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Luke Doucet (born June 9, 1973) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He writes and performs both as a solo artist and as a member of the folk band Whitehorse with Melissa McClelland

In 2006, Doucet was nominated for a Juno Award in the Adult Alternative Album of the Year category for his album, Broken (And Other Rogue States). Doucet has received plenty of critical acclaim; the Toronto Star referred to him as “the best young guitarist in the country”.

Early life

When Doucet was six years old he travelled the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with his father, who had recently completed a train journey across Russia. When he was eleven years old, Luke Doucet travelled solo across Canada (from Winnipeg to Nova Scotia). Two years later he travelled from Winnipeg to Vancouver, once again, unaccompanied, on a Greyhound bus.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but raised in Manitoba, Doucet grew up planning to become a lawyer before deciding to focus on guitar. Doucet got his first guitar when he was 13, and played in blues band with his dad two years later, at age fifteen. This was some of the first time he was able to spend with his father since his parents divorced when he was a child.

After playing in bands throughout high school, a nineteen-year-old Luke Doucet moved to Vancouver and joined Sarah McLachlan’s band.




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  • xtinasboy

    Very underrated artist!

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • About_Face

    I am really enjoying Blood's Too RIch, such an amazing record.

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • listentoSCQ

    Steel City Trawler offers an excellent portrait of Hamilton (not to mention some good rock tunes). Album review here, for those interested:

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • aschne

    The new album is brilliant! :)

    14 Sep 2010 Reply
  • SeiCar

    I saw him open for Blue Rodeo earlier this year. That was such an amazing show.

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • barenakedrachel

    This guy is amazing. He played with Sarah MacLachlan on BNL's Ships and Dip V cruise. Very awesome.

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • WLDB

    He made me want a white falcon. Those guitars are awesome.

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • Wa__wa

    I saw him at the James Blunt concert, and he was amazing! Awsome live.

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • palijer

    i saw him open for blue rodeo... best night of live music i ever had.... blue rodeo's drumer was behind him, glenn milhchum... insane

    12 Nov 2008 Reply
  • night-shades

    Seeing Doucet live this weekend made my heart ache. He's just that much better live. Come to Waterloo soon!!!

    6 Aug 2008 Reply
  • katie333

    Blood's too rich is quite good.

    20 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Johnfen

    Ah ha! its already out in Canada. I can say with much certainty that it is quite excellent.

    6 Jan 2008 Reply
  • ClaireJ24

    Luke's new album Blood's Too Rich is out in the UK on Feb 4th, if you didn't know! You can listen to a lot of the tracks from it on his myspace! Sounds amazing.

    5 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Johnfen

    Emily, Please has to be one of my new favourite songs.

    4 Dec 2007 Reply
  • markhenning

    Hey Luke - do you ever check this site out? gimme a shout if you do! Mark

    23 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Gripping

    Free <3

    27 Apr 2007 Reply

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