Rod MacDonald (with Special Guests: Terry Kitchen and Mara Levine)ALSO FEATURING: Jackie Damsky, violin!!
About 18 years ago, a beautiful song by Rod MacDonald (I don't remember which, there are so many), came on the radio. I said to my three year old son, "That is Rod MacDonald, isn't that a nice song?"...to which he replied, "Does he have a farm, Eei, Eei, Oh?"
No, I replied, but he has a wikipedia page, which says:
Rod MacDonald (born August 17, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, novelist, and educator. He was a "big part of the 1980s folk revival in Greenwich Village clubs", performing at the Speakeasy, The Bottom Line, Folk City, and the "Songwriter's Exchange" at the Cornelia Street Cafe. He co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. He is perhaps best known for his songs "American Jerusalem", about the "contrast between the rich and the poor in Manhattan" (Sing Out!), "A Sailor's Prayer", "Coming of the Snow", "Every Living Thing", and "My Neighbors in Delray", a description of the September 11 hijackers' last days in Delray Beach, Florida, where MacDonald has lived since 1995. His songs have been covered by Dave Van Ronk, Shawn Colvin, Four Bitchin' Babes, Jonathan Edwards, Garnet Rogers, Joe Jencks, and others. His 1985 recording "White Buffalo" is dedicated to Lakota Sioux ceremonial chief and healer Frank Fools Crow, whom he visited in 1981 and 1985, and who appears with MacDonald in the cover photograph. Since 1995 MacDonald has lived in south Florida, where his cd, "Later that Night" was named "Best Local Cd of 2014" by The Palm Beach Post  and reached the top ten in national roots music charts. His first novel, The Open Mike, about a young man in the open mike scene of Greenwich Village, was published on December 5, 2014, by Archway Publishing. On May 1, 2018, MacDonald released his 12th solo recording, "Beginning Again," on Blue Flute Music.
Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by The Boston Globe, award-winning folksinger/guitarist Terry Kitchen performs songs that are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He's been performing on folk stages across the country since the 1990s, releasing ten CDs, including his latest, Rubies in the Dust, which is already being heard across the U.S and Canada. His songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Song Contest, and his song "Enjoy It While It Lasts" reached #8 on the national Folk-DJ chart. In the 1980s he was the leader of the groundbreaking Boston band Loose Ties, whose experiences he recounts in his novel Next Big Thing, called "a great debut novel" by The San Francisco Book Review. More on Terry at www.terrykitchen.com
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