Born in New York in 1946, Doug Macleod is a blues guitarist and singer. But this description is not entirely fair. Doug is above all a songwriter, a storyteller, his songs talk about him, tell his adventures, his vicissitudes, narrate the life of a man who through his music has shared the deepest and most sincere of his time in this world, you know, a true bluesman. In his forty years as a professional he has recorded almost forty albums, has contributed to countless albums for other artists, has performed with his guitar all over the world, has broadcast blues music in Los Angeles for five years and has written a column in Blues Revue magazine for ten years period. A large number of his songs have been performed with respect for fellow musicians while he has been nominated twenty-four times for Best Acoustic Blues Artist and Song of the Year at the BMA, winning the award six times. Few musicians have had such a long and recognized professional career as Macleod, nor have they composed so many and such good songs, nor have they recorded as many and such generous albums as this man who is undoubtedly unrepeatable. In "A Soul To Claim" the artist has once again recorded an immeasurable album, in quartet electric format, once again putting his creative capacity at the top.