Kevin Dooley / Bio

"sucessfully marries the soul of acoustic with the range of rock" ........Tim O'Brien

Release ninth CD in Sept 2015 "treehouse" is doing very well on American and European folk charts . See info updated on website. www.kevindooleymusic.com. Best of 2015 Caithness FM number one roots albumin in Belgium. Top pick on euro charts #64 US Folk Chart Richard Gillman . Several songs won end of the year and best of honors and Willoughby won an award in Hollywood from The Akademia a panel led jury music awards group . Authentic,Acoustic ,Americana and Roots music from the Rocky Mountains.Songwriter and "songsmith" with numerous CD's and compilation projects. His unique "american celtic" style creates a vocal and guitar blend that is organic and powerful. Played main stage's at Rocky Mountain Folks, Telluride Blues, Memphis in May, Fort Collins Celtic , Paonia Roots and The Colorado Irish Festival. Winner of the Crossroads Acoustic Blues Award at The Telluride Blues Festival and selected to play a main showcase at The SWRFA Conference in Austin, Texas.Has been seen lately travelling with George the wayward Road Monkey.Hopes to run a cafe/greenhouse/art gallery/live music venue whenever it is that he "grows up" !!

Gets compared to artist's like:Van Morrison, John Hiatt, JJ Cale, Richard Thompson, James Taylor, Keb Mo, Greg Brown and David Bromberg. Over the years Dooley has opened shows for ledgends like; Leon Russell,Bo Diddley,Pine Top Perkins, and contemporary's like,Chris Smither, Catie Curtis, LJ Booth, John Smith.Shared festival bills with Nanci Griffith, Marc Cohn, Los Lobos, John Gorka, Hot Tuna, Jim Hurst & Missy Raines, The North Mississippi All Stars, Jorma ,Gaelic Storm and more. His song "Roadmaster" was chosen for the first Colorado Blues Society "Best of Colorado" and, "Best of Boulder" Daily Camera. The "acoustic road warrior" on the singer-songwriter, blues/folk club circut for years ...happy staying local/ regional for the last few years.On teaching staff at The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival "Song School" in Lyons.
New CD " treehouse" (7/2015) has been in the on Richard Gillmans Top 100 US Folk Chart and has received AirPlay from coast to coast and around the world ! Many many syndicated shows and called " brilliant" by DJs and rated #1 by Rootstime Radio in Belgium. BBC in England and Scotland Play on Peelgrass radio in the Netherlands , IRC Radio in France andNiel Caseys great show in Dublin. To mention only a few . Reviews and more info at. www.kevindooleymusic.com.
10 great original tunes on this quality home recording ( in the treehouse :)) with friends John Magnie and Steve Amedee from the subdudes, mandolin and fiddle wizard Alex t Johnstone ! Eric Drobny in upright bass and harmony . Dr Steve Mullins on nylon string guitar and Cajon . Bret Billings from Halden Wiofird and the High Beams and Beth Gadbaw from Take down the door . Excellent cd great vibe !!
July 4th 2011. "Moonlight Highway" spent two months at #1 in Colorado and the Top 25 Nationally on the Americana Charts for Reverb Nation. And #19 on the FAR Charts .Recorded high in the Rockies near Nederland Colorado. Todd Adelman at The Mountain House. Stellar musical guest's ,Gurf Morlix ,John Magnie and Steve Amedee ,Casey Driessen,Eric Thorin,Diego Voglino,Jessie Burns,Bret Billings,Eric Drobny,The Kesslerette's ...!! comfy and live feel.....HOT! Available here on Reverb Nation and on CDBaby,ITunes,Rhapsody,Amazon,Spotify .....Kevin does some teaching and mentoring as well as host the occasional Songwriter Night"
.Always plays lots of gigs and brings live music to varied settings from street singing to large venues,coffeehouse to concert hall or small festival.Visits hospitals , nursing homes and plays benefits as well.Believing music should be woven into everyday life events and simply be a part of the fabric of things..... ...thanks for visiting !!

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Longmont, CO