The UK publication Blues & Rhythm has a new review of Doug MacLeod's Blues Music Awards nominated release Brand New Eyes:
"With over 25 years in the business, sixteen studio albums, several live records, and two DVDs, Doug MacLeod has steadily earned fulsome praise...He is an exceptional guitarist, with a rich and poignant voice, singing original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. This new album is acoustic, all original, and mostly solo...Always a popular artist on the Euro tour scene, this CD certainly will appeal to his many fans here and Stateside. Recommended? Well if you like him you're sure to appreciate this, however the head-down, crank-it-out crowd will not find it to their tastes, and that is their bad luck. — Phil Wight, Blues & Rhythm
BRAND NEW EYES
with Blues Master
MacLeod has been a beacon of unquestionably honest roots-music since the 1970s. On Brand New Eyes, he presents 11 original songs. He is the rare artist who writes and sings songs that are based on his own life and experiences. A 2011 Blues Music Award nominee and an American troubadour. Glenn Nishida at Pacifica Studios was the recording engineer, and our own Keith Johnson did the final mastering. Keith states it has very good sonics and sends it out with his blessing! Doug's music and recordings are beloved by blues fans and by audiophiles alike (he had several hits in past years on the Audioquest label) and we are proud to present Brand New Eyes to you!