Doug Wamble

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Doug Wamble
Background information
Birth name Samuel Douglas Wamble
Born (1972-10-22) October 22, 1972 (age 44)
Clarksville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Jazz, blues
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Labels Marsalis Music, E1, Halcyonic

Doug Wamble (born Samuel Douglas Wamble, October 22, 1972, Clarksville, Tennessee) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.


Wamble grew up in Memphis and attended 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 recorded with 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 toured with Madeleine Peyroux and Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra. Wamble was signed to Marsalis Music[1] 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.

Wamble's guitar playing was featured in the Ken Burns's World War II documentary, The War on PBS.[2] He has also contributed music to Burns's documentary films, The 10th Inning and Prohibition and completed the original score for Burns's feature The Central Park Five. In 2014, he produced the album Hunter by Epic Records singer Morgan James.


As leader[edit]

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

As sideman[edit]

  • 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, 2003)
  • Private Astronomy – with Geoff Muldaur (Deutsche Grammophon, 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 (Ninth Street Opus, 2010)

With Erik Friedlander

Selected producer discography

Television appearances[edit]

  • Talkin' Blues Bravo! Canada (2004)


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