Welcome to The Singers Talk Podcast based on my book of the same name. My guest this week is Michael “You don’t know me, but I’m your bruuuutha” McDonald. Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t love singing along to this legend? His voice defined the sound of the 70’s - from his lead vocals to his background vocals - and this episode gets into all of it. The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, the lessons he’s learned from singing Motown music, his out of body duet with Ray Charles, the story of Michael writing one of Van Halen’s greatest songs with David Lee Roth, and why music was so much better when people weren’t trying to sound like everyone else. All my writer’s royalties from sales of the book benefit the kids and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through our Music Gives to St. Jude Kids campaign. So I’d love for you to grab yourself a copy. And be sure to check out every episode of the podcast, our livestreams, and more at Volume.com/thesingers talk. And if you dig the show, please rate, review, and subscribe on your favorite streaming platforms to make sure you hear every new episode.

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