Doug Lancio

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Doug Lancio
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Doug Lancio (left) with John Hiatt in 2012
Background information
GenresRock music, country music, folk music
Occupation(s)Guitarist, record producer
InstrumentsGuitar, mandolin
Associated actsJohn Hiatt, Patty Griffin

Doug Lancio is a guitarist and record producer, based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has worked with a wide range of artists including John Hiatt, Nanci Griffith, and Patty Griffin.[1]



Lancio was a member of the 1980s group Questionnaires, along with Tom Littlefield (guitar, vocals), Chris Feinstein (bass), and Hunt Waugh (drums).[2][3]


With guitarist Jay Joyce and bassist Chris Feinstein, Lancio formed the group Bedlam in 1991. They released an eponymous EP and the album Into the Coals, both on MCA.[4] Bedlam also recorded music for the soundtrack album of the film Reservoir Dogs: "Harvest Moon" and a cover of "Magic Carpet Ride."[5]

Touring and recording[edit]

Lancio has toured and recorded with a number of noted artists. In the mid-'90s he was a member of Tommy Womack's touring and recording band.[6]

Lancio has been a member of John Hiatt's touring bands since 2008.[7] Lancio also produced Hiatt's 2014 album Terms of My Surrender.[8]

Lancio has had a long professional working relationship with Patty Griffin. He first played with Patty on her Silver Bell (album) album,[9] and contributed to other recordings, such as Flaming Red, Children Running Through, Downtown Church, and American Kid.[10] He produced 1000 Kisses[11] and her live album A Kiss in Time.

Lancio has also toured with Tom Jones in support of his recent recordings.[12]


Lancio was nominated for the 2013 Americana Music Award for Instrumentalist of the year.[13]

Studio G[edit]

Lancio maintains Studio G (in partnership with Patty Griffin), a Nashville recording studio that features a Trident 324 mixing console, Studer A827 analog tape recorder, and Telefunken V76 preamps.[14]


As a member of the Questionnaires[edit]

  • 1989: Window to the World (EMI USA)
  • 1991: Anything Can Happen (EMI USA)
  • 1989: "Window To The World (LP Version)" / "Window To The World (Edited Version)" (EMI USA)
  • 1989: "Teenage Head" (EMI USA) 12" promo

As a member of Bedlam[edit]

  • 1992: Into The Coals (MCA)
  • 1991: Bedlam (MCA)
  • 1992: "Heaven" (MCA)

As producer[edit]

As sideman[edit]





  1. ^ "International Guitar Month – Day 11 – The Guy Behind the Greats, Doug Lancio". Lichty Guitars. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Chris Feinstein, Unsung Hero". The Other Side of Nashville. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Rev. Keith A. Gordon. "Questionnaires Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Daryl Sanders. "Jay Joyce". The East Nashvillian. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Reservoir Dogs Soundtracks". Quentin Tarantino Movies. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Griffin, Mark (August 10, 2008). "Aftershocks: The Great Tommy Womack". The Amplifier. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Meline, Bob (November 20, 2008). "Live Review: John Hiatt and the Ageless Beauties at the Mystic Theatre". City Sound Inertia. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  8. ^ GP Staff (April 1, 2014). "John Hiatt to release Terms of my Surrender". Guitar Player. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Whitmore, Laura (October 10, 2013). "Interview: Patty Griffin Releases "Silver Bell" 13 Years After It Was Recorded". Guitar World. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Villager, Folk (May 10, 2013). "Patty Griffin – An "American Kid" Interview". No Depression. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Patty Griffin's '1000 Kisses' Available on Vinyl for First Time Ever". ATO Records. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Sterling, Ellen (May 22, 2013). "The Reinvention of Tom Jones: At Almost 73, the Singer Is Now Performing the Music He Loves Most". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Americana Awards Nominees Announced: Shovels and Rope, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller Shine". Twang Nation. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Cooper, Peter (June 1, 2009). "Nashville Skyline, June 2009". Mix Online. Retrieved June 8, 2017.

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