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Doug Zimmerman / Bio

I taught myself to play guitar when I was in my early 20s. It did not come easily to me. In fact, it was quite a struggle, but after many hours of practice I finally was able to play a few simple songs. Shortly thereafter, I began to put chords to my old songs and then to write new ones. When I was 26 years old, a great tragedy struck my life when I lost my wife and daughter in a car wreck. I wasn't in the wreck, but I don't know if I would have survived that time if it hadn't been for my guitar, and putting my pain and loss into songs. They were a great solace to me. Shortly thereafter, I moved from Ohio to Texas to start my life over. I went to McClennan Community College in Waco for 2 years and then transferred to Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, Tx to complete the remaining 6 years of my degree. :) I finally got my BA in 92. :) I had continued playing guitar and writing songs while in college. I finally got up the nerve to play at some open mike nights in San Marcos and New Braunfels from 87-94 where I met Terri Hendrix and Al Barlow. I also met my future wife, Elisa, in 87 at Southwest Tx State. From 95 to 2004, life got in the way and I hardly picked up my guitar or wrote any songs at all, but with the encouragement of my old college buddy Mark Butland and my dear wife Elisa, I picked it back up and have written many new songs in the last few years. At my 50th birthday party, I decided that I better get moving if I ever planned to do anything with my songs, so I took a bunch of my songs over to aspiring country artist, Rod Lee's home studio and he recorded a simple demo of me playing some of my songs. Some of them are posted here currently with more to come. I am a singer/songwriter with the emphasis greatly on the songwriter side. I am looking for artists who would like to record and perform my songs.

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Kyle, TX