WHO IS BLUES presents Who Is Blues Vol. 1: Doug MacLeod
The first authorized biography of award-winning blues musician Doug MacLeod
COLOGNE, GERMANY — WHO IS BLUESTM is proud to announce the release of Who Is Blues Vol. 1: Doug MacLeod, the first in a new series of compact, authorized biographies by author/journalist Vincent Abbate. The book launches in October 2018 and will be available worldwide through online retail outlets and at select live events.
In Who Is Blues Volume 1, multiple Blues Music Award-winner Doug MacLeod reveals how he overcame an abusive childhood to become a celebrated singer, songwriter and 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 right on up to the recording of 2018’s Acoustic Album of the Year Break The Chain. Along the way, he shares recollections of contemporaries like Albert King, B.B. King and his mentor George “Harmonica” Smith. His inspirational story is one of friendship, family, forgiveness and the great and mystical healing power of the blues.
“One of the great blues artists . . . period!”
– From the foreword by Jorma Kaukonen, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee / Jefferson Airplane
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WHO IS BLUES VOL. 1: Doug MacLeod
Release date: September 3rd 2018
Format: Paperback (158 pages)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
About the author
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). Along the way, Abbate has profiled artists including B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Solomon Burke, Gary Clark Jr. and countless others. His popular blog Who Is Blues launched in 2017.
Doug MacLeod / Fall Tour 2018
Tues. 23 October 2018: Urania Theater / Cologne, Germany*
Fri. 26 October 2018: Fricktaler Blues Festival / Fricks, Switzerland
Sun. 28 October 2018: ‘t Rozenknopje / Eindhoven, Netherlands*
Tues. 30 October 2018: Qbus / Leiden, Netherlands
Wed. 31 October 2018: Burchtplein / Heusden, Netherlands
*special book presentation/signing event
For a complete listing of Doug Macleod events, and to order tickets, visit: www.doug-macleod.com/shows.html