Doug Wamble

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Doug Wamble
Background information
Birth name Samuel Douglas Wamble
Born (1972-10-22) October 22, 1972 (age 42)
Genres Jazz, blues
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Electric and acoustic guitar
Labels Marsalis Music, E1/Koch, Halcyonic Records
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster, Gretsch Constellation, National Triolian, Amistar Custom Resophonic

Doug Wamble (born Samuel Douglas Wamble, October 22, 1972, Clarksville, Tennessee) is a North American vocalist, guitarist, and composer.


Wamble grew up in Memphis and attended school at Memphis State, Northwestern University and the University of North Florida. During his time at UNF, he met future band members pianist Roy Dunlap, bassist Jeff Hanley and drummer Peter Miles. He has recorded with musicians such as Wynton Marsalis on "Big Train" (1994) and "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson" (2004), Cassandra Wilson on "Traveling Miles" (1999) and Branford Marsalis on "Romare Bearden Revealed" (2003). He has also toured with Madeleine Peyroux and Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra.[1] Wamble was signed to Marsalis Music/Rounder Records.,[2] a label started by saxophonist Branford Marsalis, in 2002. Country Libations was released in 2003, and Bluestate was released in 2005. In 2010, his self-titled album "Doug Wamble" was released on Koch/E1 records.

Most recently, Wamble's guitar playing was featured prominently in the Ken Burns' World War II documentary, The War on PBS.[3] Wamble has also contributed music for the original scores for the upcoming Ken Burns documentary films, "The 10th Inning" and "Prohibition." Doug also completed the full original score for Burns' upcoming feature The Central Park Five, co-directed by Sarah Burns and produced by David McMahon of Florentine Films. Upcoming film projects include a new documentary about Jackie Robinson, also for Florentine Films. In 2014, Doug produced "Hunter" by Epic/Sony artist Morgan James.

Releases scheduled for 2015 include a live recording from Jazz at Lincoln Center, an instrumental guitar recording called "Rednecktelectual", and other film, TV and producing projects.


Band Leader

  • Country Libations - Doug Wamble (Marsalis Music) 2003
  • Bluestate - Doug Wamble (Marsalis Music) 2005
  • Doug Wamble - Doug Wamble (E1 Music) 2010
  • Fast as Years, Slow as Days - Doug Wamble (Halcyonic Records) 2012
  • Rednecktelectual- Doug Wamble (Halcyonic Records) 2014
  • The Traveler - Live from Lincoln Center (Halcyonic Records) 2015


  • Traveling Miles - with Cassandra Wilson (Blue Note) 1999
  • Big Train - with Wynton Marsalis (Sony) 1999
  • Tribute To Duke - with NJR All-Stars (NJR) 2000
  • Bluesectomy - with Andy Farber (NJR) 2000
  • Voices In The Wilderness - with John Zorn (Tzadik) 2003
  • Romare Bearden Revealed - with Branford Marsalis (Marsalis Music) 2003
  • Private Astronomy - with Geoff Muldaur (Deutsch Gramophone) 2004
  • Tales Of The Stuttering Mime - with Eric Revis (11:11) 2004
  • Unforgivable Blackness - with Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note) 2005
  • Marlowe - with David Berger (Such Sweet Thunder) 2005
  • A Celebration of New Orleans Music - with MusicCares Katrina Relief (Rounder) 2005
  • MTO Volume 1 - with Steven Bernstein (Sunnyside) 2006
  • Eyes Wide Open - with Sachal Vasandani (Mack Avenue) 2007
  • Ken Burns' The War (Original Soundtrack) - with Wynton Marsalis/Various Artists (Sony) 2007
  • We Are MTO - with Steven Bernstein (Mowo) 2008
  • Love and Circumstance - with Carrie Rodriguez (Opus) 2010

With Erik Friedlander

Selected Producer Discography

Television appearances[edit]

  • Talkin' Blues Bravo! Canada (2004)


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