Reference Recordings announces a new album
from blues/roots singer-songwriter
Doug MacLeod, with a March 12 release date.

There's A Time


Genuine Original Acoustic Music!

SAN FRANCISCO - 'Prof.' Keith Johnson's first blues recording! 13 new MacLeod originals highlight this richly detailed recording, done at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA. by our Grammy® winning engineer.

Also featuring Doug's longtime bassist Denny Croy and Jimi Bott, one of the most recorded, awarded and respected blues drummers in the world.

Doug says: "Making this album was different than any other one I've done in the past," recalls MacLeod about the sessions. "They put Jimi, Denny and me on this huge soundstage at Skywalker Sound in Marin County and we sat around in a circle where we could see each other. We played live, no overdubs, just three guys playing some music together."

A perennial Blues Music Award nominee, MacLeod is currently nominated for Acoustic Artist of the Year. (Drummer Jimi Bott is also a BMA nominee).

YOU can vote for Doug and Jimi until the end of February!
NOTE: You do have to be a member to vote. If you wish to become a member here's a link to join. You can join for as little as $25 a year. As a non-profit, membership is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Track Listing: - 1 Rosa Lee, 2 Black Nights, 3 The Up Song, 4 My Inlaws Are Outlaws, 5 The Entitled Few, 6 A Ticket Out, 7 Run With The Devil, 8 St. Elmo's Rooms and Pool, 9 I'll Be Walking On, 10 East Carolina Woman, 11 The Night Of The Devil's Road, 12 Dubb's Talking Religion Blues, 13 Ghost .

Doug MacLeod – guitar, vocals – Denny Croy, bass – Jimi Bott, drums

All songs written by Doug MacLeod published by Gaslight Square Music, administered by BMG/Chrysalis

RR-130HDCD - Doug MacLeod - There's A Time
$16.98 - PRE ORDER NOW!

NOTE: Reference will also release this new album soon on a 200-gram vinyl two-LP set, half-speed mastered and pressed at Quality Record Pressings (RM-2507), and on our HRx 176.4kHz/24 bit DVD Data Disc format (HR-130).


Doug is a throwback musician in the great tradition of the traveling bluesman from the genre's classic era, having apprenticed with some of the best as a sideman with such legends as Big Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Big Mama Thornton and George "Harmonica" Smith. During that time, he developed his unique, unorthodox and powerfully rhythmic acoustic guitar style, which he puts to great use on There's A Time playing on a variety of guitars with such pet names as "Moon" (a National M-1 Tricone), "Little Bit" (a Gibson C-100 FE) and "Owl" (a National Style "O"), plus a National El Trovador 12-String.

The other element of Doug's style is his remarkable ability as a storyteller, another trademark of the classic itinerant blues musician. Listening to the songs on There's A Time is like attending a master class on storytelling, as MacLeod weaves tales that are visceral, insightful and often humorous.

RR-130HDCD – Doug MacLeod – There's A Time
$16.98 - PRE ORDER NOW!