The White Rock Blues Society


The Century Tour Coming Here

Our Next Show Wednesday November 4th at the Crescent Beach Legion $15 @ the door, Members $10 MacLean and McLean Announce 100+ Shows Biggest Blues Tour Starts Doc MacLean and Big Dave McLean are pleased to report that their National Steel “Century” Blues Tour has grown to a record breaking, 100+ back to back shows spanning 9 provinces and 2 territories. Riding high on the roots revival, the veteran bluesmen will launch the tour at Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto, on Wednesday, September 9th. The most comprehensive Canadian blues-roots tour ever mounted, the Century is setting new benchmarks for independent artists. “I think it’s the biggest tour anybody has done in this country,” says Doc MacLean, who claims to run the whole enterprise out of a virtual office consisting of “a laptop, a cell phone and a guitar case.” Operating without arts funding, the Tour is absorbing the costs of bringing the blues to remote rural locations and the far north. “It’s something Big Dave and I feel very strongly about,” explains Doc, “a national tour should be national— not just a string of big cities on a highway.” Building on the “blues coming to your town!” theme, MacLean and McLean have partnered with music retailer and educator Long and McQuade to offer complimentary, blues guitar workshops and masterclasses at locations across Canada. To commemorate the Tour, MacLean and McLean have released a special, live CD, “Big Road Blues.” The limited pressing, recorded and produced by Catherine McLelland for CBC’s “Canada Live,” will only be available at Century Blues Tour shows. MacLean and McLean thrilled sold out halls from Halifax to Vancouver Island on their original Big Road Blues Tour. Back by popular demand, don’t miss this opportunity to hear them interact again, up close and personal in this epic, all acoustic songs and stories presentation. Loaded with new songs and old favourites, the Century Tour promises to be a classic, "must see" event. Big Dave McLean is a Juno winning, Stony Plain recording artist: based in Winnipeg. His new acoustic release “Got ‘em from the bottom” is the 2009 WCMA "Blues Recording of the Year," and was Juno nominated "Blues Album of the Year." Big Dave was Maple Blues Nominated "Acoustic Artist of the Year" for the second year in a row, and this time was also nominated for "Entertainer of the Year." Last year he won the "Lifetime Achievement Award." It's gonna be a Big year for Big Dave as the album and regional nominations keep rolling in. See why he's being called the next "Prime Minister of the Blues." Doc MacLean was recognized as "Acoustic Blues Master" at last year's Black American Music Awards. He's got a bunch of new songs you won't want to miss. "An audio version of the movie, Sin City," said Blues Revue. "The Master of Darkness." His coast to coast fanbase will make the Century Tour a great success and a wild adventure. Doc now hangs his hats in Toronto.