Summer 2023 Doug Barr & the Blast will enter Soundhouse Studio in Toronto to record 3 new tracks for the second Blast album.
Late 2022 two licensing deals were signed for ten of Doug's songs slated for film & TV. The 1st placement - 'Easy Bird' - aired on Hulu. Series Candy. Episode 101. Title 'Overkill'.
Born in the Ottawa Valley Doug was raised near Toronto, completed eight years of Royal Conservatory on Piano, moved into Pop music with his Uncle's beat up old guitar, jumped into Rock 'n Roll at 15 and never looked back. After numerous bands, graduating Humber College as an Arranger and Composer and touring the Ontario Club circuit, Doug's path took an unexpected turn ... into children's music.
During this time he formed his own record label and publishing company - Lowansa Records - wrote, produced and recorded 4 world class children's albums, toured across Canada and has had many of those 72 songs 'covered' by the Children's luminaries of the day. Storytelling being a mainstay in Doug's song lyrics, he branched out into Scriptwriting for film and television selling a storyline to Paramount's Star Trek Voyager series.
His first love has always been original, lyric-based rock music. Influenced by The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Clapton, Dire Straits and others, Doug's self-produced, latest work points a songwriter's boney finger at the Corporate criminals, Eco-thieves and Bankster/Gangsters among us. Watch Doug Barr & the Blast's latest Song on YouTube here: 'Arthur Gunn in 1915'.
Doug stands for Environment, Farmers, Local Grown Food, Fiscal Accountability, de-growth and Sustainable Living.
• Walking in his 21 acre forest.
• Living Off Grid generating solar power.
• Building with Straw Bales.