Michael McDonald's soulful, husky voice floods the studio with fellow
Doobie Brothers, Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, in an evening that
celebrates both McDonald's solo success as well his days as a singer and
writer of signature Doobie Brothers' hits like "What a Fool Believes" and
"Taking it to the Streets." McDonald's inimitable vocal chords are teamed
with guest performers Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson for a reprise
of the duo's hits "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothin Like
the Real Thing ."
McDonald, a St. Louis native and five-time Grammy award winner, also
previews his newest release, Michael McDonald Motown, in the orchestra
backed ballad "All In Love Is Fair." The album, released on June 24,
represents McDonald's lifelong relationship with Motown and his passion
for emulating soul singers like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. The
Soundstage special is truly a reflection of McDonald's career, proving
that after nearly 35 years, McDonald can still seduce audiences with his
ability to marry rock and soul with utter finesse.