Doug Kistner ~ Keyboardist/Vocalist Special Guest On 2/2/2023
Doug Kistner is a renowned touring keyboard player and vocalist from Verona, NJ. Embracing the musical stylings of 70s and 80s megastars like Chicago, Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, and Kenny Loggins, Kistner has forged a place for himself as a “Yacht Rock” contemporary. Doug has performed with some of the biggest names in music, including Trans Siberian Orchestra, John Waite, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Chicago’s Danny Seraphine. While Kistner is well-known among music’s elite as a go-to player, as a solo recording artist, he remains under the radar to the general public.
In 2021, Doug Kistner took the leap from sideman to centerstage, releasing two singles, “Only Road I Know” and “Since We Left Our Dreams.” While Kistner sings and plays keys and guitar on the tracks, the recording lineup was rounded out by Mike Todd (bass) and Dave Anthony (Dennis DeYoung, John Waite) on drums. Ex-Billy Joel sax man, Richie Cannata came in to lay an incredible trademark sax solo on “Only Road,” giving the track the proper YR vibe.
Doug Kistner is currently with The Lords of 52nd Street featuring former members of Billy Joel’s longtime band, Liberty DeVitto, Russell Javors and Richie Cannata.) Kistner also performs with Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love.
His latest 2021 single is “There’s The Door” featuring former Chicago vocalist, Bill Champlin and Liberty DeVitto on drums.