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"Like all great blues men, MacLeod
lives his music, and the songs are not just
on the tips of his fingers and tongue,
they are one with his being.
- Blues Music Magazine
"Probably the greatest living representative of the acoustic blues.”
- Heaven Magazine, The Netherlands
Here's the DUBB-LETTER for December 2015...
Photo by Jeff Fasano
Happy Holidays Folks!
It's that special
time of the year
again and I'd like
to wish you and
yours the best
of the season.
Last month I went up to National Reso-Phonic Guitars to get 'Moon' a much needed looking after. As you can see, it's always fun to drop by 'the shop'. Now to make sure 'Moon' was set to go Jason wailed the chords to La Bamba. Jim had just put a high E string on a Style N, heard the chords, grabbed a screwdriver and played the melody 'National diddley-bow screwdriver slide' style!
Jason buttoning her up with Olivia looking on
Scott dressing the frets
To check out all the upcoming concerts,
visit the "Concerts"
My workshop is called "New Dimensions In
Acoustic Blues'. For more info click on banner!
For you guitar pickers on the list, I'll be returning to teach at
Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch August 26 to August 29.
The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Italy, and Norway Tour and Photos
OK, so you wanna' know why the empty chair? Easy. It's 'Dubb-less'. :-)
Photo by Theo Looijmans and the 'Dubb-less' caption from Paul Ferraby.
I'm thinking a lot of you may want to see some photos of the tours. So along with the news, I'm gonna' include a few of the photos from the last European Tour. It was a great tour visiting The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Italy, and Norway. We did 19 shows in 21 days. The audiences were warm and appreciative. And believe it or not, we had just one rainy day!
In Belgium the home of truly great beers. I've got a glass of Duvel here. Of course I'm drinking this after the concert just before the encore!
At the Fasol Minen Winery in Valdobbiadene Italy.
The best Proseco and Abruzzo wine!
In The Ferrari Museum in Modena Italy. This is the car that Ascari drove to the championships in 1952 and 1953.
The Castle in the old town
of Ferrara Italy.
One of the special 'perks' I have doing what I do is this. I sometimes am very fortunate to stay with and get to know some wonderful folks. Here's a shot outside my favorite B&B in Heeze Netherlands. With, from the left, Joris a fine musician, his dad Karel, his mom Elly, my tour manager Theo, and his wife Diana.
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