Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald has a tour planned this summer with Chaka Khan, and they'll be on stage together at Rose Music Center at the Heights in Huber Heights on Thursday, June 20th at 7pm.  During his conversation with Elaine Diehl, he said that he and Chaka Kahn plan on rehearsing a couple of days in Detroit before going out.  The plan is for a set each with their own bands, then together, and maybe a song in each other's set, but they're still figuring it out. And, he also said that he'd probably perform 2 or 3 songs from his new album, Wide Open.

His new album, Wide Open, features original music and is first studio album in over 9 years.  Branford Marsalis, Robben Ford, and Warren Haynes are some of the musicians who helped out with this project.  McDonald said every musician he approached jumped on board.

Chaka Khan is a 10-time Grammy winner with 22 albums, and Michael McDonald has 5 Grammys and is known for recording with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers. 

The Blues: 2.16.19 show

Feb 14, 2019

This week's blues show at 11pm on Saturday, February 16th starts with a song by Tony Joe White with some help from Michael McDonald.  Michael McDonald's touring with Chaka Khan this summer and will be in Columbus July 4th.

The rest of the first set of the show includes music by Eric Lindell on Alligator Records and Kevin Burt.  Jon Cleary's song, "21st Century Gypsy Singing Lover Man," is also included.  Cleary will be playing the Savannah Music Festival March 30th and will also be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival May 5th.


from his Facebook page

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, February 2nd at 11pm, the show begins with Al Green, Michael McDonald, and the Gene Harris Quartet.  During the second set, there's music from Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Deanna Bogart & Hank Crawford.  And the program ends with guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, Harry Connick Jr, Eva Cassidy, Prince, & Jonell Mosser.

The Blues: 11.18.17 show

Nov 16, 2017

The Blues program on Saturday evening, November 18th at 11pm, begins with Al Green, Michael McDonald, and the Gene Harris Quartet.  You'll also hear Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Deanna Bogart, and alto saxophonist Hank Crawford in the second set.  And filling out this blues show, Carolyn Wonderland, Harry Connick, Jr., Eva Cassidy, Prince (performing Joni Mitch

The Blues: 11.21.15 show

Nov 22, 2015

This week on the Blues we'll start off with a song by Corey Harris & Henry Butler, "There's No Substitute for Love" from their Alligator release "vu-du menz."  This is followed by Taj Mahal and Tony Joe White.

The second set features Amos Lee, Van Morrison/Tom Jones, Garland Jeffreys, and Michael McDonald.  Michael McDonald has been nominated to be inducted into the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame.