Doug Legacy is originally from Houston, Texas, but also lived in Louisiana and Arkansas in his younger days, where he acquired a taste for Gumbo, Delta Blues, Zydeco and Cajun Music. So, for him it was, musically and geographically, a short way to New Orleans and the local music scene around Dr. John, the Meters or the Neville Brothers. Now he lives in Los Angeles and over the years became sort of a a cult figur playing his red hot mixture of Zydeco, Voodoo Soul, New Orleans Funk, Blues and Rockâ€™nâ€™Roll.
When Doug had moved to Los Angeles in the late 70's, he hooked up with Rod Stewart to play steel drums on a European tour, which was followed by 15 or so years of tours with bands such as E.L.O., Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Rickie Lee Jones, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Hornsby, Joe Cocker and The Tubes. One of his favorite tours was singing in Todd Rundgren's "11 Voice Orchestra," supporting his album "Accapella".
For more than 15 years he still performs with his "Zydeco Party Band" while at the same time being a member of Danny Elfman's band "Oingo Boingo". He does a fair share of session work and occasionally has cool gigs fall in his lap like one-nighters with Paul McCartney. Doug has been in a variety of movies (working with stars such as Warren Beatty and Dan Aykroyd), television shows (recently seen and heard on the Gilmore Girls) and commercials promoting products such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Budweiser Beer, Tower Records, and T-Mobil. The Zydeco Party Band has opened for the Neville Brothers in Japan and Europe and was the house band for the â€œMuppets Tonightâ€ television show.
He has recordings released in Japan and Europe and is now available in the U.S. on Wildcat Records. He has recently (2005) collaborated with the Swiss band â€œThe Donkey Biters" on their new release "Sittin' On Top Of The World".
THE DONKEY BITERS
The history of goes back well over 20 years, when the Donkey Biters started out playing the music they loved so much, good old Chicago Blues that was. Over the years the band appeared at such famous musical events like the Montreux Jazz Festival or the Burghausen Jazz Festival in Germany. They've toured up and down Europe, either by themselfs or as accompanists for U. S. solo artists.
For several years the Donkey Biters have toured with legendary singer/harp player Mojo Buford, who was a member of Muddy Watersâ€™ Band for over 20 years. Further on they've also backed up such Blues greats as Sam Carr and Fillmore Slim, or Bleu Jackson, the fascinating Blues- and Roots musician from Johnson City, TN.
For about 10 years Kurt Bislin (vocals/drums) and Koni Eisenhut (bass/harp) have worked with guitarist Larry Burton from Chicago, with whom theyâ€™ve also recorded. Chrigel Burkhard (vocals/guitar) was touring with British keyboard legend Tony Ashton for over 5 years and has worked with Les Getrex from New Orleans and Jon McDonald from Chicago.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Earthquake And Hurricane
2. What's I Say
4. Goin' To Nawlins
5. Take It To The Rue
6. Back Door Man
7. Crawlin' King Snake
8. Sittin' On Top Of The World
9. Blue Mornin' Blues
10. Two Horses
11. Walkin' To Louisiana
12. From Four Until Late