Rod MacDonald Calendar
Solo, and with Big Brass Bed, Rod & The Humdingers, Mark Dann, Tracy Sands, Rex Blazer
“The Class Of 1941” at Osher/FAU Jupiter
December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Class of 1941
Rod & The Humdingers
The year 1941 was a banner year for music stars, with those celebrating an 80th birthday in 2021 including Little Anthony (of the Imperials), Joan Baez, Neil Diamond, Aaron Neville, Sergio Mendes, Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier (Motown writers Lamont-Dozier-Holland), Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mike Pender (lead singer The Searchers), Mike Love (The Beach Boys), Graham Edge & Mike Pinder (The Moody Blues), Ann-Margaret, Eric Burdon (The Animals), Bob Dylan, Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Shirley Owens (The Shirelles), Martha Reeves (Martha & The Vandellas), George Clinton (Parliament Funkadelic), Darlene Love, David Crosby (The Byrds, CSNY), Jackie DeShannon, Chubby Checker, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel, Otis Williams (The Temptations), Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods), Pete Best (The Beatles’ original drummer), and Bobby Elliott (The Hollies).
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 songs.
–Rod MacDonald has 13 CDs of hissongs, 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.”
Course # F343B
Wednesday December 8
To register 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