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Douglas MacKenzie
Canada, Ontario, Oshawa

About Douglas MacKenzie

Andrew Douglas MacKenzie, born January 17th, 1950 in Toronto ON, moved to Belleville in 1952, & back to (expired link). (Willowdale) in 1961, lately in Oshawa. Has finally released an album with 7 originals, & 3 carefully chosen Canadian covers. Message Doug (dugalmack) on his hotmail account for a personally mailed 'More Love to Begin' CD, also digitally available on iTunes, Google Play, Deezer, Spotify, & ... read more

About Douglas MacKenzie

Andrew Douglas MacKenzie, born January 17th, 1950 in Toronto ON, moved to Belleville in 1952, & back to (expired link). (Willowdale) in 1961, lately in Oshawa. Has finally released an album with 7 originals, & 3 carefully chosen Canadian covers. Message Doug (dugalmack) on his hotmail account for a personally mailed 'More Love to Begin' CD, also digitally available on iTunes, Google Play, Deezer, Spotify, & Napster. T-shirts are available.
Interested in and liking music from as early as he can remember, Doug’s first actual attempts at singing came in church, singing along with the hymns, and trying to keep up with his brother Don, who much like his Grandfather Andrew before him, quite often sang each verse differently, Tenor, Baritone, and Bass in sequence, and back to the Melody if there were enough verses. Then an invitation to join the North York Youth Choir under the direction of Lloyd Bradshaw, came along in his mid-teens. Appearances at The Toronto Exhibition, Expo ’67, Interlochen MI, and with a small choral group backing up Robert Goulet & Maureen Forrester on an evening show on the CBC kept the desire going.
But the big change happened a couple of years later with the arrival of his first guitar (thanks Mom & Dad) and when it inevitably warped beyond playability, a 12-string Kent, brand-new for the staggering sum of $55 in about 1968 was his sole instrument for several years. Next was a Yamaha FG-180, hurriedly picked up from layaway in 1973 in Toronto, to sing ‘Your Song’ for a young Wawa muse he’d met in Sudbury that stole his heart, named Eileen. They were married the following year, and remain so to this day. Several originals came to light over the next 40 years, along with a few hundred covers of Doug’s and family favourites.
Doug is a self-taught musician, using Ovation 6- & 12-string guitars to cover the best of folk, folk-rock, & some country & pop, from the 60's thru today, along with a few originals. Now residing in Oshawa after 3 marvelous years in quaint Millbrook, and hosting scores of events for the Kitchen Party Music Jams, can be found some Mon at the Village Inn with Abel Renton or The General with Emerson Ireland, the Historic Red Dog on Hunter Street Tues for their open stage, The General Pub & Grill Wed. with Angus Hillier & Mykel, or the Gryphon with Emerson Ireland; Thurs at The Snug with Jake Van H., The Birch with Kristie, or the SBJB with Colin Campbell & Doug Libby. 1st Thu monthly at Moody’s in Millbrook with Peter Vance & Michael Flynn, 3rd Wed monthly at The Copper Branch in Brooklin with Tim Fors.
Epidemic Music Group's Guinness World Record event for the 'longest concert with multiple artists', commenced March 17th 2017 at the Earl of Whitchurch pub in Stouffville (two 55-minute sets were Wed 29/3/17, 21:00 (w Michael O'Toole) Thu 30/3/17, 02:00) Recently at the Porch & Pint Pub, & Sticks Sports Bar in Peterborough, & returned to the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival, 80 Division St., Colborne, outside stage, Saturday May 27th; 10:00 & 1:30. Appeared at the Whitevale Porchfest Sept. 22nd. Returned at the Simcoe Blues & Jazz Bar, January, March, June, & August. Was recently booked for a monthly gig there, on the 2nd Monday every month, ~ 7-10 (expired link). Next: Jan 14th, Feb 11th, Mar 11th etc.
An 11-track album, More Love to Begin, with 7 originals recorded in Peterborough Mar 4th & 30th, produced by July 20th, was released Oct. 8th 2018.

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New version from the Authors

On YouTube, look for The Weber Brothers - Topic, then the new album Acüsta, and track 10 is their new full-band version of I Come From the Future.

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New version from the Authors

On YouTube, look for The Weber Brothers - Topic, then the new album Acüsta, and track 10 is their new full-band version of I Come From the Future.

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New Release

I Come From the Future

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Another Year in Music

As we very willingly (for the most part) leave 2021 behind in its own dust, and actually DO let the door hit you on the way out, we once again reflect on how the universal language of music helped us 'hold it together' in tough circumstances. With even fewer live gigs than 2020, the on-line options helped as well. Prevented by a prior arrangement with TuneCore for digital distribution, my songs are not for sale here, only streaming is allowed. Imagine my joy if waking up on the first day of 2022 I were to find a bunch of new Subscribers on one of the places they do cooperate with. That would be at the link provided next. All the very best to you, my Network & N1M Subscribers who have helped get the message of 'I Come From the Future' to over 1M new ears. Thanks. (expired link)

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News from N1M

A welcome email came in today from N1M, offering promo from them in the Best New Folk Artist category, so here we go; apparently I'm to provide the background info for it.
Most of my promo time & effort goes for my acoustic cover of The Weber Brothers' 'I Come From the Future' in Folk Rock; there's a big need for its messages of encouragement & hope, especially lately.
The majority of my original songs would likely fall into the Folk category, or Singer-Songwriter genre, & I have been cycling them in one at a time on N1M, along with the Featured (ICFtF) & Title songs from my album 'More Love to Begin'. Currently 'A Runaway Train' is #3 of my allowed postings, a song that took 3 weeks to write. It is a tribute & memorial to the 47 souls lost overnight on 6/7/13 in Lac-Megantic QC from an unnecessary train derailment, but also is a call to action for those we trust with our transportation methods and legislation - whoever authorised for a 70+ car train with 5 locomotives to be operated by one man needs to have their head examined, & IMHO, prosecuted. It would certainly explain why only 7 brakes were applied by that exhausted person at the end of their shift on that fateful night. PTSD took another soul, a front-line responder, some days afterward, the toll from what they saw, and had to do, being too great to bear. 'Michipicoten' goes back to 1975, and the various others, love songs and some from personal experiences, are from as recent as the past decade. The title song is from a poem by Buster Fykes that I was allowed to put to music.
Thank you for your interest. Message me if you want a CD, or info on where they are in stock. D.

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Past Events

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Dec 10
7:00pm
All Ages
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Dec 15
6:00pm
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Jan 11
7:00pm
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Feb 11
7:00pm
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Mar 11
7:00pm
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Apr 08
7:00pm
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May 25
2:30pm
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Jul 19
7:30pm
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Jul 27
10:00am
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Aug 12
7:00pm
All Ages
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Aug 16
7:00pm
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Sep 12
7:00pm
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Oct 27
10:00am
All Ages
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Nov 14
7:00pm
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Jan 09
7:00pm
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May 12
8:00pm
All Ages
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