Music in McDonald Park Hits a Home Run

Music in the Park continues until August 31 at Riverside Park, but there is another venue for Music in the Park. McDonald Park on the north shore hosts live bands, every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 PM. The musicians play under a beautiful gazebo at ground level and the show is quite intimate.

DSCN9059Recently I attended the performance by Radioactive Rose. They are a three piece band consisting of Dodie Goldney on vocals and guitar, Nicole Clay on vocals and Michael Faust on guitars and mandolin.

Dodie Goldney                    Nicole Clay           Michael Faust

The two women sang amazing harmonies. Goldney sang most of the leads, but Clay also showed off her voice on a few songs. Faust, once again, provided great guitar work. Goldney is a bit of a musicologist. She happily recounts history and stories behind certain songs. Her materials are always well organized and her shows seem to flow seamlessly. A good deal of the evening was devoted to the Joni Mitchell catalogue, but the band also did wonderful versions of songs from Led Zeppelin (hence the mandolin), Sarah McLachlan and Fleetwood Mac. This trio certainly channeled their inner Fleetwood Mac with their version of Landslide.  

A sunny night, a beautiful venue and great performances made a strong case for attending Music in the Park at McDonald Park on the north shore.