- Date: 03 December 2017 Venue: Joostenberg Wines Cost: R120.00 per person - show only Dinner: Joostenberg wines will be selling a variety of meals on the night. Time: Doors open 4pm, Show starts at 6pm
If you love the blues you should not miss this show! We are super excited to have Doc MacLean at Joostenberg Wines for the first time, as part of his Crossbones tour of South Africa.
Doc is a weathered, wily, but infinitely likeable storyteller/performer. Writing from the dark side of the blues highway, Doc’s distinctive vocals and bare fingers National guitar plot an intense, emotional remapping of contemporary Delta blues and roots music.
Doc MacLean is the son of a civil rights lawyer and harmonica player. Growing up with a parent like that almost ensured that Doc would become a “Blues Man” one day. He spent his early teens playing harmonica and washboard in coffeehouses and at festivals. He was also a regular on radio and television variety shows.
In 1972, he and Colin Linden formed a duo and opened for acts like Muddy Waters and John Hammond. The pair famously traded in a guitar for an old dodge and set off to explore America. During his travels, Doc met, and became friends with, older players like Son House, Tampa Red, and Robert Pete Williams. “Who I am what I do and what I carry was gifted to me by the grandchildren of slaves,” says MacLean. “I’m a small link in a big, unbroken chain.”
In 2006 Doc moved to Canada. It was around this time that he released his critically acclaimed album, Narrow House. The album was produced by Colin Linden and featured guest performances by bassist Larry Taylor and drummer Stephen Hodges. At the time both Linden and Taylor were the core of the Tom Waits Band.
Sunday 3 December
- Doors open 4pm
- Dinner at 4-6pm
- Show starts at 6pm
- Tickets – R120
- Kids 2-12 – R50
- Cash bar, no BYO
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