Finally, Doug, Greg, Chris, Billy, and Rich Gootee joined together to form “Good Seed.” The band played many local and national venues with rarely a night off and lots of travel. They produced a number of albums. During their days off, they would work in the recording studio doing jingles that were aired locally.
During the 1980s, the band members went their separate ways to pursue other musical options. Doug remained in Indianapolis and played with many local bands such as Carlton Taylor, Memories, Henry Lee Summer, Whitney Thetford, and others. He also played many studio gigs and church services. He was a staff musician at Northview Christian Life for over 10 years.
Over the years, the band always stayed in touch and got together to play gigs as often as possible. In the last several years, Good Seed has been in the studio working on several different projects, most recently a new album called Old School Rising. The music comes very easily and the sound is still there, even better than ever. Doug is looking forward to continuing these projects with his lifelong friends and doing all he can to contribute.