Website undergoing a makeover…

If everything looks a little funky on our site it’s because we’re having it revamped right now, thanks to the people at 58 Graphics! They are also redesigning our log to make it more contemporary. So get ready for the new look and an easier to navigate website very soon! Thanks!

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Get your LEG UP now!!

Doug James and The Pocket are pleased to announce the release of their first collection of tunes, “LEG UP.” You can get it the old-school way – at gigs (you hand us $10, we hand you the disc) – or by download here now, or CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon soon. Any way you buy it, you get a full dance card of American Hip Shakin’ Music – nine originals and two covers that stamp our own attitude on the music we love: Blues, Funk, R&B, New Orleans . . .

To get a taste of it now, click the “AUDIO” tab above or the player on the right. We hope it makes you feel good!

Road Construction alert! 7/26-Taste of Wisconsin, Kenosha –

If you’re coming up to Kenosha today, be aware of road construction on Rt. 50, follow the detour signs to get to downtown Kenosha.

Hey all you Cheeseheads and Flatlanders! We’ll be burning up the Main Stage from 5:45 – 6:50 PM at Taste of Wisconsin in downtown Kenosha again for our 3rd appearance! More great food, drink and music! Click Taste of Wisconsin for all the details!

Rick at RibFest

7/27-Canine Companions For Independence-Chicago


Doug James and The Pocket is proud to be performing for the Canine Companions For Independence on Sunday, July 27th from 5:30-6:45 pm, after our 12:30 show at Taste Of Lincolnshire that same day. This is a great organization that provides a much needed service as explained below. Click here for more information – CCI – Invite v2

Sunday, July 27, 2014 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

1133 W Fulton Market, 1st Floor Chicago, Illinois 60607

Recommended Donation of $10 towards CCI

Please visit our donation site:

Food, Fun, Silent Auction and Doug James and The Pocket

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.