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Margot MacDonald

US Washington, DC Indie / Pop Rock / A Cappella


Sounds Like: Florence and the Machine, Imogen Heap, KT Tunstall, Björk, Kimbra

Bio: Included in NPR Music's Favorite Discoveries from the 2013 CMJ Music Festival; Songwriter, vocalist and live-looper, Margot MacDonald embodies a one-woman band. A long time guitarist and pianist, Margot's instrumentation has expanded to include unconventional vocal accompaniments created live thr... See Full Bio

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  • Sat

    Jul 19

    Arlington, VA, US | 8:00pm

    Arlington, VA, US
    Sat Jul 19 8:00pm


    Special Guest for Drop Electric in the Dome Theatre (In conjunction with Fermata) :: Out of the Dark: Humanity's journey from cells to the stars. :: Drop Electric, known for their energetic live concerts and diverse musical range, presents a multimedia examination of human existence, from our microbiological origins to our eventual travel to other worlds. :: Using music, visuals, and sound design as cultural vessels, Drop Electric imagines a journey and a future beyond current understanding. The one hour performance will examine the phases of human existence and dare the audience to test the limits of their own imaginations. :: Based in a city known for stagnation and business as usual, the Washington DC group formed to tell a different story about the nation's capital, breaking the mold by testing boundaries and playing with expectations through music. Drop Electric is a soaring musical barrage of vocals, heavy guitars, atmospheric textures, and tribal percussion controlled by structured, dynamic songwriting. Their live show has been described as "epic" by NPR's Bob Boilen and most aptly "...as if the listener has started to sleepwalk through a dark art house film" by the DCist's Valerie Paschall. :: The band released its label debut on Lefse Records in October 2013 to critical praise. Gaining acclaim from NPR, MTVU, and The Washington Post, the band has had its music placed in the trailer for "300: Rise of an Empire" and has had its song "Empire Trashed" played as part of a movie premiere on the International Space Station. :: Long time guitarist and pianist Margot MacDonald includes unconventional vocal accompaniments created live thru the use of a loop pedal. Haunting, powerful and indie-pop driven, Margot’s performances make you forget the technology she hones, as you lose yourself in layers of lush vocals and striking melodies.

  • Sun

    Jul 20

    Bethesda, MD, US | 6:00pm
    "Everybody Loves Him" Beth...
    Bethesda, MD, US
    Sun Jul 20 6:00pm


    Our friend and colleague John Jennings is battling cancer. A group of his friends have set up a tribute for him on Sunday July 20th from 6 – 10pm at Bethesda Blues & Jazz. There is a great line-up of performers who have worked closely with John that are scheduled to appear to perform John’s music over the years. The show will include live performances of songs from his many solo CDs as well as reunions from former bands such as Big Yankee Dollar, Bill Holland and Rent’s Due, and The Hanson Brothers. The performers include Eddie From Ohio, The Patty Reese Band, Jon Carroll, Pete Kennedy, Margot MacDonald, Luke Brindley, Scott Kurt, the Mary Ann Redmond Band, Doris Justis and Sean McGhee, and many others. The title of the show is from one of John’s songs: Everybody Loves Me. It promises to be a night of musical magic as the audience will hear songs and bands from John’s long musical history. All proceeds will go directly to John to help John with his health issues. Please join us for a celebration of some great music. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventid=DA2F4667-90B1-1C0A-06298C51F6C3A6A6 Thank you for your support. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested. John Jennings, long time producer, writer, producer & band member with Mary Chapin Carpenter is battling metastatic kidney cancer. Please donate what you can. We hope that you will give from your heart as we reach out to ask for your help in fulfilling a Musician's Relief Love campaign for John, producer, guitarist, writer and long time band member with Mary Chapin Carpenter and many others. John was diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer in early March. He is recovering from a challenging spinal cord surgery and is currently undergoing radiation treatment. He will likely have another surgery within the next two months followed by chemotherapy two months later. He is receiving the best of care with top physicians in their fields at the National Institutes of Health and is also considering complementary cancer care. John is determined to beat this disease. That said, he is facing a medical crisis. John Is Determined to Beat this Disease John has to take the necessary time needed to treat this illness and will be unable to do much work until he has recovered. He has had to cancel his tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter this year along with other performances and has had to set aside most of his other work and production projects for the time being. Your contribution to the John Jennings Relief Fund will give John the necessary time to heal without the acute financial pressures that he is currently facing and will give him the opportunity to seek complementary cancer care. John has offered his time, talent and money to many projects and people over the years and now is himself in great need. He is so appreciative for any help you can offer. Referral Contest Details Indiegogo automatically tracks how many people you refer to the campaign - by way of social media shares, emails, and direct clicks into the campaign. Be the top referrer and the VIP tickets will be yours! Other Ways You Can Help Please share this campaign with others who may be able to contribute. Make a contribution https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/john-jennings-musician-s-relief-love-campaign Tickets: http://www.bethesdabluesjazz.com/events.cfm

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  • Guy Berthiaume (Artist) Guy Berthiaume
    excellent and creative vocal work!
  • The Boulton Brothers Band (Artist) The Boulton Brothers ...
    Hey.., Gooooood vibes here!!....................... Please drop by and have a listen to our playlist if you have time ,TBBB
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist) Chuck Brunicardi
    "Speed of Sound" original incredible style Margot. Love backing vocals with your expressive voice. Great song. All the best.
  • Destiny K AKA D.K. (Artist) Destiny K AKA D.K.
    - Real Fans, Plays, Widget Hits and Video Views on Reverb Nation - Real Likes from Real People on Facebook - Real Followers from Real People on Twitter - Real Vie...
  • Saleh PR (Label) Saleh PR
    Margot, Love your Music! You may be able to use public relations services to take your career to the next level. www.salehpr.com
  • The Lost Will Follow (Artist) The Lost Will Follow
    teardrop rules. keep up the good work!
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