For over 30 years Doug has had a diverse career of touring and session work as a vocalist, bassist and guitarist with a variety of world music, folk, country, pop, jazz and blues artists. In the 1990's he toured extensively with the British guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson and appeared on several of Martin's recordings, most recently "A Nod to Bob" (Red House Records #CD154), the Bob Dylan tribute album. He also worked with David Lindley and Kelly Joe Phelps on Martin's critically acclaimed 1997 CD 'Cool & Unusual' (Red House Records #CD110), winner of the "Best Instrumental Album of the Year" award from the AFIM, the independent record label trade organization.

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 Above: Doug, Martin Simpson, and Jessica Ruby Simpson on stage at the Fernie, BC Music Festival, 1996.



 Above: (from l to r) David Lindley, Doug, and Martin Simpson at Bear Creek studios in Santa Cruz during the recording of "Cool and Unusual" in 1997.

His favorite projects have included tours with Bob Brozman's band, the Thieves of Sleep
5 consecutive seasons ('98-'02) as staff musician at the famous "Festival D'Eté" World Music festival in Québec City, Canada,  European tours with latin bluesman Tino Gonzales, festival performances with Charmaine Neville and European gypsy-swing masters Romane, Stochelo Rosenberg, Ionica Minune and Doudou Cuillerier, recordings and touring with Rounder recording artists The Burns Sisters Band and the soundtracks to several
Doug performed at Carnegie Hall in April 2003 with
Central New York jazz virtuoso Johnny Russo and his East Hill Classic Jazz Group
and is also a member of the gypsy-swing band "Djug Django",  
the Molly MacMillan Jazz Trio,   Arco Iris (a latin music trio led by
singer Sally Ramirez), the Texas Honky-Tonk band led by Austin songwriter Billy Eli ,
and Jorge Cuevas'  Caribe Jazz AllStars
a hot salsa and merengue band.


Above L: (from l to r) Cellist Hank Roberts, Doug, violinist Eric Aceto, and Martin Simpson in Jacksonville FL, 1995 (photo Randi Anglin).
R: The Bob Brozman World Music Travelling Circus at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, 1998 (from L to R) Bob Brozman, George Pilali (Greece),
Doug , percussionist Rick Walker, guitarist and production manager Daniel Thomas, Hindustani slide guitar guru Debashish Battacharya,
percussionist Subasis Battacharjee, guitarist Michael Dunn, and Takashi Hiriyasu (Okinawa). (photo: Haley Robertson)

Percussionist Rick Walker has played on many of Martin Simpson and Bob Brozman's recordings.



Above L: Doug with Tom Paxton at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. R: The Burns Sisters Band at the Kerrville Folk Festival -
(l to r) Marie Burns, fiddler Gina Forsyth, Annie Burns, guitarist Jim Henry, Jeannie Burns, and Doug.
Photo by Toby J. Roodman

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Above: L One of many shows with Bob Brozman's world music entourage at the Festival D'Été in Quebec City, 1999. L to R: guitarist Michael Dunn,
Phillipe 'Doudou' Cuillerier, French swing guitar master Romane, Bob Brozman, Doug (photo- Claude Adams)
R: a Québec set with guitarists Stocholo Rosenberg (L) and Romane (R) 



Above L- the Tino Gonzales band in Europe, March 2001 (l to r): drummer Laurent Mercier, Tino, Doug, and keyboardist Jackie Hairston.
Above R- Doug, Tino and Laurent on stage in San Sebastion, Spain.



 Above: part of the Bob Brozman family at Québec 2002.
From L-R: tech manager
and electronica maven Daniel Thomas;
Sylvain the sound tech; Doug Robinson;
Bob Brozman; manager Haley Robertson; Aussie guitarist
Jeff Lang and drummer Mike Ricciardi.

 Doug with Kelly Joe Phelps (center) and
Australian guitarist Jeff Lang at Québec 2002



Johnny Russo's East Hill Classic Jazz Quintet on stage for one of two performances at
Carnegie Hall, April 21st, 2003. L to R: Brian Earle, clarinet; Drew Frech, banjos; 
Johnny Russo, trumpet & trombone; Bernie Upson, bass;  Doug Robinson, guitar.

Doug Robinson (right) with Johnny Russo's East Hill Classic Jazz Trio
outside Cornell University's Sage Chapel, 2004  (photo: Robert Kaussner)


Recording basic tracks for Billy Eli's CD "People Like Us" at
Willie Nelson's studio in Pedernales Texas,  October 2007
Fun with Billy Eli at Willie Nelson's place
in Pedernales, TX,  October 2007

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The Billy Eli Trio at the "Hill Country BBQ" club in Manhattan, 2009. 
L to R above
: Doug Robinson on standup bass,
Austin songwriter Billy Eli,  and Eric Aceto on telecaster
In the orchestra pit during Cornell's amazing production of
Leonard Bernstein's "Mass",  April 2009


"Arco Iris",  the trio consisting of percussionist Jorge Cuevas, 
singer Sally Ramirez and Doug Robinson

The Caribe Jazz AllStars 2010:  CW from top left -  bassist Doug Robinson percussionists
Charlie Izzo and Maurice Haltom,  percussionist/bandleader Jorge Cuevas, 
guitarist Steve Brown,  horn master Walter White,  and pianist Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou


The Djug Django Gypsy Swing Band. L to R above: Eric Aceto, violin;
Doug Robinson, guitar and vocals; Jim Sherpa, washtub bass; Harry Aceto, guitar;
Brian Earle, clarinet; Dave Davies, guitar vocals and trombone.
Not pictured: Chad Lieberman, piano;  and Al Hartland, drums.

 Sally Ramirez and Doug Robinson (with violinist Eric Aceto and percussionist
Jorge Cuevas) at Ithaca's Hangar Theater,  October 2012


The hot salsa band El Rumbon surrounding the President of Panama at a Cornell event in March 2013.
L-R above: Stu Kraznoff (perc.); Jorge Cuevas (perc.); Antonio Henriquez Garcia (perc.); Will Tobin (piano); Ricardo Martinelli (President of Panama);
Doug Robinson (bass);  Charlie Izzo (perc./bandleader); Ryan Zawel (trombone); Rick Huyghe (sax); Alvaro Salas Castro (vocalist, liason)

Conductor John Rowehl warming up the Cornell Chorale
for "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" at Sage Chapel 4/28/13

Tim Ball (violin), Desmond Bratton (bass), and Doug Robinson (guitar)
getting in the mood for "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" at Sage Chapel 4/28/13.
Just off-camera - Paul Fairbanks (banjo
) and Max Buckholtz (violin and mandolin).


The Djug Django band at Ithaca's Kitchen Theater, December 2013


Doug Robinson and Sally Ramirez on stage at
Hamline University in St. Paul MN, September 2014