Lee MacDougall "If Walls Could Talk" Tour Starts February 25th

British singer-songwriter-guitarist Lee MacDougall, the newest artist to emerge out of London's burgeoning acoustic movement, is set for his first tour of the U.S. beginning February 25 in New York City.  The tour will criss-corss the country over a two-month period and will include MacDougall's debut appearance at the SxSW Festival in Austin in March.

MacDougall is releasing an 11-song self-produced CD called IF WALLS COULD TALK to coincide with the tour.  The CD includes the standout tracks "The Star Hotel" and "Joanna," among others.  BBC Radio 6 host Tom Robinson says of MacDougall: "You absolutely cannot fake that kind of sincerity and passion, and particularly the yearning quality to his vocals."

Additionally, noted producer Jim Lowe (who has worked with the Stereophonics, Taylor Swift and the Charlatans, among others) has produced several tracks with Lee, including the version of "She" that is currently available from iTunes as part of a three-song EP he released last summer.  An acoustic rendition of the song produced by Lee appears on IF WALLS COULD TALK.

Originally from the fishing town of Grimsby in the north of England, MacDougall has been performing on 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 UK industry recognition and support slots with artists such as Train, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini, The Feeling, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.  Word Magazine review editor Kate Mossman says:  "He's amazing and very confident. Like Freddie Mercury meets Rufus Wainwright.  He's going to go a long way."

For his U.S. tour dates, he will be accompanied by Rob Hargreaves on guitar and backing vocals.

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Lee MacDougall's tour dates are as follows:

February 25-Bitter End, New York City

28-Club Passim, Boston

March 2-North Star Bar, Philadelphia

5-James Joyce Pub, Durham, NC

8-"Live at 9," WREG-TV, Memphis

9-3rd & Lindsley, Nashville

10-Zanzabar, Louisville

11-Cicero's, St. Louis

15-Poor David's Pub, Dallas

16-Hideaway on Dunvale, Houston

17-19-SxSW, Austin (specific venues to be announced)

22-Record Bar, Kansas City

24-Larimer Lounge, Denver

26-The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, Las Vegas

29-Dizzy's, San Diego

31-Hotel Café, Los Angeles

April-2 Elbo Room, San Fran

7-Tonic Lounge, Portland

8-El Corazon, Seattle

10-Backstage Lounge, Vancouver, BC

13-Sauce Spirits and Soundbar, Minneapolis

14-Double Door, Chicago

15-House Café, DeKalb, IL

20-Hard Rock Café, Pittsburgh

21-Valentines, Albany

22-Bitter End, New York City

23-World Café Live at The Queen, Wilmington, DE

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7 Comments

Sitatara's picture

I'm very excited for Lee's upcoming tour and plan to see him a couple times. I'm also really glad there is a new cd coming. I have the ep from iTunes and it's in constant rotation, but I could use more songs! Thank you. ;D

Maria in CT's picture

24 more days til my friends and I get to finally see Lee! So very excited for him (and for us)! CD artwork looks great! Be sure to check him out - he is amazing! ~ Maria

Krissy Jill's picture

Can't wait to get Lee MacDougall's cd in my hands! His EP from iTunes has the highest song count on my ipod. Seeing him live is going to be one of the highlights of 2011!

Dame Dayne's picture

How can I describe Lee MacDougall's music? His songs are tastefully made, deceptively understated, with insightful lyrics. He can create a whole life story in a few well written phrases singing in his smooth expressive voice. Lee sings with sincerity and character full of heart felt music honesty. You will laugh, you will cry and you will sing along with this minstrel's life experience-laced songs. He is the type of artist who will be around for a long time. Do not miss the opportunity to feel privileged to have heard a superb live performance.

arpelalla's picture

Very excited about all the recognition he's getting for his music, he's a great artist and and even more amazing guy...his music for me it's like a well deserved rest at the end of an hard working day ... it really gets me in the right mood and manage to bring a smile upon my face .
i cannot wait for him to come to Italy... we're gonna love it, he's gonna love it
Oh and cannot wait for that CD :P
Cheers

Cintomani Andrea's picture

I can't wait to hold this cd in my hands. So excited! I'm looking forward to his Europe-Tour in May. Hope, I'll see him again. He has an absolute stage presence. To see him live will blow you away. So don't miss your chance!

Cintomani Andrea's picture

PS: You want more information about Lee MacDougall? Check out our German fansite with English-translation:

www.leemacdougall.net

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