For over 30
years Doug has had a diverse career of touring and session work
as a vocalist, bassist and guitarist with a variety of world music, folk,
country, pop, jazz and blues artists. In the 1990's he toured extensively
with the British guitar virtuoso Martin
Simpson and appeared on several of Martin's recordings,
most recently "A Nod to Bob" (Red House Records
#CD154), the Bob Dylan tribute album. He also worked with David
Lindley and Kelly Joe Phelps on Martin's critically
acclaimed 1997 CD 'Cool & Unusual'
(Red House Records #CD110), winner of the "Best Instrumental
Album of the Year" award from the AFIM, the independent
record label trade organization.
Martin Simpson, and Jessica Ruby Simpson on stage at the Fernie,
BC Music Festival, 1996.
Above: (from l to r) David Lindley, Doug, and Martin Simpson at Bear
Creek studios in Santa Cruz during the recording of "Cool
and Unusual" in 1997.
|His favorite projects have included tours with Bob
Brozman's band, the Thieves of Sleep,
5 consecutive seasons ('98-'02)
as staff musician at the famous "Festival D'Eté"
World Music festival in Québec City, Canada, European
tours with latin bluesman Tino Gonzales,
festival performances with Charmaine Neville and European
gypsy-swing masters Romane, Stochelo Rosenberg, Ionica
Minune and Doudou Cuillerier, recordings and touring
with Rounder recording artists The Burns Sisters Band
and the soundtracks to several
PBS-TV programs. Doug performed at Carnegie Hall in April
Central New York jazz virtuoso Johnny
Russo and his East Hill Classic Jazz Group
is also a member of the gypsy-swing band "Djug
the Molly MacMillan
Jazz Trio, Arco Iris (a latin music trio led by
singer Sally Ramirez), the Texas Honky-Tonk band led by Austin songwriter Billy Eli ,
and Jorge Cuevas' Caribe Jazz AllStars, a hot salsa and merengue band.
(from l to r) Cellist Hank Roberts, Doug, violinist Eric Aceto,
and Martin Simpson in Jacksonville FL, 1995 (photo Randi Anglin).
The Bob Brozman World Music Travelling Circus at the Winnipeg
Folk Festival, 1998 (from L to R) Bob Brozman, George Pilali (Greece),
Doug , percussionist Rick Walker, guitarist and production manager
Daniel Thomas, Hindustani slide guitar guru Debashish Battacharya,
percussionist Subasis Battacharjee, guitarist Michael Dunn, and
Takashi Hiriyasu (Okinawa). (photo: Haley Robertson)
Percussionist Rick Walker
has played on many of Martin Simpson and Bob Brozman's recordings.
L: Doug with Tom Paxton at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. R: The Burns Sisters Band at the
Kerrville Folk Festival -
(l to r) Marie Burns, fiddler Gina
Forsyth, Annie Burns, guitarist Jim Henry, Jeannie Burns, and
Doug. Photo by Toby
Doug Robinson Bass Gear
Above: L One of many shows with Bob Brozman's world music entourage at
the Festival D'Été in Quebec City (from l to r)
guitarist Michael Dunn,
Phillipe 'Doudou' Cuillerier,
swing guitar master Romane, Bob Brozman, Doug (photo- Claude
a Québec set with guitarists Stocholo Rosenberg (L) and
the Tino Gonzales band in Europe, March 2001 (l to r): drummer
Laurent Mercier, Tino, Doug, and keyboardist Jackie Hairston.
Above R- Doug, Tino and Laurent on stage in San Sebastion,
Above: part of the Bob Brozman family
at Québec 2002.
From L-R: tech managerand electronica
maven Daniel Thomas;
Sylvain the sound tech; Doug Robinson;
Brozman; manager Haley Robertson; Aussie guitarist
Jeff Lang and drummer
Kelly Joe Phelps (center) and
Australian guitarist Jeff Lang at Québec 2002
The Djug Django Gyspy Swing
band: L to R above: violinist Eric Aceto,
Doug Robinson, bassist Jim Sherpa, guitarist Harry Aceto, clarinetist
and guitarist Dave Davies.
Russo's East Hill Classic Jazz Quintet at the stage door before their Carnegie
Hall performance April 21st, 2003. L to R: Bernie Upson,
bass; Doug Robinson, guitar; Drew Frech, banjos; Brian Earle,
clarinet; Johnny Russo, trumpet & trombone
|Recording basic tracks for Billy Eli's CD "People Like Us" at
Willie Nelson's studio in Perdenales, Texas, October 2007
|The Billy Eli Trio at the "Hill Country BBQ" club in Manhattan, 2009.
L to R above: Doug Robinson on standup bass,
Austin songwriter Billy Eli, and Eric Aceto on telecaster
In the orchestra pit during Cornell's amazing production of
Leonard Bernstein's "Mass", April 2009
Doug with brilliant conductor Scott Tucker in the pit at
Cornell's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts just before
the final performance of Bernstein's "Mass"
The Caribe Jazz AllStars: CW from top left - bassist Doug Robinson, percussionists
Charlie Izzo and Maurice Haltom, percussionist/bandleader Jorge Cuevas,
guitarist Steve Brown, horn master Walter White,
and pianist Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou
Conductor John Rowehl warming up the Cornell Chorale
for "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" at Sage Chapel 4/28/13
Tim Ball (violin), Desmond Bratton (bass), and Doug Robinson (guitar)
getting in the mood for "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" at Sage Chapel 4/28/13.
Just off-camera - Paul Fairbanks (banjo) and Max Buckholtz (violin and mandolin).