Sovereign Vine is a Jam Band specializing in Surf-Rock & Reggae and is currently hailing from the Central Coast of California. Founded by Lead Vocalist, Lead Guitarist and Song Writer, Doug Macrae, the line up of performers also include: Luis Monge on Drums and Jason Gardner on Bass.
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Doug Macrae honed his talent as a musician in various bluegrass circles and jam sessions before coming into his own as a songwriter. Taking heavy influence from great jam band guitar legends of the Woodstock era, he crafted a style that delivers a unique blend of passionate vocal phrasings and seasoned acoustic guitar picking.
Below are a couple of tracks from his new album entitled, A Time For Every Thing.
A track from his previous album entitled, Viaje En Cancion (Saint Augustine).
Enjoy this cool video featured on the official City of Morro Bay web site. It includes music from a live performance by Doug Macrae.
ALSO: Doug Macrae and the Big Grass Tradition
Featuring Kevin Lindblum on Dobro and Noah Briley on Stand Up Bass. Watch for exciting things from Doug Macrae and the Big Grass Tradition here:
The unique instrument pictured above and depicted in the oil painting by Jeff Gagliardi on the left, is a very special, custom built Steven Cripe Original Guitar. Designed and built for Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead in the early 1990's, the guitar became an one of a kind when it's creator, Steve Cripe, tragically passed away less than one year after the untimely death of Jerry Garcia.
Humbled by the special circumstances in which Doug Macrae received the guitar around 1996, he has only played the instrument at various performances throughout the years. Honored at a chance to share the beautiful tones of this masterful work of craftsmanship with the world, Doug finally recorded with the guitar on his latest release: A Time For Every Thing.
Please visit http://www.cripeguitars.com/ to learn more about Steve's other amazing creations.
Sovereign Vine would like to thank: http://www.modelmayhem.com/aameerr for photography.
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