Gig: Doug MacLeod – Johnny’s Blues Club at Liverpool Marina: Thursday, 24th April, 2014

Posted on: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014



Doug MacLeod is rightly acknowledged as a torchbearer of the acoustic blues. The man from St Louis, Missouri, is one of the last remaining bluesmen who learned from the old masters. He is highly respected for his superb song-writing, and several of his songs have been covered by many artistes including Albert King, Albert Collins and Coco Montoya.

Doug is also a great storyteller, who enthrals his audience with the tales that have inspired his songs. As a performer, he is renowned for his finger-picking and bottleneck guitar wizardry, his warm soulful vocals and his wit, which combine to produce unforgettable live performances. A measure of the high regard in which he is held is his nomination in no less than three categories of the Blues Foundation Awards 2014: best acoustic artist, best acoustic album (There’s A Time) and best song (The Entitled Few). Definitely not to be missed.

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Liverpool Marina is situated at Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street, Liverpool L3 4BP.

Tickets for the concert (£11 each in advance, £12 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151-428 2855 or from Please also visit for a fund of information on the region’s excellent blues scene.

Doors 8 pm: show 8.45 pm

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