Doug MacLeod Blues Legend
Hello Again everyone just a wee reminder that it is next Sunday Doug will be playing his concert in the Knox's church . if you haven't got your tickets yet phone Doris 01241872690 / 07533598464 / or 01241876012 / 07950592855 and she will get them to you , or go down to OB'S in the west port and collect them .REMEMBER this is not just one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world you will be enjoying but you will also be helping to support the young people who go over to Malawi to do loads of great work , is it not great to here young people doing something good instead of all the bad publicity you usually here about them . we really do appreciate your support with this event . smokie blues committee.
ps . a weekend ticket for the Carnoustie festival will be raffled on the night .
If you have seen Doug before you will know how good his shows are. With his interesting introductions and tales of the road leading into personal songs. Some are sad, some humorous, but all are held together by his sparse and ‘just right’ guitar playing. This time there was much more and I’m sure that the atmosphere of the beautiful St. Kyneburgha’s Church had a special effect on him.
If I was to mention the evening’s highlights I would have to list most of the two and a half hours worth of songs. However, there were two numbers which towered above all the others; the first was ‘This Old River’ - a tribute to a friend who recently died of cancer. Halfway through the song his eyes filled and his voice cracked and was so full of emotion that it was as though we were voyeurs at a personal introspection. The second was ‘I Respectfully Decline’ a song of pathos together with a yearning voice and a slide guitar accompaniment that shimmered and shook so very slowly that it almost had the audience in tears. Both numbers ended in almost stunned silence before the audience erupted.
As numerous people said on the night ‘This was the work of pure genius’