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Podcast: Catching Up with Doug MacLeod

A Conversation with Doug MacLeod:

doug-macleodIn December, I had the pleasure of chatting with blues songwriter and performer Doug MacLeod. Suffice to say, chatting with Doug is a lot of fun, so I took the opportunity last week to update that conversation.

Here is some info from the bio at Doug’s site:

Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2014 Blues Music Awards for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and Acoustic Album Of The Year (There’s A Time), the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year, and perennial Blues Music Award nominee, is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist born in the blues and rooted in the American tradition.


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. Under their tutelage, he learned how to thrill and enrapture a crowd. Over 29 years, 19 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.

The song at the beginning and end of the podcast is “Rosa Lee.” Here is the first podcast.