Doc MacLean bringing National Steel Blues Emergency tour to Creston

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Doc MacLean plays at Creston's Snoring Sasquatch on Nov. 29.

Doc MacLean plays at Creston's Snoring Sasquatch on Nov. 29.

Doc MacLean is pleased to announce that Canada’s seventh annual biggest little blues tour will take a second run through the West.

Since kicking off in September, the National Steel Blues Emergency tour has brought blues medicine coast to coast, answering some 75 calls to nine provinces. The all acoustic songs and stories in the round presentation has conducted operations in venues large and small, grand and humble across the land. After nearly 50 sold out shows with Morgan Davis, Doc MacLean will be continuing his western expedition with a handful of select, solo dates, including Nov. 29 at the Snoring Sasquatch.

Doc MacLean is a blues vagabond writing from the dark side of the blues highway. He’s spent the last 40 years exploring the road atlas from A to Z — surfacing sometimes on big stages in fancy halls, sometimes streetside trolling for change and a meal.

No managers, agents, record companies. No fancy new guitars. He’s a traveller, a collector and teller of songs and stories — a songster in the blues tradition. Blues Revue magazine has called him “the Prince of Darkness.”

With over 200 shows a year across Canada in a battered Lincoln, a working man’s 1929 National and a pocket full of harmonicas, Doc MacLean’s National Steel Blues Emergency tour continues to deliver real music to real people in real places.

Doors to the Nov. 29 show open at 6 p.m.; the show begins at 7. Tickets are $15 in advance at Black Bear Books and Kingfisher Used Books, and $18 at the door.