Doug Belote is a native of southern Louisiana. He attended U.S.L. in Lafayette, La. and New York City's Drummer's Collective in 1995. Belote has toured all over the globe with an extensive list of respected musicians, including George Porter Jr. (of the Meters) and Mike Gordon (of Phish), and he's even appeared as the drummer in Willy Nelson's band in "The Dukes of Hazzard." His most recent work includes backup for Jerry Douglas and the release of a solo New Orleans Drum Loop CD. Doug is an accomplished musician, both in the studio and on the road, who definitely has a thorough understanding of his New Orleans style grooves.