“The Larry Dougher Band, a power trio of guitar, bass and drums produced a blues CD, “Let Me Stay,” that rocks. So adept is Dougher on guitar that the music he writes and sings could turn any local club into a Vermont version of a smoky Chicago Blues club (sans the smoke.)” Click here for full article
“Dougher’s playing on his first CD shows a guitarist/singer/songwriter with great promise and considerable maturity considering he comes from an area not known for producing blues musicians. With solid backing from his rhythm section, Dougher can rock with the best or, alternately, squeeze out the most mournful notes from his guitar. The 10-song CD contains a variety of songs from rockers to moaners. Dougher handles the vocals with precision and a solid singing voice. On a couple of songs I thought I heard BB King singing, Dougher has gotten the idiom down so well.” Click here for the full article.
“Larry Dougher – An avowed blues enthusiast whose searing guitar lines backed by his talented band will keep you mesmerized in a true Chicago tradition”
MONSTER MIKE WELCH:
“Larry Dougher is in touch with all of the things that make the blues matter. He plays with passion, intensity, subtlety, and a twisted sense of humor, delivered with the fearlessness of a young Buddy Guy.”
“Sixteen-year-old Larry Dougher and his Blues band stole the show. Dougher sang the definitive “Sweet Home Chicago” and “Five Long Years” with conviction. Dougher paced about the stage in an effortless improv that took off and raised the adrenaline levels of every listener. The volume, the power was tremendously exhilarating.”
“Dougher is a bit of a prodigy on lead guitar. Unlike many teen guitarists, Dougher is no mindless shredder – he pays proper homage to that style we call the Blues, where emotion rules over number of notes per minute. It’s not surprising that since last year’s variety show several area youths have taken up the electric guitar … probably motivated by Larry Dougher’s skillful playing!”