About Doug MacLeod
For blues purists, Doug MacLeod is one of the more palatable contemporary artists. With primarily acoustic arrangements and a peanut butter-thick voice, he performs gritty, B.B. King-derived blues with very little swing, flash or general cleanliness -- the main reasons why so much Modern Blues sounds like irrelevant, repetitive crap. Harmonica-heavy Folk-Blues songs and Mose Allison-esque Jazz Blues numbers are delivered with confidence and panache, but it's MacLeod's whiskeyed, generous voice that's the real attraction.