2017 waren Vincent und Doug ja zu Gast beim 9.VBF. Aber ob in diesem Buch nun auch ihr Besuch in unserer ‘Metropole der Walddörfer’ irgendeine Erwähnung in Bild oder Text findet, können wir jetzt nicht sagen…

…aber lesenswert wird es auf alle Fälle sein!

“One of the great blues artists …. period!” (Jorma Kaukonen) In this candid authorized biography, Blues Music Award-winning musician Doug MacLeod reveals how he overcame an abusive childhood to become a celebrated singer, songwriter and modern master of the blues guitar. The book traces the highs and lows of MacLeod’s six decades in music. From St. Louis to the coffeehouses of hippie-era Norfolk. From the backwoods of Toano, Virginia to the rough-and-tumble blues clubs of 1970s Los Angeles.

From his electric LPs of the 1980s to the recording of 2018’s Acoustic Album of the Year Break The Chain. Along the way, MacLeod shares recollections of contemporaries like Albert King, B.B. King and his mentor George “Harmonica” Smith. Featuring a “guest spot” by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane) and a wealth of archive photos, Who Is Blues Vol. 1: Doug MacLeod tells a story of family, friendship, foregiveness and the great and mystical healing power of the blues.

Book Trailer – Doug MacLeod: Who Is Blues Volume 1

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

New York-born author and journalist Vincent Abbate has been a respected voice on the international blues and roots music scene for over 20 years. His interviews, columns and reviews have appeared in leading print magazines including Blues Revue and Blues Music Magazine (US), The Blues (UK), bluesnews and ROCKS (DE). His popular blog Who Is Blues launched in 2017. Who Is Blues Vol. 1: Doug MacLeod is the first in a series of compact, authorized blues biographies.