New Orleans Drummer Doug Belote grew up in Cajun country, immersed in the sounds of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, Cajun, zydeco, Dixieland, gospel, Latin and New Orleans second line rhythms. He began playing the drums at 12 and worked in clubs and at recording sessions while still in high school. After just a semester at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he sold everything he owned including his drums and hit the road for The Drummers Collective in New York City where he studied with Ricky Sebastian to broadened his musical palette.
Belote has toured Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and the Caribbean playing drums for a variety of New Orleans-based jazz, blues and funk artists. He has recorded on more than 300 albums and his resume includes work with Mike Gordon, Larry Carlton, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Travis Tritt , Eric Clapton, Joe Sample, Col. Bruce Hampton, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Coffin, George Porter Jr., Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Rodney Crowell, Warren Haynes, Delfeayo Marsalis, Donald Harrison, Anders Osborne, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Bonnie Bramlett, Randy Crawford, The Jazz Crusaders, Steve Masakowski and many other artists.
Doug has done tv session for countless comercials and film scores around the world.
Doug Belote proudly endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, and Pro-Mark drumsticks.