Audiobook – release june 7th 2019
Narrated by author Vincent Abbate and featuring the music and voice of multiple Blues Music Award-winner Doug MacLeod, Who Is Blues Volume 1tells the story of how MacLeod overcame an abusive childhood to become a celebrated singer, songwriter and master of the blues guitar. The book traces the highs and lows of his 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 MacLeod’s electric LPs of the 1980s to the 2018 Acoustic Album of the Year Break The Chain. His inspirational story is one of triumph, forgiveness, friendship and the great and mystical healing power of the blues.
This audiobook version of the compact authorized biography originally published in 2018 includes never-before-heard musical recordings by MacLeod and a series of anecdotes told by MacLeod in his own words.
“One of the great blues artists . . . period!”
– From the foreword by Jorma Kaukonen (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee / Jefferson Airplane)
Who Is Blues Volume 1: Doug MacLeod
Copyright © 2018by Vincent Abbate
All rights reserved. No part of this audiobook may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written consent.
Front cover photo © Theo Looijmans
All song excerpts used with the kind permission of Gaslight Square Music. „Break The Chain” used with the kind permission of Gaslight Square Music and I Swear I’m Not From The South.
Doug MacLeod appears courtesy of Reference Recordings