With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes and personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the worlds most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, honing his talents as a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. In the mid-70s McDonald was invited to join The Doobie Brothers as the band redefined their sound with McDonald serving as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as Takin It To The Streets, It Keeps You Runnin, Minute By Minute and What A Fool Believes. Throughout the 80s and 90s McDonalds solo career took off with a string of hits including I Keep Forgettin (Every Time Youre Near), Sweet Freedom, On My Own (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram du-et Yah Mo B There, plus he co-wrote the Van Halen hit Ill Wait. McDonald has performed with a whos-who of critically acclaimed artists across a number of genres, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill and Grizzly Bear.McDonalds forthcoming album, Wide Open, finds him collaborating with a number of special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. McDonalds first album of original material in 17 years, Wide Open is comprised largely of material written over a number of years in-between projects and recorded in McDonalds Nashville studio. McDonald continues to tour extensively as a solo artist, with a lengthy run of summer and fall tour dates planned with Loggins and Boz Scaggs.