Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald

All Ages
Paul McDonald plays The Creek Stage at The Rookery presented by Pretoria Fields Collective

"You’ll always know who Paul McDonald is, out of a million singers

you’ll know him. That’s so rare. It’s such a gift.” - Jimmy Iovine

Huntsville, Alabama born and East Nashville native, Paul McDonald is a creative force that has

been touring non-stop since the release of his debut solo album “Modern Hearts”. With over 200

shows & 4 US tours under his belt since last summer and performances at festivals like Nashville’s “Live

On the Green” & the 2019 “Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival”, & just recently off a national tour with

the Grammy nominated trio Hanson & Delbert McClinton’s “Sandy Beaches Cruise”, he doesn’t seem

to be slowing down anytime soon.

“Modern Hearts” is a testimony of self-destruction and salvation. Billboard describes it as "a beautiful

journey of of artistic and personal growth". An album bursting with anthemic hooks, majestically texted

alt-rock, tinges of Southern soul, literate introspection, and profound redemption.

The 14-track body of work that represents a full-spectrum of emotions, from soulful and

sorrowful tracks, to invigorating new-life anthems, to meditative mid-tempo numbers. Produced by

Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Andrew Combs), McDonald enlisted an all star cast of musicians

including Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Ruston Kelly), Todd Lombardo (Nial Horan,

Lera Lynn) and Lincoln Parish (Cage the Elephant) to help shape his narrative. Each song, forged of

equal parts of the singer/songwriter’s confessionalism & rock and roll irreverence, is brought to life by

lifting arrangements and refined vocal delivery.

The troubadour has spent the past decade fronting bands: The Grand Magnolias, Hightide

Blues, the Sweetheart Deal, & an americana duo with actress Nikki Reed. Paul’s broadly resonant

musicality has garnered him millions of Spotify streams and international acclaim and coverage from

the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV, and enabled him to tour the world and share the stage with

a diverse array of classic and current icons. Select performance highlights include sharing the stage

with artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, The Revivalists, Zac Brown,

Hanson, Father John Misty, Emmylou Harris, and appearing at festivals such as Bonnaroo, SXSW, Live

On the Green, and Hangout Festival and performing on nationally televised shows like “Good

Morning America”, “The Today Show”, “NBC’s Parenthood”, “American Idol”, and “The Tonight


Venue Information:
The Creek Stage at The Rookery
543 Cherry Street

Macon, GA, 31201