Nope that is not Gabby Hays from the Lone Ranger show. Many have been fooled.
If you have found your way to this page welcome and take some time to scout around.
If you were directed here from BOOMBANGTWANG.com or Cantankerous.com it's because those projects are presently inactive . Stick around anyway.
This website exists to support my Album "WHEN MONEY FAILED" that I completed in 2009. It was my first album that was comprised of all of my original songs . I have since recorded two more Cd's with my former duo CANTANKEROUS and presently I play solo and am in the process of forming the seminal conservative protest band RIGHT WING WACKO ROCKERS.
When Money Failed is a collection of 14 of my original songs in a full band format with some excellent musicians from former projects giving their best. The album was produced at OldSkool music studios on one inch tape by the able hands and ears of Grace Falconer.
My purpose is to honor God though my songs and life and hopefully inspire or touch others to consider doing the same with their lives.
WHATS UP with BBT and CANTANKEROUS ?
BBT was my Christian rock band that disintegrated like most plans of man. I am keeping the name alive and if and when I find a willing and proficient drummer and bassist BBT will go back at it full bore.
The CCP virus and divergent visions put a grinding halt to Cantankerous. Though we were formed with the concept that people of opposite beliefs could provide a banter filled entertaining act if only a bit cantankerous. The gulf, as it seems, was too wide though we are still "friends". My music was too Christian and too radically conservative . What can I say???
"you have such incredible lyrics. Don't ever stop making songs out of them. Your love and concern for others shows."
"I think you've got a keen sense of writing...your lyrical skills are really good.
" This is powerful and inspirational! Good stuff!"
"This is the most dynamic Christian song I've ever heard. I love the way you mix Christian songs with rock music! "
"Nice sounds you have going on here. I heard some funk, and old sixties guitar work. Great job."
"So perfect for the times we live in."
"This is wicked cool stuff Doug!"
"Very cool retro Vibe, Interesting Hooks and Lyrics, top Notch Singing, playing and production"
"Sometimes your words are like a sword. You do have a sharp ability to cut through the crap. While adding clever absurdity."
" You still "got it"....whatever "it" is?"
"Our little daughter even loved it. She was dancing. We really like the female voice on the cd too"
"I feel you have a message or a story to get across to people and I also feel your music is about art or expression. I heard something other than notes, I heard a story and a I heard passion. I admire you and your drive, I wish I had half of what you have. "
"Come play for us Doug!!!!"
Doug Nye, Maine singer songwriter and self proclaimed poet laureate of the universe. WMF is in what i call the "swampy rock " style. It is a "decidedly Christian effort but lacks the false piety that fills so much modern Christian music". The songs are heartfelt and speak easily to both the saved and the searcher. There is pathos, anger, humor and redemption in the crafted lyrics. The title track "when money failed" is a uniquely presented tune that is biblical in outlook yet timely and relevant. I believe It and many of the other selections would have popular appeal to folks of any stripe.
This music is roots based rock with soulful, vocal harmonies, creative, thoughtful lyrics in a full band setting with a professionally recorded radio ready shine.
"Reads like a prayer, sounds like a party". Even has a little musical saw in it to keep the listener off guard.
I would be happy to receive reviews or be added to your rotation. I also am available for interviews or can do acoustic on air performances.
By nature of God's design He has chosen to set me apart from the pack and has given me a unique and lively yet sensitive outlook on the problems facing both the lost and the saved. I will not let the MUSIC die!!!! I have a catalog of around 300 original songs with plans to record them all. Stay tuned.