Rod MacDonald Calendar
Solo, and with Big Brass Bed, Rod & The Humdingers, Mark Dann, Tracy Sands, Rex Blazer
“The Songs of Rod MacDonald” at Osher/FAU Jupiter
February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Songs Of Rod MacDonald
In 2020 Music Americana Instructor Rod MacDonald released his 13th cd, Boulevard, a collection of his “first songs” written before and during his initial year as a singer-songwriter in NYC’s Greenwich Village. Songs recorded by fellow artists include “A Sailor’s Prayer,” “Every Living Thing,” “American Jerusalem,” and “White Buffalo.” Other songs carry the stories of travel to reservations and newly-free Czechoslovakia, of occasional romance and multiple tours of Europe, Australia, and the US. Fort Lauderdale’s Labyrinth Café, where MacDonald sang in concert each year, noted “his personal commitment to communicating events that have affected and shaped our world’s societies…. Rod’s songs will stay in your heart and mind long after the music has ended.”
Join Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers for a fun and low-decibel celebration of the lifetime of music the class of 1941 has given us, as told in their son
–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.”
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Thursday February 17, 2022
To register call 561-799-8547 or email email@example.com
Rod MacDonald is a member of ASCAP, Concertsinyourhome.com (a national House Concerts organization), and Sonicbid