Michael McDonald

Event date: 
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
$50 / $47.50 / $48

Pre-show appetizers will be provided by Stick Boy Bread Company

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. His formidable songwriting and keyboard skills and distinctive and soulful voice has contributed to his career that spans four decades. From The Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and “Takin’ It To The Streets” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums, the five-time Grammy-winning McDonald is an artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.

McDonald moved to L.A in the early ‘70s, where he honed his skills as a session musician and singer which soon led to an invitation to join Steely Dan. Over the course of four classic albums, McDonald became an integral part of the group’s sound.

In the mid-‘70s, McDonald joined The Doobie Brothers, helping the band redefine their funky R & B sound as a singer, keyboardist and songwriter on Top 40 singles.

During the ‘80s and ‘90s, his solo career zoomed from success to success on the wings of evergreen hits like “On My Own” (a duet with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning duet with James Ingram “Yah Mo B There.”

Continuing to explore new vistas, in 2003 and 2004, McDonald released his Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling pair of Motown albums. Then in 2005, he partnered with Hallmark for a special Christmas album, Through The Many Winters, which sold 500,000 copies in its first two weeks.

On the heels of 2008’s acclaimed crossover album Soul Speak and multiple appearances on PBS’s Soundstage, McDonald continues to tour the world while moonlighting alongside co-horts Donald Fagen and Boz Scaggs with The Dukes Of September, an 11-piece soul supergroup.

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(800) 841-ARTS or (828) 262-4046
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A Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland's Restaurant. Made possible through the generous support of Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer.

Performance sponsorship provided by:

  • Mast General Store
  • Storie Street Grille
  • Boone Area Visitors Bureau
  • SkyBest Communications, Inc.

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