A prominent part of the soundtrack to our times, Michael McDonald has been thrilling listeners with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. From '70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as "What A Fool Believes" and solo hits like "I Keep Forgettin'" through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, the five-time Grammy-winning McDonald is that rare thing in contemporary pop music – an artist and songwriter whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.
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Visit Michael's website at www.michaelmcdonald.com
Amy Boersma came to LA as a singer songwriter in 1970 and during the typical string of artist development deals that for some reason, don't quite pan out, she met and captured the interest of more than a few distinguished record producers. Among these were Jack Daugherty (the Carpenters. Paul Williams) and Rick Jarrard (Jefferson Airplane, Nillson, Jose Feliciano). However it was a randomly brief but fortuitous rehearsal encounter with a relatively unknown composer, and for the moment, piano accompanist Michael McDonald, during these early years that would lead ultimately to Amy Hollands success at radio years later, winning her a best new artist nomination at the Grammy Awards of 1980. McDonald who, years later, remembering the allure of her vocal style, would join forces with keyboardist/composer/producer, Patrick Henderson to produce her first Capitol LP from which the top 20 hit "How do I Survive," (composed by Paul Bliss), emerged on to the charts, taking Amy Holland around the world as an American 80's ingénue. This period of Amy's career is documented by TV appearances in Japan and the US that can still be found on You Tube.
Most recently, Amy's voice can be heard on Willie Nelson's release of "Whatever Happened To Peace On Earth". A poignant call to conscience featuring other artists such as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, and Pat Simmons with all proceeds going to benefit the National Veterans Foundation.
You can purchase Amy's Chonin Records release "Light On My Path" at the following links:
Visit Amy's website at www.amyhollandmusic.com
Being the son of two very distinctive artists (5 time Grammy winner, Michael McDonald and Grammy nominated recording artist Amy Holland McDonald, Dylan McDonald is just what one would expect, a very unique artist himself with a sound all his own. Dylan’s own musical influences include many of the legendary artist of the 60’s and 70’s. Combine this with Dylan’s great vocals, outstanding writing skills, the extremely talented Avians and you have a refreshing new sound.
Their first critically acclaimed CD, “Out From The Door”, is still available on CD, Vinyl, or Download at any of the above mentioned stores and on dylanmcdonaldandtheavians.com.
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Visit Dylan's website at dylanmcdonaldandtheavians.com.
Bernie Chiaravalle is originally from Marin County, CA, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. He grew up in the Bay Area music scene heading various bands including Logos and Page One. In the early 1980's he migrated to Los Angeles, CA where he eventually met singer/songwriter David Pack of Ambrosia. It was through Pack that Bernie was introduced to Michael McDonald and soon landed the guitar position in his band and has been there to this day.
Bernie has co-written dozens of songs with McDonald that have appeared on his last few releases including Blue Obsession (which Chiaravalle also produced 2 songs), In the Spirit and Unfinished Business (with Robben Ford).
Bernie also produced and co-wrote much of the Amy Holland release, "The Journey To Miracle River".
Bernie's latest release, "Make Some Sense of This" can be found at the following outlets:
Visit Bernie's website at: www.berniechiaravalle.com