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Why Steely Dan Can Never Really Be Yacht Rock

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The website Really Smooth Music provides the definition of the term Yacht Rock as being “a variation of popular Soft Rock that peaked between the years of 1976 and 1984 (as featuring a) highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California during the late '70s and early '80s. The term is meant to ...

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Michael McDonald with Chaka Khan at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Michael McDonald with Chaka Khan
The NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
June 28, 2019

Most musicians would dream about having the type of career that Michael McDonald has enjoyed. McDonald's career had been long and storied. In the early '70s he was a member of Steely Dan's ...

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Michael Lington At Blue Note Napa

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Michael Lington
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
October 7, 2017

Danish saxophonist Michael Lington and company presented a genuinely rousing evening of contemporary jazz music and a few surprises at the inviting Blue Note Napa venue. The exhilarating second set also included a few tracks from his current Second Nature album ...

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Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs At The Paramount

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Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
July 5, 2017

Michael McDonald has had a long and storied career. In the early days he was a member of Steely Dan's touring group. Over time he became one of the many adjunct members of the band, working on 1975's Katy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Groove-O-Matic" Glory For Guitarist Blake Aaron

"Groove-O-Matic" Glory For Guitarist Blake Aaron

No. 1 single will appear on the “Soul Stories” album coming this summer. Aliso Viejo, CA: Guitarist Blake Aaron is still tucked away in the recording studio tinkering on his forthcoming fifth album, “Soul Stories,” yet he’s already topped the charts with a single from the session. Aaron’s cool electric jazz guitar dances to a retro ‘70s ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

2012 Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival Entertainment Line Up

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Inc., producers of the annual Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (KMJF), announced that the line up for the 2012 festival, which will take place along the banks of the upper Milwaukee River at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis., Sept. 7—Sept. 8, is set.

Tickets for the 2012 KMJF are now ...

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University Arts Series Announced for the 2009-2010 Season

The 18-event series promises a little something for everyone, including performances by noted musicians Brian Wilson, Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, and Pat Metheny. Concerts by Kathy Mattea, the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ten Tenors, and “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles" are also on tap. For the musical lovers, the University Arts Series offers the ...