Doug MacLeod is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist that was raised in the blues and is rooted in the American tradition. He recently won the 2018 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album Of The Year 'Break The Chain' and the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year. His songs have been recorded by blues giants like Albert Collins and Albert King. Bill Dahl of Living Blues says, "Cross and extraordinary acoustic blues guitarist with a savvy singer-songwriter and you've got Doug MacLeod." Delta blues legend David Honeyboy Edwards declared, "Doug MacLeod, now there's a man who can really play the blues."
In this workshop Doug will be teaching his unique tuning he calls 'Too Many D's'. A tuning that can be either major or minor and can simulate the sound of a 12 string guitar on a 6 string guitar. Doug will cover single string lines, octaves, and bottleneck techniques in this unique tuning. He likes to say that he teaches tools not licks so the student can find his own musical voice and the feeling that lives behind the notes.
After a workshop with Doug MacLeod the student comes away with not only a whole new batch of tools, but with an insight to the music. and its philosophy that could only be learned by a man who had been there.
Plus, the students have fun. With his stories and sense of humor the students come to find that Doug is an engaging teacher as he is a performer.
Doug MacLeod 3:00 - 4:30 PM Sunday, Aug 25 (1 session)