May 27th, 2014
Rumble host Doug Lauderdale was born to love rockabilly. Pregnant with little Doug, Ma Lauderdale burned up the piano playing rockabilly tunes such as “Blue Suede Shoes” for his dad. Music was so much in his blood that Doug became a radio announcer in cities that included Knoxville, Nashville, and Denver, and at one time worked as a professional karaoke singer.
These days, Doug is a stagehand setting up shows at local and regional theatres and festivals. It’s one of his favorite gigs in a long line of professions that include the Marine Corps, coal miner, prison guard, pawn shop clerk, and working cowboy.
While “One for the money…” and hooks like it are what excite Doug to spin rockabilly and all its cousins, he might just throw in a line about his colorful past to spice up the show.