and and raised in a small town in South Carolina by my
parents Doc and Myrtle Thornton. As a kid all of my
father's friends started calling me "Little Doc."
It is a nickname I am proud to be called by, because it
pays some respect to my father, and reminds me of him,
his buddies, and days gone by.
The first acoustic blues artist I ever heard on records as a kid was Furry Lewis and he was a big inspiration for me. Some other blues artists that I was weaned on are Canned Heat, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, The Allman Brothers, B.B. King, Shuggie Otis, and The Toy Factory Blues Band later known as The Marshall Tucker Band.
I developed an interest in music at an early age and took up playing the guitar. After playing in bands during the 60's and 70's I put the guitar down for several years and rarely played. Then the passion came back. I started playing often and long, and began writing new songs.
Have a listen to some of my recent recordings here. I perform with CAOS (Carolina Association of Songwriters) in the Carolinas. Be sure to catch one of our performances when you are in the area. .