About Doug MacLeod
Doug 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, including the 2020 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of The Year and the 2018 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album of The Year ‘Break the Chain’
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. Doug says the most important lessons he learned as a young musician came from Ernest Banks a one-eyed country bluesman from Toano, VA.
“Never play a note you don’t believe” and “Never write or sing about what you don’t know about.”
About Music Compound
The Music Compound provides an environment to inspire, collaborate and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music.
Members of the Music Compound have access to a wide array of learning opportunities intended to not only build music skills, but also enhance confidence, communication, and social interaction abilities.
Music Compound is located at 1751 Cattlemen Rd Sarasota, FL. A virtual tour of the facility is available on their website.
About This Event
This is the second collaboration between our two organizations. Previously, Suncoast Blues Society provided cigar box guitars and education to children from Sarasota and Manatee counties and Music Compound donated the event space.
Suncoast Blues Society is pleased to provide a limited number of complementary tickets for this event for under-18 students of Music Compound.
Your society will have snacks, beer, and wine available for a donation – similar to the Beach Bash.