The Folk Club Of South Florida
LUNA STAR CAFÉ, SATURDAY, December 1, 2012 – 8:00 P.M.
775 NE 125TH Street, North Miami, FL 33161 305-799-7123
Requested Contribution: $10, members of any folk club $7
There is not a better entertainer performing tonight in South Florida. If you have never experienced a rich and fulfilling evening of the music of Rod MacDonald, make this the night. If you only heard one song, My Friends In Delray, it would be worth the trip. Rod has the dubious honor of living in Delray Beach, FL, the city where some of the Twin Towers terrorists lived; his song is a message to them and to all of us. It is most poignant.
But there is much more to Rod’s music and story. He is one of the most famous and beloved folk musicians in the nation. With roots in Greenwich Village, his contemporary Bob Dylan went electric, Rod stayed acoustic and we benefit with a body of work produced by a man educated as an attorney and a journalist who chose to use his keen skills to document and relate our times and our life experiences. And he even teaches about American music at Florida Atlantic University
Read the extraordinary praise for Rod’s three decades of work on his website, not by publicists, but by the most respected artists of our time. His songs touch your heart, your memories, your soul. He will remind you of our history as a nation, of moments in your life and of moments you might have missed. Sing Out Magazine tells us “Beyond politics, he sings of smoking, hurricane survivors, and true love. Fatherhood has spawned the tender “I’m Your Dad” and also, no doubt, “Missing.” Biographical pieces sketch Ray Charles, Ronald Reagan and one called the “Governator.” Slightly resembling Dylan, Rod delivers “I am Bob Dylan” after one too many questioners asked. It’s lively and sarcastic as are several of the tracks here.” Do not miss this rare Miami Dade County appearance of one of our best.
“He’s one of the great ones…” Rod Kennedy, Founder of Kerrville Folk Festival; “MacDonald’s place in the folk Hall of Fame is assured by his “A Sailor’s Prayer”… All Music Guide; “A highlight of Friday evening’s show was Rod MacDonald’s set … he has paved the way for many others and has a history that places him with Paxton, Hardy, Hills, Von Ronk and other notables of Folk …” Will McLean Festival; “… a brilliant folk singer and composer. His melodic songs possess words that go straight into your heart and soul.” Year’s Top Ten Atlantic City Press; “One of the best of the singer-songwriters ever to come out of the New York movement.” Dave Van Ronk