"Sometimes meditative, sometimes poignantly moving, Doughty's music is always spellbinding." (Wendell Full Moon Coffee House)
“Today I had a great guest...
(Leigh Hilger, singer-songwriter)
"One of the more remarkable acoustic debuts I've heard!"
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“Your first CD was excellent and you've done several orders better on Under the Sky! What a beautiful emotional balance – exciting at times, soothing at others.” (
"Last week I bought your CD Among Trees... And what a great CD it is! I have many hundred guitar CD’s… so I'm quite familiar with the modern acoustic steel-string guitar world, and I must say that "By Lantern Light" really hit me in the head and heart better than anything in a long time!" (
"Your album is a place to go. It's a haven against the world, really, when it's too much with us."
"Francis keeps the soul of the guitar in his heart!"
"...thank you for the fine concert yesterday. I was transfixed! What glorious, imaginative music you make. It's still spinning through my head." (Nancy Stauffer)
" If a CD can be worn out by constant replaying, then I am going to find out!" (Sandra Brown)
"I heard you this morning on the WERS interview... I loved your music. I had a knot in my throat, and that mixed sweet sadness and joy I get when I see or feel beauty and love coming through in somebody's life and work." (Martin Hunter)