Saturday, September 11 7 pm EDT
Mudville Music Hall
3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
7 pm $15
Sunday, September 19
2885 S Federal Hwy, Delray Bch, FL
561 330 3153
Tracy Sands & Rod
Sunday, October 3
9 am - 1 pm
Palm Beach Gardens
10500 N Military Trail
Rod & Tracy Sands
& George Manosis
Wednesday, October 6 5:30-8 pm "Welcome Back" Free Concert at Osher/FAU Lifelong Learning Jupiter, FL Rod & The Humdingers & Special Guests For info call 561-799-8547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A veteran of the Greenwich Village folk scene, Rod MacDonald’s happily ensconced in Delray and still manages to eke out a pretty good living with frequent touring and an ongoing series of master classes at FAU where he lectures on popular music.
Prior to relocating to these realms in 1995, MacDonald was a constant presence at many of New York’s most prestigious folk clubs, including Gerdes Folk City and the Bottom Line, and his level activity both here and abroad hasn’t faltered since.
Despite frequent overseas tours, he manages to make regular Florida appearances, not only under his own auspices, but also as part of his Dylan tribute band Big Brass Bed and in a traditional group setting with singer Tracy Sands. Their songs are devoted to social and political commentary; his “American Jerusalem” was hailed for its commentary about the contrast between the rich and the poor. It’s little wonder his material has been covered by the likes of Dave Van Ronk, Shawn Colvin, Jonathan Edwards, and the ubiquitous Four Bitchin’ Babes.
He can also claim ten solo albums and shared stages with Emmylou Harris, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Richie Havens, Ani DiFranco, Odetta, Suzanne Vega, and the Violent Femmes. Whew! If you’ve never caught him in concert, keep a lookout. It’s only a matter of time before you find him playing in a pub near you.
By Lee Zimmerman, New Times