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Music Americana:
The Songs of the Rolling Stones
Rod MacDonald and the Humdingers


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: From their beginnings as a British blues band performing American songs, through a fifty-year career as “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band," the Rolling Stones have sold hundreds of millions of albums and influenced three generations of upcoming musicians. From the raw outrage of Satisfaction to the heartbreak of Angie, from the jubilant Honky Tonk Women to the witty You Can’t Always Get What You Want, their honest and perceptive songs are among the most beloved music of our time. Join Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers for a fun and low-decibel tour through the lives, music and genius of this unique band, as told in their songs. 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rod MacDonald began his career as a singer/ songwriter in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1973. He has 21 songs in the Smithsonian Folkways collection and has released 14 CDs, including the 2014 releases Rod MacDonald: Later That Night and Big Tent with his band, Big Brass Bed, and recently published his first novel, The Open Mike. He performs in festivals, concerts, and clubs locally and throughout North America and Europe. He was named Best Local Acoustic Performer in Broward and Palm Beach counties by the New Times and one of the “Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County" by The Palm Beach Post. Previous Music Americana courses include, The Birth of Rock & Roll, The Great American Songbook, and Mastery of the Art.

Bill Meredith, drums, is the backbone of several Palm Beach County rock and roll bands, including Big Brass Bed and Illumination. He has toured throughout the US and Canada, and appears on more than a dozen CDs.

Brad Keller, keyboards, has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival and with Maynard Ferguson and the Ink Spots. He is the Jazz piano instructor at Palm Beach State College and has taught music in Palm Beach County public schools for 20 years. He is also the co-author of the Jazz Cats books used internationally to introduce young students to jazz.

Doug Lindsey, bass and vocals, has been playing in South Florida bands for 30 years.

John Smotherman, lead guitar, plays with Big Brass Bed, Illumination and several Palm Beach County bands. His exquisite solos caused the Palm Beach Post to label him one of the "Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County."

FPL12064
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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