McDonald and Scaggs are slated to take the Vina Robles Amphitheatre stage on Aug. 16 as part of their co-headlining tour. The show will be McDonald’s second Central Coast concert in coming months; he’s due to perform solo April 7 at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez.
The winner of five Grammys, McDonald collaborated with jazz-rock band Steely Dan and classic rock group The Doobie Brothers before launching a solo career. His distinctive voice can be heard on such songs as “Peg,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “I Keep Forgettin’ ” and “What A Fool Believes.”
Scaggs, whose hits include “Lido Shuffle” and “What Can I Say,” found fame as the guitarist and occasional lead singer of classic rock’s Steve Miller Band. His song “Lowdown,” which he wrote with Toto keyboardist David Paich, won a Grammy in 1977 for best rhythm and blues song.