Hi Folks and welcome to the March DUBB-LETTER
Well, just eight days left to the release of 'EXACTLY LIKE THIS'. Already folks are saying some pretty nice things about this one. Here's a few:
“..an eleven track masterpiece….A marvelous album from a marvelous musician.”
- Ian Patience - Cashbox Magazine Canada
"...a superb album, from a genuine blues troubadour. A truly authentic voice."
- Chophouse, BluesDebut.com
"Killer stuff that just doesn’t quit and recorded with a sound like he’s playing right in front of you, just for you." - Midwest Record
Now if you can't wait eight more days :-) - it is available now for pre-order on amazon.com.
It's another 'Prof' Johnson 24-bit HDCD recording. Now, if you aren't an audiophile, you might wonder what that means.
Well, simply put, that means it's gonna' sound real good!
The album is a tribute to some of my diverse musical influences. Folks like Louis Jordan, Tony Joe White, Wes Montgomery, Jerry Reed, John Lee Hooker, and Duke Ellington. And my first mentor - Ernest Banks and his country blues.
A little story for you: When I was very young we lived in Raleigh NC. You could hear just about everything your neighbors were doing in that neighborhood. Now, our neighbor loved the music of Louis Jordan and he would play it at night when I was in my crib getting ready to sleep.
Well, as soon as I heard that music my little foot started tapping and after a while I feel asleep listening to Louis Jordan. My mother just shook her head and said, "Oh no, that boy is gonna' be a musician!" The first song on 'Exactly Like This' is a tribute to Louis Jordan. Kinda' fitting don't ya think?
We have three CD Release Parties for the new album.
Fur Peace Ranch • Guitar Camp 2015... Apply Now!
For you guitar players I want to let you know that I'll be teaching and performing at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch April 17 to April 20. The workshop is called 'How To Build Your Own Musical House' and here's what it's about:
If you're interested in joining me-here's
the link for more info:
This is going to be an extremely relaxed down-home session. I'll be telling some stories as well as teaching. Almost like dropping by my house for a visit.
The students will learn my method of simplifying the fingerboard and the importance of a strong right hand. We'll be working in standard tuning, open D bottleneck, and G6 tuning. From the styles of great musicians like Lightning Hopkins, Tampa Red, and John Lee Hooker, you'll learn how to make your own music.
We'll not only talk about the notes, but about finding the feeling that lives behind the notes. By thinking of licks as tools, you can learn to build your own musical house.
Nominated for the 2015 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year
DOUG MACLEOD-NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR!
The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will present at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues music performers. The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world.
See more at: www.blues.org
Tickets for the Award show are now on sale at The Blues Store at www.blues.org. A ballot will be soon be sent to all Blues Foundation members as they have the privilege of deciding which nominees will actually take home the Blues Music Award in May.
Winner Of Two Blues Music Awards!
Doug MacLeod is an acoustic roots master. He has been using guitars and voice to create his own unique musical vision for over fifty years...
Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd
- The Bluesmobile Radio Show
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'THERE'S A TIME'
WINNER OF THE 2014
BLUES MUSIC AWARD
FOR ACOUSTIC ALBUM
OF THE YEAR