A Rod MacDonald concert is an intimate, authentic, inspirational and uplifting experience. From the moment Rod begins to sing he grabs his audiences and doesn’t let go. A renowned songwriter, a gifted vocalist and an engaging entertainer in full command of his artistry, his easy going demeanor resonates an appealing warmth and sincerity that quickly creates an intimate rapport with his audiences. Rod’s music is infectious and inspiring, often humorous, sometimes reckless, frequently evocative, usually thought provoking – and – always compelling. Rod has released 12 solo cds in the U.S. and Europe including his latest, “Beginning Again”, and regularly tours the U.S. and abroad. For the past seven years when not touring, Rod has been an instructor with Florida Atlantic University presenting a well-attended lectures/performance series on the history of music. A major part of the 80s Greenwich Village folk renaissance, He performed with Pete Seeger, Richie Havens Tom Chapin, Dave Van Ronk, Suzanne Vega, Doc Watson, John Gorka, and Emmylou Harris, and frequently headlined at New York’s Speakeasy and Folk City clubs. Among the more than two dozen artists who have recorded his works are Dave Van Ronk, Four Bitchin’ Babes with Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin, Jonathan Edwards and Garnet Rogers.
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