Bluesman Doc MacLean makes Cowichan house calls

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Delta-blues guitarist Doc MacLean makes musical house calls during two local shows this week.

He plays the Duncan Showroom Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. sharp, followed by a 7 p.m. concert on Stoney Hill Peninsula Aug. 23.

MacLean, who played the former Duncan Garage Showroom, will be hosted on Stoney Hill — during his 100-show North American Vagabond Tour — at the art-studio eco-retreat of artist Jeffrey Birkin.

“I first met Doc at a concert at the Duncan Garage showroom where I produced an iPad sketch of him and Big Dave MacLean in 2011,” said Birkin.

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“Doc was pleased with the sketch, and has kept in touch over the years, so when

he offered to do a house concert at my art studio in Stony Hill, I leaped at the chance.”

Net concert proceeds will support keeping Doc on the road.

“I’m even throwing in a signed print of the sketch as a door prize,” said canvas and electronic painter Birkin.

The house concert is down several kilometres of gravel road on Stony Hill.

Either have a vehicle capable of traveling a gravel road, or car pool with someone who does, requested Birkin.

Seating and tickets are limited. RSVP your reserved spot. Tickets are $20 per person. Email jeffreybirkin@hotmail.com or call 250-715-8209.

Tickets to MacLean’s Thursday gig at the Showroom are $20, $18 advance at 250-597-1554.

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