Douglas Crowl and Rich Boot
Douglas Crowl has causally played out in Northern Colorado for nearly 15 years in various bands and as a solo act. He has seriously dug into the local music scene as of late with the bluegrass band Lineage, fronting the band at various venue in and around Fort Collins, including Washington's, Aggie Theater, The Swing Station, and as well as numerous bars, breweries and private events. Crowl is the main songwriter and lead singer in Lineage and he takes a handle on lead and rhythm acoustic guitar. He's known for his witty, ironic lyrics and storytelling, spot on singing and flat-picking and Carter-style guitar playing. Crowl is a Northern Colorado native and a Colorado State University graduate in journalism and poetry. He spent a decade working as a journalist and writer for daily newspapers in Fort Collins, Steamboat Springs, Loveland and Longmont. Much of his songwriting is inspired from true events and issues he covered as a journalist. As a solo act, Crowl trades between his acoustic Martin HD-28 guitar and a gritty telecaster to spin original tales of love and life, as well some recognizable covers and perhaps a few surprises. He's accompanied by drummer Rich Boot, and depending on the setting, he'll also tap some of his friends in the local music scene to accompany him on vocals, or provide support on fiddle, bass, banjo, dobro or guitar.