Doug Carnahan is an American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s no stranger to the stage, having been performing for over a decade, both all over his native Pennsylvania and across the U.S. Doug has been the front man for quite a few hard rock bands over the years, starting with his first band, Devils Under the Influence, which he formed back in 2008. From his next band, A Guilty Revelation, to joining his current, award-winning band, After the Fall, Doug has continued his passion for writing, recording, and performing music.
Now, Doug is stretching his musical legs with his solo acoustic project, releasing his first ever solo acoustic record, The Lighter Side of Dark. Started back in 2017, as a way to help gain exposure (and make a little extra golfing money), Doug’s solo acoustic act consisted of him playing his favorite covers to local bars. Over the years, the concept of just a guy, his guitar, and the music grew on Doug, and he began to extend his acoustic repertoire with original material and a more extensive collection of cover songs. As it continued to expand and grow, and with his desire to explore new musical horizons, a solo acoustic record was the next logical step. Drawing on a few older songs from his years of songwriting as a starting point for the record, Doug also wanted to expand beyond his native rock music. With the inclusion of a couple brand new songs, this record showcases Doug’s songwriting sensibilities and puts on display the many different styles and genres that he himself is a fan of. The Lighter Side of Dark is just the first step in what Doug hopes will be a new turn in his musical journey. Read More…