A Tribute to Keith Emerson 1944 – 2016

Keith Emerson

Well, mid-tour, mid-summer, gigs and composing going well.
I would be remiss not to acknowledge the passing of the great Keith Emerson.
He truly was a hero to me – I spent countless hours transcribing his brilliant compositions and even more hours practicing them.  His pioneering work with synthesizers, Hammond organ and incredible prog rock/jazz virtuosity is the gift he left us.
Thank you and R.I.P Keith

~ Doug Johnson

Happy 2016!

Happy Belated New Year!!
2015 was a good year for the band. We’ll be back at it in Feb. for our 36th year together…
Many thanks to our fans who have supported us through the years.

In my other musical life I’ll start composing tracks for Season 2 of “Native Planet” which is being shot as we speak at various locations around the globe.
I was asked to do the soundtrack again so very excited about that. Wonder what new ethnic instrument I can try my hand at for this new season. Hmmmm….

Shout out to my Tuesday night jazz buddies Don and Laurence…thanks for the brotherhood…

Have a listen to some of my current tracks

Another Busy Summer with Loverboy

And so starts another busy summer touring season with my bandmates.  Lots of shows on our own and of course the Rick Springfield tour coming up in August through October.  You can see where we are here – http://www.loverboyband.com/event-directory/
We’ll see you out there!

‘Riverblue’ Trailer now Online!

A new trailer for “Riverblue” has been posted. You can check it out here – http://riverbluethemovie.com/trailer/

Riverblue documentary

Well things are progressing well with “Riverblue” – the documentary which exposes the environmental impact of the garment industry in developing countries.  For a composer, this has been a dream come true.  The film-makers requested expansive, orchestral tracks with a modicum of culturally appropriate ethnic tracks to give the viewer a sense of scale and location.  Hopefully the film will bring awareness about how our retail choices can profoundly affect the environment and the health of workers in another part of the world.

I’ll let you know when this is to be released.

trailer –    http://riverbluethemovie.com