Doug Jayne’s world revolves around music.
In 1974, Doug began working in the retail record business in Los Angeles.
In 1978, he moved to Durango, CO and spent a year making a modest living as a musician.
Doug moved to Santa Rosa, CA in 1979, and opened The Last Record Store in 1983.
In 1990, Doug fronted the mildly popular band Stupid White People as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist.
In 1996, Doug began volunteering as an NPR program host at KRCB-FM, and currently hosts Midday Music, heard Mondays through Thursdays.
In 1996, Doug also started Jackalope Records, an independent record label and recording studio.
Jackalope’s first release in 1999 was called Connections, a compilation of local musicians which served as a fund raising tool for the non-profit KRCB.
Doug was writing new songs, and had a few classic tunes from the Stupid White People era, which comprised his first solo album, It Looks Like She’s Going On A Trip, released in 2002.
Doug produced several projects at Jackalope, including albums by Modern Hicks, The Ruminators, Greenhouse, and more KRCB collections which have included contributions from Johnny Otis, Tom Waits, Laurie Lewis, Dave Alvin, Charlie Musselwhite, and dozens more.
Doug formed the band Laughing Gravy in 2003, a seven piece Americana group that features Allegra Broughton and Sam Page from the band Solid Air, as well as one of his long time collaborators, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Russell, and pedal steel guitarist, Bobby Lee.
Laughing Gravy’s first album, A Tribute to Gram Parsons was released in 2005 and on Grammy ballot in the Best Country Album category (The Dixie Chicks won it that year).
In 2007, Doug released Voices In The Wind to glowing reviews. It spent some time on the Americana Music Charts, and was on the Grammy ballot again in the Best Contemporary Folk / Americana Album (somebody else won!)
Doug produced the CD collection, LIVE at the Krush in 2008 (a Jackalope Records release) and in 2009 began hosting the popular radio program Real Jazz on KRSH radio.
In 2010, Doug decided to explore the 60’s Folk Revival Era, and released Folk University. The album, which features his Laughing Gravy alumni, is 12 song musical romp featuring tunes by Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Fred Neil, to name a few.
Currently, Doug balances time between the record store, the radio station, and is still performing and writing songs