Lee will be interviewed Tuesday, July 19, 2011 on "Twitter Tuesday Live", airing on Butterflies Radio at 8 pm edt / 7 pm cdt / 5 pm pdt. Listeners can interact with host Mark by including @allindie in their tweets and he'll give a shout out on air!
A podcast will be available about 90 minutes after the end of the show for those that can't listen in live.
July 14, 2011
2011 is shaping up to be a very good year for Brit singer/songwriter/guitarist Lee MacDougall. The artist-on-the-rise will launch his second U.S. tour in August and will have a new self-produced CD to go with it.
MacDougall isn’t one of those artists that’s mentioned constantly on “Entertainment Tonight” nor are his offstage antics the subject of countless tabloid reports and TMZ exclusives. Instead, he’s a reminder that hard work, determination and passion for music are still viable commodities in the glitz-filled, Twitter-centric new millennium.
Pollstar frist mentioned MacDougall in a February posting that quickly filled with comments from fans praising his performances. At that time, MacDougall had just released a self-produced effort called If Walls Could Talk and was about to embark on his first U.S. tour which included a stop at SXSW in Austin. Later in the year, he opened for Bon Jovi at London’s Hyde Park Calling festival – a pretty nifty accomplishment for someone whose career up to this point has been a textbook case of do it yourself.
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Two-Month Multiple City "All The Right Places" Tour Kicks Off In New York on August 4
MacDougall has become known for mesmerizing audiences with emotionally-driven melodies and resonating vocals. Louisville's Backseat Sandbar says of MacDougall: "He has the type of voice that can fill every crevice of a room and every fiber in your body. Its clear perfection can play your heart strings as easily as his fingers strum his guitar."
Earlier this year, MacDougall released an self-produced 11-song CD called IF WALLS COULD TALK that is available from his website (www.leemacdougallmusic.com) and at his live shows. The CD includes the standout tracks "The Star Hotel," "She" and "Joanna," among others. Additionally, noted producer Jim Lowe (who has worked with the Stereophonics, Taylor Swift and the Charlatans) produced several tracks with him, including the version of "She" that is part of a three-song EP he released via iTunes last year. An acoustic rendition of the song produced by Lee appears on IF WALLS COULD TALK.
With the expansion of his live repertoire, MacDougall is releasing a new self-produced CD (recorded in his bedroom) called FOR A FEW TALES MORE to coincide with the upcoming U.S. dates. This 10-song release includes a number of new songs, among them the affecting "Smile" and "Hindsight," which have become highlights of his live performances.
Originally from the fishing town of Grimsby in the north of England, MacDougall emerged from the open mic night circuit in London that has spawned new acoustic English artists in the last two years. His ability to couple a strong lyrical narrative with a memorable melody has enabled him to establish an international fan base that expanded when his music was embraced by the community of fans of the Twilight films.
But it is the strength of his songwriting that has earned him recognition on both sides of the Atlantic and support slots with artists such as Train, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini, The Feeling, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. The Independent Music Scene wrote: "This is an artist that allows his voice to be heard clearly without masking the pure talent of the song. The music is great for having a lonely listen, to a couple's dance, to a drive through the country side with nothing to care about. The songwriting is straight forward without being simplistic."
Following his U.S. tour dates, he will make a return visit to Germany, Austria, Italy and England. The U.K. leg will include shows supporting Rumer on her multi-city tour.
Dates on Lee MacDougall's All the Right Places summer tour are available on the Tour page.