Doug Hamblin    
With the Steve Miller Band Over the course of a 17-song (plus two-song encore), 105-minute set, Miller and his band — bassist Kenny Lee Lewis, guitarist Max Marshall, drummer Gordy Knudtson, keyboardist Joseph Wooten and singer Sonny Charles, formerly of the Checkmates — led the audience down a primrose path, paved with big hits and standard blues numbers. Guitarist Doug Hamblin, a revered blues guitarist who plays with, among many others, Bruce Willis and The Accelerators, joined the band for the blues segment, which featured four songs from Bingo, Miller’s 2010 blues album. Ironically, none of the songs from Miller's latest, another blues record called Let Your Hair Down, were pulled out tonight. For “Texas,” a song Miller recorded with Eric Johnson in 2010, the singer and guitarist shared vocals with Charles, who dazzled the audience with his quick feet and golden pipes. Hamblin laid down a nasty lead and thousands rose to their feet.

Award winning blues-rock guitarist Doug Hamblin began 'busking' as a teenager, picking out Mississippi John Hurt and Doc Watson fingerstyle, country blues and rock n roll in San Francisco. Doug first recorded with the late Bay Area blues legend Stu Blank and new wave Brit Jo Allen and the Shapes...

After a stint in New Orleans, Doug became a fixture in the Bay Area blues circuit. Teamed with powerhouse belter Jan Fanucci Doug recorded a critically acclaimed LP of blues originals that reached Billboard Magazine's Top Ten Radio play lists and earned them a Bammy Nomination for Blues Artists of the Year. Doug and Jan toured as a headliner and with blues giants such as Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, Dr. John and many others.

Since relocating to Los Angeles performed, written and/or recorded with artists as diverse and respected as Stephen Stills, Edgar Winter, Southside Johnny Lyon, Johnny Rivers, Ivan Neville, and since 1993 Bruce Willis and the Accelerators. Doug was Music Director of the house band for the 4th Annual Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Awards at the House of Blues in LA, backing legends Ruth Brown, Bobby Bland and Ray Charles.

Doug's  playing has been featured onscreen in features HOME ALONE, BRUNO the KID, THE WHOLE NINE YARDS and ANGEL EYES.

Currently Doug is producing sessions, and is guitarist with the BRUCE WILLIS BLUES BAND, and tours with Johnny "Secret Agent Man" Rivers.


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