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Doug Seegers

Doug Seegers

Oct 27th 2019 @ The Old Cold Store

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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About Doug Seegers
Genres:
Country
Hometown:
Nashville, TN

Things sure have changed for Doug Seegers ever since that magic night in the early spring of 2014, when he performed his song ”Going Down To The River” in a Swedish TV sh...
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Sunday, October 27th, 2019
7:30 PM
The Old Cold Store
12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Things sure have changed for Doug Seegers ever since that magic night in the early spring of 2014, when he performed his song Going Down To The River in a Swedish TV show hosted by the local country star Jill Johnson. It was an overnight success, the song went straight to #1 on the Itunes chart and in a few months Seegers went from the life as a homeless street singer in Nashville to a major star in Sweden. His debut album Going Down To The River went Platinum.
In the spring of 2018, Doug Seegers recorded a new album in Los Angeles with reknown producer Joe Henry, to be released worldwide in March 2019.
Doug Seegers has done around 300 shows, almost all of them sold out. And he's been on all the major TV shows.
The Doug Seegers fairy tale has been told several times already. A Cinderella story with all the classic ingredients and almost too good to be true. But the hobo-turned-into-star is the truth and nothing but the truth, swear to God.
But no less amazing is how Seegers handled his new found fame. How he emerged as a professional, experienced artist with the ability to do his part on stage, in the recording studio, in interviews, radio- and TV- shows, signing records, as a songwriter like it was all he ever done in his whole life. Everybody working close to him, constantly have to remind themselves that less than 5 years ago, Seegers was living under a bridge, battling addiction and playing his music on the streets to survive.
Doug Seegers is deeply rooted in the musical traditions of the American South. A tradition where the bounders between country, soul, rock and blues are invisible or at least unclear. It's easy to imagine Seegers writing songs with Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham in Muscle Shoals or with Chips Moman in Memphis. Songs that Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley could have scored hits with. He could have been hanging out with Tony Joe White in Georgia or with Waylon and Willie in Nashville.
But that never happened. We know that for sure even if some parts of the Doug Seegers history still are a bit foggy. He had a band in New York in the seventies and they recorded a 7, moved to Austin for a while in the eighties and played with Buddy Miller briefly, but apart from that he didn't make much of a musical impression. Back in New York he worked as a carpenter and raised a family. Then there is a long period, a downward spiral including divorce, booze and drugs, ending up as a homeless in Nashville.
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About Doug Seegers
Genres:
Country
Hometown:
Nashville, TN

Things sure have changed for Doug Seegers ever since that magic night in the early spring of 2014, when he performed his song ”Going Down To The River” in a Swedish TV sh...
Read More