Hi everybody       

     If you're in south Florida, don't miss our annual concert May 15 at The Funky Biscuit, for Bob Dylan's birthday. Then I'll be in upstate NY with concerts in Ithaca, Cambridge, Hyde Park plus Dylanfests in Stoneybrook and Warwick, NY. In June we're headed coast-to-coast, from Bluffton, SC to Chicago to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Albuquerque and back via Baton Rouge, LA. Want to book, help arrange or attend a show? Contact rodmacd@aol.com.

       Songwriters, please join me in the virtual & interactive 5-day class"Songwriting With Rod MacDonald" June 24-28, hosted by Common Ground on The Hill. This is my 5th year leading this group, we've heard some terrific and inspiring songs every time. 

      Advance tickets or reservations available: 
--5/15 Big Brass Bed at The Funky Biscuit (Boca Raton, FL)
--5/18  LaLaLand Listening Room (Ithaca, NY)

--5/19 Dylanfest (Stoneybrook, NY)
--5/29 Argyle Brewery (Cambridge, NY)
--6/8 Music on Malphrus, Bluffton SC.

 House Concert, Evanston, IL Call 773-513-3570

 Edgewater Historical Society Chicago, IL

 Cafe Carpe, Ft Atkinson, WI
 "Songwriting with Rod MacDonald"
 NE Portland House Concerts, Portland, OR
--7/27 N Valley House Concerts, Albuquerque, NM
--7/28  Rio Rancho House Concerts, Rio Rancho, NM

The full schedule:

Wed 5/15 Big Brass Bed celebrates Bob Dylan's birthday at The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 561-395 -2929

Sat 5/18 LaLaLand Listening Room Ithaca, NY The Meetinghouse, 120 Third St $20/advance  $22/door [CASH ONLY]
Limited seating. With Mark Dann.

Sun 5/19 7 pm Dylanfest, Long Island Museum, Stoneybrook, NY This show sells out in advance every year. With The Kennedys, Russ Seeger, guests, band.

Sun 5/25 4 pm Middleburgh Public Library, Middleburgh, NY hosted by Sonny Ochs. With Mark Dann.

Mon 5/27 Dylanfest Warwick Valley Winery, Warwick, NY With Mark Dann.

Wed 5/29 7 pm Argyle Brewery, Cambridge, NY. With Mark Dann.

Sat 6/1 7:30 pm Hyde Park Free Library, Hyde Park, NY. With Mark Dann.

Sun 6/2 6 pm House Concert; private event in person and streamed via zoom. For the zoom link, email rodmacd@aol.com in May. With Mark Dann.

Sat 6/8 Music on Malphrus, Bluffton, SC UU Church of The Low Country

Sat 6/15 7 pm House Concert, Evanston, IL Call 773-513-3570 for info and address.

Sun 6/16 4:30 pm  Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N Ashland, Chicago, IL tickets at door or reserve harris_meyer@yahoo.com.

Thu 6/20 7:30 pm Cafe Carpe, Ft Atkinson, WI 18 S Water St W, Fort Atkinson, WI  920-563-9391

June 24-28 M-F 10:30-11:45 am ET "Songwriting with Rod MacDonald" virtual class with Common Ground On The Hill Register online or call 443-622-2369

Mon 7/1  6 pm Sisters, OR "Songs Of Greenwich Village" performance lecture at Sisters Library.

Mon 7/1  6 pm Bend, OR "Songs Of Greenwich Village" performance lecture at Downtown Bend Library.

Fri 7/12 Egan's Ballard Jam House, Seattle, WA 1707 NW Market St, Seattle, WA  206-789-1621

Sat 7/13 7 pm NE Portland House Concerts, Portland, OR Email link or call 206-227-0194

Wed 7/17 4 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, San Francisco, CA Free Also: Jim Bruno Trio

Sat 7/27 7 pm N Valley House Concerts, Albuquerque, NM email link or call 505-980-1865

Sun 7/28 7 pm Rio Rancho House Concerts, Rio Rancho, NM or call 505-349-3723

Thu 8/1 Red Dragon, Baton Rouge, LA

Sun 8/18 9 am Greenmarket, Palm Beach Gardens

Fri 8/23 Brewhouse Gallery, Lake Park, FL
with Bill, Doug & Mario

Sat 12/2 8 pm Luna Star Cafe, 775 NE 125th St, N Miami, FL. Presented by South Florida Folkclub.

Sat 2/15/25 People's Voice Cafe, New York City


CD News: In the 1970s and 80s, hanging out in Chicago, I recorded some brand-new songs at the request of longtime friend Michael Meldrum of Buffalo. There are virgin versions of A Sailor's Prayer, Unearthly Fire and True Love, plus eight otherwise unrecorded songs. Thanks to Dan Lieber, Mike's Choice sounds pretty good, and is only available as an archival cd or mp3s (link emailed directly to you) at www.rodmacdonald.net/MikesChoice.html. Not on spotify.

See you soon,

Rod MacDonald

For further info email rodmacd@aol.com.