Cultivating his smooth, soulful, and energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world, Doug Woolverton has become one of the most in demand, versatile trumpeters of his generation.
Born and raised in Trenton New Jersey, Doug began playing the trumpet at the young age of 7 where he soon realized his love for music. Playing in ensembles, improvising all the way through high-school and continuing through college, Doug received a Bachelor of Arts for Trumpet performance at Northern State University, Aberdeen SD.
He continues to hone his skills of soulful soloing, songwriting, recording and performing with some of the biggest names in music, including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Victor Wainwright, and Roomful of Blues, which has led to his full-time career performing nation wide and international.
Doug is currently living in Annapolis MD.
In 2019, Doug was nominated for a Grammy for playing trumpet with Victor Wainwright and the Train who’s record was nominated for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”.
In 2021 a PBS Postcards mini documentary episode that featured Doug, and his life story, was nominated for an Emmy award.
He is currently touring full-time with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band and also performs shows with Beginnings-the Chicago tribute band and the Shari Puorto Band (on bass guitar).
Doug has performed/recorded with:
Aretha Franklin, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Warren Haynes, Gov't Mule, John Scofield, Roomful of Blues, Victor Wainwright, Duke Robillard, They Might Be Giants, The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Bender Brass, Donnie Dacus, Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Purdie, Delbert McClinton, James Cotton, J. Geils and many more.