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Tom Doughty

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You have to be careful when describing an artist as unique, its an expression that is often over used.
Tom has a permanent disability, caused by a spinal injury when he was 17. People would call his disability serious (it affects his legs, arms and fingers), yet he believes his impairment feeds his creativity, inventiveness and musicianship. Irrespective…, Tom Doughty has been described by some of the biggest names in the industry as one of the world's finest lap slide players.
With four critically acclaimed CDs to his credit, there are no shortages of amazing comments about his new album ‘Can’t Teach An Old Dog’. Once again his ability to seamlessly blend pop, jazz, folk, and his world music influences are highlighted, along with his instantly recognisable lap guitar style, vocal lines and the uncanny knack to be able to write and produce catchy songs with instant hook lines.
‘Can’t Teach An Old Dog’ has been described as ‘..a slide player’s masterpiece’ whilst other comments from the media include: ‘...the album I’ve been waiting for for 40 years’.
When asked about his style, craftsmanship and stunning musicianship Doughty replied:
“In 1963, a coracle was found floating in the a river near Frodsham. An unknown 6 year old boy was inside, sitting on an old wind up gramophone with a worn out 78rpm ‘Bukka White’ record underneath him…He was taken in by the local Blacksmith, Tony and his wife, Claire; they named him Tom and gave him a guitar.”
Tom Doughty is indeed..’Unique’

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