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To help us all through these times, these cds are $5 (minimum 2 cds/$10

No Commercial Traffic (NCT) / And Then He Woke Up (TWU) / Into The Blue (ITB) / Recognition (R) / A Tale Of Two Americas (TTA) / After The War (ATW)

---Songs Of Freedom (SOF), Later That Night (LTN), Beginning Again (BA), or archival cds/dvs are $10 each. "Live In Germany" (DVD) is $10
All orders free shipping (USA only, for foreign addresses, add $15 for S&H).

Upcoming Live

September 15-October 20

Songwriting With Rod MacDonald
an interactive workshop
6 sessions  4-5:45 pm
Tuesdays 9/15, 22, 29; 10/6, 13, 20
limited to eight participants
email rodmacd@aol.com for details

Sunday, October 18  9 pm

Rod on facebook
live and free

Sunday, October 25  9 pm

Rod on facebook
live and free


Sunday, November 1   7-10 pm
  Greenwich Village Folk Festival
with
Tom Paxton, David Buskin,
Sloan Wainwright, Walter Parks,
Joe Jencks, Crys Matthews
Freebo, Queler/Farber Family Band,
Alice Howe, Bert Lee
on GVFF website, facebook  or youtube
7/5, 8/2, 9/6, 10/4 and 1993 concerts archived at
www.GreenwichVillageFolkFestival.org

 

Tuesday, November 10   2:30 pm
Music Americana
Osher/FAU LLS/Jupiter
Four lectures 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8:
1.Leonard Bernstein, Arlo Guthrie
2. Motown Women: Marvelettes,
Supremes, Martha & Gladys
3. Stephen Sondheim, Jackson Brown
4. Andrea Bocelli, Shakira,
Ariana Grande

Register at (561) 799-8547 or click here

 

Wednesday, December 2   7 pm
The Songs Of
Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder
With Rod & The Humdingers
Presented by Osher/FAU LLS/Jupiter
Online Concert/Open To The Public
Advance tickets:
(561) 799 - 8547 or click here

 

Rod MacDonald

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

Rod's on facebook live Sundays at 9 pm