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Michael McDonald coming to CVI in August

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Michael McDonald is coming to the Carson Valley Inn's TJ's Corral Outdoor Events Center on Friday, Aug. 18.

McDonald's career has expanded four decades.

In the mid-1970s, McDonald joined The Doobie Brothers, helping the band redefine their funky R&B sound as a 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."

His distinct vocal style also made him one of the world's most sought-after session singers. Beyond his hits with The Doobies, McDonald has worked with other artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill and Grizzly Bear. During the 1980s and 1990s, his solo career zoomed from success to success on the wings of evergreen hits like "Sweet Freedom," "On My Own" (a duet with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning duet with James Ingram "Yah Mo B There."

In all, he has won five Grammy Awards.

Tickets sales will be announced on http://www.carsonvalleyinn.com.

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