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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 @ THE RECORD CENTRE, 1099 WELLINGTON ST. W. - 14h15

Area Resident is the music of Ottawa journalist Doug Hempstead, who records at home between splits shifts as a CBC radio traffic reporter.

The songs are often based on stories he’s covered or has come into contact with as a reporter. They draw heavily from his Ottawa Valley upbringing.

The Valley is where Doug’s music gets its finishing touches. Following the initial recording, the tracks are sent to producer/musician Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker The Star) at Skylark Park in Pembroke, for overdubs, mixing and to be produced and mastered.

Live performances of Area Resident are done featuring Doug on drums/vocals, John Higney (The Flaps) on guitars/keys, Paul Jensen on guitar and Kristy Nease on bass.

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