Friday, 9 March 2018

Michael McDonald - Half Truth

"Wide Open" is the tenth studio album by American musician Michael McDonald, released on September 15, 2017, by Chonin Records and BMG. Shannon Forrest and McDonald produced the album. Wide Open is McDonald's first album of original material in 17 years since Blue Obsession (2000).

"Wide Open" includes 12 new songs produced by Michael and drummer Shannon Forrest (TOTO). The album includes many guest artists and musicians including Forrest, guitarist-singer Warren Haynes (ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, GOV'T MULE), guitarist Robben Ford, bassist Marcus Miller, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Amy Holland, David Paich and many more.

McDonald's music career spans more than 45 years. His early career included singing with STEELY DAN. He joined the DOOBIE BROTHERS in 1976 and remained an integral member until 1982, after which he released the first of nine solo albums. During his career, he has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Kenny Loggins, David Cassidy, VAN HALEN, Patti LaBelle, the Winans, Aretha Franklin, TOTO, GRIZZLY BEAR and THUNDERCAT. He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks. During his career, McDonald has won five Grammy Awards.

Today's tune "Half Truth" is taken from the latest solo album "Wide Open". McDonald sings said "Half Truth" is about "forgiveness and the power of letting go. Realizing that most of the things that we hold resentments over are not about the other person but your part in it, that really you are mad at yourself – that you don't really get yourself into these types of situations if you are totally innocent but it's when you are trying not to look at your part in a situation and trying to make yourself a victim. So, you are mad at yourself. You walked into the situation with your eyes open."

He's currently heading to Europe for a few tour dates, see them all below.

From the new album "Wide Open" available September 15th.


Mar 11 VICAR STREET Dublin, Ireland
Mar 12 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 13 Birmingham Symphony Hall Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 15 Eventim Apollo London, United Kingdom
Mar 17 Vaerket Randers, Denmark
Mar 18 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 20 Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 21 Olympia Paris, France
Mar 22 Carre Theatre Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 24 St. George Theatre Staten Island, NY
May 06 The VETS Providence, RI
May 08 Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall Munhall, PA
May 09 Palace Theatre Stamford, CT
May 13 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
May 15 The Music Hall Portsmouth, NH
May 18 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Annapolis, MD
Jul 13 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
Jul 14 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA

More info @

Official Michael McDonald Web

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