Rod McDonald

Rod McDonald is our opening show for the 2019-20 season! The Broward/Palm Beach Times describes him best:
“Another 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 FIU where he lectures on songwriting and technique.
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.”

Rod McDonald

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:30; Music at 7
Place: Our House, Lakeland (RSVP please – see below)
Cost: Suggested donation $15-20

As a first for our 8 year old series, we will allow beer and wine for this show. We will provide a limited amount, but you are welcome to bring what you like. It is an experiment to see how that goes, so take it easy! Ha-ha!

Join us for our season opening artist! Anyone is welcome, whether you’ve been to a show here before or not. Our address is given upon RSVP (becky@amongfriendsmusic.com or text to 863.640.1763). You’ll have an opportunity to talk with Rod directly and purchase music from him if you like. You can make your donation at the door (cash is best, but we can make other arrangements if needed), find your seat, and settle in for some great entertainment just for you, and the chance to meet like-minded new friends. We hope to see you at this show!

1 Comment

  1. Carolyn Baldwin |

    RSVP yes for All concerts

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