Doug Protsik likes to play the “old-time piano” for dances, melodramas, honky tonk saloons, and silent movies. He plays withOld Grey Gooseand produced all three of their recordings, including the group’s first recording in 1978 for Folkways, “Old Time Country Dance Tunes and Songs from Maine”, now available again on CD. Doug also plays accordion and fiddle.
Teaching at a variety of academic levels and providing educational programs to schools and summer camps is another aspect of Doug’s musical work. He has been designated Master Old-Time Fiddler by the Maine Arts Commission and mentors aspiring fiddlers. As Director of Maine Fiddle Camp (which shares some instructors and many attendees with Fiddle Hell), Doug has produced 12 annual fiddle tune collections.