Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Jun 21, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

Michael McDonald, a popular singer in the 70’s and 80’s, has been enlisted to by Thundercat for a new single called “Show You The Way.” Thundercat is a singer-bassist who is known for crossing many musical genres. He has played in punk band Suicidal Tendencies, and also released his own funk/fusion inspired solo albums. The first song off Thundercat’s new album Drunk, due out in February features both Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.

Michael McDonald at the Melody Tent 2013

Michael McDonald at the Melody Tent 2013

The new song “Show You the Way” was performed live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Although maybe different from McDonald’s previous work (Steeley Dan, The Doobie Brothers), the proves that even artists in their 60’s, with careers spanning multiple decades can be versatile and are confined to one genre and style of music. Artists and their art are in a constant state of flux. This collaboration with an artist such as Thundercat, exposes Michael McDonald and all of his music to a whole new generation and crowd. Who says you can’t teach an old dog a new trick?

Don’t miss your chance to see Michael McDonald perform with Boz Scaggs at both the South Shore Music Circus and the Cape Cod Melody Tent.