We were all created from Star Dust. May our souls and music remain among the stars until the end of time. ” - The Canadian Troubadour Doug Smith

Welcome to the CANADIAN TROUBADOUR Press Kit.

Doug is available for Music Events, radio interviews, TV shows, collaborations, charity events and much more.

Do not hesitate to reach out to Doug and let him know what you are looking for. If Doug is not able to help you out, he is very happy to refer you to other entertainers in your area.

Doug is connected with many different musicians, singers, engineers, producers, retailers and clients to name a few of his contact sources. There are many talented people in the Ottawa Valley region and If Doug is not able to provide the service for you, he will gladly direct you to people that he knows personally or would recommend to you.

Doug can put together different band combinations that perform with him, so he is able to provide small personal shows up to and including large fairs or large theatre shows.

Doug will also entertain for charities but he will pick and choose exposure only events..

Covid 19 Vaccine

Fully vaccinated

Vaccination Proof Attached

Doug takes the Covid 19 virus very seriously and the health and safety of his audiences is paramount to him. Here is a copy of Doug's vaccination card for your records. Several venues have already requested copies, so Doug has no problem posting his proof of vaccination publicly.

If you require more entertainers at your venue of facility, do not hesitate to reach out to Doug. He also has contacts with many other amazing entertainers in the Ottawa Valley.

Press Biography

The Canadian Troubadour

Canadian Singer-Songwriter-Recording Artist

Doug was born in Airthrey Castle, Sterling, Scotland in 1959. His family immigrated to Canada in 1965. Doug became a Canadian Citizen and joined the Canadian Forces in 1976 where he served twenty years in Canada and Europe. Doug is a veteran of the first Gulf War and was honourably released from the Canadian Forces in 1996. He picked up his first guitar in 2012 for $100 at a local pawn shop at the age of 53. Doug is self taught singer, songwriter, musician and now recording artist. Doug is a very proud Canadian and calls the Ottawa Valley his home.

Not only does Doug write and sing his own music but his vocals cover songs from Marty Robbins, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Charlie Walker, Ian Tyson, Sonny James, Albert Hammond, Hank Snow, Slim Dusty, Johnny Burnette, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Moe Bandy, and many more.

Doug released his first studio album in December of 2018. He released a Christmas studio album 11 months later in November of 2019. His first music video "I Am Canadian" was released in February of 2020 on YouTube. He released his second music video on Canada Day 2020 along with his 3rd studio album "The Maple Leaf Forever". Doug's 4th studio album "Canadian Folk Classics" was released on the 30th of July 2021. Now 4 studio albums released in his first 30 months. Doug's fan base continues to grow and his music is now streaming in 68 countries around the world, over 930 cities and already playing on 358 playlists on Spotify.

Press Photos

2018 Album

2019 Album

2020 Album

Sample Track

Sample Video