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Genre: Evocative Pop, Adult Alternative, AAA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Latest release: Live from the Chapel (10th indie release)

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Gregory Douglass evocative pop sound blends “Rufus Wainwright’s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake’s accessible soulfulness” (OUT Magazine). NPR’s Morning Edition coined him “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.”

Gregory’s song “Alibis” was featured on season one of Netflix original series The Rain, which sparked a fast-growing international following of his music.

He has shared the stage with artists including Jason Mraz, They Might Be Giants, Regina Spektor, Shawn Colvin, and The Weepies, among others.

With ten (10) studio albums independently released, Gregory's songs have reached millions of listeners digitally, and his videos have amounted to more than a million views on his YouTube channels. According to Pandora’s co-founder, Tim Westergren, Gregory is one of the top independent artists on Pandora radio today.

Praise

 "One of New England's best-kept secrets."
-Morning Edition, NPR

"['My Hero The Enemy'] is Douglass' most bold and artistically progressive to date, a dizzying manifesto on art in the digital age that's as confounding as it is compelling."
-Dan Bolles, Seven Days

"Douglass—with his gorgeous voice and poignant, piercing lyrics—burns with a fire that cannot be extinguished or ignored.  'Battler' is a soul-lifting masterpiece."
-B. Walker, Performing Songwriter Magazine

"It is no exaggeration to state that records such as 'Battler' should become a benchmark to future singer/songwriters in years to come."
-Bob Werner, Frontiers Magazine

"Sublime echoes of Joni Mitchell and Radiohead’s Kid A”
-Alexander Stevenson, NewNowNext.com
 
"Rufus Wainwright´s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake´s accessible soulfulness… Welcome to your new favorite singer-songwriter."
-Barry Walters, OUT Magazine
 
"Songs that truly spark emotion and depth, that few artists can give us."
-R. Olivera Jr, "Qbliss," Sirius Radio
 
"Douglass channels everyone from Stevie Wonder to Fiona Apple in a way that's terrifyingly mature."  
-Japhy Grant, Instinct Magazine
 
"Gregory taught me so much about being a musician."
-Grace Potter (Hollywood Records)
 
“Gregory Douglass is simply the most remarkable new talent I’ve heard in a decade.  A brilliant, intelligent songwriter with an expressive and versatile voice…”
-Will Ackerman, (Founder of Windham Hill Records)
 
“Gregory works so hard and has really developed an awesome grassroots career. He’s a very driven artist.”
-Anais Mitchell, (Creator/Composer of Hadestown on Broadway)

Full Biography

Gregory Douglass wants a better world for the future sustainability of independent music. He’s been a pioneer of DIY innovation throughout his indie career as an early adapter of crowdfunding his albums (before Kickstarter was around), streaming live concerts (before Facebook Live was around), and performing house concerts in his fan’s living rooms throughout the country. 
 
Now, he’s teamed up with Patreon to help fix what’s currently broken in the industry – a reliable stream of income for artists and creators. “I believe artist membership models like Patreon are on the right path to the future of creative sustainability. Music sales have plummeted but the expenses required to create and release new music remain the same. Artists cannot sustain their craft today without the vital support of their fans.”
 
His album My Hero, The Enemy speaks directly to this crucial paradigm which Gregory describes as “The blessing and the curse of creativity in the age of information.” Gregory explains, “It’s also an ode to the dichotomy of being a creative person in the digital age. Every song on My Hero, The Enemy explores the polarity of such emotional struggles and attempts to expose the underlying truth behind many of life's misconceptions.”
 
Gregory’s own patrons funded his Live From The Chapel project – a live album and video “rockumentary” concert. Every song from My Hero, The Enemy was performed live at The Chapel in San Francisco, CA specifically for this project.
 
Gregory Douglass' evocative pop sound blends “Rufus Wainwright’s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake’s accessible soulfulness” (OUT Magazine). NPR’s Morning Edition coined him “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.”

With ten (10) original studio albums independently released, his songs have reached millions of listeners digitally, and his videos have amounted to more than a million views on his YouTube channels. According to Pandora’s co-founder, Tim Westergren, Gregory is one of the top independent artists on Pandora radio today.

Gregory’s song “Alibis” was featured in season one of Netflix original series The Rain, which sparked a fast-growing international following of his music. He has shared the stage with artists including Jason Mraz, They Might Be Giants, Regina Spektor, Shawn Colvin, and The Weepies, among others.

An internationally acclaimed recording artist, songwriting teacher, public speaker, and creative business coach, Gregory has been creating his own opportunities and inspiring audiences for two decades now. Through his renegade creative practices, Gregory has coached a wide variety of fellow creative entrepreneurs, helping them live their best creative lives through career development coaching and mastermind group facilitation. He’s taught hundreds of songwriting students the art of his signature Intuitive Songwriting process, and his inspirational articles have been featured on Mike Dooly’s TUT.com blog, NationWide Disc’s Source, and PledgeMusic.

Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Gregory was born and raised in rural Vermont. He's a self-taught pianist, guitarist, vocalist & intuitive songwriter/composer. While attending Brewster Academy, a college-preparatory boarding high school in New Hampshire, Douglass composed and recorded the material for his first two albums If I Were A Man and Gregory Douglass (self-titled). On graduation day, Brewster Academy's headmaster presented him with a music award, publicly announcing that Douglass was the first student he would ever encourage not to go to college and to instead pursue his passion full time — advice Douglass ran with.

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