• Performing Artist
  • SONGWRITER
  • BIG BRASS BED

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

video of concert on youtube

Sunday, July 5     7 pm
Greenwich Village Folk Festival
Happy Traum, Christine Lavin.
Cliff Eberhart, Pete & Maura Kennedy,
Erik Frandsen, Louise Mosrie,
Greg Greenway, and Alyssa Dann

 

 

July 12-17
Common Ground On The Hill
Rod is teaching two five-day workshops:
Songwriting with Rod MacDonald
Singing Your Favorite Songs
and co-hosting The Big Song Swap

 

July 18   7 pm
Rod at Ravish
210 E Ocean Ave., Lantana, FL
no cover   561-588-2444
spacious indoor-outdoor seating

Sunday, July 19  9 pm

Rod on facebook
live and free

Music Americana
at Osher/FAU Lifelong Learning
begins
10/28 3 pm Boca Raton
11/10 2:30 pm Jupiter

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