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 the next Doc MacLean CD. Linden- known for his award winning work with Bruce Cockburn, the Band, Sue Foley, Paul Reddick, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Keb Mo, and the O Brother/Down from the Mountain projects- describes Doc's latest songs as "chilling, significant and authentic." It is expected that the CD will be recorded in the New Orleans-Memphis-Nashville country Delta blues triangle, and that a completed master will be available for consideration by early spring of 2004. (Posted:11/03)
Doc MacLean and Guy Davis performed to a capacity audience at Hugh's Room, in Toronto, Canada. Doc was accompanied by Michael Pickett on harmonica, while Ken Whiteley added mandolin to Guy's set. A great country blues evening! (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 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: 04/02)