Michael McDonald Schedule
Singer, songwriter and music industry professional Michael McDonald is best known as
the blue-eyed soul singer who emerged in the '70s with the Doobie Brothers. McDonald's husky baritone voice is hypnotic and
makes everything he sings sound that much better, and his work on the keyboard has also gained the artist some tremendous
recognition.McDonald's polished soft rock music makes his live performances worth witnessing, and his frequent covers of Doobie
Brothers songs bring in crowds of all kinds of ages and musical preferences.Treat yourself to a night of pure talent by catching
Michael McDonald at high-profile venues like: Seven Feathers Casino and Resort in Canyonville, Oregon; Spirit Mountain Casino
in Grand Ronde, Oregon; Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington; Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California; Red Butte Garden
in Salt Lake City, Utah; Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California; Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California; and more!
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Michael McDonald Background
When he was in high school, Michael McDonald played in multiple
bands in the St. Louis area and made the move in 1970 to L.A. to make a go of music as a full-time career. In Los Angeles,
McDonald first was employed as a studio musician. Steely Dan was a hot act of the 70s that enlisted McDonald as a background
singer and keyboardist. He first became known when he joined the Doobie Brothers around the same time. He was initially serving
as a fill-in for Tom Johnston. However, his temporary bandmates were taken with his voice and asked him to come aboard as
a permanent band member. During his tenure with the Doobie Brothers, McDonald cut the smash hits like "What a Fool Believes,"
"It Keeps You Runnin'" and "Takin' It to the Streets." The Doobie Brothers broke up in the early 1980s, McDonald decided to
go solo and released his debut album If That's What It Takes(1982)with much success. One of McDonald's hits from that album
"I Keep Forgettin' (Every time You're Near)" made it to the R&B Top 10. Because of his dynamic nature, McDonald has been
able to successfully cash in on his ability to work in numerous genres. He composed songs for a variety of acts, ranging from
Van Halen to Carly Simon. These days, Michael McDonald maintains his rigorous schedule as a songwriter and singer. He has
also managed to co-found Ramp Records along with Jeff Bridges and Chris Pelonis. He remains in the public eye, appearing on
TV shows like the American Idol, 30 Rock and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and of course, through concert tours.
During the 1980s, McDonald found phenomenal success with his compositions being recorded by countless
artists, including Carly Simon, Millie Jackson and Aretha Franklin. He also landed on the top of the U.S. charts in 1982 with
the soulful, "I Keep Forgettin'." And his "Yah Mo B There," recorded with James Ingram in 1984, serves as an example of a
modern soul classic. Additionally, his epic U.S. No. 1 duet with Patti LaBelle, "On My Own," still stands as a soft-rock legend.
As a solo artist, Michael McDonald's albums include: If That's What It Takes (1982); No Lookin' Back (1985); Take It to Heart
(1990); Blink of an Eye (1993); Blue Obsession (2000); Motown (2003); Motown Two (2004); and Soul Speak (2008).
Michael McDonald often surfaces in popular culture through parodies and even cartoons. For instance
in the coveted movie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, one of McDonald's live shows is played over and over again on the TVs throughout
the electronic store featured in the flick at the insistence of the manager. And in the adult cartoon, Family Guy, leading
character Peter Griffin hires McDonald to serve as a backup singer. He is also portrayed in the spin-off series of the Family
Guy, The Cleveland Show, as Cleveland's neighbor.
Michael McDonald Concert Experience
Singer and songwriter
Michael McDonald started his career as a guest vocalist for Steely Dan before becoming a member of the Doobie Brothers –
a career move that vaulted him into fame. Soul-based rock is definitely McDonald's specialty.So, if you were captivated by
the music of the Doobie Brothers in the 70s, then brace yourself for the band's solo success Michael McDonald. McDonald appeals
to numerous generations and possesses the most effortless and powerful voices in modern soul/rock. So, why sit at home listening
to your iPod when you can listen to Michael McDonald's mesmerizing voice and infectious tunes in person? Nothing can top the
experience of catching a live concert surrounded by hundreds of other passionate fans at your favorite venue. Don't miss out
on your chance to see Michael McDonald in concert. Make sure you pick up your tickets through StubHub now before it's too