Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“Fathers and Sons”....Michael and Dylan McDonald at the Ryman

June 17, 2015

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

The famous Muddy Waters album (that album cover says it all) seemed to fit the spirit of the show Michael and Dylan McDonald played at the Ryman Auditorium recently. You can see and hear the influence of Michael's legacy on his son Dylan's music but Dylan has forged a style that is uniquely his own.....(read more)

In his own bio Dylan acknowledges the influence that artists from the 60' and 70's have had on his development. But he travels his own road musically, very definitely rocking the 21st century on his musical journey with the help of the Avians, especially long time band mate and lead guitar player Daniel DeMonico. True to form, Dylan and the Avians rocked the Ryman that night, another milestone on his timeline. I'm quite sure the father was proud of his son that night.

Dylan McDonald and the Avians recently released their 2nd recording, “Fueled by Dreams of the Future”.

(read more on Michael McDonald below)

Michael McDonald, 5 time Grammy award winner and arguably the king of “blue-eyed soul”, brought it to the Ryman for his home town show. His distinctive voice and keyboard skills were as strong as ever, timeless like the hit songs he sang that night. Backed by a band where each accomplished player could have a show of their own the show was a glimpse of musical heaven. It was one of those nights when the audience “gets their hands out of their pockets” and dances the night away, singing along with songs that seemed to define their lives.
And as befitting a home town show, there was a second encore where Vince Gill joined his friend Michael for a beautiful rendition of “You don't Know Me”.
Michael will be “Taking it to The Streets” all summer, a show you don't want to miss. Tour dates at his website.

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