"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

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Winner of the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year, multiple Blues Music Awards, including the 2016 Acoustic Artist Of The Year, the 2013  Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.

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"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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"...easily one of the most accomplished and admired acoustic bluesmen of his generation... this is an album that showcases MacLeod's captivating, talented artistry to the full."

 

- Iain Patience, Music News Nashville

 

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'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.

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"...In short, MacLeod is a storyteller par excellence that continues the narrative Blues Tradition with verve and skill..."

- Arrow Classic Rock Blues Box

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“One of the very best acoustic blues exponents in the world.”

 

- Lionel Ross, Blues In The Northwest UK

 

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"Doug MacLeod, now there’s a man who can really play the blues.”

 

- David Honeyboy Edwards Delta Blues Legend

 

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"There's A Time continues the long history of blues as a story-telling medium,

an art form that Doug MacLeod  has mastered with literary integrity and serious blues feeling"

 

- Living Blues

"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

 

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"The disc’s eclecticism,expert playing, ensemble synergy and

sound make this a recommended pick.”

 

- Stephen A. King, Living Blues

 

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“Doug MacLeod sets up camp in a rare niche of storytelling bluesman that are attuned to the textures and rhythms of life.”

 

- Frank John Hadley, Downbeat. (4 Stars)

 

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"Superior traditional acoustic blues sounds Exactly Like This!”

 

- Blues Blast

 

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“The American sticks to what he knows and likes best. May he continue to do so for ages.”

 

- Festival Info - NL

 

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"MacLeod is an American original as his songs; storytelling style, and soulful vocals are mesmerizing... highly recommended listening.”

 

- Richard Ludmerer, Making A Scene!

 

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"Even after so many albums, the man continues to fascinate us

with his storytelling… Great”

 

- Bluezine, Netherlands

 

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"Killer stuff that just doesn't quit and recorded with a sound like

he's playing right in front of you."

- Midwest Record

 

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“Live In Europe - A positively excellent album, a must for all lovers of the genre. Don’t let this one slip away."

 

- Iain Patience, Elmore NYC USA Today

 

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"Simplicity. Honesty. A wealth of blues feeling. He's a gem.”

 

- All Music Guide

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Winner of the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year, multiple Blues Music Awards, including the 2016 Acoustic Artist Of The Year, the 2013  Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.

Articles & Interviews

» Listen to Doug’s

in depth 75 minute

interview with renowned

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"Probably the greatest

living representative

of the acoustic blues.”

- Heaven Magazine,

The Netherlands

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IN CONCERT: Blues on the Dividing Lines Santa Barbara Blues Society brings country blues singer Doug MacLeod to Warren Hall for this year's Member Appreciation Show.

 

- BY JOSEF WOODARD

THE AUGUST / SEPTEMBER - DUBB-LETTER... HEY DUBBHEADS !

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Winner of the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year, multiple Blues Music Awards, including the 2016 Acoustic Artist Of The Year, the 2013  Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.

 You can cast your Blues Blast Award vote for 'Live In Europe' and all your favorite Blues Artists at www.bluesblastmagazine.com. Fan voting to determine the winners has begun and will close on  August 15, 2017. Voting is free and open to anyone who is a Blues Blast Magazine subscriber. Blues Blast Magazine subscriptions are always FREE and you are automatically signed up as part of the voting process on their website.

This Dubbletter is for both August and September. As you can see I'm going to be a lttle busy out on the road hitting CA, TX, Ireland, NC,TN and OH. » SHOWS

 Break The Chain continues to garner great reviews. Here's some 'blurb's from just a few:

“This is a beautiful album’  - Making A Scene

 

“With Break The Chain he has added another gem to

his extensive catalog.” - Alt Country Forum EU

 

“Break The Chain is a remarkable... Beautiful album.

A showcase of acoustic blues” - Rock Times EU

 

“On 'Break the Chain' Doug MacLeod again shows

himself as a guitarist, composer and singer at his best.”

- Rootstime BE

Break The Chain continues to garner great reviews...

        Read the complete Dubb's News Letter of August / September 2017 !

For you guitar players on the list, I'll be teaching how to write your own blues song this fall at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. This is truly a wonderful place to learn guitar and music. It'll be my third time there and I can tell you only positive encouraging vibes reside there. A great place to learn and a great place to teach. For more just click on Jorma's Fur Peace Banner above.

The album is available digitally at all major downloads including Amazon and iTunes. Hi-Res versions available at HD Tracks. CD's are available at Amazon and Reference Recordings.

 

Autographed copies of the CD are available on our on-line store.

 "LIVE IN EUROPE" NOMINATED FOR

ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR BY BLUES BAST MAGAZINE

 

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