Doug Anthony
Room 248 - An acoustic soul, singer/songwriter group
Room 248 is an Austin, TX - based, acoustic soul/folk/singer songwriter group mixing unique original songs with obscure covers. With strong, soulful vocals, and rich harmonies backed by tasteful guitar, bass, and percussion, Room 248 is a feast for those with eclectic tastes and a love for memorable performance.
The group formed originally in 1992 when roommates Andy Boutot and Steven Duarte began writing songs in their apartment in downtown Austin. After playing open mic's and a few showcase gigs, they added guitarist Doug Anthony and played regular shows at local singer-songwriter venues like Flipnotics and Ruta Maya, drawing good crowds and gathering a loyal following.
When Andy began a recording project with a newly forming 11 member band called Millennium Swing (later called Blue Millennium) and Steven began focusing on a solo writing and recording direction, Room 248 went on an extended hiatus. Anthony continued as a sought-after guitarist and bassist in Austin.
In 2011, however, the trio finally decided to reform and added local singer-songwriter Billy Mutschler (of the Dimestore Poets) and guitarist / bassist / pedal steel player Nathan Delacrataz to the fray. The group is currently recording an album and is available for performances.

Influences include: Bill Withers, Ted Hawkins, Sting, Al Green, Rickie Lee Jones, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Grisman and Garcia, Martin Sexton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Bobby McFerrin, The Beatles, Taj Mahal, Nina Simone, Etta James, Charles Brown, Stevie Wonder, .......

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