Dougie is a music journalist in Scotland. Writing a fortnightly column for the biggest Nothern newspaper ‘The Press and Journal’ covering gigs and appearances by local and international artists. Dougie was also one half of the Acoustic Blues Duo Bluebelly for around 15 years, touring the UK playing original blues music.
He has toured with Seasick Steve and supported many artists including Albert Lee, Iain McNabb, Nine Below Zero, Dona Oxford and many others. He writes all the original material for and appears with his seven piece rock & roll band of the last seven years, Dougie Burns & The Cadillacs. He has toured the UK extensively appearing at festivals etc from Looe in Cornwall to Belladrum in the Scottish Highlands.
As a solo artist Dougie also organises, hosts and performs at a very successful monthly acoustic music gathering. Attracting and encouraging mostly new singer/songwriters and meeting in the very welcoming Velocity Cafe, Inverness he has been running this for over 6 years now. This purely acoustic music evening attracts local guests and visiting artists from all over the world.
Dougie recorded three albums with Bluebelly and there is a compilation of the band “13 Years” on all digital outlets .
With the Cadillacs he has an EP “Keep Your Mad Hat On” out and a previous solo album “California Cadillac “ also available online.
This new album “Martha” is dedicated to Dougie’s mother and has a slightly country / Americana / blues /gospel feel to it . Personal songs with stories about family and heart on the sleeve insecurities with a little bit of humour and a lot of love.
Ten songs written by Dougie and one, a Gospel type rouser, “The Arms of Our Father” written at a Highland songwriting retreat along with host Boo Hewerdine and fellow participants Peter Kirkbride and Francesca Murphy. Special guests on this album include Dougie’s brother Campbell from Glasgow rock band Trident playing lead guitar on “Take My Hand (Let’s Rock & Roll)”. Martin Stephenson (The Daintees) plays slide guitar on “Keep Your Mad Hat On”.