Ride shotgun with Doc MacLean as the world's wildest blues tour plays sixty shows across Southern Africa...

Photo Credit: Stefan Hurter

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sharp Street Studios, Cape Town



Sharp Street Studios, Cape Town

I had a great day yesterday at Cape Town's Sharp Street Studios. Owner-engineer Willem Moller has produced and recorded a who's who of the South African music scene. The tracks will tell the tale! I'm excited about moving forward with this project. Definitely, some cool stuff! I recorded nine songs that I'd never heard before. My own songs- I've just never had a chance to hear what they sounded like from the other side of the mic. Tonight I'm on Long St., at Sgt. Peppers...

Doc MacLean

Taking Wings in Cape Town



Taking Wings in Cape Town



Friday, January 17, 2020

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends; Welcoming Paul Bothner Music to the Tour

I'm pleased to announce that Paul Bothner Music will be returning as a Nganga tour partner. We've done a couple of comprehensive, southern African tours in the past, and it has always been a pleasure to work with them. Here, Bothner's new promo manager, Wayne Shelver, runs down production gear with me at the company's Cape Town warehouse. It's a family business, much like North America's Long & McQuade, and it works with most of South Africa's top tier artists. I'm grateful to be in such good company.

Doc MacLean

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Home to Africa

I know the spirits are with me as I test my still not so pale skin in the sun. This time the Tour hit the ground running: three shows in the first three days. Down the coast from Cape Town for a night at Plankies, Pringle Bay. A great night, with plenty of friends coming out for the show. A giant, full moon. Shooting stars over the crash of the ocean. Baboons in the bushes.