"Included in the six-day long music programme will be a special concert on Saturday night 4th June at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, featuring festival headliner Doug MacLeod. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest blues masters, and will be MacLeod’s only formal concert on his tour ‘down under’.
"Acknowledged as a torchbearer of the acoustic blues, Doug MacLeod is one of the last remaining bluesmen who learned from the old masters. He is highly respected for his superb songwriting, and several of his songs have been covered by many artistes including Albert King, Albert Collins and Coco Montoya.
"MacLeod is also a great storyteller, who enthralls his audience with the tales that have inspired his songs. He is renowned for his finger-picking and bottleneck guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals and wit, which combine to produce an unforgettable live performance. In the words of Delta Blues legend, Honeyboy Edwards, “Doug MacLeod, now there’s a man that can really play the blues.”
"A feature of the festival will be an exclusive Songwriting workshop on Sunday 5th June with Doug MacLeod. Places will be limited and are expected to fill quickly." - Read the more about the festival and the tour on the New Zealand Travel News website.
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