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The Golden Age of Singer-Songwriters
Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As singers began recording their own songs in the 1960s, a new breed of artists emerged: singers who wrote their own songs, inspired by folk, rock, teen music, and their own lives. John Denver, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Harry Chapin, Neil Young, Jim Croce, Jackson Browne, Gordon Lightfoot, Marvin Gaye, Tracy Chapman and others set intelligent lyrics to sophisticated music and ruled the airwaves with songs that have stood the test of time. Join Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers for a fun and low-decibel tour through the lives, music and genius of these unique artists, as told in their songs.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rod MacDonald, guitar, inspired by many of these artists, became one of Greenwich Village’s top singer-songwriters during the 1980s, and still performs throughout North America and Europe. In South Florida, he's been named “Best Local Acoustic Artist” by New Times and one of the "Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County" by The Palm Beach Post, who called his 2014 CD, Later That Night, "Best Local CD of 2014.” He has been Music Americana instructor at FAU since 2006.

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 Montreux Jazz Festival and with Maynard Ferguson and the Ink Spots, is the jazz piano instructor at Palm Beach State College and has taught music in Palm Beach County public schools for twenty 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.”

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

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Non-member - $35
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