Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Forrest McDonald is a journeyman in the blues rock music world. A mainstay on the blues rock circuit these past 50 years, with Turnaround Blues, Forrest now has 12 solo albums to his credit. He defies any easy pigeonhole. He picks a great guitar and sings well crafted upbeat songs about modern life. Forrest and his band are just as comfortable playing a shuffle, or a raw Chicago-style blues, as they are playing a slow heart wrenching Texas blues or a hard driven, rocking’ down home boogie. Traditional blues with a contemporary flair, Turnaround Blues has heart and soul.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Forrest McDonald’s long career has spawned dozens of recordings and international acclaim. As a former Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member and the former guitarist for Kathi McDonald and Bonnie Bramlett, fans of McDonalds will also recognize his guitar work on Bob Segers’ enduring hit, “Old Time Rock and Roll,” and Bobby Womack’s Roads of Life CD, among many others.
Turnaround Blues features McDonald on guitar, joined by Andrew Black on vocal, John McKnight on drums, Jon Liebman on harp and vocal and Tony Carey on keys.