“A cat that’s perennially at the top of all the short lists in modern blues, MacLeod let’s loose here by telling all boundaries to shove off and then delivering unassailable goods, dropping hits to all fields. A long time vet that’s still young enough to call his best merely penultimate… Hot stuff throughout, this is a load of blues that’s directly from the soul. Well done throughout.” Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Doug MacLeod: 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.