“Blue-Eyed Soul” Singer Michael McDonald Returns to Eastside Cannery Feb. 18

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Michael McDonald
Michael McDonald
, whose unique and recognizable voice is known to millions of devoted fans worldwide will perform at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. 

The five time Grammy Award winner’s voice is often described as having a “velvety tenderness” and is influenced by R & B which helped propel McDonald and the Doobie Brothers to success on the mega-selling hits “What A Fool Believes,” “Minute by Minute” and “Yah Mo B There.”

McDonald first gained attention when he joined the group Steely Dan singing backup and playing keyboards onstage. One year after the release of Steely Dan’s “Katy Lied” McDonald was asked to join the Doobie Brothers. In the years that followed, McDonald and the Doobie Brothers enjoyed tremendous success. McDonald’s writing and lead singing abilities propelled the hits “Taking It To The Streets” and the Grammy Award winning song of the year “What a Fool Believes.”

After the Doobie Brother’s first farewell tour, McDonald began working on his own career. He released his first solo album “If That’s What It Takes” and won another Grammy Award for “Yah Mo B There” with James Ingram.

McDonald earned two Grammy nominations for his album “Motown,” a tribute to the sounds that inspired him. In 2008, he released his “Soul Speak” album which features his interpretations of 11 soul inspired songs such as “Walk On By” and “Living For the City,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Heard It Through The Grapevine.”

Tickets are $59.95 Gold, $49.95 Prime, $39.95 Reserved plus tax and fees. Purchase tickets 24 hours a day at www.eastsidecannery.com or call the Eastside Cannery Box Office at (702) 856-5470.

The Eastside Cannery is located at 5255 Boulder Highway (Boulder Highway Near Harmon), Las Vegas, Nevada.