Break the Chain

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Break the Chain 48:10 $24.98
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1 Goin Down To The Roadhouse 04:08 176/24 Album only
2 Mr Bloozeman 04:38 176/24 Album only
3 Lonesome Feeling 05:23 176/24 Album only
4 Travel On 03:35 176/24 Album only
5 LA 05:15 176/24 Album only
6 One For Tampa Red 03:43 176/24 Album only
7 What The Blues Means To Me 03:06 176/24 Album only
8 This Road I 04:22 176/24 Album only
9 Who 04:47 176/24 Album only
10 Church Street Serenade 03:21 176/24 Album only
11 Going Home 01:45 176/24 Album only
12 Break The Chain 04:07 176/24 Album only

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In this release, his third album for Reference Recordings, Doug MacLeod continues to explore the breadth and depth of the human condition. Recorded by Reference’s Grammy-winning engineer ‘Prof.’ Keith O. Johnson at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California, Break The Chain brings twelve new MacLeod originals. Each song is extremely personal and at the same time, universal; covering subjects topical, humorous, and soulful; from the satirical to the sublime.

The title work, Break The Chain, composed and performed with his son Jesse, focuses on breaking the cycle of family violence and abuse. A powerful concern all too many are familiar with, Doug and Jesse confront this pervasive issue directly and personally, bringing it out of the shadows. Together, they share the healing, reconciliation and peace available to all who work to prevent the cycle from repeating and to “Break The Chain”.

The album is co-produced by Doug MacLeod and Janice Mancuso. Bassist Denny Croy, drummer Jimi Bott and percussionist Oliver Brown join Doug in duo, trio and quartet settings. Like all ‘Prof.’ Johnson’s sessions, Break The Chain was recorded live, in real- time, with no overdubs or effects. It is being released on compact disc with HDCD, as high-resolution and conventional downloads and later, as a premium 2-LP set.

A prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist, Doug is a perennial Blues Music Award nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner including Acoustic Artist Of The Year and Acoustic Album of the Year. An active touring artist, MacLeod supports his beloved St. Louis Cardinals during baseball season and, when at home, enjoys cooking for wife Patti Joy.