11 Brightwaters Dr.
Sound Beach NY 11789
Autumn 2017-Present Music Director/guitarist for The Coasters. Responsibilities include hiring and rehearsal of backing musicians, coordination with sound technicians, creation and updating of musical charts, and performance onstage with The Coasters.
2000-present Solo guitarist/sound sculptor as Douglas Baldwin: The Coyote Loops!
2012-present Guitarist in musical theater, including the Engeman Theater in Northport NY and the Gateway in Bellport NY. Shows include In The Heights, West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Spring Awakening, Grease, Hair, Hairspray, Evita, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Godspell, Memphis, Little Shop of Horrors, Violet, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and more.
1974-present Guitarist with Who Loves You? (Four Seasons/Jersey Boys tribute, 2014-present), The Flamingos (2015-present), Kid Kyle (2014-present), the annual LAR Doo-Wop Weekend featuring 30 acts over two days including The Drifters, The Tokens, The Chantels, Johnny Farina of Santo and Johnny, Gene Chandler, and many others (2013-present), founder/guitarist/lead voalist of Coyote & Company (2012-present), guitarist with the Hidden City Orchestra (2012), the Rhythm Kings (2007-2011), the Gabis Brothers (1994-2002), The Column 13 (1990-1993), first-call guitarist with the Steven Scott Orchestras (1983-1988), the Kim Strongin Band (1980-1983), the Wes Houston Band (1978-1980), the Skydogs (1974-1978)
2015 Author, arranger, performer and producer/engineer, Play Mandolin Today! Songbook (Hal Leonard) Ten-song folio with audio CD
2013 Author, performer and producer/engineer, Comprehensive Chord Theory for Guitarists (Hal Leonard) 300pp. with audio CD
2010 Author and performer, Play Mandolin Today! Instructional DVD (Hal Leonard)
2009 Author, performer and producer/engineer, Play Mandolin Today! (Hal Leonard) Instructional Book 48 pp. with CD audio
2006 Author, performer and producer/engineer, Play Guitar By Ear: An Innovative Guide to Listening and Learning (Hal Leonard) 102pp. with CD audio
2000-2007 Associate Editor for GuitarOne Magazine
Initiated and coordinated monthly columns including “Basic Training,” “Acoustic Café” and “Axe Doctor,” technical “how-to” articles, instructional features, product reviews (including audio demos), performance notes for music transcriptions, and answers to readers’ questions.
Freelance contributor to “Guitarville,” an online feature of the Korg musical instrument corporation.
1996-2000 Contributing editor and columnist for Guitar World, Maximum Guitar, Guitar Shop, GuitarOne and Guitar magazines. Freelance contributor to the Guitar Center catalog and www.Guitar.com.
1990-1998 Contributing editor and columnist for The Music Paper, Manhasset, NY. Contributing writer for Music and Sound Retailer, Port Washington, NY. Contributing writer for Guitarmaker, the Journal of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans.
Contributing writer for The String Instrument Craftsman.
Contributing writer for Stewart-MacDonald’s Trade Secrets.
2015 Artist-in-residence at The Maritime Explorium, Port Jefferson, New York exploring and presenting an interactive demonstration of art and nanotechnology.
2000-Present Designer of computer-generated fractal art.
1974 - Present Graphic design and execution of publicity material for bands
1993-Present Founder and manager of Coyote Music, Inc., St. James, NY, a private instructional studio for acoustic and electric guitar and electric bass. Current enrollment is 15-20 students; peak enrollment in 2004-7 was approximately fifty students with two additional instructors.
1988-1990 Luthier and repair tech for All Music, Plainview, NY. Revived and managed repair shop for large retail music store. Responsibilities included organization and restocking of shop and rebuilding of clientele as well as repair of fretted string instruments.
1993-1996 Attended and contributed to biennial symposia of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
1984-1990 Studied with Robert Fripp, Tony Geballe and Curt Golden in Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft seminars
1982-1984 Private studies with Carmine D’Amico, prominent New York studio and freelance guitarist, and with John Scofield.
1972-1974 Attended Immaculate Heart College (Los Angeles) with a dual major in music and graphic art.
1967-1970 Private studies with Glenn Lyons, currently Assistant Professor of Guitar at West Chester College, PA.
1982-Present Member, Musicians Union Local 802
1990-Present Member, Guild of American Luthiers
1992-Present Member, Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
1998-Present Member, Suffolk County Music Educators Association