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Live Concerts

Rod MacDonald (Ballroom)

Event Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:00pm

Rod MacDonald is an ingenious songwriter who has recorded nine critically lauded albums over the past 15 years or so. During the '80s he was at the forefront of a Greenwich Village music scene known as Fast Folk, which, produced hugely successful artists such as Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega. The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings have made available the entire Fast Folk collection - more than 100 albums - on compact disc. MacDonald is one of the most heavily represented artists on the recordings with 29 songs, some of which have never appeared on his albums.

His new CD, "Songs Of Freedom", contains 16 new (mostly) acoustic songs, with a mix of socially progressive tunes and some personal things, including one song co-written by his kids 6 & 3, perhaps the youngest published songwriters around.

"songs that inform, question, challenge and celebrate community as well as the personal....there are stacks of rich pickings on Songs Of Freedom." - Arthur Wood,

"He's one of the great ones...a great American writer who is almost a traditional artist in the way he writes." - Rod Kennedy, founder of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas

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