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After studying with Jackie King and Herb Ellis, Douglas Datwyler continued his musical education at North Texas State University under Jack Petersen. Taking all the music courses he could, he finally made the guitar a natural instrument for his expression. From Dallas, Doug relocated to Los Angeles where he was hired by Grammy award-winning Motown group The Commodores. The next six to seven years were spent touring and recording with the group. Then with major endorsements (Fender Guitars) and performing experience, he embarked on a solo career. His music expresses the beauty of his art through the smooth latin-based jazz sounds of 'Tropical Paradise'.