Join us for an evening of classic folk blues and stories with veteran blues traveller/ambassador Doc MacLean. Doc is a weathered, wily, but infinitely likeable storyteller/performer. Writing from the dark side of the blues highway, Doc's distinctive vocals and bare fingers National guitar plot an intense, emotional remapping of contemporary Delta and roots music.
In December, 2015, MacLean marked over 1000 shows performed under the branded, trademark, National Steel Blues Tour banner. His schedule has included club and concert dates with Joe Murphy, Guy Davis, Big Bill Morganfield, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, BB King, Duke Robillard, Lucky Peterson, Magic Slim, Tony Furtado, Downchild, Slick Ballinger, Colin Linden, Los Lobos, Johnny Winter and others. In Canada his relentless touring has seen him paired up with Juno/Maple winning artists such as Big Dave McLean, Michael Pickett, and Morgan Davis for headline theatre, concert, and festival appearances. (to hear a live track, play "Jimmie Lee Jackson's Blues" and "Feel Like Goin' Home.") Fall 2013 and 2014 featured southern shows and festivals tours with Mississippi's Libby Rae Watson. 2016 sees Doc in the studio with Colin Linden producing, while the Tour will reach Africa, and Australia.
* We're starting at 8:30 so that we can all be over at The BroadwayTheatre to catch the film documentaty "I Am The Blues" (at 7pm). Last year, we were able to view some of the early cuts of it at a showing at Paved Arts.
I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last original blues devils, many in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit."Duck" Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil' Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.
If you are travelling this summer, we have received the 14th Annual Blues Festival Guide Magazine and have placed them at various venues and outlets; Long & McQuade - 8th St, Somewhere Else, CAA Travel, McNally Robinson, Piggy's, Dogg House, Vangelis Tavern and Buds on Broadway. You can also view the magazine online.