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Friday, Sep 04 2015 | 04:47
Image: 1599049 Luaka Bop present My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt: featuring the hit "Gentle Persuasion" , the new album from California cult legend Doug Hream Blunt.

1. Fly guy
2. gentle Persuasion
3. Whiskey Man
4. Break Free
5. ride the tiger
6. Caribbean Queen
7. Big top
8. trek
9. love land
10. Fly guy (instrumental)

Doug Hream Blunt learnt to play music at the age of 35, by taking an evening class in the golden gate neighborhood of san
Francisco in the late 1980s. the class was organized by a local high school music teacher and his wife, and held in a small home-built
studio of their garage. In the years to come, Doug wrote and self-pressed an album called “gentle Persuasion”. the other students
of the class became Doug’s band members, while his teacher joined on vibes and his wife on bass. (Doug learnt to play guitar from the
teacher, who actually didn’t know how to play himself - thus letting Doug develop his very own (wild!) style of playing). Doug then let
the album sit in his garage for five years, before he started taking it around to a few shops around SF. For promotion, he would play
acoustic, solo shows for patients and elderly people at a hospital where he worked as a nurse’s aid. at a few occasions, he also ar-
ranged to play on the City Visions Public access television show, which, like his record and hospital shows, went pretty much unnoticed.
today, Doug is starting to receive a cult following. With admirers such as ariel Pink, Dam-Funk, David Byrne and Jamie lidell, he has
had a direct influence on the art and music of Dean Blunt, who has not only taken his name, but also created work following the steps
of Doug - recording music with non-musicians and sidestepping other norms for ‘how things should be done’.

"Aaaaa heee hee heeee…mmmm” - Doug Hream Blunt
“so great!” - Jamie Lidell
“AMAAZZZINGG... the KING of the out there guitar solo!!!” Devendra Banhart
“love that guy!” -Dam Funk Available from 16.10.2015
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