Hello Live Music Fans:
2017 Blues Foundation Music Award Winner and internationally touring artist Doug MacLeod will join long time TV, radio and stage performer Roy Book Binder at The Cary Theater on September 9, 2017. Tickets and info at www.SixStringPresents.com. These 2 experienced entertainers put on a terrific show of story telling, guitar work, and the sangin’ the blues.
MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.
Doug is a multiple Blues Music Award winner, most recently the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.
He is an international touring artist who writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters and carries forward a valuable tradition.
As a youth Doug overcame abuse and a crippling stutter by turning to music. After picking up a guitar, and singing – he found his voice.
MacLeod’s playing landed him sideman gigs with George ‘Harmonica’ Smith, Big Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton, Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, Lowell Fulson and Big Mama Thornton. Over 30 years, 21 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves. His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. MacLeod’s songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. August Wilson requested his soulful slide guitar playing in the Los Angeles opening of “Gem of the Ocean”.
From 1999 to 2004 Doug hosted Nothin’ But The Blues, a very popular weekend blues show on Los Angeles’ KLON-KKJZ. He has also been the voice for The Blues Showcase on Continental Airlines. For ten years he penned “Doug’s Back Porch,” a regular feature column in Blues Revue Magazine in which he shared his humorous and insightful stories with thousands of readers. He is one of the four featured artists in the movie “Resonate: A Guitar Story”, the feature documentary on the making of National Guitars.
Like the old masters who taught him, MacLeod’s music expresses life and times through an intangible, elusive quality that may simply be a keen sense of what matters most. Doug’s music, stories, and philosophy provide a healing that has helped others overcome the hardships of their lives.
Roy Book Binder
SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN….. Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village “pad” in the early 1970’s and lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.
Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60’s….. The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70’s, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80’s ‘The Book’ was part of Bonnie Raitt’s East Coast Tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Old Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on NASHVILLE NOW’s, Ralph Emory Show! In the 90’s he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy’s songs)
Last Aug. 19th, THE GOOD BOOK, Roy’s latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect’s Americana charts! #1 was Guy Clark & #2 was the late Townes Van Zandt. Folkdj.org had Roy in the top 3 artists for July.
Also, our good friends at Pinecone will be hosting Old Crow Medicine Show on Oct 19, 2017 at Memorial Auditorium.
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TICKETS TO SHOWS AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA OUR WEBSITE
09/22/17: Malcolm Holcombe & Rod Abernethy – 8pm – $20+
10/13/17: Songwriters in The Round – Beth Wood, Chris Rosser & David LaMotte – 8pm – $20+
10/21/17: Eliot Bronson and Caleb Caudle at IMURJ Raleigh – 8pm
11/03/17: Beyond Silent – A Movie and Concert with Free Planet Radio – 7pm – $15
11/11/17: Annual Pre-Turkey Day Jam Hosted by Jon Shain – 8pm – $20+
11/24/17: Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute with Johnny Folsom 4 & Guests
11/25/17: Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute with Johnny Folsom 4 & Guests
12/09/17: Jonathan Byrd & Corin Raymond – 8pm – $20
The Cary Theater
122 East Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511
The Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511
300 South McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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