Doug Young is based in the San Francisco South hosts a monthly guitar showcase in Santa Clara that has featured performers like Dorian Michael, Thomas Leeb, Steve Baughman, Teja Gerken, Mark Hanson, Eric Skye, Mark Goldenberg and many more. Doug has recorded two CDs, Laurel Mill, and Closing Time, featuring his solo guitar playing, compositions and arrangements. His tune Autumn Roads, from Closing time won "best instrumental" from the International Acoustic Music Awards. He is the author of the best selling Mel Bay instructional book: "Understanding DADGAD: For Fingerstyle Guitar." He is a contributing editor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and has also been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.