Rod MacDonald

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Friday October 7, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
Singer/songwriter Rod MacDonald was a big part of the 1980s folk revival in Greenwich Village clubs. After graduating from Columbia Law School and joining the staff of Newsweek, MacDonald elected to become a folksinger in the 1970s. Via the Fast Folk Music Cooperative, MacDonald was an important part of the rebirth of the folk scene in New York in the 1980s. MacDonald's songwriting influences include Phil Ochs, Richard Fariņa, and Bob Dylan. True to the folk tradition, MacDonald is not afraid to get political, take chances, and perhaps shock some people. Songs like "American Jerusalem," "White Buffalo," and "Every Living Thing" have been covered by his peers and his elders. MacDonald's place in the folk hall of fame is assured by his "A Sailor's Prayer," a hymn-styled tune that many people have mistaken for a traditional song.

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