Silence Between the Notes
Douglas McCarron was born in the back seat of a car on a highway at night. While his father stuck his finger in Doug's mouth to make sure it was clear, Doug pressed hard and gummed his father. But for the fact he was toothless, Doug's first act in life was to bite the hand that would feed him. The primary musical influence of Doug's early life was the records his father played at night once Doug was in bed. Spanish Classical, Flamenco, Original Blues, Jazz. Doug's father, a military officer, was far hipper than Doug was. Once Doug came home from high school and his father was in the living room, in uniform, hair mowed off, martini in hand, gyrating around to his new record 'Are You Experienced?' by Jimi Hendrix, specifically Purple Haze. Doug thought dad was weird. However the years of night time music left their mark, and Doug started at the age of 14 to learn the guitar, with a strong interest in classical music, with a light jazz feeling. In college Doug learned basic music theory, and for him the music really opened as he now had not only ability but understanding, providing the tools to expand music that used to end in an area he didn't know how to get out of. He had a band in Austin Texas called Flamencadelics that was a mixture of 12 count Spanish structure and rock. It was a lot of fun. He also played for years at Louie's 106, The Place the rich and powerful came to twist each others arms over food. He now lives in San Diego where he teaches guitar and music, plus plays out as the gigs appear.