A musical prescription for a great night

Doc MacLean and Morgan Davis will be playing a house concert as part of the National Steel Blues Emergency tour in Golden.

Doc MacLean and Morgan Davis will be playing a house concert as part of the National Steel Blues Emergency tour in Golden.

The show will happen on Oct. 27 with tickets on sale at Bacchus Books.

Both men have had a long history of playing memorable live shows throughout their career.

Son of a civil rights lawyer and a fiddle player, MacLean was in his early teens when he started playing harmonica and washboard in coffeehouses and festivals. This was long before he was appearing on radio and television variety shows.

In 1972 he formed a duo with another young musician, Colin Linden, and became a frequent and popular opener for Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Muddy Waters, and John Hammond.

In his travels Doc met and became friends with many older musicians including Son House, Tampa Red, ‘Sippi Wallace, Yank Rachel, Robert Pete Williams, Rev Robert Wilkins and Bukka White.

For nearly four decades Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe.

His performances are filled with a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with with and a large dose of humour.

Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. He later moved to California with his family, and then in 1968 left for Canada.

The tour is a one time pairing of two of Canada’s best known and most travelled blues storytellers and entertainers.

To get one of the limited tickets for the show and find out more information drop by Bacchus Books at 409 9 Avenue North in Golden.