Doug Norquay

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Doug Norquay makes his home in Upper Canada Village , Ontario, Canada and performs solo on slide guitar and vocals , mostly in the Toronto to Windsor area of Southern Ontario.Doug Norquay

Writing most of his own material , he works in a blend of Mississippi and countrified Chicago blues styles , and more recently has opened a new vein of roots country (which he promises not to play at blues gigs).

He plays clubs and bars mostly but has done various festivals as well , including the Bluestock Festival in Memphis Tennessee , Vancouver's Music West Festival, Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast and Mariposa , all in Toronto. His festival billings have included opening for "Night of the Living Guitar" at Music West featuring Joe Walsh, Danny Gatton, Robbie Robertson and others, and the Side Stage at the B.B. King Bluesfest (featuring B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and John Hammond) at Toronto's Molson Amphitheater .

dw-ambasador.JPG (33658 bytes) He has also opened for John Hammond , R.L. Burnside , Junior Kimbrough, Paul "Wine" Jones , Ron Sexsmith, W.C. Clark, The Impressions, The Downchild Blues Band, Sue Medley, Adrian Legg, The Leslie Spit Tree-O , Bob Snider, and many others

lighting1.jpg (95915 bytes)Songs from his independent blues recordings have been played on various CBC , college and public radio outlets. These recordings include 1992's "Cadillac Shoes", "Ugly Blues" from 1997 , 1999's "Poisonous Road Snakes", and the most recent, 2004's "Ethel's Lounge" by Doug Norquay and the Gaunt Boys (his fictitious country band) - as mentioned before , this one expands his repertoire in the direction of alternative/roots country , but does include a few new blues tunes.

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