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Michael McDonald

18th February 2018 - Sunday 19:00

Michael McDonald, Missouri's sensational multi genre artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall!

Michael McDonald was born in St. Louis (Missouri) in 1952 and is a singer-songwriter, composer, musician, and record producer. He began his musical journey in high school by playing in local bands including Mike and the Majestics, Jerry Jay and the Sheratons, the Reebtoors, and The Guild. In 1970 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and had a breakthrough in 1974 when he joined Steely Dan’s touring group as a lead and backing vocalist. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained a key member of the group until 1982 after which he started to focus on his solo career. His musical style is best described as a blend of R&B, pop, rock, and blue eyed soul (a term coined in the mid 1960s to describe white artists who performed soul and R&B that was similar to the music of the Motown and Stax record labels). His debut studio album (If That's What It Takes) was a success with hit singles I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) and I Gotta Try (co-written with Kenny Loggins). The album hit #6 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified Gold.

Don’t miss your chance to see this artist with his deep and soulful voice, who was also one of the most popular songwriters and solo artists of the rock era! Click the button below to see Michael McDonald on Sunday, February 18th!

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