MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O' BLUES
Released April 2016
Dr. Mac Arnold's Slide "Maggie Mae" Guitar is on display at the Smithsonian in Greenville, SC right now, then it will go to Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
Congratulations Mac Arnold
On September 23, 2017
Mac Arnold was inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame
at the Drish House in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Mac Arnold becomes a Doctor of Music
Mac Arnold was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of South Carolina on May 10, 2014!
2012 Blues Music Awards
Mac Arnold was nominated for best Traditional Blues Male Artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards! The 33rd annual event was held May 10 in Memphis, and marks the third year in a row that the Blues Music Awards have taken notice of Mac Arnold.
At the 2011 event Stan Woodward's documentary Nothing to Prove about Mac Arnold was nominated for best DVD! See below for more information about the film.
Mac was also on hand in 2010 when he accepted the award for Best Historical Album for his participation on the 1966 recording Muddy Waters — Authorized Bootleg: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium (Geffen Records).
Take a look at the Blues Foundation site for more information about the awards.
Mac Arnold's Blues Revival
Our 2011 CD Mac Arnold's Blues Revival was recorded live at The Grey Eagle and includes special guests Kim Wilson, Bob Margolin and the late Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.
WNCW has selected it as one of its Top 20 Blues Releases of 2011.
“Hands down, this is the real deal. Justifiably the blues male artist nominee for this year, this is a return to the old school Chicago west side that’s more than a nostalgia trip and more than a curio time piece. Read on...
The CD is available on the VizzTone Label Group.
Mac Arnold film documentary nominated for Blues Music Award
South Carolina filmmaker Stan Woodward has released his documentary entitled NOTHING TO PROVE: The Story of Mac Arnold’s Return to the Blues. The film premiered in Greenville in Dec. 2009, and was screened at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and broadcast statewide by SC Educational Television. It was also nominated for best DVD at the 2011 Blues Music Awards!
"Mac Arnold is a key part of blues history. He really is unique in that he connects his life and music to the Mississippi Delta, Chicago, and the South Carolina blues tradition. And it is rare that these worlds are ever linked together as they are in the life and music of Mac."
Buy the DVD!
Visit Stan's site.... www.thewoodwardstudio.com
Mac Arnold Awarded State Honors
Mac Arnold is an honoree of the 2010 South Carolina African American History Calendar
In 2006 Mac Arnold was also awarded the South Carolina Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award and performed at the State House.
Blues in the Schools Program helping keep kids in school
As members of the SC Arts Commission, the band arranged a program for Blues in the Schools and has written a song “I Can Do Anything” to help inspire kids to stay in school. The song is on their CD Backbone & Gristle and recorded live with the Greer High, Middle, Elementary School Choir and Marching Band. Here's more about the program...
Mac Arnold Featured in National Magazines
Magazines such as Living Blues, Soul Bag (European), G Magazine and many other publications have featured stories on Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues.