|Time & Place|
|Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
4573 Bank St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
|Military, Senior (60), or Student (w/ID)||$25|
Tickets available in advance on the
website or at the door starting at 6:30 pm.
For children's tickets please call 757-538-1959.
Doug MacLeod’s newest release, “Break The Chain,” is quite possibly his strongest release to date, which speaks volumes. Each song extremely personal and at the same time, universal; covering subjects topical, humorous, and soulful; from the satirical to the sublime. The title song, ‘Break The Chain’, which was co-written and performed with his son Jesse. The song focuses on breaking the cycle of family violence and abuse, Doug and Jesse confront this ervasive issue directly. Together, they share the healing, reconciliation and peace available to all who work to prevent the cycle and Break The Chain. Like all great blues men, MacLeod lives his music, and the songs are not just on the tips of his fingers and tongue, they are one with his being.
Blues Music Magazine
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, most recently the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.
He is an international touring artist who writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters and carries forward a valuable tradition.
As a youth Doug overcame abuse and a crippling stutter by turning to music. After picking up a guitar, and singing - he found his voice.
MacLeod’s playing landed him sideman gigs with George “Harmonica” Smith, Big Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Lowell Fulson and Big Mama Thornton. Over 30 years, 21 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves. His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. MacLeod’s songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show “In the Heat of the Night.” August Wilson requested his soulful slide guitar playing in the Los Angeles opening of “Gem of the Ocean”.
From 1999 to 2004 Doug hosted “Nothin’ But The Blues,” a very popular weekend blues show on Los Angeles’ KLON-KKJZ. He has also been the voice for “The Blues Showcase” on Continental Airlines. For ten years he penned “Doug’s Back Porch,” a regular feature column in Blues Revue Magazine in which he shared his humorous and insightful stories with thousands of readers. He is one of the four featured artists in the movie “Resonate: A Guitar Story”, the feature documentary on the making of National Guitars.
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 subscribes to the philosophies he learned from country bluesman Ernest Banks of Toano, VA. “Never play a note you don’t believe” and “Never write or sing about what you don’t know about.”
As Pee Wee Crayton’s widow Esther once told Doug, “You have a message and you’ll send that message mainly to the people who don’t go to church.” Amen.
Zack Salsberry is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Newport News, VA who began playing at age 5 and performing on stage at age 9. He performs solo, fronts the Zack Salsberry Trio and plays lead guitar for the Doc Robin Band. Zack was a finalist in the 2017 Tidewater Arts Outreach Emerging Artist Contest and was featured in the 2014 edition of Guitar Player Magazine. He received a 2014 Veer Music Award (Best Teen Band, The UnXpected) and is a proud member of the Brotherhood of the Guitar. He has two EPs to his credit and will be releasing his first solo EP in 2017. Zack has played hundreds of shows at venues both small and large throughout Hampton Roads, highlighted by appearances at the 22nd Annual Blues at the Beach Festival, the Williamsburg Winter Blues Jazz Festival, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, the 2016 Acoustic Music Gathering, Stockley Gardens Art Festival and two appearances at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. He has made live radio appearances on Blues Traffic Jam (WFOS), Hunter at Sunrise (WHRV) and Acoustic Highway with Barry Graham (WHRV).
Zack's shows are a reflection of his eclectic musical taste. His performances commonly include classic tunes by the Beatles, Holwin' Wolf, Hendrix and SRV along with more recent material by artists such as Mac DeMarco, Gorillaz and of course Zack's own original music. Regardless of the genre, Zack has developed a reputation as an "old soul" with inspired performances and high energy guitar work.
You can follow Zack at @ZackSalsberryMusic on Facebook and Instagram and at @ZSalsberryMusic on Twitter. Better yet, try to catch a show and see what all the fuss is about.