Music Americana:Instructor Rod MacDonald
Music For The Ages
Recipient of the LLS 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award
Creating music that lasts, a few artists remain celebrated
through the years, their songs legendary, their styles imitated
but never surpassed, their triumphs and losses brilliantly
conveyed in their work. From the shocking symphonies of
Stravinsky to the shock humor of the Producers; from Gershwin’s
bluesified opera Porgy & Bess to the epic cool of Miles
Davis; from the defiant passion of Edith Piaf to the working
man’s poet Bruce Springsteen, great music and songs carry on the
story of our times.
Biographical Information: Rod MacDonald began his career as a singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1973. He has 21 songs in the Smithsonian Folkways collection and 12 solo CDs, including the 2018 release "Beginning Again". He performs at festivals and in clubs and concerts locally and throughout North America and Europe, and was named Best Local Acoustic Performer in Broward and Palm Beach counties by New Times, and one of the Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County by the Palm Beach Post. An instructor with LLS since 2006, his previous series include Folksinging in Modern Times, The Great American Songbook, The Roots of Rock & Roll, and Mastery Of The Art.
Songs of Bob Dylan
Once dubbed “The Voice of His Generation” by the press, Bob Dylan turns 80 in 2021, and is the only songwriter ever to win the Nobel prize for Literature. From the Civl Rights-era anthem “Blowing In The Wind” through “Like A Rolling Stone” --#1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs List—to winning Grammies in 1980 for Best Gospel Recording and 1998 for Album Of The Year, he has set the pace with style and substance for six decades.
Join Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers for a fun and low-decibel tour through the life, music and genius of this legend of American music, as told in his songs.Rod MacDonald, guitar, has 12 CDs of his songs, including 2018’s Beginning Again, as heard on WLRN’s Folk and Acoustic Music. He performs frequently in South Florida and throughout North America and Europe, and is a lifelong devotee of popular song. He has been an instructor with LLS since 2006.
COURSE NO. W1W2 Time: 7 pm
Date: Wed., February 3
Location: Lifelong Learning Auditorium, Jupiter Campus
Info call 561-799 - 8547 or click here
COURSE NO. FPL12105 Time: 7 p
Location: Lifelong Learning Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Info call 561-297-3171 or click here