Doug Dicharry resides in SW Missouri, half hour to KS, OK, and AR. His music has reminded fans of the south and could be described as Psychedelic Americana Dance. He is currently touring, teaching, writing, and working on a new album.
"Known for an intense stage energy and an outrageous assortment of instruments played per show . . ." -The Joplin Toad
Doug's musical journey began in 6th grade band with the trombone. All the while, fueled by his love of rhythm, teaching himself drums by listening to Nirvana's Dave Grohl and playing along on his legs. After his parents relocated to joplin, Doug found his lifelong friends in an 8piece ska band called the RowSkabouts. After highschool the ska band disbanded and he found himself bringing a studio project to the live stage. This group was a psychedelic soundtrack band called Freakflag in which Doug mainly handled the drums. In 2002, he met two musicians heavily influenced by Delta Blues and Americana music. Together, the three formed the Ben Miller Band which would tour the world extensively for 13 years. With the help of such bands as ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, and Valerie June, they were able to tour coast to coast and even headline their own European tours. The most acclaimed would have been sharing the stage with ZZ Top at the Montreux Jazz Fest.
After splitting from the Ben Miller Band in 2015, Doug added the guitar and ukulele to his already vast repertoire and began writing songs. He designed and built the Stompstage to function as his foot percussion. He released his debut album at the beginning of the pandemic all while going back to school for his Bachelors of music performance. Now he has earned his teaching certificate and is teaching music at Joplin High School. His second album is complete and is set to release on May 11!.To avoid the social media algorithm and communicate directly with me, sign up on my email list!!