Beau MacDougall - Artist Profile
Beau MacDougall has a playing style all his own! His accomplishments include studio guitarist, songwriter, singer, technician, producing and has a impressive background in audio engineering. Beau MacDougall's album "This Side of Heaven" was released in 1982 and was Grammy Nominatied the same year! Including guest artists James Dewar (Robin Trower), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/ Poco) and Pauline Wilson (Seawind). Critics praised his work with statements like "Hot & spicy", Hard to find a weak cut",ect. All songs were written by Beau and one which Andrae' Crouch and Beau both collaborated. Relocating to St. Louis in the mid 80's Beau associated and played with the locals there, Sheryl Crow, Ralph Butler, Jay Oliver, Dave Weckl, Dan Peek and others! Beau has performed three times at England's prestigous "GreenBelt Festivals" backing Sir Cliff Richard, Larry Norman and Jesse Dixon. Fender Musical Instruments contacted Beau and offered him a position as resident "Guitar Clinician"/Sales Training Director! Taking on the challenge, Beau performed guitar clinics at numerous locations around the world, sometimes with guitar greats Robben Ford, Jerry Donahue, James Burton and Ray Flacke! Beau has also toured internationally performing extensively in the countries of England, Italy, Australia, Holland, Belgium, Canada, Germany, as well as many US tours. Over the years his numerous performances, countless miles, and sharpening his skills with other world-class players, Beau has constantly been developing his craft. At first Beau was "self taught" but later took lessons studying from master guitarist Ted Greene and later from his all time favorite guitarist, Buzzy Feiten. Beau has grown to be a world class guitarist. His sessions, songwriting and "life experiences" have seasoned him into a true artist!
Finally, Beau will be releasing two new Cd's this year and are the first in many years! Stay tuned!!