Doug Gifford was born in Brockville and grew up in Ottawa. He sang in the church choir, studied piano from the age of 6 and took up guitar at 18. He has been an active and growing musician for over fifty years. As we all do, he listened to a lot of his parents’ favourite music — old jazz and swing — and learned to love the subtle harmonies and groove. Although he is adept in a variety of idioms, he is happiest performing songs of the jazz age on the piano. He is an active participant in the Gananoque musical scene.
His album “Gananoque” is a collection of eighteen songs that reflect on life in a small town. The songs span a variety of genres from 1920s pop, to hard-rocking blues, to folk to funk. The themes include trains, flirtation at the bakery, walking by the river, sitting on the front porch, children crossing a stream, and how time slips away.
Whispering Jack Smith
NAME | Doug Gifford
Joe's M.I.L.L. is a Kingston musical instrument lending library(M.I.L.L.) with over 750 instruments to sign out. The library was created in memoriam to an outstanding local bass player named Joe Chithalen.
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