I am Doug Setters, a singer/guitarist. I've played at restaurants, municipal events, special events, festivals, wine shops, and breweries. After a career in the insurance industry, I'm now pursuing my passion for music.
My concept is to present an inviting mix of great songs along with some of my original tunes for a unique live music experience. I cover everybody from Sinatra to Johnny Cash. It's all about the songs. Songs are a medium for story telling. Story telling with songs has been going on in pretty much all the world's cultures since the beginning. Songs still inform and connect us as only great tunes can.
At my performances, a typical evening may start with jazz standards, then drift to the blues, Americana, country, and I mix in a few original songs. I try to play something for everybody.
As for presentation, I prefer an upscale look as appearance imparts respect. I've had the good fortune to acquire a collection of interesting and special guitars. My favorites vary, but I feature vintage arch top guitars.
Also, I use a drum machine to support the rhythm. I have excellent sound reinforcement gear that can accommodate any small to medium sized venue. Playing solo has advantages in set up foot print, sound pressure, flexibility, and price point. I also invite opportunities to add additional musicians when needed depending on the venue and budget.