Doug Fankhauser
Guitar/ Chapman Stick/ Vocals
Biography

Over 20 years experience performing for festivals, theme parks, restaurants, private parties, and on cruise
ships.  Doug grew up in the mountains of Virginia where he taught himself to play guitar at age 6.  Along the
way he took lessons from many great teachers, including world renown classical guitarist, Andrew York.  He
graduated from James Madison University in 1989 and began to pursue a career in music, performing solo
and with various bands in the Northern Virginia area.  He relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1997 where there
was an endless supply of "Jimmy Buffett" style gigs.  He bought his first Chapman Stick in 2004 after seeing
Greg Howard ("Dave Matthews Band") perform.  He has released two CDs:  "What I do Best!" and "If This
Tree Could Talk..."  These include cover tunes and original songs of many different styles.

He now lives a happy life in Murrells Inlet with his wife, Shelia, and golden-doodle pup, Lilly.  He maintains an
active teaching schedule and performs whenever possible!
Some Places he has Performed:

Norwegian Cruise Lines
Brookgreen Gardens
La Belle Amie Vineyard
Paramount's Kings Dominion
Salt Water Creek in Murrells Inlet (11 years!)
Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
Coastal Carolina University
House Concerts in SC
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