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Michael McDonald coming to Chumash Casino in April

Michael McDonald will perform April 7, 2017, at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez.
Michael McDonald will perform April 7, 2017, at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez.

Singer-songwriter Michael McDonald will bring his distinctive voice and hit-laden song catalog to Chumash Casino Resort next month.

The five-time Grammy Award winner, whose music bridges the gap between blue-eyed soul and smooth rock, is slated to perform April 7 at the Santa Ynez casino’s Samala Showroom. (He took the stage at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo in 2014.)

McDonald recorded four albums with jazz-rock band Steely Dan, singing background vocals on songs such as “Black Friday” and “Peg,” before joining The Doobie Brothers in the mid-1970s. His voice, heard on hits including “Minute by Minute, “Takin’ It To The Streets” and “What a Fool Believes,” became an integral part of that band’s soul-flavored soft rock sound.

In the 1980s and ’90s, McDonald had a series of solo hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ ” and duets including “On My Own” and “Yah Mo B There.”

Tickets for McDonald’s 21-and-older concert cost $45 to $65. For more information, call 805-686-3805 or visit www.chumashcasino.com/entertainment.

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