Singer/songwriter and educator Rod MacDonald‘s name is synonymous with the 1980s folk revival in Greenwich Village clubs in New York City. He’s a graduate of the Columbia Law School. Following law school he joined the staff of Newsweek magazine, but his heart was really in music, choosing to write and sing about today’s issues through song. In the 1990s he gained national stature performing at folk festivals and coffeehouses around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He currently lives in Delray Beach, FL.
Donna Green-Townsend has this profile of singer songwriter Rod MacDonald who’s not afraid to tackle social and political issues through song.
In March, 2014 MacDonald asked several other musicians and the audience at the Will McLean Folk Festival to join him in a tribute to the late Pete Seeger:
Here’s a 21 minute 13 second radio special with Rod MacDonald recorded before a Gainesville performance a few years after 9/11 which includes his songs, “My Neighbors In Delray,” “American Jerusalem,” and “The Man Who Dropped The Bomb on Hiroshima” in their entirety.
Rod MacDonald performing a funny, yet provocative song about pythons taking over the Everglades. (Recorded at the 2017 Will McLean Music Festival)
And one of MacDonald’s recent political songs called, “I’d Love To Be Wrong.”
Rod MacDonald in an interview before performing at the Theatre of Memory in High Springs