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Solo, and with Big Brass Bed, Rod & The Humdingers, Mark Dann, Tracy Sands, Rex Blazer
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“Welcome Back” Osher/FAU Jupiter w/Rod & The Humdingers
October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rod & The Humdingers
After a year of online classes, Osher/FAU Jupiter returns to a full in-person schedule (with an online option) in fall 2021. And to kick off the year’s programs, this free “Welcome Back” event includes a concert set by Rod & The Humdingers, performing some of their “greatest hits” from past concerts of the music of The Beatles, Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Carole King, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mercer, and The Birth Of Rock & Roll.
–Rod MacDonald has 13 CDs of his songs, including 2020’s Boulevard, performs frequently in South Florida and throughout North America and Europe, and is a lifelong devotee of popular song. He has been an instructor with LLS since 2006.
–Bill Meredith, drums, is the backbone of several Palm Beach County rock and roll bands, including Big Brass Bed and Illumination. He has toured throughout the US and Canada, and appears on more than a dozen CDs.
–Brad Keller, keyboards, has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and with Maynard Ferguson and the Ink Spots, is the jazz piano instructor at Palm Beach State College and has taught music in Palm Beach County public schools for twenty years. He is also the co-author of the “Jazz Cats” books used internationally to introduce young students to jazz.
–Doug Lindsey, bass and vocals, has been playing in south Florida bands for 30 years.
–John Smotherman, lead guitar, plays with Big Brass Bed, Illumination and several Palm Beach County bands. His exquisite solos led the Palm Beach Post to label him one of the “Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County.”
Rod MacDonald has 21 songs in the Smithsonian Folkways collection and 14 C.D.s, his latest 2020 release Boulevard, and a first novel, The Open Mike. He performs in festivals, concerts, and clubs and throughout North America, Europe, solo and with the bands Big Brass Bed and Rod MacDonald & The Humdingers. He was named Best Local Acoustic Performer by New Times and one of the “10 Magnificent Musicians” of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post. Previous Music Americana courses include “The Birth of Rock & Roll,” “The Great American Songbook,” and “Mastery of the Art.”
Time: 5:30 pm
Wednesday October 6
For info call 561-799-8547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rod MacDonald is a member of ASCAP, Concertsinyourhome.com (a national House Concerts organization), and Sonicbid