.

Doug writes: "On February 10th of this year I received an email from my friend Nick Noble, a DJ on WICN 90.5 FM (wicn.org) (Folk Revival) asking me if I were up to what he called "a musical challenge." Nick mentioned that outside the Worcester, MA City Hall was a statue of Worcester Native John (Jack) Vincent Power, a U.S. marine killed in action during WWII who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. A Navy Ship, the USS Power, was named in his honor. Nick wrote that USS Power Association, which holds an annual reunion in Worcester, was interested in telling their namesake's story in song. Nick was also going to do a show on John Power and the organization sometime this summer. Nick provided me with web links to stories about Jack and asked if I'd write something. Turns out I wrote two songs about Jack that night. But we'll leave leave the other song for a later time.

"Peace for the Heart He Gave" was the first song I started. After I finished recording it, I thought it needed an extra "something." That something turned out to be the St. Anne's Church Choir, from Worcester, MA. The song needed a choir on the last chorus and I wanted to get one that was from Jack's hometown. After a few conversations with the choir's musical director, Mike Palumbo, we arranged a recording session at the church. The choir members in that session were: Paula Petrone, Kathy Tracy, Estelle Richard, Joe and Jan Zecco, Peggy Olson, Jane May, Bruce Card, Mike Quinn, Victor Kruczynski, Rosemary Morana, Joan White, Sharlene Abraham, and Mike Palumbo. A huge thanks go out to all of them. Their contributions take the song to a higher place.

The imagery in the song is not only taken from Jack's story on the battlefield, but also from the many other stories I've read about him. Some of the description of Jack are direct quotes from friends, relatives or fellow soldiers.

Writing this song, finding out about this courageous soldier and meeting the St. Anne choir were all very satisfying experiences for me. Thanks go out to my friend Nick Noble for asking me to be a part of it! "


3/15/11 - Doug Releases "Hang On Wisconsin" song and video - UPDATE 4/21/11 - up to 4,771 views! :

In direct support of the demonstrators in Wisconsin, Doug Kwartler simultaneously releases both a video and free mp3 download of his new song "Hang On Wisconsin." The recording features Son Volt guitarist Mark Spencer on Weissenborn slide guitar. In an update, posted on 4/21/11, it was announced that the video has now received close to 4,800 views in a little over a months time. WATCH IT HERE!

7/01/10 - Doug's song on third major network:

This June, 2010 marked the 3rd time one of Doug's songs was featured on a major tv network. Doug song "I'll See You Around" was prominently featured on ABC's top soap opera "All My Children." Doug's song "Mars" was also featured on the TNT drama Dark Blue. This past July 2009, Doug's song "Dreamcatcher" was prominently featured on the 1 rated soap opera The Young and the Restless.

7/01/10 - Doug's song on third major network:

This June, 2010 marked the 3rd time one of Doug's songs was featured on a major tv network. Doug song "I'll See You Around" was prominently featured on ABC's top soap opera "All My Children." Doug's song "Mars" was also featured on the TNT drama Dark Blue. This past July 2009, Doug's song "Dreamcatcher" was prominently featured on the 1 rated soap opera The Young and the Restless.

05/06/10 - Thanks Nick Noble of WICN!

Nick Noble of WICN's "Folk Revival" 90.5 FM, Worcester, MA calls Doug's song "Silver Meteor" a "21st Century City of New Orleans" on his radio show, Thurs. May 6th, 2010.

01/01/08 - ALL SIDES named top 10 cd of the year by freighttrainboogie.com

Reviewer Don Grant from Freight Train Boogie.com has named Doug Kwartler's latest release All Sides one of thetop 10 cd releases of 2007. Don gave All Sides 4.5 (out of 5 stars) and wrote "the same intelligence and detail that has always marked Kwartler's songwriting is evident in abundance. There's not a superfluous song to be found." Read Don's full review here.

Doug Kwartler's song "Mars" featured on the TNT drama Dark Blue.

View / hear "Mars" on Dark Blue here:


Doug Kwartler's song "..Dreamcatcher," from the album Halfway House, was recently featured on the hit CBS network soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

The episode aired on July 3rd, 2009 and the segment with "Dreamcatcher" can be seen and heard here:


The song plays from the beginning up until 1 minute 25 seconds into the clip and gets louder as the clip plays.

To purchase a hard copy of Halfway House or Dreamcatcher, or to download either the album or song, please visit:


12/19/07 - Doug signs deal with Heavy Hitters Music.

Performer and songwriter Doug Kwartler has signed a multi-song publishing deal with Heavy Hitters Music publishing.

The Heavy Hitters Music catalog is a collection of over 6,000 tracks (upwards of 4,000 titles) of both vocal and instrumental songs created and assembled for the primary purpose of providing hit-quality source music to the film, television and advertising community. It is, in the words of its
owners and clients, "Music That Works ... for Film and Television."

Heavy Hitters is regularly called by music supervisors, particularly those working with music-driven shows, because they know the chances of finding what they need are excellent. Shows like The Sopranos, C.S.I., Seventh
Heaven, NCIS, Las Vegas, Brotherhood, ER, Men In Trees, to cite just a few recent examples, have been heavy users of Heavy Hitters music - along with most other prime time shows and several daytime dramas for which the catalog is the principal outside supplier. On average, the company issues well over 100 licenses per month.

Doug has just released his 3rd solo cd on his own Hollow Body Records called All Sides which is garnering top reviews. Doug and his band kick off the New Year with a New Year's Eve show in Saratoga Springs New York at "First Night Saratoga" and then return to New York City for a show on January 6th, 2008 at the Mercury Lounge. The band features drummer / percussionist Michael Leuci, double bassist Doug Drewes, pianist / organist John Henry Trinko and on occasion trombonist Brett Leghorn.

Doug's first two solo cd's, 2003's Halfway House and 2004's Silver Meteor earned a host of 4 - star reviews with Silver Meteor being named a top -10 cd of the year by alt.country.nl

11/30/07 - All Sides - Get 4.5 stars from Freight Train Boogie! (and 4 stars from cntrlaltcountry.be) (you can also view the "press" page)

All Sides, the 3rd solo cd from Doug Kwartler received a 4.5 star review from Freight Train Boogie.com. The website says:
"the same intelligence and detail that has always marked Kwartler's songwriting is evident in abundance. There's not a superfluous song to be found." Read Don Grant's full review here.

9/8/07 - All Sides - Double CD to be released Sept. 19th, 2007

All Sides, the 3rd solo cd from Doug Kwartler will be released on Sept. 19th, 2007. Fans should be able to order the record on-line shortly after. The record will be available at all Doug Kwartler shows beginning Sept. 19th. Sample clips from the record can be heard here at DougMusic.com and on Doug's myspace page. All Sides is a culmination of 3 years of work and is Doug's first double album. The record features 21 songs in all and one radio edit of "Just About to Die," the title track to cd # 2. Cd# 1, entitled "Strong" comprises songs with rock and pop arrangments while "Just About To Die" features more traditional folk / bluegrass and jazz arrangments. A complete track listing will be posted on the music page shortly. Doug and his band will hit various east coast venues this fall in support of the record. Doug and the band will kick off All Sides concert dates with a show at the famous Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City on Wed. Sept. 19th, 2007. More news to come!

5/26/07 - Doug receives a call from the legendary Bruce Hornsby.

Legendary pianist and songwriter Bruce Hornsby placed a call to Doug today giving high praise for Doug's interpretation / recording of "On the Western Skyline." The recording, which will be featured on Doug's next record, offers a new take on the song with a softly strummed guitar, plaintive vocals and a gentle beat with piano and fiddle. The song features John Henry Trinko on piano, Mike Leuci on drums, Doug Drewes on double bass and Rob Hecht on fiddle. Bruce explains that he hasn't played the tune in years and thanks Doug for the "revitalization" of the song, saying, "I like your version, I might play it like you play it, Doug."

Doug says of the call: "I am humbled and honored to even know Bruce Hornsby listened to the recording, let alone that he called me. It's a good day!" Hear a recording of Bruce's message to Doug followed by Doug's version of "On the Western Skyline in it's entirety by clicking here.

5/25/07 - Doug prominently featured in upcoming major documentary about subway busking and playing in NYC.

Writer / actor / director Richard Cummings (Thirtysomething / Northern Exposer / Hill Street Blues, Hollywood Shuffle) selected Doug and 4 other New York artists to be the main focal points in his upcoming documentary about subway busking and ny musicians. Cummings is currently developing film and tv projects with Warner Brothers. Doug and his music will be featured prominently in the film. Visit: http://www.subwaybusker.com for more info.

5/15/07 - Doug quoted and interviewed on NY1 - New York's major cable news channel - Video available.

Doug was interviewed by both WINS news radio and NY1 regarding the Musicians Under New York auditions. See story.

Doug was selected and recently performed at the Old Iron Spring Music Festival in Saratoga, NY.

Doug was recently selected and performed at the Dewey Beach Americana Music Fest!

Spring / summer 2007 looks to be an exciting time for Doug Kwartler as he gets set to release his 3rd solo cd on Hollow Body Records.

Doug recently completed a tour throughout NY state. Doug also recently toured the state of North Carolina culminating in a return home to the legendary Mercury Lounge in Sept. 2006. More recently Doug participated in the Dewey Beach Americana Festival and played an intimate show at Stony Brook University.

Other popular venues Doug has played are: Club Passim - Boston, MA, Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA, Twilight - Ybor City, Tampa, FL, Uncommon Ground in Chicago, IL, Stony Brook University - Long Island, NY, Andrews Upstairs - Atlanta, GA and many, many more.

The new record, titled will feature sparser instrumentation but will also showcase some jazz influenced arrangements coupled with his signature rock sound.

Look for added Fall / Spring dates, press-releases and more exciting news very shortly.

Kwartler's last release, Silver Meteor, received a plethora of critical praise including many 4-star reviews. The Austin, TX based Pop Culture Press said: "Kwartler paints incredibly vivid pictures of the American landscape, and the imagery created is rich and meaningful."