Doug MacLeod’s latest release on the Netherlands- based Black and Tan label captures the two-time Blues Music Award-winning acoustic bluesman live in 2006. While his most recent release on California-based Reference Recordings have certainly garnered “Dubb” some well-deserved recognition, Live in Europe features 11 songs from an out-of-print DVD, The Blues In Me. This is the first digital-only release I have reviewed in the Bluesletter, and while I miss holding a CD in my hands and reading the liner notes and story behind the production of this release, I think that Live in Europe represents the future. A future that distributes music on a number of digital platforms, such as Amazon Music, iTunes and Spotify. Continue reading review Doug MacLeod / Washington Blues Society
înviaţăcare au luat partelanaşterea blues-ului autentic: Boo Boo Davis. Un muzician modest care, aşa cum ne-a povestit chiar el printre interludiile de muzicuţăşi versurile pline de suflet de Mississippi, cel maimultmulţumeşte inimii salecaredupă o viaţădurăîncăîipermite săfacă ce iubeşte: să–şicânte blues-ul şiviaţa („Thank you, Dave.”). Blues-ul de pe maluloriginilor te transpunea instant înlumea lor, în anii ’50, pe câmpurile de bumbac, unde luanaştere o latură a blues-ului dedicată inimii şitărieisufleteşti („Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down”). La cei 72 de ani aisăi, Boo Boo Davis îşitrăieşte fiecare clipăsimţindşi iubind blues-ul, iar astase vede şise simte din toate încheieturile. Solo-urile sale de muzicuţăvrăjeau şiteizolau de grijile mondenului, întimp ce îţi transmiteau putere. Concertul band-ului lui Davis şitrăirilesaleîţioferea o înţelegeremaibună a spiritului şi rostului blues-ului.
Naast de talrijke albums die deze storyteller al op zijn conto heeft staan bracht ‘Black and Tan Records’ ook nog eens in eigen beheer een serie uit van studio albums van deze Doug MacLeod tussen 2002 en 2008. De missing link was in deze verzameling misschien wel deze ‘Live In Europe’.
Tomorrow Boo Boo Davis will kick of his new tour and here is where you can see and hear us play live:
March 18, Chemnitz (D), Eiscafe Temmler
March 19, Heerlen (NL), Southern Blues Night
March 20, Wageningen (NL), Bluesclub XXL
March 26, Sighisoara (RO), Sighisoara Bluesfestival
April 1, Arnhem (NL), Luxor Live
April 2, Ottersum (NL), Roepaen
April 3, Hoogland (NL), Cafe de Noot
April 4, Turnhout (B), Barzoen
April 5 (afternoon), Rotterdam (NL), Live uit Lloyds / RTV Rijnmond
April 5 (evening), Gent (B), Missy Sippy
April 7, Larissa (GR), Stage Club
April 8, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 9, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 10, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 11, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 14, Bellinzona (CH), Woodstock Music Pub
April 15, Olten (CH), Galicia
April 16, Thun (CH), Cafe Mokka
Last week Nate Taiapa from the Blues Room was kind enough the do a whole radio show about ElectroBlues and Black and Tan Records. He asked me lots of questions and played several electro blues tracks from our catalogue. Blues Room is broadcasted weekly on Community Radio Hamilton in New Zealand and here you can listen to the podcast.