Take the intimate and edgy nature of the real folk blues add atmosphere and groove and you will have a sense of “Mateo and Dougan” which features original songs by Carl Mateo, the stellar playing of Peter Dougan on left handed electric and acoustic guitar, Eric Parker on drums (Joe cocker, Steve Winwood, John Hall and many more), Chuck Cornelis on bass ( Robin the Hammer, The Sunburst Brothers, The Sometime Sinners) and a rotating crew of contributors including Kyle Esposito, bass, Aaron Lieberman (God Street Wine) on guitar, Josh Tyler, Drums and Paul Schiavo on bass. For the past six years the band has incubated it's style and vibe at gigs that take on a party and community nature through the comraderie and groove of the players, their fans, friends and family. "Mateo and Dougan" are in process of mixing their upcoming album entitled "Time to Fly" with Pete Hanlon at Levon Helm Studios.
Carl Mateo (The Hooligan Band, Robin the Hammer, Stevens/Perrino) has shared the stage with performers such as John Hammond Jr, Jorma Kaukonen, Matt Guitar Murphy, Suzanne Vega, Larry Cambell, David Johansen, John Doe and X, Robert Hunter, David Bromberg, Marco Benevento and more in classic venues such as The Knitting Factory and CBGB'S Gallery in NYC, The Iron Horse, Northampton , MA., Cafe Lena's in Saratoga, NY and the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock , NY. Carl's debut release, "Big White House", was chosen as one of the top ten independent recordings of the year by the "Off the Beaten Track Radio Show".on WKZE.
Peter Dougan is a much loved music educator at The Rock Academy and The Woodstock Day School in Saugerties, NY. His deep knowledge and love of music theory, Peter studied Jazz Guitar in Graduate School at Berklee and Americana shared with many of the next generation’s young musicians. Peter has played with the seminal Ithaca band, Mectapus, Gene Ween, Jay Collins and the Northern Resistance. He has shared the stage with Countless great artists such as Larry Cambell, Happy Traum, Marco Benevento, Gene Ween, Amy Helm, John Hammond Jr.