Doug McCombs

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Douglas McCombs
Douglas McCombs with Tortoise in London, February 2016
Birth name Douglas McCombs
Born 1962 (age 53)
Peoria, Illinois
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, lap slide guitar, guitar
Associated acts Tortoise, Brokeback, Eleventh Dream Day, Pullman

Douglas McCombs (born in 1962 in Peoria, Illinois) plays bass and guitar with the instrumental rock band Tortoise[1] and leads the instrumental band Brokeback.[2] He is also the longtime bassist for the rock band Eleventh Dream Day.[3] In 1997, he formed Pullman with Bundy K. Brown, Chris Brokaw, and Curtis Harvey, with whom he released two albums.[4]


Brokeback is a project of McCombs. It has featured the following artists:


  • Another Routine Day Breaks, 7" EP, Hi-Ball Records - 1997
  • Returns to the Orange Grove, Thrill Jockey - 1997
  • Field Recordings from Cook County Water Table, Thrill Jockey - 1999
  • Morse Code In The Modern Age: Across The Americas, Thrill Jockey - 2001
  • Looks at the Bird, Thrill Jockey - 2003
  • Brokeback and the Black Rock, Thrill Jockey - 2013


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Tortoise". AMG. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ McCarthy, Kieran. "Biography: Brokeback". AMG. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason; Westergaard, Sean. "Biography: Eleventh Dream Day". Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Pullman - Biography". Retrieved 27 April 2013.