Friday, February 15, 2013



Doug MacLeod is a unique, powerful guitarist with a rich and soulful voice, singing original songs based on his life and experiences. This is genuine original acoustic music at its very best! Thirteen new Doug MacLeod originals highlight this richly detailed trio recording by Grammy®-winning engineer Keith Johnson, done at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA. Doug uses four strikingly different guitars: three National Reso-Phonic instruments, including a 12-string, and his old Gibson C-100, the guitar he calls Lil Bit because each time he plays her a little bit more of her falls off. Over 29 years, 19 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD, and a live performance DVD, Doug has consistently earned raves. His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker, and Eva Cassidy. ~


Originally independently released on September 25, 2012, Concord Records will give Live at the Blue Note Tokyo Koz's first-ever live album its wide distribution physical release on February 12, 2013. Recorded in Japan in 2011, the disc features a dozen songs, including such hits as "You Make Me Smile," "Faces Of The Heart," "Honeydipped" and "Put The Top Down." Live at the Blue Note Tokyo has also been nominated for a GRAMMY® award in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Album. "I feel so fortunate to have spent my professional life on the road, touring all over the world, doing shows for almost 25 years now," Koz says. "I love it. I ve gotten to see many amazing places, learned so much, and met so many truly wonderful people. A lifetime on the s been a real blessing. This CD, my very first live record, captures one magical night of that lifetime and I wanted to share it with you."  ~
SHOSHANA BEAN - O'FARRELL STREET   Shoshana Bean is singing in her own lane. In a day when dance-pop music is shredded by the likes of Adele's 21, Shoshana's album is a beautiful nod to a beloved era. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Sam Cooke, her take on soul music of the late 60's has created a sound that is refreshingly nostalgic and familiar. The album delivers smooth, grooving bass lines, hard hitting drums, rich horns and moves seamlessly from gritty blues and gospel to a sexy 007-esque ballad. The lyrics speak from a resilient heart through melodies your brain can't shake, and the vocal performances have you hitting repeat! Recorded in just seven days, with as much attention paid to the engineering techniques used in the late 60's as to the style of music itself, this project is her sophomore release to the Pop/R&B focused Superhero (released 2008). ~

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