Press / Gig Reviews ~
John Crosby, TIME OUT (London)
"Quite simply; one of the most gifted, sensitive and technically elite slide and fingerstyle guitarists around."
Bob Wood, The Ram Club, Thames Ditton
"A Slight Remove should serve as an advert for Doug MacGowan's undeniable talent."
Traditional Music Maker
"Breath-catching musical ability."
The Living Tradition
"A phenomenally expressive and passionate player."
Shirley Worrall, RMMGA Guitar Workshops
"Everything he does is rich in class and real atmsphere. His debut album, A Slight Remove, will leave you ecstatic."
Rock 'n' Reel
"A Slight Remove beautifully showcases MacGowan's deftly accomplished, intelligent and enjoyable approach to all manner of rootsy, original and traditional music. A superb acoustic guitarist and singer."
Ross Fortune, TIME OUT (London)
"An exceptionally talented guitarist and singer. Whether playing traditional Irish airs or contemporary American bottleneck, he weaves a dazzling sound that enchants and amazes his audience."
Neil McRitchie, Chanticleer Folk Club, Dorking
'With an armful of songs you can lose your soul in, MacGowan has an original sound with overtones of blues, inspirational, maybe even a little Cajun. His versatile guitar creations will knock your socks off."
Virginia MacIsaac, Rambles Magazine
"It is stunning to hear music of such calibre."
Ben Kettlewell, Alternate Music Press, Australia