Michael McDonald

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The new album: Wide Open

It’s been nearly a decade since Michael McDonald has released an album of original material, but he’s back with what may arguably be his finest effort over the course of his illustrious career.  The 12 track album titled “Wide Open” is a musically diverse journey that explores elements of pop, rock, country, folk, jazz, blues and soul. Produced by Shannon Forrest, the album enlists an amazing cast of musicians, including Shannon, Amy Holland McDonald, Michael Landau, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller, Steve Porcaro, David Paich, Bernie Chiaravalle, Dan Huff, Tom Scott, Larry Goldings, Tommy Simms, Brandon Marsalis and many others.  Yet, the heart of “Wide Open” is the lyrics.  Perhaps for the first time in his career, Michael wears his heart on his sleeve, as he presents a very personal account of his path to becoming sober and forging ahead to live life in the open.  Here to talk more about “Wide Open” is our good friend and past guest, Michael McDonald.