Delta Blues. It whispers and shouts of places beyond flesh and bone. Doc MacLean was accompanist to some of the Mississippi's finest Delta songsters. Today, nearly thirty years after his first acoustic recordings and blues festival appearances, Doc MacLean is being rediscovered by a new generation of Delta blues audiences.
Grammy nominated Nashville producer Colin Linden will produce Doc MacLean's new CD. Linden is best known for his work with Bruce Cockburn, the Band, Sue Foley, and the O Brother/Down From the Mountain project. Recording will likely utilize studios in the Delta blues heartland between Memphis and New Orleans, with the master slated for completion by early spring of 2004. (Posted:11/03)
Doc MacLean and Guy Davis were featured in a capacity show at Toronto's Hugh's Room. Doc MacLean's contemporary Delta blues guitar and songwriting was accompanied by the legendary Michael Pickett on harmonica. Guy Davis brought out a couple of Sleepy John Estes numbers as Ken Whiteley backed him up on blues mandolin. A great night of acoustic blues! (Posted:10/03)
Work on a new CD almost completed, plans are underway for an ambitious 2002- 2003 touring season. Foreign appearances will include Canadian, Australian and EEC blues festivals. In the producer's chair, Doc MacLean has just finished recording tracks for D.C. Smith. Sony has recently re-issued a couple of 1970's tracks featuring the BBQ Boys (Doc MacLean and Colin Linden). The release includes "Mean Ol' Frisco" with Sam Chatmon, and "Red Hot" with Chris Whiteley.(Posted:10/02)