John McDonald, is a performing singer/songwriter based in the Mid-Atlantic, is a “Trop Rock innovator” (No. Hills News Record). His recent CD Right Place, Right Time received positive media reviews. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called it “A tropical breeze with positive energy” and Whirl Magazine writes “With just one listen, we are instantly transported to a land of sunshine with the same high energy we love him for.” With the help of Nashville producer Rick Beresford, John blends reggae, rock and world beat music; recorded in Pittsburgh and Cocoa Beach, the result is a feel good, up-tempo musical cocktail that combines tropical instrumentation, world beat rhythms and provocative lyrics with poignant themes.
Since 1994, John has fronted John McDonald & the Mango Men, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s “Premier party bands” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), appearing in concert with the Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson, America and Hall & Oates. Although John still loves to throw a great party with the Mango Men - covering classic rock and favorites by Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown & Kenny Chesney - he also thrives on the intimacy of house concerts when he connects with listeners on a deeply personal level as a song writer/story teller.
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