Doodlebug Music Studio is a solar-powered reservation-based facility named for Kermit Kenneth Davids who was known as “Doodlebug,” or simply “Doodle,” on the reservation. Father of composer Brent Michael Davids, Kermit helped build the original house on this reservation land with the composer’s grandfather, Kenneth Davids. Kenneth and his wife Minerva raised 5 sons and a daughter in the old house, which is now the site of the new Doodlebug Music Studio facility. Doodlebug Music Studio is proud to reside within the borders of the reservation of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation in Wisconsin.
The construction of the new Doodlebug facility is an ongoing project, with the assistance of several reservation-based businesses who deserve many thanks. Jeff Miller, Sr., along with his son Luke, of Arrowhead Builders have assisted with the construction of the Doodlebug facility in countless ways. Assistance with the facility’s plumbing came from Bud Miller, also running a reservation-based business. Early, when the facility was not yet habitable, Bert Davids, of the reservation forestry department, donated a temporary apartment during the winter months, thankfully allowing the work to continue. Additionally, major support has come from the composer’s mother, Sharon Doty Davids, who married Doodlebug in the 1950s. Though currently unfinished, the building itself is comfortable and habitable. Even so, the Doodlebug Music Studio is fully operational, and the sound is amazing! In 2018, Doodlebug went 100% solar power, special thanks to the solar experts at North Wind Renewable Energy.