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Dog Days of Summer - August 19, 2010

Well, here in Northern California we have not woken up to a fog free morning since way back when. Not to complain, though. Much of the rest of the U.S. is melting or drowning, so a little fog is okay.

Lots of music going right now, which is exactly how I like it. Two gigs this weekend, two gigs next weekend, then off to Strawberry Music Festival over Labor Day!

North Bay by Storm - March 30, 2010

Okay, That sounds a little extreme...but it is storming out tonite, and probably tomorrow night, so there. But really what I mean to say is that I am meeting some amazing players, songwriters, and really cool people in my new hometown. Gig this week! Check it out!!!

SF Gig - March 5, 2010

Hey, this is BIG news! I have a show this weekend in San Francisco at the Plough and Stars on Clement. Should be a great time and I hope some of our pals will be there.

First gig of the Decade! - January 25, 2010

I'll be out at The Makeout Room with Misisipi Rider on Friday, Jan. 29th.
Its an early show with Loretta Lynch. 7:30 to 9:30 C'mon out for happy hour

MUSINGS - November 7, 2009

First Full Week of RETIREMENT!!!
Say no more.


More Music - September 14, 2009

I am currently putting together a new CD Anthology of all my recorded music. Look for it in a month or so.

It will be titled

DougE. Blumer

1995 - 2009

Solo Show At Spuds - June 11, 2009

Hey Friends,

I am playing a solo show at Spuds in Berkeley on June 27th. I sure would love to see many of my fans there. I will be playing songs that don't get a lot of stage time these days. Be sure to tell your friends.

PORTLAND - May 12, 2009

Misisipi Rider just returned from our first tour to Portland. We had a ball and hope to return soon!

Summer Musings - July 14, 2008

Some excellent summer music in July and August. Hope to see you at one of the shows.'s gonna be great - January 6, 2008

I watched an awesome sunset on New Year's Eve...what a way to say goodbye to a year and welcome in the next.

I have so much music planned this year already that my head is spinning. I will be sending out emails to y'all for many bands that I am involved in, so be sure to try them all!!

Onward Through The Fog - July 18, 2006

Well, here we are in thick of another San Francisco summer. Thank you to all you folks who came out for the recent shows of The Westerleys and The Beerhunters. Especially you folks at The Riptide. You rock!!!
I'll be back onstage before you know it but, for the next few weeks, I'll be concentrating on writing and pre-production work for the next big album.

See ya soon!

...thought you'd like to know... - April 12, 2006

Hey ya'll, wanted you to know that I'm filling my summer with a bunch of fun shows at great venues.
please check out the calendar page.

And now for something a little different!!! - November 18, 2005

Hello again.
I've got a couple of shows to tell you about that are a little different than I've been doing.
First is the 11/30 Doug Blumer and Friends show at Strings. I've got some very talented friends and we're gonna do a variety of material and combinations. Some of The Cheatin' Hearts, some of the Westerleys, etc. Plus, Strings is just an incredible urban oasis and a super place to see music.
Second is the big Westerleys Reunion show coming up on 12/28 at Sweetwater in Mill Valley. My old singing partner Nancy Terzian is flying in from Nashville for this one. Peter Axtell, Rob McCloskey and I have been in rehearsal dusting off some of those classic songs from the 3 Westerleys albums I did in the 90s. There will be some angelic harmonies and some fancy pickin' AND its at the legendary Sweetwater Saloon.
Check it out!!!
Doug E. 'Sonny Bud' Blumer

Falling into the fall - September 14, 2005

It was a weird cold summer in San Francisco. I say good riddance to it. I'm ready for a beautiful fall season full of music. We're playing pretty much every month - somewhere - so keep checking the calendar. I'm also happy to announce that pedal steel guitarist David Phillips has joined in our little honky-tonk parade. So drop by one of the upcoming gigs for a meet and greet. bye for now.

WCS Finalist!! - August 8, 2005

wanted to toot my horn a bit (more). Tues 8/9, I will be competing as a finalist in the WCS Song Contest at Sweetwater. My song, Woman of a Certain Age (off the 10 of Hearts album) won the opening round 'best song' recently. The finals are 8/9 with the winner showcasing live in front of hundreds of industry pros and Bay Area musician and writers. Its a pretty cool scene and the competition is pretty tough, but, Hey, ya can't win if'n ya don't play, so...

Hearts on Fire!! - August 8, 2005

Hey all! A big thank you to all who made the Ivy Room show so much fun. The BBQ, the dancing, all good.
For those of you who haven't checked out the current line-up of players and songs - c'mon out.
Pam Brandon is sounding and looking sweet, Peter Tucker and Paul Olguin (aka The Apostles) are laying down a great groove and Don McClellan has been slipping and sliding all over that pedal steel. Please keep checking the website for upcoming dates and news

Cheatin' Hearts - June 6, 2005

I asked for suggestions to rename my current project. Thanks to all of you who offered suggestions. Now the winner is (drum roll).... THE CHEATIN' HEARTS.

YEP. No one beat what I DA....

I am happy as hell that I met my new friend and singing partner, Pam Brandon. She's so hip and talented that she's bound to class up the act enormously. She'll be singing and picking on all the upcoming gigs. come by and introduce yourselves.

music stuff - May 5, 2005

March 19, 2005

The music scene here in San Francisco is busier than ever, and I hope that everyone is catching some of the great local twang acts. If you aren't hip to the scene, just check out the great website HICKS WITH STICKS for a complete update on what is happening in the bay area.

Send good thoughts to my pal, DALLAS WAYNE, who had to cancel all his gigs at this week's SXSW in Austin due to complications from eye surgery. Be sure to get his latest album "I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN" out in stores...I got my copy at need to get yours soon! Billboard magazine said "Nashville should be bowing down before Dallas' songwriting"....

Don't forget to go to to listen to my latest CD and get yourself a copy!


Any Strawberrians out there???

I'll be at both Spring and Fall....great line-up for both festivals.

NAME MY BAND - May 5, 2005

Okay, it isn't as easy as it looks!!!

Right now I am calling my new group "Cheatin' Heart" mostly because the name "Swingin' Doors" was already a better name?

email me at if you think you've got the name!!

SWINGIN' DOORS!!! - March 16, 2005

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