& The Strange Vacation
Keys and harp!
Alabama-born and Arizona-raised, Doug’s 35 year musical journey has been influenced by the gospel, Elvis and country of his childhood; big band, funk and pop of his teen years; and the rock and metal underlying his formative years. A multi-TAMMIES winner, he's contributed to the Tucson music scene since 1983, currently performing with Funky Bonz, Amber Norgaard, The Jits, Bad Tourist, and Disciples of Prime.
Damon was born in New Orleans. He toured the northwestern United States with The Fabulous Kingpins, out of Moscow, Idaho. After he moved to Tucson in 2001, he joined Loveland, The Wyatts, and The Muffulettas. Damon has of late, been performing and recording with Rich Hopkins and Luminarios, the Jits, Mark Insley, and Bad Tourist.
Ernie is a Tucson native who grew up in a small Arizona mining and ranching community. His earliest musical exposure came from the cumbias, rancheras and corridos played at his grandfather's ranch in the Aravaipa canyon. He began his formal training in elementary school. After an unfortunate incident and being unjustly dismissed from the school band (wasn't his fault) he was salvaged years later by a chance audition with U of A professor Gary Cook and aide Homero Ceron. Well versed in many styles E.E. has performed, recorded and toured nationally and abroad with a wide variety of groups and artists. Ernie likes a good lager, chocolate and things that go boom.