Doug MacLeod Doug MacLeod on 200g Direct To Disc LP
Analogue Productions Originals 2011 Direct-to-Disc Sessions!
Cut by Engineer Kevin Gray & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Doug MacLeod is a singer/songwriter in the American tradition. He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life and carries forward a valuable tradition. MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of this is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters, from the faceless to the legendary, to strikingly real life.
While he developed his rich, soulful voice MacLeod also worked out a unique, unorthodox and powerfully acoustic guitar style. His distinct style of playing is the product of pent-up rage from his turbulent childhood and the segregation drama in his new home of St. Louis. The rage of his youth was eventually channeled through his shiny resonator guitar, using his relentless right hand to pound out an insistent, churning beat to complement his intricate bottleneck and finger-style technique. MacLeod's playing landed him sideman gigs with George "Harmonica" Smith, Big Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Lowell Fulson and Big Mama Thornton.
Over 28 years, 18 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves. His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. He has co-written songs with Dave Alvin and Coco Montoya. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. Two of his songs are on Grammy nominated albums by Albert King and Albert Collins.
Like the old masters who taught him, MacLeod's music expresses life and times via an intangible, elusive quality that may simply be a keen sense of what matters most. There is a philosophic and healing side to MacLeod's music and his stories that has helped others overcome the hardships of their lives.
Analogue Productions Originals 2011 Direct-to-Disc Sessions recorded at Blue Heaven Studios during Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2011. Cut by engineer Kevin Gray and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Doug MacLeod Doug MacLeod Track Listing:
1. Bus With No Destination
2. Goin Down Country
3. Devilment Doin Woman
4. My Good Girl Blues
5. You Can't Take My Blues
6. Sometimes I Wonder