Doug Sisemore

Doug Sisemore's Biography

Doug Sisemore grew up in Chattanooga, TN. His world changed with the British invasion, and he found himself loving music. One Christmas, a guitar was left under the tree and the rest is... well, the rest is what you are reading about right now.

The high school garage band scene was breaking out everywhere and so were a million guitarists. Doug decided to switch to the organ. Could he play it? Not really, but it secured him a spot in a working band. He would figure out the playing part later.

Fortunately, most of the other guys in the band could play really well so it didn’t take long. College came soon and another switch was made to Graphic Arts. It wasn’t long, however, before the music called and he was back on the club circuit, paying his dues. Not long after, he was traveling the country with various Top 40 acts and spending all his money on pianos, organs and synthesizers.

A few short years later, Doug found himself in Nashville, TN. Nashville offered a lot more than Chattanooga did, musically speaking, and Doug took advantage of it. He managed to find plenty of work as a keyboardist and made his way into the music network of Nashville.

Doug slowly made the transition from club bands to concert halls and began traveling the world performing for thousands of people and working with outstanding singers and musicians. Along the way came opportunities to write and record songs with and for some of these artists and to compose music for television and film.

During his journey, Doug has had the good fortune to work with artists, musicians and songwriters including Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Gary Oliver, Henry Lee Summer, Linda Davis, Shenandoah, Chely Wright, Jo-El Sonnier, Victor Wooten, Brooks and Dunn, Martina McBride and Tom Kimmell. He has written songs and composed music for film, television, and several animated series. He is currently the music director for Reba McEntire.

Doug Sisemore's Gear
Doug Sisemore

Gear List

Motif ES7 1U Motif Tone GeneratorYamaha TX 316 SPX900Yamaha 2100 Amplifier