Here's the DUBB-LETTER for May 2016...
Photo by Jeff Fasano
WINNER OF THE 2016 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR ACOUSTIC
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
OUR SIGNATURE E-STORE IS ON LINE!
This is where you can get autographed CD's. We're planning on having more stuff at the store in the future.
Welcome to the MAY DUBB-LETTER! First of,
let me introduce to you my name sake over
in Holland. This cute little fella belongs to
Chris and Rina and his name is 'DUBB'.
May 3 to 6
In Memphis for The Blues Music Awards. And of course a Memphis Redbird ballgame and a promised dinner at The Rendezvous for Patti Joy.
On May 14
Denny Croy and Dave Kida will join me for a reunion of The Doo-La Devils for The Levitt's Series called The Eclectic Stage. It will be a free concert on the corner of Fair Oaks & Mission in Pasadena CA. We'll be hitting at 6:15 pm.
WHAT'S GOIN' ON IN MAY
In my travels, I've had quite a number of folks ask if I have a solo CD. Just me and the guitar and of course my feet! Well that CD is coming! Next month will be the release of 'Doug MacLeod - Live In Europe.'
Denny and I will be doing a special concert and workshop of the Veteran's Home in Barstow CA. This is not open to the public though.
Is 'An Evening On Dubb's Front Porch' at Alva's in San Pedro. A special night of stories of my times with the bluesmen I learned from and came up with. The 9:15 pm show is sold out and there are just 5 tickets remaining for the 7 pm show.
It will be the only live solo CD available. You'll find it at The Signature Store of course at all major online CD stores such as Amazon. More on that next month!
WINNER OF THE 2016 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE 2016 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF
Me and my lady Patti Joy with the 2016 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year. With all the really talented acoustic artists in this category - it's a great honor.
"AN EVENING ON DUBB'S FRONT PORCH"
I've had folks ask me, "Dubb, when are you gonna' record the stories of your time with the old bluesmen you came up with?" Well, it's finally gonna' happen and I want to invite you long time friends and fans in and around Southern California to join me on "Dubb's Front Porch" on May 27 at Alva's Showroom in San Pedro CA. We'll be filming two shows with the same stories on that night. We're only seating 35 folks for each show
At the end of each show there'll be a group photo - so wear something you'd like to be seen in and don't bring nobody you don't want to be seen with! Now just so you know - my stories are an oral history of my time with those bluesmen.
John Lee Hooker
Pee Wee Crayton
And this fella I've been knowing for a long time
George Harmonica Smith
So I'm going to tell them like I know them or how I heard them. This means there could be some language that might offend some folks. So, if that type of language would offend you, I suggest you let this one slide by. But if you wouldn't be offended by some, let's say colorful language, I believe you'll be entertained and learn about a life and musicians we'll never see again.
Now some of you maybe thinking "Is that really Dubb's porch?". Heck no, that's the porch of the juke joint Ernest Banks played in Toano VA. Somehow my current porch in Lomita just didn't have the same feel...
BOTH THE 7 PM & 9:15 SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT
If you would like to be on the waiting list contact Alva’s at: 1 800 403-3447 I The ticket price is $35
Now some photos from my archives of a few of the bluesmen the stories will be about:
'EXACTLY LIKE THIS' One of The Year's Best Albums - DOWNBEAT Magazine
'Exactly Like This' one of The Year's
Best Albums-Downbeat Magazine
Active since the mid-1980s and with about two dozen entries in his discography, Doug MacLeod sets up camp in a rare niche of storytelling bluesman that are attuned to the textures and rhythms of life. On this excursion, the wry Californian's distinctive singing voice and straight-talking guitar comment on a "rough-and-tumble" woman, staying true to oneself, the road back home, the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains and more. Subtle and firm support is supplied by seasoned pros Mike Thompson on piano, Denny Croy on bass and Jim Botti on drums.
Reference 135; 55:44
Ordering info : www.referencerecordings.com
‘Exactly Like This’ # 14 on The Living Blues Radio Chart Top 50 Albums of 2015
Blues Music Magazine Feature
Blues in Britain Feature
"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
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