At an age when most are contemplating retirement, Canada’s legendary bluesman Big Dave McLean is finally getting the recognition he deserves. A highly-acclaimed roots and blues artist, the Juno Award-winning musician has become an influence on many Canadian players. A masterful guitarist and top notch harpist, McLean’s raw and gravelly vocals recall a life lived to the fullest while wandering through countless small towns dotting the Canadian prairies. When it comes to the blues, McLean’s heart firmly beats to the ghosts of the delta greats—particularly the incomparable Muddy Waters, with whom he toured over two decades ago. A stalwart in the Canadian blues scene, Big Dave McLean is one of the great undiscovered bluesmen still keeping the tradition alive.
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