Show Itinerary – Spring 2024

 
Doug  has put together an evening of songs and stories focusing on his work co-writing and performing with Todd Rundgren, entitled  ‘A Nodd To Todd.’    Backed by Drew Nagel (keys/vocals), Gregg Hollister (bass/vocals) and Lee Jeffreys (drums/percussion); what Doug describes as… “an enhanced unplugged show of mostly songs relative to Todd, or ones that he and I both like… or simply ones that I happen to like (laughs).”… promises to be a great evening of fan favorites, and the stories behind them.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 2, 2024

Showtime 8PM
Limited Seating – Advance Tickets Strongly Recommended

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SATURDAY APRIL 6th, 2024

Showtime 7PM

The Living Room – Ardmore, PA

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FRIDAY, May 31st, 2024

Showtime 7PM

The Cutting Room – NYC
Show starts promptly at 7PM – Special Video Shoot and Simulcast

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MORE SHOWS TO FOLLOW

 

A Wealth of Riches

Hello Everyone,

So, little did I know when I ran screaming from my “music business” life, and now back to playing full time that I would have such a full plate.  No rest for the wicked it seems..

And as if THAT were not enough… there’s “A Nodd To Todd.” An evening of “unplugged” live performances of songs by, of, affiliated with, and/or heretofore/theretofore/where’s-the-door… relative to Todd Rundgren.  

I am currently assembling an acoustic show focusing on some of the songs that I was fortunate to have co-written with Todd, along with many which I simply performed with him over time… along with the stories behind them!  This show promises to be a lot of great memories and laughs (yes, I will probably tell the cannon story…).

FIRST SHOW CONFIRMED @ The Turning Point in Piermont, NY   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS  

Annnnd… JUST to be certain that I was in the clear here, I thought it not a bad idea to actually ask Todd directly if he was good with this… and, indeed he is. He gave me an enthusiastic “Nodd.” (notice the clever thing that I did with the “d’s” there?  I am a constant source of self amusement).

Anyway… with that Papal blessing in hand, I’m looking forward to taking this show around to a variety of venues in between bouts of rehearsals with Touch, and spending some time with you all sharing songs and a plethora of Onion-headed Tales from the “Who The Heck Is That Guy?” from Utopia.

Look for one or two soft launch shows before the end of the year, with a full launch in 2024.   Itinerary to follow.

All my good juju,

D.

New Music Video drop! Touch – “Frozen Ground”

New Music Video… Touch “Frozen Ground”

 

THIS… !!!

Annnnnd… Another NEW Video Drop. “Trippin’ Over Shadows” from the new Touch album – “Tomorrow Never Comes”

Doug’s interview with The Five Count

Recently Doug sat down with The Five Count and of course discussed the new Touch album, but also goes on to talk about his time as Songster for The Masters of The Universe Power Tour.

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Recent Interview with Bass Magazine

Doug’s interview with Bass Magazine…

Doug sat down with the editors of Bass Magazine to discuss the new Touch album, “Tomorrow Never Comes,” surviving the pandemic and a unique method of learning how to speak Danish…

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Touch – Tomorrow Never Comes – UK/EU Release Date Announced:

Escape Music is pleased to announce a European release with legendary rock band TOUCH and their brand new reunion album “Tomorrow Never Comes” featuring all of the original members.
Touch – Tomorrow Never Comes
Release Date: 26th March 2021
Catalogue No: ESM351
Now is available for pre-order, you can order your copy from: https://www.the-music-shop.net
Touch is:
Craig Brooks: Guitars / Vocals
Mark Mangold: Keyboards / Vocals
Glenn Kithcart: Drums / Vocals
Doug Howard: Bass / Vocals
Produced and engineered by Touch
Mixed by Mark except “Tomorrow Never Comes” by Simon Jovanovich
and “Fire and Ice” by Tommy Denander (additional mixing by Mark)
Craig played additional keys on Scream At The Sky
Mastered by Jacob Hansen
Cover art by Stan Decker from concept by Touch
Track lists:
1 TOMORROW NEVER COMES 4:58
2 LET IT COME 4:16
3 SWAN SONG 7:44
4 TRY TO LET GO 4:49
5 FIRE AND ICE 4:37
6 TRIPPIN’ OVER SHADOWS 4:53
7 FROZEN GROUND 6:07
8 LIL BIT OF ROCK N ROLL 4:21
9 GLASS 4:16
10 SCREAM AT THE SKY 5:29
11 WANNA HEAR YOU SAY 5:07
12 RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 4:32

TOUCH is an American band from New York City formed in 1978 with

Mark Mangold

(keyboards and vocals), Glenn Kithcart (drums), Craig Brooks (guitars and vocals) and Doug Howard (bass and vocals).

All previously had been in the last version of the band American Tears (releasing three albums on Columbia Records).
Touch’s first album was released on Atco in the U.S. and Ariola in Europe and their first singles, “Don’t You Know What Love Is” and “When The Spirit Moves You” charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t You Know What Love Is” was played heavily on AOR stations in the USA at the end of the 1970s and early ’80’s, and also did well in the Melody Maker chart in Great Britain.
Touch was the first band to play at the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in 1980. A live version of “Don’t You Know What Love Is” appeared on the compilation LP Monsters of Rock, documenting performances at the festival.
Known for their memorable and diverse songs, stellar musicianship, lush vocal harmonies and dynamic stage performance, Touch is invariably on the list of TOP AOR Bands and their album is considered by many to be among the best AOR Melodic Rock albums of all time.
The band have now reformed to create the new album “Tomorrow Never Comes”, which is being hailed as their best work to date.