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    Performing on Friday of the 3-day HullabaLOU Festival, the Doobie Brothers bring their California roots to Kentucky to take part in the inaugural music celebration at Churchill Downs.


     According to their official website, the band describes themselves as “a quintessentially American rock-n-roll band who have combined elements of rock, blues, soul, country, jazz and more into one of the most appealing blends of popular music of the last half-century.”


    While the band members have changed many times over their 40-year career (including a stint with Michael McDonald in the late 1970’s), their famous sounds have remained the same. Fans will recognize familiar hits “Listen to the Music”, “Black Water”, “Taking it to the Streets” and “China Grove”.


    What you may not know about this 30-million album selling band is that their name “Doobie” comes from the slang term for marijuana cigarettes. It was part of their culture of their music and part of the regional areas where they began. Well, in reality… if you’re a long-time Doobie Brothers fan, you probably not only knew that fact, but are familiar with those cigarettes yourselves!


    Later this fall of 2010, the band will celebrate their first album in over 10 years with the release of “World Gone Crazy”. It is their 13th studio album and comes on the heels of the 40th anniversary of their very first album release in 1971.


    So if your HullabaLOU tickets include a date on Friday, be sure to check out the classic American band, the Doobie Brothers.


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    I graduated from Western Kentucky University (GO Tops!) with an English and Journalism degree. I spend my time playing soccer, watching UK basketball, stalking David Beckham and laughing at Chelsea Handler.

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