Following their recent cover story and interview, Blues Blast Magazine has announced Doug MacLeod’s Break The Chain is nominated for a 2018 Blues Blast Music Award for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year. This is the second major honor for Break The Chain as it was just recently announced as the winner of the 2018 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album of the Year!
Break the Chain
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”.