Great Big Sea meets Blue Rodeo. Energetic, infectious, raucous and fun. Canadian singer and songwriter Doug Folkins performs his songs with emotion and poise. His music swings from traditional Maritime reels, to driving Contemporary Country and Rock songs with attitude, and Celtic music reflecting his life experiences on the rugged British Columbian coastline. Doug's uptempo music with clever lyrics and premium song crafting is a great resource for all types of media productions.
After 10 years of steady gigs and a fierce schedule of writing, producing, marketing and promoting his music, Doug Folkins has returned to his roots with traditional Celtic/Country treatments of cleverly crafted songs about life on the British Columbian coast with reflections from the Maritimes. From a traditional upbringing on the cozy farmlands in southern New Brunswick to remote logging camps on the rugged coast, Doug has crafted his songs around colorful stories and characters he collected along the way.
“Folkins is both a rock artist and a folk troubadour. He follows in the footsteps of east coast artists; but has embraced the more modern aspects of contemporary Canadian roots rock music”, “Folkins’ songwriting is mature and skillful - he definitely knows his way around more than one type of song.” (Rachel Jagt - Canadian Bands.com).
"There is a definite tendency to mix other musical styles with Celtic sounds with Doug's music. The play, singing and writing/arrangements are all very much above average. It is very, very, very good." Wildy's World Reviews.
Advice from a colourful patron at a pub. The pace here is frenetic, and Folkins' voice rises to the occasion perfectly. Extreme scorching fiddle reels and blazing guitar motifs fit pub setting atmosphere perfectly. Excellent for period pieces or pub/bar scenes. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Drinking Songs
Happy upbeat song about a couple starting their life together. Features male vocals, big harmonies, harmonica and fiddle licks. Great for scences with young couples starting out. Male Vocals, Country Music, Alternative Country
Warm, fun, expressive track with bluesy swing feel. Call and response guitar and vocals. Song about recalling growing up on a farm. Hot guitars and rich vocals. Perfect for scenes with memory montages, flash backs. Songs is catchy and sounds familiar to listeners. John Haitt stylings. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Melodic Rock
Contemporay country song that pulls at the heart strings. Dramatic song about coming to terms with the loss of one's mother. Perfect for family drama film and TV shows where characters must deal with loss. Male Vocals, Country Music, Contemporary Country Music
Crisp and clean, modern country arrangements with warm and classic stylings. Dramatic fiddle bridge. Perfect for background mood music for Film and TV requiring warm, clean, pleasant country feel without being overpowering. Instrumental, Country Music, Country Pop
Moody song reflecting on missed opportunities and love that could have been. Indie rock song with addictive driving bass and drum lines. Fitting tune for dramas where characters are reflective about what could have been in a relationship. Male Vocals, Dramatic Music, Contemplative Music
Staight ahead traditional country rock instrumental track ala Steve Earle. Perfect for peaceful rural scenes or background bar room atmosphere. Sounds like Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again". Possible for for playing in rural drama with family scenes or peaceful scenes with motion. Music is hap, Instrumental, Sound-Alikes Music, Willie Nelson Soundalikes
Folky rock pop song. Big catchy chorus. Mid to uptempo with vibey repetitive chorus. Images of lady on a golden horse, love, wind, relationships. Perfect for rural scenes with females. Focus on a woman arriving at the scene and she has all the attention. Captivating and focused and confide, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
Country-Pop ballad. Powerful lyrical hook and bridge that contrasts the softer verses. Bridge part is especially vunerable with double female harmony and fiddles over emotive male lead vocal. Perfect for dramatic movie scences involving change, tension, hope and rain! Male Vocals, Country Music, Alternative Country
Uptempo story song about revenge. Music is rock/folk Celtic. Plot of a ancient time when a tavern keep takes revenge years later on bandits who have killed his wife. In the end he burns them alive in an abandonded church. Male Vocals, Americana Music, Canadian Music
Staight ahead traditional country rock instrumental track ala Steve Earle. Perfect for rural scenes and bar rooms. Sounds like Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again". Instrumental, Country Music, Country Rock
Live version of the classic Irish tune "Black Velvet Band". Traditional ballad perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Features live band preforming the song at classic west coast pub in Canada. This song is a timeless classic. Male Vocals, Folk Music, European Folk
Jangely folk pop song about making all the efforts for a girl. I will be your anything hook. Jangly guitars and pop/folk feel. Fun and spirited song. Lively cheeky pop song with uber cliche lyrics. Song would woud be great in TV or Movie about teen love and teen relationships. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
Acoustic rock meets classic rock. The song uses titles of countless classic rock songs from the late sixties and seventies. Music alternates between acoustic banjo drive licks and crunchy rock guitars. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Acoustic Rock
Live cover of the classic public domain song "The Night That Pady Murphy Died". Song about an Irish Wake. Party fun drinking song with sing along chorus and upbeat tempo. Fun and lively and folksy. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Drinking Songs
Acoustic singer/songwriter song. High energy with lyric visual images. Slide dobro creates tension with the contrasting lyrics. Think Eddie Vedder. Perfect song for TV or Film scenes with tension in relationships. Lyrics are about a cheating lover. Male Vocals, Dangerous Music, Edgy Music
Maritime drinking song in the classic sing along style. Tempo here is 6/8 time similar to "Wild Rover". Kitchen party atmosphere. Perfect song for party, bar and drinking scenes for film and TV. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Drinking Songs
Acoustic rootsy track about theft of old growth cedar trees for big profits. Perfect song for documentaries, science programs about enviromental degration for profit. Male Vocals, Americana Music, Canadian Music
Live veresion of the classic public domain song "Mari Mac". Upbeat fast lively and fun. High energy and fast paced tune that accelerates into a whirling frenzie of singing and dancing. Great Irish pub music for TV and movie scenes with happy party atmosphere. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Drinking Songs
Acouctic song about lost loves. First car, first dog and first lover. Song is well suited for romantic dramas where characters are being reflective. Dark humor, nostalgic scenes, western and rural themes, man and his best friend, for car lovers, Nascar, TV and Film, memories, romantic comedy, Male Vocals, Americana Music, Canadian Music
Crisp and clean acoustic roots with vocals and slide dobro flourishes. Great for film scores, trailers, interludes in drama, family, travel, documentaries, or product placement for all demographics. Male Vocals, Americana Music, Canadian Music
Four players at a late night poker table playing Texas Holdem. Lead dobro and acoustic guitars fit the mood and setting perfectly for this rootsy atmospheric song. Song would work well in old wild west poker scenes, river boat gamblers or modern holdem stars, bar rooms, brawling. Male Vocals, Americana Music, Americana Roots