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Doc MacLean inspired by South African tour mate Albert Frost

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Toronto based bluesman DocMacLean is excited to   be  touring with South African musician Albert Frost.Doc MacLean plays the blues with Albert Frost this weekend. photo by Richard Amery
 The duo visit the Lethbridge  College Cave for the Lethbridge Folk Club, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

“He’s not only on the show, he’s half the show. He’s considered to be Africa’s best bluesman performing today,” said MacLean from ‘beautiful downtown Vancouver’ in Stanley Park.
“Our fans  have been trying to get us together  for quite a while now and it has finally happened. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had doing what I do,” MacLean rumbled.

“It’s similar to the National Steel tours I’ve done before, so we’re telling stories and playing music. We play acoustic guitar and he adds electric guitar.  There’s no way I can do what he does,” he said.

“ He grew up listening to African traditional music and western music and jazz and a lot of other things.  It is a perfect mix. We meld it together. It’s a hard question what it sounds like. This is not blues from the first world, this is the blues played from another world,” MacLean enthused.

“It‘s been great just how excited people are about it,” he said, adding they have had quite  few sold out shows already on this nine province Canadian tour.


“He’s the best guitarist I’ve ever played with and I’ve played with a lot of great guitarists like Colin Linden and Chris Whiteley. This is the most fun I’ve had, even going back to Colin,” he continued., adding they are also writing new music together.

“ But you won”t be hearing any of that. He’s pretty much convinced me to record my next album in Africa with him and African musicians,” he said, encouraging people not to miss this show.
“ It‘s a great opportunity. We probably won’t be doing a show like this again in small venues,” he said.
Local delta bluesman Henk Van Ginninken opens the show at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 members, $30 for non members.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:49 )  
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