After 12 years of developing his songwriting in his bedroom, open mikes and coffeehouses, Doug Burr has been gigging heavily in the Dallas music scene since 2000, fronting the up-and-coming roots rock band, The Lonelies, and playing solo as well.
Burr's song "Dark as the Night" took home the blue ribbon for the Americana/Roots/AAA category of the 2003 International Songwriting Competition. His song "Carolina" won first place in the national Mark Heard songwriting contest sponsored by Silent Planet Records in summer 2002. Burr was nominated for best acoustic/folk act by the 2003 & 2004 Dallas Observer Music Awards, and has been featured on Country Music Television’s New Voices No Cover page on CMT.com. Also, the Lonelies have received nominations from the Dallas Observer Music Awards and the Rockzilla.net Music Awards.
Burr caught the attention of the creators of Paste Magazine with his first full-length record, The Sickle & the Sheaves, being picked up for online distribution. He's also been included on several Americana compilations. Released in 2003 and written entirely by Burr, The Sickle & the Sheaves was produced by Steven Collins of the band Deadman (whose resume includes recording with Mark Howard of Daniel Lanois, U2 and Willie Nelson notoriety), with some mastering work by Malcolm Burn (whose resume includes working with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois).
Burr has opened for Hall & Oates, Slaid Cleaves, Ian Moore, Guy Forsyth, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Susan Gibson, Bill Mallonee (formerly of the Vigilantes of Love), Darden Smith, Marshall Crenshaw, Crooked Fingers, Brent Best from Slobberbone, Deadman and the Hangdogs.
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