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Blues guitarist Doug MacLeod headlines Blues Vespers

Post by Debby Abe on March 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
March 20, 2011 2:48 am

South Sound blues lovers will get a chance to hear blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Doug MacLeod perform this Sunday, March 20, in Tacoma’s North End.

MacLeod, is the headline act at the Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St. Billy Stoops and Leanne Trevalyam of the band Junkyard Jane will open the show, which begins at 4:30 p.m.

Doug MacLeod is known for his unorthodox and powerful blues guitar style. He plays here at the Burnley Blues Festival in 2006.

Blues Vespers is a blues concert with poems and a short reflection by Rev. Dave Brown. The concert is free, though an offering is taken for the musicians.

McLeod has been nominated for the 2011 National Blues Music award for best acoustic artist. According to his website, www.doug-macleod.com, MacLeod learned the blues from the old masters. He’s played alongside George ‘Harmonica’ Smith, Big Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton, Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, Lowell Fulson and Big Mama Thornton.

A prolific songwriter, MacLeod performs his own work. Others like it, too, including the likes of Albert King and Albert Collins, who have covered his songs.

In performance, MacLeod is known for his unique, unorthodox and powerfully rhythmic acoustic guitar style that incorporates a churning beat to complement his intricate bottleneck and finger-style technique.

For more information, go to the Immanuel site.

Sounds like it’ll be a great concert.

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