“In running a worldwide entertainment company, I come across many genres of music. I understand the complex nature of what makes a song stick in your mind as well as your heart. It takes a special talent to not only make a melody flow but when you feel like you are a part of the story of the song, that is when you have found the musician who is a genuine artist who stands above the rest. Douglas is a testament to said artist. Once you take a listen to just one song, you will long to sit back and soak in his entire catalog of original content. I guarantee that the blend of his voice, wonderful musicianship and the tale he weaves into each and every song, you will become as enamored and delighted as I am.” 

— Debby 'Fergy' Ferguson - CEO TourDesign Creative”

“Douglas Haines is an Americana singer-songwriter, who has been entertaining audiences for three decades, blending acoustic guitar melodies with a poet’s gift for capturing a story in lyric form. Douglas who is a founding member of The Haines Bros. Band began playing the guitar and writing songs as a young boy, developing a variety of finger style guitar picking. Today, his original works comprise over 150 songs. Douglas Haines writes and plays music that is so in depth, it will take you to a place somewhere in your life. Listening to his songs is kind of like reading a really good book, you are there. This is music for men and women – not girls and boys. The bad news is: this is not what you’ll hear on radio. The good news is: this is not what you hear on the radio! Douglas Haines is one of those singer-songwriters whose music and melodies is so subtle, delicate and intimate, that you’re pretty much convinced he is singing just for you…and he probably is! The minute I hit play on the finger-picking, “Before You Know”, I was thrown back to the days of America, Bread, Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Don Mclean, Lobo…and the list could go on and on. Haines could sing the yellow pages and it would sound real and heart felt. His voice is pure and sincere and never dull, overdone or forced. He sings about his life and love, holding nothing back. Something Haines does superbly on “Before It Rained” and “Love Can’t Break Your Heart”. It’s almost impossible to find words adequate enough for Douglas Haines. Genius seems a bit strong; talented doesn’t seem strong enough.” 


“If you’re recording an album, it doesn’t hurt to have a few friends in Music City. The Haines Bros have more than a few of those. On Friday’s Highway, brothers Lowell, Douglas and Terry Haines crafted a record stuffed to the gills with music reminiscent of 70s folk, country rock and acoustic ballads that finds a comfortable home in today’s Americana genre. And they got a little help from Nashville session stalwarts Phil Madeira, David Mansfield, Vince Gill, Byron House, Bryan Owings and many others.”” 

— John Faulkner, InkFreeNews.COM