Fri., Dec. 18 at 12 noon • Killian Hall (14W-111)
Francis Doughty on guitar
An exciting folk instrumental guitarist who has often been compared to Leo Kottke. Francis Doughty captivates audiences with his own evocative or exciting music as well as thrilling Kottke covers.
... Doughty has shared the stage with or opened for Gordon Bok, Lui Collins, Tony Vacca, Don White, Adrienne Jones (of Mad Agnes), Kiernan Kane, Elliot Bronson, James Durst, Thea Hopkins and others. He has made numerous radio and several television appearances, including a feature on NPR's magazine show "Here and Now," taped at WBUR in Boston.
“Francis Doughty’s virtuoso guitar instrumentals dazzled, reminding one of guitar master Leo Kottke.”
SALEM GAZETTE – North Shore Folk Festival
“This is fingerstyle guitar up there with the best of the best. If you’ve ever heard Michael Hedges or Leo Kottke, then you won’t be disappointed with Francis Doughty. This guy has a beautiful touch.” Derek Sivers, Founder, CD Baby
“One of the few local guitarists following in the demanding John Fahey/Leo Kottke mode... acoustic guitarist Francis Doughty is one of the best-kept secrets in town.”
“[his] arrangements can blow blades of grass or fall like icy snow. More than words. You can easily lose yourself in Doughty’s music...” WORCESTER MAGAZINE