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Doc MacLean + Albert Frost AKA CanAfrica Blues + Tim Bastmeyer
September 5, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday • September 5 @ 8:30pm
$20 Advance / $25 Door
This year’s “CanAfrica Blues” will feature very special guest, South African guitar hero, singer, songwriter, producer, Albert Frost. It’s an electric-acoustic blues duo mixing our contemporary and traditional delta and west African roots.
Contemporary blues roots artists. One guy played with Son House, the other with Ali Farka Toure. Two special stories. Two unique, yet complimentary musicians, together for one special tour. Possibly the most significant and interesting National Steel Blues adventure yet. And the best version of Sugarman you’ve ever heard.
Cape Town based, 2017 SAMA (South African Music Association) Album of the Year winner, Albert Frost has performed with international artists such as Ali Farka Toure, Finley Quaye, Vusi Mahlasela and Ginger Baker. He has toured with Simple Minds, REM, and has supported the Rolling Stones. As a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer, Frost has been a celebrated figure in the South African folk, blues, roots and rock music scene for over 20 years. The Fender endorsed artist romps fearlessly and joyfully between electric and acoustic guitars of every description, as well as surfacing occasionally on keyboards or drums. The remarkable pleasure Frost finds, invents, and simply conjures from the music is not to be missed.
Sugarman, live in Mozambique
Caroline, on location in Namibia
Black Dog, live in South Africa
During 40 years of touring Doc MacLean has performed with a who’s who of first and second generation blues, roots and gospel artists such as Sam Chatmon, Peg Leg Sam, and Blind John Davis. Among many others, he has supported Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, and BB King. As a songwriter and storyteller, MacLean has recorded with members of the Canned Heat and Mavis Staples bands. Blues Revue once called him “the Prince of Darkness.” People Magazine (Jan 2018) covered his most recent journey across Africa, describing him as a “beautiful storyteller” and an “inspiration” to Township musicians. This old school troubadour lives on the Blues Highway– self driving to hundreds of shows every year, and sometimes busking the places in between. MacLean now registers his Lincoln in Toronto, Canada.
Dead Men Walking, live in Victoria.