At the age of 19, was one of the youngest persons to ever have auditioned for Frank Zappa. Doug turned down a music scholarship to form 3PM, one of the most successful jazz fusion groups, recording 2 albums and were the only musical act ever invited to play the prestigious Morehead Planetarium on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Morgan is heavily involved in session work with players like Grammy winner Chip Crawford, and jazz great Elmer Gibson, as well as continues to collaborate in writing with bassist Jerry Peek (also of 3PM and Steve Morse Band.)
Without audition, Doug was asked by Steve Morse to become the original drummer for the Steve Morse Band, which he later left due to MCA recording contract that was binding.
Doug recorded an album with Glassmoon which was engineered by David Lord (Peter Gabriel, Tears for Fears) in Bath England.
He has toured internationally for three years with Glassmoon.
Doug moved to Maui to become session drummer at George Benson’s Lahaina Sound Studio and continues live performances with David Choy (touring sax player with the The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Patti Austin, and James Ingram).
From 2006-2012 Doug toured the Pacific Rim. While not performing out of the country, he has taught music composition and digital recording at UH Maui and created the Artist in Residence program. He also teaches 2 students per year to prepare them for college, three of which have made the pages of modern drummer (most recently Ume drummer Rachel Fuhrer)
Currently Doug is recording two albums. Group album to be supported with and extensive tour of the Philippines.
The concurrent album is the "Soul of Trees" album on Dot Time Records based out of New York and the Netherlands
He has also worked in commercial film participating in shows like Sleepy Hollow and did preproduction work on Avatar 2.