Guitar virtuoso Doug Cox will appear at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville Nov. 13.

Bluesman brings varied repetoire

Multi-instrumentalist Doug Cox has collaborated with who's-who of recording and performing artists

The McMillan Arts Centre is pleased to announce an appearance by blues guitar master and multi-instrumentalist Doug Cox Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
This multi-talented bluesman is known for his skill with bottleneck slide guitar, Dobro and nearly every six-string instrument you can imagine.

“Unafraid to fuse classical elements with both eastern and western influences, bluegrass, pop, jazz and what you might possibly expect to hear on Mars, Cox handles each investigation with a sensitive touch and precise execution,” claimed a review written in Northern Sky magazine.

Cox has worked alongside an impressive array of musicians, playing and recording with masters such as Ellen McIlwaine and David Essig. His musical world includes such diverse virtuosos as Indian slide guitarists Vishwa Mohan and Salil Bhatt, folk singer/actor Ronny Cox, late bluesman Long John Baldry, guitar slinger Amos Garrett, songwriter Chuck Brodsky and expat Rwandan The Mighty Popo.

Cox has long been an in-demand player on the Dobro, mandolin, Weissenborn and the National Steel.

His music has been featured on many film and TV soundtracks, including Terry Gilliam’s Tideland, A&E’s Biography, Coyote Ugly, Steven Seagal: Lawman, Auction Kings, Breaking Amish, Call of the Wildman, Chasing Classic Cars, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and most recently, TV’s Duck Dynasty.

Either as solo performer or as guest recording artist — or when touring with longtime friends and colleagues such as Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, and Amos Garrett — Cox embodies inventiveness and musicality.

Whether the performance calls for rootsy Americana, new acoustic, or traditional blues with an African twist, Doug is an intuitive and gracious musical collaborator.

Doors open for the Nov. 13 performance at 6:30 p.m; tickets are available in advance at the MAC or at the door.  Tickets are $15, or $12 for OCAC members. For more information, please contact the McMillan Arts Centre at 250-248-8185 or visit the website at www.mcmillanartscentre.com.

— Submitted by the MAC

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