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The Douthwrights

"Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin Collection"


        The Douthwrights are a father and son duo from Berry Mills, New Brunswick and members of the Bluegrass group "Special Edition."

        This self-titled instrumental project is their first solo effort since joining Special Edition in 2000.

        Known among his peers, as one of the Maritime's finest mandolin players, Dennis started playing the instrument at age 42, just prior to forming the Demoiselle Creek Bluegrass Band in 1992. Using an Apitius mandolin, Dennis' solid style of playing has often been compared, to a cross between Ronnie McCoury & Bill Monroe. His lead baritone vocals, guitar and fiddle playing also compliment Dennis' musical repertoire.

        Shane's interest in bluegrass music began in the early 90's while in University, playing in various bluegrass bands. Since then he has performed in almost all the festivals in the Maritimes. During the late 90's and as a member of Demoiselle Creek, Shane developed a solid rhythm and superb vocal range, at the same time his guitar picking and lead vocals, gained much attention. Shane was nominated for the 2002 male vocalist of the year at the East Coast Bluegrass Awards.

        On "The Douthwrights," Shane's guitar and his father's mandolin playing compliment each other like the vocals harmonies, of famous family members like, The Louvin Brothers, Osborne's and McCoury's. With 15 tracks, they cover many of the traditional fiddle tunes, such as "8th. Of January," "June Apple," "Temperance Reel," Flowers Of Edinburgh," and "Carleton County Breakdown" among others.

        "Camden" is a tune Dennis wrote and named after his grandson, born to Shane and his wife Nadine on May 26th. 2003. Dennis has also added another tune he wrote a few years ago titled, "Bedtyme".

        For more information on "The Douthwrights," call (506) 384-2210, or go to



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