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Doug Farrell

Updated: May 31

NH Singer/Songwriter/Musician


Southern New Hampshire singer songwriter Doug Farrell has been plying and honing his craft throughout central New England since escaping NewJersey for the sanity of New Hampshire in the late 90s. Doug’s songwriting is shaped by his artisan carpenter eye, the ear of a poet, and the heart of an artist. His songs, ranging from humorous to dark, are simple yet deceptively layered with nuance, wit, and substance that render them easy to hear and hard to forget.


Doug has been a finalist in the New England Songwriting Competition at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, receiving an honorable mention forhis song “Spirit Man”. He has also earned first place in the NewEngland Songwriting Competition at Dreamsicle Studio and at the SimpleGifts Coffeehouse songwriting contest. And most recently he also wonThe Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing songwriter competition. His songs have been selected by Buddy Mondlock and Big Little Lions for inclusion in their feature at the Hootenanny Cafe . He has been featured at songwriters-in-the-rounds, listening rooms, coffeehouses, benefits, festivals and concert stages throughout the region. He has appeared live in studio on numerous radio shows including NHPR’s “TheFolk Show”.


You can also hear him in the acoustic band Decatur Creekwith Jack Henry and Beth Eldridge (decaturcreek.com). Doug has recorded two full length solo releases of original songs to date,“Handyman Special” (2008) and “Spirit Man” (2019), both receiving terrestrial and internet radio airplay.


You can hear many of thesetracks and yet-to-be released originals at dougfarrellmusic.com. Several more of his songs can be heard with Decatur Creek’s tworeleases, “Decatur Creek” (2015) and “Rising” (2018) also bothgarnering airplay.“Doug’s seasoned songwriting, storytelling, and musical melodies are deeply rooted in the hills of New England where he now lives.


He moves his audience with warmth, humor, a smooth voice, and unpretentious musical vision. His witty observations and poetic engaging lyrics will leave you wanting more”. - Jeffrey Starrett, WOOL FM


"Doug Farrell’s down home style could be described as John Prine meets John Gorka.” - Jack Kidd, Parish Hall Open Stage”Doug’s guitar work is flawless and his writing is poetic and heartfelt; filled with his experiences in life, in recovery, and the spirit of New England. His original songs will touch your heart and make you smile.” - Ken Arnold, Off The Square Coffeehouse, Keene, NH,Keene Sentinel.

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