RodMacDonaldSinger/Songwriter Rod MacDonald will perform at Music on Malphrus, 110 Malphrus Road, in Bluffton on Saturday, June 16th at 7:00 pm.  General Admission is $20.  Doors open at 6 pm.


            Rod MacDonald was born in Connecticut and rose to prominence in NYC’s Greenwich Village in the 1980s, where he headlined Village clubs and co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. A recording and touring artist since 1983, he has performed in The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Florida Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, South Florida Folk Festival, Port Fairy (Australia) Festival, Trowbridge (UK) Festival, Friuli (Italy) Folk festival, and numerous others. With 11 cds and 100 performances annually throughout N America and Europe, he continues to dazzle audiences with his passionate singing and thought-provoking writing. His songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Jonathan Edwards, Dave Van Ronk, Happy Traum, David Rowe, Four Bitchin’ Babes, Garnet Rogers, Joe Jencks, and many other singers. His latest cd, Later That Night, reached #3 nationally on the Roots Music Folk charts in February 2015, with the song “Raven” at #1. 

            In December 2014 MacDonald published his first novel, The Open Mike, “a music-driven novel for the ages and a great extension of MacDonald’s already prolific creative output.” ­- Jonathan Widran, Music Connection Magazine

            In south Florida, he’s been named one of “Ten Greatest South Florida Folksingers Of All Time” by New Times, one of “Ten Magnificent Musicians Of Palm Beach County” by the Palm Beach Post, and Fort Lauderdale’s Labyrinth Café—where MacDonald appears in concert each year – notes “his personal commitment to communicating events that have affected and shaped our world’s societies . . . Rod’s songs will stay in your heart and mind long after the music has ended.”

            Music on Malphrus happens at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton.