Born in eastern Canada.. D.W. spent his summers in Cape Breton Island surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. D.W. encapsulates his music by the natural environments of the seas, forests, and hills in which his debut record "As I Roam Across A Dark Blue Night" is largely inspired by.
Mainly a punk rock musician throughout his early teens, D.W. found his inspiration for folk and blues music through first listening to Tom Waits while traveling through Death Valley with his father.
Eventually finding comfort in playing as a one man band. D.W. found some chains on the side of the road which he wraps around his left foot to stomp. An old 1950's racing stripe suitcase, and an anvil made from a railroad track.. His music is from the heart of ghost towns, howling trains, and seeking peace and redemption by the riverside.
D.W. has been lucky enough to share the stage with Charlie Parr, The Hooten Hallers, Grant Sabin and The Juke Joint High Ball, AJ Fullerton, and was welcomed aboard The Durango Blues Train to play live blues on a moving Steam Engine Train in 2018. D.W. is on his way to releasing his new EP this year in 2019.
"D.W. Doucet is a one-man-band with a homegrown, finger-picking, country blues style featuring slide guitar, banjo and a bellowing dark and heartfelt howl. D.W. carries with him a 1950's racing stripe suitcase, an anvil made from a railroad track that he pummels with an old blacksmith hammer, and chains stomping on his left foot. He embraces the roots of delta blues with songs about the human spirit and the everlasting search for the soul." - The Durango Blues Train
"D.W. Doucet takes the term one man band and punches it right in the stomach!! Armed with guitar, trunk kick and chains, wrapped around his ankle, this young man plays with heart and enthusiasm. His fingerpicking slide style comes from a world well beyond his years and he has adapted those inspirations into a very unique and captivating performance." - Backstage Flash