From Brooklyn to the Catskill Mountains, from hymns to the light and devils "hiding in the courtyard”, the Mateo and Dougan Band play atmospheric and groove oriented music inspired by the intimate and edgy nature of the real folk blues and steeped in Americana from folk to jazz to rock. Stories informed by an upbringing in the factory towns of upstate New York and an adult life incubated in New York City and settled in the Hudson Valley. Their new album, “Time to Fly” features original songs by Carl Mateo, piano, guitar, vocals and harmonica,Peter Dougan on left handed electric and acoustic guitar, Eric Parker on drums (Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Ian Hunter, Mick Taylor and many more), and a rotating crew of contributors including Kyle Esposito, bass, Chuck Cornelis on bass, Aaron Lieberman (God Street Wine) on guitar, Josh Tyler, Drums, Paul Schiavo on bass and Victor Lissabet on guitar.. For the past six years the band has developed their style and vibe at gigs that take on a party and community nature through the camaraderie and groove of the players, their fans, friends and family. “Time to Fly” is available now on Preorder to be released in February 2019.
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. and more.