SoSo Cat says…

Our CD Release Party
is coming to the Grey Eagle January 29!


Dr. Mac Arnold's
Blues Restaurant

is serving up fresh food and live music!


Mac Arnold has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of SC.


Watch the Mac Arnold story in the
film documentary

Nothing to Prove

— available on DVD!


Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues are proud to support the
I Can Do Anything Foundation
to showcase student musicians and raise funds for school arts programs.


Mac Arnold Photography by
Brian S. Kelly is now available...

photography book


Listen as Leroy tells the
Story of the Gas Can Guitars


Read what our fans are saying...

Mac with collard greensphoto by Brian S. Kelley


“Thank you for
supporting the Blues”

Mac on stage

Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. Mac moved to Chicago and Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his friend Don Cornelius. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn't playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. He retired from show business to be an organic farmer. Mac is back with his own band and a "plate full" of CDs, building a new foundation in blues, soul and funk. Read on for the whole story…

“This is old-school at its finest”
   — Blues Review

“Welcome back a deep Chicago Blues Man from the old school”
   — Bob Margolin

“one of the most original voices in blues and has a uniquely distinctive resonance.”
   — Jazz Now

“The voice is appropriately seasoned and credible… his group able to match his bursts with formidable answering riffs and licks”
   — Nashville City Paper

“Mac Arnold is on his way to a new career as national blues treasure”
   — Gritz Magazine

“A plate full of blues? Hell this is the whole dang meal”
   — Creative Loafing

“one remaining virtual blues goldmine is Mac Arnold”
   — Greg Prato, All Music Guide

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Mac Arnold's Blues Revival

Recorded Live at the Grey Eagle!

Our latest CD is out on VizzTone and along with Mac and his band includes special guests Kim Wilson, Bob Margolin and the late Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.

WNCW has chosen this recording as one of their Top 20 Blues Releases of 2011!

“Hands down, this is the real deal...”

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Country Man

Our 2009 CD "Country Man" is also available!

Read the news...

Listen on the Music page…

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Backbone & Gristle

The 2008 followup to “Nothing to Prove” offers up fifteen tracks of down home blues from a true Southern legend. From the talking blues of “U Dog Gone Right” to the jumping title track “Backbone & Gristle,” this one is hotter than a homecoming bonfire, and includes the story of the “Gas Can Guitar”.

Max recalls how it all came about...

A Plate Full Serves it Up

That's right, a Plate Full O' Blues is fine group of pros that can dish out smokin' hot sides with the man himself. Find out more…