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Capturing the vibe of late 60’s and 70’s blues-laced rock-n-roll, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania’s premier power blues-rock trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen mix retro-style and groove a-la (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top) for a lightning charged, vintage style all their own. Led by the transcendent lead guitarist/singer/songwriter Dustin Douglas (Lemongelli, The Badlees), The Electric Gentlemen (Tommy Smallcomb-Drums & Matt “The Dane” Gabriel-Bass) leave even the most discerning music fans with little left to ask for at the end of any live show!
Since the time he learned to walk Dustin Douglas has had a guitar in his hands and a song in is his soul. Performing his first show at the age of 13, Dustin has never stopped, first gaining popularity with his original power trio, Lemongelli. Lemongelli released three independent records and shared the stage with Heart, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard and Eddie Money to name a few. Becoming one of the most sought after live and session guitarists in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dustin joined the legendary Pennsylvania rock band, The Badlees in which he recorded “Epiphones and Empty Rooms” and supported Bob Seger on his 2013 arena tour.
In 2014, Dustin Douglas released “Black Skies and Starlight” his first solo record, to rave reviews. Self proclaimed as “A mix of big guitars, with pop-laced hooks and an alternative attitude,” “Black Skies and Starlight” propelled Dustin back into the lead roll, leaving his Side-man days behind. The following year, Dustin was ready to get back to his blues-rock roots. The self-titled, debut record from Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen sold out of its first pressing garnering attention from fans and critics alike. Tracks such as “Baby Girl” and “Ain’t Your Poppa’s Blues” found Dustin Douglas right back where he belongs, leading a bombastic power trio. Summer 2017 found the release of BLUES 1, a collection of classic blues covers including cuts by John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Albert King and Freddie King, as well as a new original song. With BLUES 1 Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen have cemented themselves in the blues world. Dustin Douglas was also rewarded the Steamtown Music Award for GUITARIST OF THE YEAR in 2017.
On June 1, 2018 DDEG released BREAK IT DOWN to rave reviews world wide. BREAK IT DOWN, co-produced by Paul Smith (The Badlees, The Cellarbirds) and Dustin Douglas features 12 brand new tracks recorded at Eight Days A Week Studios in Northumberland PA by Paul Smith. BREAK IT DOWN has been on the Top 20 RMR (Roots Music Report) Blues Rock Album Charts and the Top 10 Pennsylvania Album Charts since its release. BREAK IT DOWN has also charted on, The Blues Album Charts, The Blues Singles Charts and The Blues Rock Single Charts. In 2018, DDEG took home two Steamtown Music Awards for both BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR and ALBUM OF THE YEAR. YET Again in 2019 DDEG find themselves with 3 Steamtown Nominations GUITARIST OF THE YEAR – VIDEO OF THE YEAR & LIVE PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR as well as a Independent Blues Music Award nomination for Blues/Rock Song of The Year for “Out of My Mind.”
DDEG are currently in the studio recording the follow up to 2018’s BREAK IT DOWN, for a new release slated for the Summer of 2020.
“Blues rock is often played badly but like any genre, there are those that can rise above the mediocrity and demonstrate a real flair. This album will give you only a glimpse of how strong this trio’s riveting live show is.” Jim Hynes- Senior Writer – (Elmore Magazine)