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Doctor Skoob: Bio

Doctor Skoob formerly of Lubbock, Texas creates a cosmic mix of funky Americana folk rock that never seems to stop evolving from one moment to the next.

Touted as part of "Lubbock’s Next Big Sound", Doctor Skoob has created a truly unique style all their own while still not forgetting their roots. In a town known for musical innovators like Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, and Joe Ely; the Skoob have done more than hold their own. "They’ve blazed their own trail".

Lead by front man, Doug Haines (a.k.a. Skoob), who has been recently been referred to as “Lubbock’s newly elected king”, Skoob has built his reputation as a performer, an entertainer, and as a brilliant songwriter by capturing his audiences and bringing them into his world while the band provides the soundtrack to the listener’s experience.

Most recently, Skoob, like Ely, has joined the mass exodus of Lubbock artists and musicians who’ve made the voyage south to call Austin their home and has since hooked up with legendary guitarist and Danny Gatton protégé, Mark “Boy Wells” Schultz, and bass player Steve Larson to form the newest version of the Doctor Skoob phenomenon.

Schultz and Larson both hail from the very same MD/DC music scene that produced such great guitarists as the late Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan. They have also toured together with Bruce Crump of Molly Hatchet and have played shows with such acts as Maybelle Carter, Billy Joe Shaver, Kenny Chesney, The Osbourne Brothers, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Bruce Hornsby, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Hornsby even once referred to Schultz as a “monster on the guitar” after they played together.

Doctor Skoob has worked with acts such as Tim Reynolds, Joe Ely, Taj Mahal, Mac Davis, Al Perkins, the Eric McFadden Trio, Thiftstore Cowboys, Cary Swinney, Richard Bowden, John X. Reed, The Original Texas BelAirs, Los Sonsabitches, Larry, Yamn, and Moving Matter to name just a few.

They have also headlined stages at the Lubbock Music Festival, the West Texas Music Festival, and the Fourth on Broadway Festival, as well as being a showcase artist at the Buddy Holly Center & Museum in 2005, 2006, 2007, and now in 2008 showcasing the best in Texas original music. Come take a trip with the Skoob!

Doctor Skoob is:
Doug Haines: guitar, vocals, & songwriter

The Band:
Mark “Boy Wells” Schultz: guitar and vocals
Steve Larson: electric and standup bass

Other Players:
Fletch Murchison: mandolin & vocals
Nic Shute: trumpet & vocals
Austin Davis: electric banjo
Shad Daugherty: guitar, bass, & vocals
Dave Hernandez: drums & percussion


Doctor Skoob's Gringo Sol (2007 - LP)
Live Lubbock Nights (2005 - LP)
Be My Voice (2004 - EP)
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (2003 - LP)