Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald (1952- ) was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 as a member of the Doobie Brothers, but that’s only the beginning of his story. Famous for his work with the Doobies, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, and many others, McDonald also forged a successful solo career as a singer of blue-eyed soul and yacht rock beginning with his debut album ?If That’s What It Takes in 1982.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests with Oasis audiences from her island home on Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she especially enjoys exploring the artist behind the art. Jane’s presentations benefit from her gifts as a storyteller, independent scholar, performer, and composer.