Area Resident is the musical moniker of Doug Hempstead, an Ottawa-based multi-instrumentalist.
The name draws on his more than two decades as a print and broadcast journalist. In fact, the music is made between the split shifts he works as a traffic reporter for CBC radio.
Area Resident has two full-length albums — a critically-acclaimed self-titled debut CD in the fall of 2016 and the sophomore ‘Delano’ due Nov. 10th, 2017.
Hempstead works closely with life-long pal, Jordon Zadorozny of Blinker The Star who acts as producer, collaborator and musician on the Area Resident recordings.
As a live act, Hempstead serves as a lead vocalist drummer and performs with guitarists John Higney (The Flaps, Two Minute Miracles) and Paul Jensen, as well as fellow CBC journalist Kristy Nease on bass.
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