Doug Crate's Dog Soldier is his third CD. It combines the edge of his first CD with the high quality mix of his second CD. Face Magazine of Portland ME calls it "a first rate CD." It includes styles from R&B funk to rock to acoustic power rock. As in all his CDs there are a couple of cuts that are pure sweet folk.
All tracks feature his unique driving 12 string guitar, lots of percussion and bass plus horns, electric guitar and blues harp on different cuts. Judy Harrison of the Bangor Daily News states, " The beauty and energy of his music sweeps up listeners and carries them down a life-affirming river of hope, redemption and renewal....Crate's pounding rhythms pulsate through the human heart leaving behind the hope it needs some days to keep on beating.". Billboard Magazine says that Crate “ is on the verge of breaking out beyond the northeast”.
Doug did not set out to be a performer but after hearing the visionaries of the early sixties, he knew he wanted to add his voice. This vision gave him hope for a future in which humanity could work together to share the earth's bounty in a culture of inclusiveness, generosity and nurturing. In the 1990's, Doug realized that performing his whole adult life had transformed him into a musician and he began to record his music: Atomic Orphans in 1992, New Day in 1999 and Dog Soldier in 2002.
Doug's unique style was developed in the early seventies jamming with conga players in Boston and Key West. He has played on TV and radio many times. His music is being played internationally and is doing exceptionally well in Australia. His home is in Maine.